Brothers and sisters, even though I don't "do" Christmas because it's not a biblical holy day, it always pains me to see people writing "Christmas" as "X-mas". When you do that, you take the Messiah completely out of the equation!
... Which, in a way, is what "Christmas" is, anyway - a man-made holiday that seems to be all about "us" and buying and going into senseless debt. Christ is usually nowhere in sight. The stores are all about their sales; and most households seem to be all about giving presents to each other. Messiah Y'shua is the last thing on anybody's mind.
I don't say this maliciously; that's just the way it is. Some people don't even go to church (much less, do their own Bible studies), except on "X-mas Eve." How hypocritical is that?
Nobody seems realize that our Messiah wasn't even born in December, or that nothing says we're to celebrate his birth, at all. Nobody seems to realize that sheep are NOT in the fields in December, or that "the three Wise Men" didn't give presents to each other; they came to give them to the baby Messiah. (And truth be told, they weren't even there in time for his birth.)
Oh! And, let's not forget "Santa" - who has NOTHING whatsoever to do with X's birth, or that he's the first LIE we tell to our children. (Isn't lying a sin, no matter how it's cloaked?)
It's not even Thanksgiving, but yet, "X-mas" lights are up and stores are playing "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire " -
all just ploys to get YOU to part with your money. Old "X" himself is nowhere in sight....