Thursday, December 22, 2016

ABC Letter X for Christmas/Xmas:How to serve Christmas Pudding

Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which in English is "Christ". 
Origins:   The abbreviation of 'Xmas' for 'Christmas' is neither modern nor disrespectful. The notion that it is a new and vulgar representation of the word 'Christmas' seems to stem from the erroneous
belief that the letter 'X' is used to stand for the word 'Christ' because of its resemblance to a cross, or that the abbreviation was deliberately concocted "to take the 'Christ' out of Christmas."http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/xmasabbr.asp http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/xmasabbr.asp

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My friend A, gave me this English Christmas pudding. It is the real McCoy, she made it herself from her old English recipe.

Here is my sister Grace demonstrating, "How to serve Pudding."

1: Steam the pudding
2: Pour brandy over the pudding.
3: Light the pudding until it flames all over,
4: Smell the delicious aroma.
5: Eat the pudding with custard and ice cream

Here is my lovely niece Jessie eating the pudding.



6 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Merry Xmas, Ann!

Trubes said...

I love Christmas pudding with Brandy sauce,
Yum !
Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas Ann,
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Ann said...

Would love to taste an authentic old recipe!!!
ann

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Yum! I wish I had some right now. :-) Merry Christmas!

Melody Steenkamp said...

I don't know it.... but maybe someday I will taste it

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones
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Roger Owen Green said...

pudding!
ROG, ABCW