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Friday 17 October 2008 8.54am
No, he was Jesus Christ and the use of X is absolutely reasonable as it is an abbreviation of the Greek for Christ (see here:
Friday 17 October 2008 12.09pm
And I think it's fairly uncontroversial to say that there are a significant number of people for whom Xmas (season of sherry mists and Fools and Horses fruitfulness) has nothing to do with the alleged person known as Jesus.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 17 October 2008 12.58pm
That was a fascinating read! Thank you. And here I was, thinking it was all a part of the 'dumming down/commercialisation/laziness' of the day.

But don't get me started on Christmas rearing its head in September.

Now, where's the sherry....... :P
Friday 17 October 2008 1.03pm
It may not be just laziness. Some people will deliberately choose not to use the word Christmas because it contains the word Christ.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 17 October 2008 3.09pm
ah yes Ivanhoe, but if the X is a Chi, then it's pronounced the same anyway!

I've always thought it was pronounced CrossMass...
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