from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Christmas.
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- proper n. Abbreviation of Christmas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
Guess they didn't get the memo that some folks are now offended by the term "Xmas," either.
A dry-erase calendar on the wall announces the dates of Duffs Food Network competition; his own birthday on the seventeenth of December; everyones favorite festival of food, Spanksgiving; and, on 12/25, the word Xmas with a drawing of a menorahone candle lightedbeneath it.
Then there are the near 3 million shopworkers gritting their teeth as Now That's what I Call Xmas plays on in-store PA systems.
The origin of the term Xmas comes from the greek spelling of Christ, which begins with the letter Chi (X).
All I want for Xmas is a candidate to dethrone Maverick McCain!!!! welches, oregon
Last thing I want this close to Xmas is bloody crotch rot.
The OED lists further examples of such X abbreviations from then until now — not just in Xmas, but also in Xtian (for Christian).
Or, Virty, as they say in Milan ‘All I want for Xmas is me two fwont teef’.
So, you are still doing your bit, and Xmas is a tough time financially for one and all.
I thought it was illegal to drink in Antigua past 10 ... well, anyway, Xmas is celebrated on the 24th, and it is WAAAAY better in the city.
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