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7 Fun Facts About Babies Born in December

If you're having a December baby, check out these seven fun facts, from birthstones to zodiac signs to celebs who were born during this month.

Updated December 1, 2023
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Santa baby, put a present under the tree . . . a baby! As some families fill their Christmas lists with the latest gadgets, other families gather around for the festival of lights. But the family preparing to welcome a new baby in December may be trying to enjoy their last few silent nights before their little one is born. Parents expecting this month endure many changes during a busy time, so let’s focus on the fun! Here are seven fun facts about babies born in December.

7 Fun Facts About December Babies

Check out these sweet, fun, and interesting facts about babies born during the month of December:

1. A Rare Red Bow

Baby girl under the Christmas tree with a red bow on her head.

The likelihood of you delivering your child on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day is rare. Parents are likely to CONCEIVE their children during this time of the year because of the hustle and bustle and overall feeling of togetherness.2 Those holiday days are two of the rarest birthdays!3 So, while your child may hit an age where they feel overshadowed by all that December brings, you can remind them that they are very special. They were your gift, tied with a rare red bow!

2. Even-Keeled Kids

An adorable mixed race baby sits in her mother's lap and smiles as they read a book together. The family is celebrating the baby's first Christmas with a cozy day at home.

This is bound to make moms of December-born babes smile. Babies born in December tend to be more even-keeled. According to a study published in The Atlantic, “those born in the winter were significantly less prone to irritable temperament than those born at other times of the year.” These kids may show more patience and less frustration and are overall less irritable. This means you may have a kid who fits in naturally and tends to go with the flow. If this is your first child, don’t let it fool you. You know what they say about that second child! Either way, we’re sure they will be a fabulous kid. 😉

3. Time for Narcissus and Holly!

White Daffodil flowerbed blossom in spring.

Your new December baby will have two flowers, the Narcissus and Holly, representing their birth month. The Narcissus flowers come in a range, but December is represented by the paperwhite, which grows in winter. It’s a cute little flower with a yellow center and six paperwhite petals. It represents love and being true to yourself and the one you love. According to Farmers Almanac, paperwhites show you want your beloved to stay the same.1

Holly with Berries

The Holly also represents December birthdays. Holly berries are popular on their own during the holiday season and symbolize an overall wish for happiness in the home. I think this depiction of bringing a new baby home is so sweet. But don’t taste them! Holly berries can be toxic to humans, so leave them for your little birds and animals to enjoy.1,4

4. Gorgeous Gems

The beauty comes in fours this month! Well, in birthstones. December babies are represented by four gorgeous stones:5

Blue Zircon

Zircon is a naturally occurring stone that can be any color of the rainbow. Its most common form is a burnt orange earth tone, but its most popular color is the vivid aqua blue.6 Zircon, not to be confused with cubic zirconia, is a bright, dazzling gemstone from the Asian countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and the southern part of Vietnam.7,8 Legend says wearing zircon will relieve pain — making it a helpful stone to have during your postpartum time! Additionally, zircon is known to enhance appetite and provide protection to travelers.8

Blue Topaz

Although topaz is usually light and doesn’t have color when found in nature, there are blue topaz gems available on the market due to them being treated. This process can create a range of gorgeous blue hues, from lighter sky blues to cooler, deeper blues.5,9 Blue topaz is considered common and versatile, making it an excellent choice if you’re looking for a more affordable stone.5

Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a rare stone, only found in some regions of Tanzania.8 It is a coveted stone because of its rarity and deep blue color. It used to be considered magical, detoxifying the body and bringing its holder to a higher level of consciousness. It sounds like a great stone to have on hand during your postpartum healing!

Turquoise

Turquoise is a funny stone to symbolize a winter month because our minds often think of summer and deep blue waters when we see it. But it represents good fortune and hope.5 We all need to look for these traits in the coming new year, so maybe December is a perfect time to incorporate turquoise. Your new baby will symbolize everything this stone does, as it’s associated with enduring love.5 Perfect!

5. The Archer and the Ram

Sagittarius Info-Graphic
Image via Astrograph.com

Your December baby will fall under one of two signs in the zodiac. If they are born in the beginning half of the month, between Dec. 1 and 21, they will be a Sagittarius. Sagittarius babies are fire signs — loyal, independent, and authentic. They are highly intelligent, so they do fine on their own. Their sign could work against them, using their independence to lead themselves into the fire. But there are safe ways to let them be their own leader!

Capricorn Info-Graphic
Image via Astrograph.com

If they are born after Dec. 21, they will be a Capricorn. Capricorns are earth signs, which means they are truthful and determined and can be stubborn. They will be serious about completing tasks and would make great athletes. The Ram sign could be hardheaded during toddlerhood, but they will always find a way!

6. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

An attractive father of African American descent gives his newborn daughter a kiss on the forehead. The dad is sitting in front of the Christmas tree and wearing a Christmas hat.

When you think of the holiday season, December is the grand finale! From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa to New Year’s Eve, this month can feel like a non-stop party. Adding your new baby’s birthday to the vast list of celebrations may be overwhelming, but at least you’ll know which December day is your favorite. The month hosts National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and the Month of Giving. Here is a list of every holiday you can celebrate this month:

  • Dec. 1: World Aids Day, Romania National Day, Commemoration Day, the start of National Handwashing Awareness Week, Eat a Red Apple Day, National Christmas Lights Day
  • Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Lao National Day, National Mutt Day, National Fritters Day, United Arab Emirates National Day
  • Dec. 3: National Roof Over Your Head Day, Let’s Hug Day, Make a Gift Day, International Day of Persons With Disabilities, Ghana Farmers Day
  • Dec. 4: World Wildlife Conservation Day, National Sock Day
  • Dec. 5: World Soil Day, Sacher-Torte Day, Bathtub Party Day
  • Dec. 6: Independence Day, Día de la Constitución, National Miners Day, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, and National Influenza Vaccination Week starts
  • Dec. 7: Flag Day of India, National Illinois Day, National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance, National Letter Writing Day
  • Dec. 8: Panama Mother’s Day, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Bodhi Day, National Brownie Day
  • Dec. 9: International Anti-Corruption Day, Tanzania Independence Day, Christmas Card Day, National Llama Day, International Day of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day, International Animal Rights Day, Dewey Decimal System Day
  • Dec. 11: UNICEF Birthday, International Mountain Day
  • Dec. 12: Jamhuri Day, Universal Health Coverage Day, Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, National Poinsettia Day, International Day of Neutrality
  • Dec. 13: U.S. National Guard Birthday, Malta Republic Day, Worldwide Candle Lighting Day, National Ice Cream Day, National Cocoa Day, National Violin Day
  • Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day, Martyred Intellectuals Day, National Free Shipping Day, National Alabama Day
  • Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day, National Cupcake Day, International Tea Day
  • Dec. 16: Day of Reconciliation, Bahrain National Day, Bangladesh Victory Day, Kazakhstan Independence Day, Las Posadas, National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • Dec. 17: National Device Appreciation Day, Wright Brothers Day, National Ugly Sweater Day, National Maple Syrup Day
  • Dec. 18: National Wreaths Across America Day, Arabic Language Day, International Migrants Day, Bake Cookies Day
  • Dec. 19: Goa Liberation Day, Look for an Evergreen Day, National Hard Candy Day, National Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • Dec. 20: Games Day, Go Caroling Day
  • Dec. 21: Winter Solstice, National Flashlight Day, National Look on the Bright Side Day
  • Dec. 22: Forefathers’ Day, Mathematics Day, National Cookie Exchange Day
  • Dec. 23: Kisan Diwas, National Roots Day, National Christmas Movie Marathon Day
  • Dec. 24: Christmas Eve, National Consumer Rights Day, National Eggnog Day
  • Dec. 25: Jesus’ Birthday, Christmas, National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • Dec. 26: Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Day of Goodwill, National Thank-You Note Day, National Candy Cane Day
  • Dec. 27: National Fruitcake Day, Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
  • Dec. 28: Proclamation Day, Pledge of Allegiance Day, National Call a Friend Day, National Chocolate Candy Day
  • Dec. 29: Still Need To Do Day
  • Dec. 30: National Resolution Planning Day, National Bacon Day
  • Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve, National Champagne Day, Hogmanay

7. December-Born Stars!

Walt Disney star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. This star is located on Hollywood Blvd. and is one of over 2,000 celebrity stars embedded in the sidewalk.

The last month of the year celebrates some big names in entertainment and otherwise. It’s always fun to find notable names you may share a birthday with, and I’m sure you’re wondering who else was born on your new baby’s special day! Here is a list of some celebrities born in December:

  • Dec. 1: Woody Allen, Lou Rawls, Sarah Silverman, Zoë Kravitz, Chanel Iman, Bob Goen, George Sterling
  • Dec. 2: Britney Spears, Lucy Liu, Nelly Furtado, Gianni Versace, Brian Chase, Chris Wolstenholme, Aaron Rodgers
  • Dec. 3: Ozzy Osbourne, Amanda Seyfried, Brendan Fraser, Holly Marie Combs, Ferlin Husky, Andy Williams, Jenna Dewan, Bucky Lasek
  • Dec. 4: Jay-Z, Tyra Banks, George Hormel, Jesse Burkett, Jeff Bridges, Dennis Wilson
  • Dec. 5: Walt Disney, Frankie Muniz, Keri Hilson, Margaret Cho, Werner Heisenberg, Martin Van Buren
  • Dec. 6: Randy Rhoads, Steven Wright, Lindsay Price, Agnes Moorehead
  • Dec. 7: Aaron Carter, Harry Chapin, Terrel Owens, Larry Bird, Jennifer Carpenter, Ted Knight, Sara Bareilles
  • Dec. 8: Nicki Minaj, Flip Wilson, Jim Morrison, Ian Joseph Somerhalder, Teri Hatcher, Dwight Howard
  • Dec. 9: Red Foxx, Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Jesse Metcalfe, John Milton, Tre Cool, Kara Dioguardi, Felicity Huffman
  • Dec. 10: Raven-Symoné, Emily Dickinson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bobby Flay, Emmanuelle Chriqui
  • Dec. 11: Jermaine Jackson, Nikki Sixx, Mos Def, Max Born
  • Dec. 12: Frank Sinatra, Bob Barker, Jennifer Connelly, Dionne Warwick
  • Dec. 13: Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Dick Van Dyke, Steve Buscemi, Amy Lee
  • Dec. 14: Vanessa Hudgens, Tycho Brahe, Nostradamus
  • Dec. 15: Don Johnson, Tim Conway, Adam Brody, Charlie Cox, Jeff Chandler
  • Dec. 16: Ludwig van Beethoven, Flo Rida, Jane Austen, Benjamin Bratt, Krysten Ritter, Anna Popplewell
  • Dec. 17: Mila Jovovich, Manny Pacquiao, Eugene Levy, Duff Goldman, George Lindsey
  • Dec. 18: Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards, Christina Aguilera, Ray Liotta, Katie Holmes
  • Dec. 19: Alyssa Milano, Criss Angel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tyson Beckford
  • Dec. 20: Jonah Hill, JoJo, Harvey Firestone, Peter Criss, David Cook
  • Dec. 21: Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Romano, Frank Zappa, Jane Fonda, Jane Kaczmarek
  • Dec. 22: Jordin Sparks, Diane Sawyer, Robin Gibb, Gene Rayburn
  • Dec. 23: Madame C.J. Walker, Holly Madison, Susan Luci, Estella Warren
  • Dec. 24: Louis Tomlinson, Ryan Seacrest, Anil Kapoor, Ricky Martin, Stephanie Mayer
  • Dec. 25: Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Rod Serling, Robert Ripley, Humphrey Bogart
  • Dec. 26: Lars Ulrich, Mao Tse Tung, Charles Babbage, Jared Leto, Beth Behrs, Kirt Harington, Chris Daughtry
  • Dec. 27: Hayley Williams, John Amos, Bill Goldberg, Masi Oka, Louis Pasteur
  • Dec. 28: Denzel Washington, Gayle King, Maggie Smith, Nichelle Nichols, Stan Lee, Sienna Miller, John Legend, Seth Meyers, David Archuleta
  • Dec. 29: Evan Seinfeld, Jon Voight, Andrew Johnson, Mekhi Phifer, Charles Goodyear, Jude Law
  • Dec. 30: LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Matt Lauer, Eliza Dushku, Kristin Kreuk, Rudyard Kipling
  • Dec. 31: Donna Summer, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, Psy, Gabby Douglas, Diane von Furstenberg, Odetta

Even among these big names, your precious gift will stand out. Your new favorite day on the calendar is coming. We are so excited for your little one to be born in December and join your family. Welcome, December babies!

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