But may have explained pony for my daughter found stuffed down chimney on Xmas morn.
X is for Xmas, once a Christian holiday, now a secular political deadline.
Secret councils were held as to the Xmas gifts to be given to everyone, white and black.
Peter's birthday is soon after Xmas, too soon after for Peter's taste—and mine.
To be cheerful this Xmas would require a coup de thtre—some sort of psychological sleight of hand.
But Jean had intimated already that he did not expect to go to Chicago Xmas.
I suppose that you will be confined at Hertford till the Xmas vacation.
I suppose all the customary Xmas kisses are being saved this year for what's his name.
Have been asked to say how extra-excellent the Xmas cake was; we finished it yesterday, ditto the Tiptree jam.
I have a beautiful Xmas letter from you and I respond to it on the spot.
"Christmas," 1551, X'temmas, wherein the X is an abbreviation for Christ in Christmas, from first letter of Greek Christos "Christ" (see Christ). The earlier way to abbreviate it was Xp- or Xr-, corresponding to "Chr-," and the form Xres mæsse for "Christmas" appears in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" (c.1100).