I agree with those who wish to keep Christ in Christmas. There are some who would force us to observe X-Mas, Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings. For those of us who still want Nativity scenes, Christmas carols, stars and angels, please let us keep Christ in Christmas.
Patrick R. Casaday
1) "I agree with those who wish to keep Christ in Christmas." I agree.
2) "There are some who would force us to observe X-Mas" First, how is anyone forcing you to celebrate X-mas? Second, let's look at that word. "Christmas" literally means "Christ's Mass." X is an abbreviation of, well, Christ.
In many manuscripts of the New Testament and icons, X is an abbreviation for Christos, as is XC (the first and last letters in Greek, using the lunate sigma); compare IC for Jesus in Greek. The Oxford English Dictionary documents the use of this abbreviation back to 1551, 50 years before the first English colonists arrived in North America and 60 years before the King James Version of the Bible was completed.
Saying you want Christmas and not Xmas is a little like saying you don't want vegetables but you want broccoli.
3) "Happy Holidays or Season's Greetings" If you are so pigheaded as to not want me to have a happy Thanksgiving or New Year, or someone to have a happy winter, then maybe you're a Grinch in sheep's clothing.
Oh, and Christ didn't celebrate Christmas. He celebrated Hanukkah. It's in th Bible.
4) "For those of us who still want Nativity scenes, Christmas carols, stars and angels" Has someone come to your home and stolen your Nativity? Taken the star from atop your tree? Called the cops while you were singing?