Ask McFartnuggets: “Is The Word Christmas Spanish For More Christ?”

Taco Bell says "Live mas" so
it's a coincidence how often you
call out to Christ after eating it.
Dear McFartnuggets: 
I was wondering is the word Christmas really a Spanish word? Is it a combination of the words “Christ” and “mas” meaning “more”? That would make sense because around Christmas you see a lot more of Christ. Christ is everywhere around Christmas time. Christmas is chock full of Christ. Is that what the word means? -- Leeann from El Paso, Texas

Dear Leeann:
No, actually “Christmas” comes from an Old English word meaning “Christ Mass.” No it’s not talking about Fat Jesus. Mass in this case refers to the Catholic ritualistic celebration of the Eucharist, no not Eucalyptus, Eucharist aka the Lord’s Supper aka The Last Supper aka Jesus’ last meal. So technically “Christmas” is referring to the time when Jesus sat around the dinner table offering wine as his blood and bread as his body. If you were trying to say “more Christ” in Spanish that would be “Mas Christ.” Which may have been what a hungry Spanish person would have said at the Last Supper while asking for more bread.

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