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Monday, 21 December 2015

What It's Like To Have A Christmas Birthday

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When I tell people that my Birthday is on Christmas Eve they usually reply with "Wow! that must be so much fun"! Well let me tell you it's not... Now unless you have a Christmas/ December Birthday you probably won't get any of this, and I'm going to sound like the Grinch that stole Christmas, but if you have a Birthday around this time then this is for you....! Here's what its like to have a Christmas Birthday:

  • Your Birthday presents are wrapped up in Christmas wrapping paper
  • You have to wait a whole year for any presents!
  • Your Birthday gets forgotten 
  • You never get to have a party on your actual Birthday!
  • People try and palm you off with one present and claim to have spent more money on it
  • You never get greeted with "Happy Birthday" on your Birthday, but only "Merry Christmas"
  • Everyone is too busy with parties, kids, family or other Christmas chores to come out for your Birthday
  • When visiting a restaurant you're stuck with the Christmas menu and given Christmas party hats and crackers 
  • Ultimately, your birthday doesn't feel like a Birthday
  • You slightly resent Christmas...



  1. Oh hun! My birthday is tomorrow so I do relate to this, although I do like the fact that after my birthday I get to do it all again 3 days later. I also have a strict rule - if people get me a joint gift, they get to choose whether they get their joint gift on their birthday or at Christmas... fair's fair! Funny enough I don't get joint gifts anymore haha! The 'everyone being too busy/having no money' is the worst bit by far but I quite like the Christmassy ness of it all too!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    1. Haha I LOVE that Laura - there are so many occasions I wish I had done that - brilliant! Thanks for reading and Happy belated Birthday xxx

  2. My birthday is December 16th so I definitely can relate to this!! I think the only thing I do quite like is having my birthday presents underneath the Christmas tree, it's like having two christmases haha!

    Toni x

    1. That' a good idea Toni - I've never done that! Hope you had a great Birthday xx

  3. This made me laugh. Also having a birthday of Christmas Eve I can relate. However, I laid the law down with my family and close friends, my birthday is a totally separate day. I get birthday paper and cards with no element of Christmas, two gifts (unless super awesome) and I actually find no one forgets my birthday because I don't let them!
    But hardly anyone wants to hang out and today I'm off to bath and having a Christmas menu for lunch... But that's kind of ok as I love food. Haha.
    A Christmas Eve birthday can kind of suck but I also kind of like it :) happy birthday my lovely!

    1. Hope you had a great Birthday Hayley! A lot of the problems I listed above happened a lot more when I was younger but no quite so much now as I moan about them all the time! haha x

  4. This makes so much sense. My father's birthday is actually on Christmas Eve, and now that you've mention this I completely agree with what you said. It makes me want to appreciate his birthday more then I do by giving him something other than a gift in Christmas paper.

    Maybe you can celebrate your birthday earlier in December. But nothing is like a birthday than having it on your actual one.

    Great post!


    1. I've celebrated my birthday in November, June and early December before, but like you say it never really feels like my birthday and no one else really thinks it either! But happy belated to your Dad Shannon and thanks for stopping by! x


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