Oh yeah. Xmas.
This week has mostly been a reminder of how much I've forgotten Xmas.
Case in point: I'm spending my winter vacation mostly with my parents, who celebrate Xmas. I was shocked when my stepmom asked, "So what are you going to fix for Xmas dinner?" (Since I'm cooking kosher in their house.) My brain completely fried for that instant, thinking "Wait. What? Oh yeah."
Second case in point: I sat down to write a few days' worth of blog posts, and I scheduled a post for 12/25/10 without at all realizing the importance of that date. I only did a double take because I had to remember that I don't schedule blog posts for Shabbat!
For those of you who have positive Xmas experiences, I'm not sure whether this is good news or bad news. But yes, over time, this season will have less meaning for you, and your Jewish memories will overpower your prior holiday associations.
As for something more substantive, why do you see Jews referring to Christmas only as "Xmas"? In a somewhat funny twist of fate, the Jews are removing the Christ from Christmas by saying "Xmas." At least, that's how it was explained to me. And that's what makes me feel more comfortable now. And for your pleasure, here is a picture of a trend I found in a small Southern town that hoped to put the Christ back in Xmas decorations!