Best and Worst Things About a Christmas Birthday

Christmas babies are used to taking the good with the bad. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best and worst things about being born on around Dec. 25. It’s no mistake that some things are on both lists! The top 10, in no particular order, are:

1. Every time someone checks your ID, you get to hear, “Oh! A Christmas Baby.”
2. Get to make sacrilegious jokes such as, “Yes, I am the Second Coming.”
3. You can ask for a large, combined present (doesn’t mean you’ll get it.)
4. You’re pretty much guaranteed to not have to go to school or work on your birthday.
5. Your whole family is there for your birthday.
6. No one ever forgets your birthday.
7. No annoying singer waiters because the restaurant is closed on your birthday.
8. At least it’s you’re not a Leap Year or April Fool’s Day baby.
9. Feeds into any superiority complex you may have.
10. Potential for milking pity into a half-birthday celebration in June.

1. Every time someone checks your ID, you have to hear, “Oh! A Christmas Baby.”
2. The notorious combined Christmas-and-birthday gift.
3. Birthday gifts wrapped in Christmas paper.
4. Getting fewer presents than friends and relatives born at other times of the year.
5. Your whole family is there for your birthday.
6. Getting stuck with birthday pie instead of birthday cake.
7. People forget it’s your birthday.
8. Can’t have other kids over on your birthday/ everyone is so busy they can’t hang out with you.
9. Getting screwed out of a free dinner, ice cream cone, annoying singing waiters, etc. because the restaurant isn’t open on December 25th. In fact, if you want to eat out, all you can get is Chinese food, a la “A Christmas Story.”
10. Not being able to get your driver’s license on your 16th birthday, or enjoy a nice drink out on your 21st.

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