Things People With December Birthdays Are Tired of Hearing

Yes, there are OTHER things happening in December aside from the holidays. Birthdays, for example, also happen this time of year. Here are a few things we “December Birthdays” would like everyone to know:

1. Sorry about the Christmas wrapping paper. I didn’t have anything else.

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Huh? I have Christmas paper in July, but I’m not going to wrap your birthday gift in it. Come on. The Dollar Store has birthday paper all year…


2. I can’t come to your birthday. It’s the same night as my friend’s cookie party.

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Thank you for explaining exactly where I rank in our friendship.

3. I can’t miss my neighbor’s ugly sweater party. It only happens once a year! It’s kind of a tradition.

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Once a year? You mean, like my birthday…?

4.  Come to my holiday party anyway! We’ll sing happy birthday and make it like a combo thing.



 5.  I bet you made a killing on presents. Double the amount!

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Actually, no. 

7.  Sorry. I don’t have anything for your birthday.  It’s just a bad time of year. Things are really tight, you know? Can I take you to dinner in January?

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No, I’m sorry.  January is tight, too. Let’s just skip it all together.

8.  Oh, I forgot! This time of the year is so busy.

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I wouldn’t know anything about being busy at this time of year. Thanks for making me feel so special.

9. Why don’t you try celebrating it a different time of year?

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Great idea! What works best for you…?

10. Oh, you are a Christmas Baby!

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Actually, my birthday is two weeks before Christmas…

11. You were born on Christmas? What day?



12. Here’s your birthday AND Christmas combo gift!


Remember that birthday gift I got you in May? Yeah, that was also your Christmas gift…

Of course, this time of year is NOT about gifts. We know this. We are grateful, especially as adults, for any gift or celebration we get. We have heard these things our whole lives, however, and want to save future generations from feeling left-out or unimportant this time of year!


  1. Being a “Christmas Baby”, born on Christmas Day, these quotes are so true. I have probably heard them all in one way or another after 68 years.

  2. Right on target..except you forgot the dislike of Merry Birthday, Happy Christmas cards. Someone can’t even spring 1.99 for a separate card.

  3. Day after Christmas for me, Christmas Eve for my aunt and December 28th for my dad and yes, we have heard all of these before.
    I really do not like the, ‘Oooo, Christmas Baby’ or ‘Do you get double the gifts?’ If I had a dollar for every time I hears those two phrases, I would be a wealthy woman…

  4. I have a December birthday and my mother in law said, ” People with birthdays in December shouldn’t expect presents.” So I said, “Then people with birthdays in December shouldn’t be expected to get birthday gifts for other people.” Made her re-think her statement. Actually she agreed with me.

  5. My son’s birthday is the 28th and we always try our best to make a totally separate celebration for him with birthday wrappings (not Christmas) and his favorite cake. We try our best to give gifts equally to both of kids Christmas day and then 3 days later give all of the birthday presents as another lump. So far I think it hasn’t been “unfair” for him.

  6. As a December 26th baby, my birthdays were pretty sad affairs. Mom always forgot to shop and yanked a present out of my Christmas gifts to save for my birthday. There were so many pies and cookies in the house, nobody wanted to bake a cake. My husband makes it a point to make a fuss about my birthday and Mom has spent my entire adulthood making up for shortchanging me as a kid. Now, I wouldn’t trade my day for anything!

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