XMAS DOESN'T REMOVE CHRIST FROM CHRISTMAS. It's quite the opposite, in fact. According to From Adam's Apple to Xmas: An Essential Vocabulary Guide for the Politically Correct, the word "Christianity" was spelled "Xianity" as far back as 1100. X, or Chi, in Greek is the first letter of "Christ" and served as a symbolic stand-in. In 1551, the holiday was "Xtemmas" but eventually shortened to "Xmas."
A Prayer For December: Dearest God, Please never let me Crowd my life Full to the brim. So like the keeper of Bethlehem*s Inn, I find I have no room for Him. Instead, let my heart*s door Be ever open, Ready to welcome The newborn King. Let me offer the best I have To Him Who gives me everything. --author unknown