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December Unique Holidays, Birthdays, Fun Facts and Quotes

December the month of ice, snow, Christmas, and all things good.

December the month of ice, snow, Christmas, and all things good.

December Unique Holidays

  • December 1

Eat a Read Apple Day

World Aids Awareness Day

  • December 2

Special Education Day

National Fritters Day

  • December 3

International Sweater Festival

National Roof Over Your Head Day

  • December 4

Santa's List Day

Wear Brown Shoes Day

  • December 5

Bathtub Party Day

Day of the Ninja

  • December 6

St. Nicholas Day

National Pawnbroker's Day

  • December 7
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Letter Writing Day

National Cotton Candy Day

  • December 8

National Brownie Day

Take It In The Ear Day

  • December 9

National Pastry Day

Christmas Card Day

  • December 10

Human Rights Day

Nobel Prize Day

  • December 11

National Noodle Ring Day

International Mountain Day

  • December 12

Gingerbread House Day

Poinsettia Day

  • December 13

Ice Cream Day

National Cocoa Day

  • December 14

Monkey Day

National Bouillabaisse Day

  • December 15

National Lemon Cupcake Day

Bill of Rights Day

  • December 16

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Barbie and Barney Backlash Day

  • December 17

National Maple Syrup Day

National Underdog Day

  • December 18

Bake Cookies Day

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

  • December 19

Oatmeal Muffin Day

Look for an Evergreen Day

  • December 20

Go Caroling Day

Mudd Day

  • December 21

Humbug Day

Look on the Bright Side Day

  • December 22

National Date Nut Bread Day

Don't Be a Scrooge Day

  • December 23

National ReGifting Day


  • December 24

National Eggnog Day

Christmas Eve

  • December 25

Christmas Day

National Pumpkin Pie Day

  • December 26

National Candy Cane Day

National Whiners Day

  • December 27

National Fruitcake Day

Make Cut Out Snowflake Day

  • December 28

No Interruptions Day

Card Playing Day

  • December 29

Pepper Pot Day

Tick Tock Day

  • December 30

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

Festival of Enormous Chanages at the Last Minute

  • December 31

New Years Eve

Make Up Your Mind Day

Happy, Happy Birthday

Happy, Happy Birthday

December Birthdays

  • December 1

Mary Martin  -  actress, singer

Lou Rawls  -  musical artist

  • December 2

Gianni Versace  -  fashion designer

Julie Harris  -  actress

  • December 3

Andy Williams  -  singer

Anna Chlumsky  -  actress

  • December 4

Lillian Russell  -  actress

Marisa Tomei  -  actress

  • December 5

Martin Van Buren  -  8th President

Walt Disney  -  animator, filmmaker

  • December 6

Steven Wright  -  comdeian

Agnes Morehead  -  actress

  • December 7

Aaron Carter  -  musical artist

Harry Chapin  -  musical Artist

  • December 8

Sammy Davis Jr.  -  performer

Kim Basinger  -  actress

  • December 9

Donny Osmond  -  musical artist

John Malkovich  -  actor

  • December 10

Dan Blocker  -  actor

Dorothy Lamour  -  actress, singer

  • December 11

Jermaine Jackson  -  musical artist

Rita Moreno  -  singer, actress

  • December 12

Mary Todd Lincoln  -  First Lady

Frank Sinatra  -  singer, actor

  • December 13

Dick Van Dyke  -  actor, comedian

Ted Nugent  -  singer

  • December 14

Nostradamus  -  astrologer

Spike Jones  -  film director

  • December 15

Tim Conway  -  comic, actor

Don Johnson  -  actor

  • December 16

Ludvig van Beethoven  -  composer

Liv Ullmann  -  actress

  • December 17

Art Neville  -  musical artist

Gene Rayburn  -  TV personality

  • December 18

Stephen Spielberg  -  director, producer

Christina Aguilera  -  singer

  • December 19

Jake Gyllenhaal  -  actor

Cicely Tyson  -  actress

  • December 20

Kiefer Sutherland  -  actor

Anita Baker  -  singer

  • December 21

Florence Griffith Joyner  -  athlete

Jane Fonda  -  actress

  • December 22

Lady Bird Johnson  -  First Lady

Rick Nelson  -  musical artist

  • December 23

Susan Lucci  -  actress

Corey Haim  -  actor

  • December 24

Mary Higgins Clark  -  author

Ricky Martin  -  musical artist

  • December 25

Humphrey Bogart  -  actor

Jimmy Buffet  -  musical artist

  • December 26

Steve Allen  - comic, actor

Jared Leto  -  actor

  • December 27

Marlene Dietrich  -  actress

Eva LaRue  -  actress

  • December 28

Woodrow Wilson  -  28th President

Rod Serling  -  writer

  • December 29

Andrew Johnson  -  17th President

Mary Tyler Moore  -  actress

  • December 30

Rudyard Kipling  -  writer

Tiger Woods  -  athlete

  • December 31

John Denver  -  musical artist

Anthony Hopkins  -  actor

Happy Holidays everryone

Happy Holidays everryone

December Fun Facts

  • There is an ancient legend that all animals of the forest can speak in human language on Christmas Eve.
  • In England the traditional December Christmas Dinner was celebrated by serving a Pig's Head with sotne ground mustard sauce.
  • December 28th is regarded by many superstitious people as the most unlucky day of the year.
  • The first Ten Admendments to the US Constitution were ratified on December 15, 1791
  • Saint Nicholas was originally designated as the patron saint of children, thieves, and pawnbrokers.
  • According to an almanac prrediction snow on Christmas means Easter will be warm and green.
  • The Deleware colony became the first 'state' to ratify the US Constitution in December 1815.
  • The term Yuletide comes from a Norse tradition of cutting and burning a huge tree on December 21st.
  • People always mistake Santa's reindeer 'Donder' and call him 'Donner'.
  • The first human heart transplant was performed on December 3, 1967 by Dr. Christian Barnard.
  • Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' was first published in December 6, 1843.
Here's wishing you an old fashioned Christmas.

Here's wishing you an old fashioned Christmas.

December Quotes and Sayings

  • God gave us memory so that we may have roses in December. - James Matthew Barrie
  • How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freesings have I felt, what dark days seen. What old December's bareness everywhere. - William Shakespeare
  • I heard a bird sing
    In the dark of December
    A magical thing
    And sweet to remember.

    'We are nearer to Spring
    Than we were in September,'
    I heard a bird sing
    In the dark of December.
    - Oliver Herford , I Heard a Bird Sing

  • A Merry Christmas this December to a lot of folks I don't remember. - Anonymous Toast
  • Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they aare maids, but the sky changes when they are wives. - William Shakespeare
  • May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
    The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
    The heart of Christmas which is love.
    - Ada V. Hendricks
  • Your friendship is a glowing ember through the year; and each December. From its warm and living spark We kindle flame against the dark and with its shining radience light our tree of faith on Christmas night. - Author Unknown
Hope everyone has a jolly holiday.

Hope everyone has a jolly holiday.


© 2010 Susan Hazelton


Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on November 30, 2011:

Michelle, sounds good to me. Thanks for visiting.

Michelle on November 30, 2011:

Thanks for the holiday list! I'm going to use them as prompts for my blog in December.

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on November 17, 2011:

And a Happy Holidays wish to you nica cenar.

nica cenar on November 17, 2011:

merry christmas!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on January 13, 2011:

Thanks, amy. I like the unique holidays. It's nice to have something to make each day special.

amybradley77 on January 12, 2011:

This was useful to me, I have some December Birthday's in the family, and Plus some of the days are very funny, like National Regifting Day, the 23rd. Great page, voted up!

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on December 24, 2010:

Nell Rose, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy Holidays.

Nell Rose from England on December 23, 2010:

Hi, ha ha I love some of these! what was it? no interruptions day? or something, I think it was the 28th December, then it says it is the most unlucky day! now I can see why! ha ha have a great Christmas! cheers nell

Susan Hazelton (author) from Northern New York on December 02, 2010:

Thanks carrie450. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

carrie450 from Winnipeg, Canada on December 01, 2010:

Thanks for all of the info. I especially love those quotes.

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