A Greek Christmas tradition, Christopsomo translates as "bread of Christ." Some families decorate the bread with a cross or "X." The letter "X" is the first letter in the Greek word for Christ and was used as an early abbreviation. Hence "Xmas.
I used dates instead of raisins- Dec. This Greek Christmas bread is a staple tradition in Greece. It's an easy bread recipe with a big cultural significance. Made with almonds and raisins, it's slightly sweet and soft.