Friday, December 4, 2015

10 Issues of a December Birthday

I know this far too well since I was born on December 5th.  In my family we have a good handful of people with December birthdays, but I think we all get a little screwed.

This is meant to be a humorous post.

The fight between b-days and Christmas is real

 1. You will always have to deal with the holidays, school finals, recitals/Christmas shows, and parties while planning a birthday party.


2. You will always have to deal with the holidays, school finals, recitals/Christmas shows, and parties while planning a birthday party.


3. Your birthday party will always take a back seat to whatever else is going on.


4. A birth date (like December 5th) becomes a counter to and from Christmas.  December 5th becomes "20 days til Christmas", December 23rd becomes "the day before Christmas Eve" or "2 days until Christmas", December 26th  becomes "The Day After", and December 31st becomes "6 days after Christmas".



5. The "It Counts For Both" Gifts.  You December babies know what I'm talking about.  These presents count for your birthday AND Christmas.


6. You've read the research on Jesus' birthday actually being in spring/summer months and are a little pissed that people think it's in December - which they always remember while forgetting yours.

St.Nicholas Day card

7. Feeling that you have a little extra say-so in Christmas happenings, since it often tramples your special day, you try to promote weird Christmas traditions like Krampus Night (Dec 5), ridding the home of Kallikantzaros during the Twelve Nights of Christmas (Dec 25-Jan 6), St.Nicholas Day (Dec 6), Blue Christmas/Longest Night/Solstice (Dec 21), Yule Festival (Dec 25-Jan 6), Lucia Day (Dec 13), Saturnalia (Dec 17), and Laurentalia (Dec 23).  You also claim that your birthday makes you more apt to celebrate these days.


8. You hate that person who shows up to your birthday party in a Santa hat, no matter how cool you usually think he is.



9. You're okay with MAYBE people remembering at work, the phone call from your folks/family, and spending the night watching netflix and drinking.




10. You go out of your way to make sure that your friends and family who also have December birthdays get something for both their birthday AND Christmas - separate gifts/cards!  Both that rock!

1 comment:

  1. My birthday is the 29th, so I'm all too familiar with all of this. I hate the lazy "it's for both" presents, unless it was discussed with me first and is something big. My sister's is January 13, so there were many, many joint birthday/Christmas gifts there, too. Some people really suck.

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