Apparently, there is a strong historical convention for writing Xmas in place of Christmas. It is not an abomination to Christ nor an attempt to take Jesus out of Christmas. Rather, this abbreviation relates to the Greek letter chi and the use of this letter by printers as a way to save money. Xmas has been in use for several centuries! It should still be pronounced "Christmas."
Good history lesson there. Always fun to learn new things. Now, back to studying physics; I've got a killer final tonight. The semester of craziness is almost done! Finals wrap up by next Friday, and then I get a month of fun break where I can catch up my backlog and hopefully share a lot of pictures and stories from the last few months.