|Also Called:||Noël, Nativity, Xmas, Yule|
|Observed by:||Christians, many non-Christians|
|Significance:||Traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus|
|Observances:||Church services, gift giving, family and other social gatherings, symbolic decorating|
|Related to:||Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Advent, Annunciation, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Nativity Fast, Nativity of Christ, Yule, St. Stephen's Day|
|Next Holiday:||New Years Day|
In the Super Baxter series
Christmas is a holiday that celebrates all in the series of the Super Baxter franchise. Baxter and the gang are good each year as he and the rest of Siderville have been fending off Mahroe and the Kurtle Army, except for Mahlarez, Mahterbet and Mahlaraze as they seem to have a rare alliance with Siderville.
In the Real Life series
Christmas is also a holiday in the series, in which most of the Lynchburg citizens are on the nice list everyyear. Baxter Ewers actually portrayded Santa Claus during the trip to the Nursing Home which made him have a true christmas spirit.
"Christmas" is a compound word originating in the term "Christ's Mass". It is derived from the Middle English Cristemasse, which is from Old English Crīstesmæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038 followed by the word Cristes-messe in 1131. Crīst (genitive Crīstes) is from Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), a translation of Hebrew Māšîaḥ (מָשִׁיחַ), "Messiah", meaning "anointed"; and mæsse is from Latin missa, the celebration of the Eucharist. The form "Christenmas" was also historically used, but is now considered archaic and dialectal; it derives from Middle English Cristenmasse, literally "Christian mass". "Xmas" is an abbreviation of Christmas found particularly in print, based on the initial letter chi (Χ) in Greek Khrīstos (Χριστός), "Christ", though numerous style guides discourage its use; it has precedent in Middle English Χρ̄es masse (where "Χρ̄" is an abbreviation for Χριστός).
In addition to "Christmas", the holiday has been known by various other names throughout its history. The Anglo-Saxons referred to the feast as "midwinter", or, more rarely, as Nātiuiteð (from Latin nātīvitās below). "Nativity", meaning "birth", is from Latin nātīvitās. In Old English, Gēola ("Yule") referred to the period corresponding to January and December, which was eventually equated with Christian Christmas. "Noel" (or "Nowell") entered English in the late 14th century and is from the Old French noël or naël, itself ultimately from the Latin nātālis (diēs), "(day) of birth".