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Where does the word ‘Christmas’ come from?

10 December 15Christmas

The following is an excerpt from Kel Richards’ tract Christmas Wordwatch (Matthias Media, Kingsford, 2006). “The word ‘Christmas’ first appears in something called the Old English Chronicle almost a thousand years ago (in the year 1123 to be precise). It comes from the late Old English expression Cristes maesse. And this Old English word maesse…