A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 28, 2006
“Merry Tex-mas, Y’all!”

Christmas (or “X-mas") in Texas is sometimes called “Texmas” or “Tex-mas,” as in “Merry Tex-mas, Y’all!” Just don’t wish for a white Texmas.

Google Books
Deck the Halls
by Heather Allison
Harlequin Sales Corp.
Pg. 79:
“Holly, that one and Merry Texmas are our most popular trees this year,”

Google Groups: fa.music.ecto
Joe Zitt (etc) TeXmas Tour
From:  Joseph Zitt
Date:  Thurs, Dec 23 1999 12:00 am

Hi, all! I’m going to be zooming through Texas next week, performing in five towns in five nights with a cast of musicians and sound poets including Tom Bickley (of Comma), Tim Wood and Fran Carris (of “Question Authority, and the upcoming ArtsDFW.com), John Snyder (of Empty Words), and Thom the World Poet (of everything else).

Google Groups: alt.fifty-plus.friends
From:  JD Cooper
Date:  Mon, Dec 18 2000 4:12 pm

Know something, Terry… ‘cept for the words you use locally, the whole mess doesn’t sound much different at all from the way it is here!!

Merry Merry, Terry! And also to all of yours!!!

JD<---as we say 'round here, "Merry Texmas"! 

Google Groups: alt.culture.us.1970s
From:  recsec
Date:  Tues, Dec 25 2001 4:50 am

. . . .Merry Merry Merry Texmas Ya’ll!!!!! Hope evryone gets what they want this year.

December 2001, Texas Monthly, pg. 74:
Merry Tex-mas
by Anne Dingus

Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 039. G & S: CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR. FIRST USE: 19861115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19861201
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 73710646
Filing Date February 11, 1988
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date November 14, 1988

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, December 28, 2006 • Permalink