Saturday, December 24, 2011

X is for X-mas

In terms of the alphabet, is this good timing or what? (Totally karma.) When I was growing up, educated in Catholic schools, I was taught NEVER to use the term "X-mas" because it was secular and took the Christ out of Christmas. Not so. The "X" is the transliteration of the Greek letter "chi" which stood for "Christos." And so I wish you all of you who celebrate it a blessed and merry Christmas. (PS: it's also a whole lot better for the theme than "xanthan gum," and yes, I do have a photo for that. Contact me by email if, for some bizarre reason, you really want to see it.)


  1. Nice capture of the ornament, and Happy Xmas to you! If Faux News come after me for their War on Christmas campaign, I just never say Merry as a adjective. It just isn't in my vocabulary and I stumble to spit it out.

  2. Very pretty image..I'll pass on the xanthan gum!

  3. Thank you for the explanation (I did not like "X-mas", too). May the Blessing of the Lord be with you and all you love!