Reasons Why Having Your Birthday on Christmas is Neither Holly nor Jolly

I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is, my birthday is literally just around the corner! YAY! The bad news is, no one realizes it because my birthday is December 25. Yup – Christmas Day. Like, I would even take Christmas Eve, Mom! For my fellow December babies who feel like their birthday on Christmas is forgotten because it is overshadowed by a fat guy with presents came down the chimney – this one’s for you.

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Tim Mossholder

Hi, I’m Bella and my birthday is on Christmas day. Having a birthday on Christmas certainly has ups and downs. If your birthday is on Christmas, too, this post is for you!

People Straight Up Forget Your Birthday on Christmas

I mean, you can see my dilemma. And honestly, I don’t blame them. First of all, who isn’t stressed around the holidays. Between traveling, making food, buying presents – life can get pretty wild and things like a birthday on Christmas is the last thing on anybody’s mind.

Bruna Branco

I Even Forget What We’re Celebrating

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you know it is December 25. All I know is that I’m forever torn when it comes to being excited for my birthday or for Christmas. When I was younger, I was pumped for Santa, but at the same time I knew it was for Christmas and not my birthday. It was a weird time. Let’s face it…a birthday on Christmas is not ideal.

Markus Spiske
Brooke Lark

Are My Gifts For Christmas or My Birthday?

Not to mention, people are buying gifts FOR EVERYONE ELSE IN THEIR LIVES. So, in their own way, it’s like everyone is sharing in on my birthday. I think this just should mean that I get both Christmas and birthday presents, please and thank you! 😉

You might also like to read 20 Things to Do in Vancouver this Christmas.

Irene van der Poel

Never Had a School Birthday Party

Although they can seem cheesy and some kids didn’t really enjoy them growing up, I never was able to take cupcakes or a treat into class for my birthday like other kids! And in the days before Facebook reminding you who’s birthday it is, no one knew it was your birthday unless it literally happened during school.

Tim Zänkert
Cristiano Firmani

Look Who I Share My Day With

Even if you aren’t religious, Christmas is to acknowledge the birth of Jesus. I don’t get to have my own special day in the middle of May or have a fun summer blowout party on a random day of the year. My birthday is literally the most well-known day around the world. Well, I guess that’s kind of cool, too!

Adam Tarwacki


HOWEVER – it doesn’t always suck. Knowing that all of my family is going to be together that night for dinner and that I never had to go to school the next day was always so fun. People are always so excited and hopeful during the holidays, and I know you can’t help but to get those good feelings, too. Maybe it isn’t so bad after all. 😉

Denise Johnson

Recipes that are Perfect for a Christmas Birthday

Looking for some cookie recipes that are perfect for a birthday on Christmas?

Bella Bucchiotti

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  1. Gervin Khan wrote:

    Somehow I understand you, my birthday is summer so my former classmates didn’t had the chance to greet me in person.

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  2. Heh I have always wondered about this, too. Like do people give one or two presents, and then your presents tend to be ‘smaller’ in scale due to budget reasons :p In any case, Merry Christmas AND Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good one this year!

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  3. Andrew Koscielecky wrote:

    Nice pictures, what kind of camera are you using?

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  4. Stephanie wrote:

    Well, happy birthday to you! My mom’s birthday is in December and she has told me many times that she wishes she had a summer birthday like me, lol!

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  5. mail4rosey wrote:

    My nephew’s birthday is the 29th and I am ALWAYS tempted to get him his bday and Chrsitmas presents on the same day because its’ so much easier. I fight it though, because I want him to know his birthday is special to me. πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  6. Rose Ann Sales wrote:

    I can imagine how it feels to have a birthday on Christmas. You don’t even have to cook because people are kinda busy and satisfied with their own Christmas celebration.

    Posted 12.23.19 Reply
  7. DelhiFunDos wrote:

    One of friend also feel the same. His birthday is on 25th December and i.e Christmas he also keep telling me all these things.

    Posted 12.24.19 Reply
  8. FransicVerso wrote:

    True, some people tend to get distracted with other things, but I would make it even bigger celebration and add birthday party with it, that way it can be together as one and celebrate both on the same time.

    Posted 12.24.19 Reply
  9. TweenselMom wrote:

    My daughter’s birthday is almost Christmas too but we make sure that we celebrate separately. Though there are days when we have tight budget, she understands that it’s the thought that counts, that people remember her special day always, and not the grand celebrations.

    Posted 12.25.19 Reply
  10. Bindu Thomas wrote:

    Love the humor πŸ™‚ Well, your birthday is a great celebration. Lucky you.

    Posted 12.26.19 Reply
  11. Ms. Plainspoken wrote:

    I feel you! But the pros outweigh the cons for sure.
    + Belated Birthday Wishes <3

    Posted 12.29.19 Reply
  12. Haleigh wrote:

    Due to having high blood pressure I was induced with my daughter Christmas Eve. It was supposed to be DAYS! But we hardly made it through 10 of 12 hours until she was born. Christmas DAY. I have no idea what the heck to do for the first couple birthdays but I know she will choose what to do when she’s older. Poor kid.

    Posted 10.23.22 Reply
    • Bella wrote:

      I wasn’t due until February but came as a Christmas surprise. A lot of years my parents planned by party on the same day as my brothers birthday or in summer just so friends could attend. Everyone is so busy around the holidays.

      Posted 10.25.22 Reply