Thursday, December 3, 2009

Putting the X back into Xmas

I saw this on Bart Millard's Twitter Feed today:

The "X" in Xmas is from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of Χριστός, Christ in Greek.

I don't know how true this is, but Bart is a reputable minister and the lead singer for MercyMe, so I presume he wouldn't joke about Xmas.

Merry Xmas, everyone!


smooth said...

still doesn't sound right. Merry Christmas

Tim O'Keefe said...

HA! I'll never gross the Xers again! Although, I might gently inform them. Thanks, man.

Tim O'Keefe said...

I googled it. Your friend was right. Good to know.

Rick said...

What the X is all the fuss, anyway?