Xmas or Bust


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This poem was inspired by a Facebook friend’s post this morning.

Black Friday
Cyber Monday
Giving Tuesday
Worthless Wednesday?
Thankless Thursday

Let’s continue:

Fraternizing Friday
Scatological Saturday
Sexy Sunday
Monstrous Monday
Toxic Tuesday
Wombat Wednesday
Taciturn Thursday
Freedom Friday (TGIF!)
Sleep-in Saturday
Saucy Sunday

I don’t like labels
especially for the holidays
Who converted Christmas to “Xmas” anyway?

X marks the spot
X for excess
X for absentia
Ex as in ex-boyfriend, -husband or -friend?

I’m not a super-Christian,
but a lapsed Catholic
so maybe that makes me an “X”–
something less

Wikipedia says
the X doesn’t erase the “Christ” in Christmas
“X” comes from the Greek letter chi,
first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which translates “Christ.”

Plain red Starbucks coffee cups
don’t bother me,
nor do
white and silver snowflake cups
from Au Bon Pain

I prefer “Xmas” myself because
it’s fewer letters to key
and I’ve been typing to