Your good-humored dart in the Dec. 21, 2017 edition of the Commonwealth ignored the fact that the Greek “X” (pronounced “Chi”) is the first letter in the name “Christ” in Greek and is a standard abbreviation for the name “Christ.”

     Thus, “Xmas” is a kind of short hand for Christmas. ...

— Art Volkmann
755 Sunrise Dr.

     To read the entire letter, see the Dec. 28, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.