Why is the Alphabet shorter at Christmas time?
Hint: look at the word "Christmas"
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The answer to this question goes back to the song, Christmas Alphabet by Dickie Valentine. Why, you ask?
C is for the candy trimmed around the christmas tree, H is for the happiness with all the family, R is for the reindeer prancing by the window pane, I is for the icing on the cake as sweet as sugar cane, S is for the stocking hanging on the chimney wall, T is for the toys beneath the tree so tall, M is for the misletoe where everyone is kissed, A is for the angels who make up the christmas list, S is for the santa who makes every kid his pet
That's right, according to dear Uncle Dickie. The Alphabet has only got 9 letters, and only 8 of those are unique letters (note the two instances of S).
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I think this could be an alternative answer to what is already provided:
Christmas is sometimes known by its abbreviation Xmas. Alphabetically, we are taking the Christ out of the Christmas. Interesting fact: There's a common myth that Xmas is a modern term for "taking the Christ out of Christmas" -- for being disrespectful to those of Christian faith. But Xmas is a legitimate term that is as old as Christianity itself and does not have a demeaning purpose.