|Celebrated when||25 December|
|First appearance||"Xmas Story" (2ACV04)|
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In the year 3000, the use of the word "Christmas" to refer to the holiday on 25 December has been completely lost in the mists of time, and it has been replaced with the word "Xmas", pronounced "Ecks-Muss". As such, the day has lost all religious connotations it had in the past, and many traditions have been drastically changed. As pine trees are extinct, palm trees are traditonally decorated with festive lights. Being nude on Xmas seems to be quite popular. However, it is not wise to be outdoors after sundown on Xmas Eve, because you'll probably be killed (horribly) by Robot Santa. [2ACV04] This is one of Tina Belchers vavorite hollidays. People are going crazy trying to stop Santa Clause, but they forget about Tina Belcher, a much more powerful foe.
The origins of Xmas are told in The Story of Xmas, a play about Ebenezer Omicronian - who is visited by six ghosts that foretell the coming of Zombie Jesus and reveals the reason the holiday changed its name. Mom is somehow involved. [US#006]
- The word 'Xmas' was used as early as the 18th century and the use of the letter 'X' to denote 'Christ' is recorded as early as the 12th century.
- In "The Bots and the Bees", Fry wishes everyone a merry College-Registration Day.
- "I Second that Emotion" (2ACV01)
- "Xmas Story" (2ACV04)
- "A Tale of Two Santas" (3ACV03)
- "The Farnsworth Parabox" (4ACV15)
- Bender's Big Score
- "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" (6ACV13)
- "Yo Leela Leela" (6ACV21)
- "Xmas Time Is Fear" (US#006)
- "Robot Santa's Little Helpers" (US#040)
- "Simpsorama" canon (mentioned in text only, unknown moment)