Thursday, December 4, 2008

So there I was, at age 9, happily writing names and greetings on the gift tags. I felt "cool" what with me being able to buy gifts to give to my papa and mama, my brother and other fave cousins and aunts. I was able to save 20 Php and I splurged at the local public market for my Christmas gifts. I wrote:

Merry X'mas!

My second oldest cousin who happens to be my ninang (godmother) too came by then. She looked at all the gifts I bought and smiled. She then took a sample gift tag and read it.

She asked "What's X'mas"?

"Huh?" I answered, quite surprised that my second-eldest-cousin-chemist ninang doesn't know what X'mas means.

"It means Christmas!" I answered.

"Well then, write the word Christmas and not X'mas. Christmas is all about Jesus Christ hence the Christ in the word Christmas".

"Oh!" was all I said. From then on, I wrote the full word Christmas. I shared the knowledge to everyone who cared to listen to the point of my being irksome. I was successful in a way. There's no one close to me who writes X'mas. What about you?

Posted by desperateblogger On 12/04/2008 07:57:00 AM 3 comments


  1. It Isn't Xmas, but Christmas
    by Cathy (AllFunPages)

    It isn't Xmas, but Christmas
    For that's the day Christ came.
    When you take Christ out of Christmas
    You cross out life's best name.

    I wonder why they cross out Christ,
    The best that God could give.
    I wonder why they've forgotten.
    That we for Him should live.

    Why take Christ's name out of Christmas?
    For He came to set us free.
    If we had Christmas without Christ
    How hopeless we would be.

    Why, is it ~ that they cross out Christ,
    The greatest gift of all?
    Why, is it ~ that nobody cares
    Or listens to His call?

    To me ~ X stand for nothing,
    Then why, cross His name out?
    To me ~ Christ means everything
    He took away my doubt.

    I'll never try to shame my Lord,
    I'll keep His name in place;
    Then when life here below is over,
    I'll see Him face to face.

    Love and serve Him this year.
    It isn't Xmas but it's Christmas,
    Ring it out, loud and clear.

  2. domjullian: OMG! i love it. i'll post it in my other blog. tnx!

  3. you're always welcome Mom.

    I used to write X'mas too (dahil sa katamaran) but after reading that, I realized tama yung nag sulat.


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