12 Struggles (and 1 Perk) of Having Your Birthday on Christmas
My family takes lots of pictures — enough to fill up a library's worth of photo albums. And in one of these photo albums, you'll find a picture of me only a few days old, wrapped in a red blanket, a bow on my head, and tucked gently under our family Christmas tree. In case you couldn't guess, I was born on Christmas, and I'm sure every other Christmas baby out there has a similar image stashed somewhere in their family's archives.
Being born on Christmas — as you may have guessed — can be pretty sucky. Unless your parents were incredibly mindful to make sure you had twice the gifts and twice the cake (like mine — thanks, Mum!), having a Christmas birthday does not come without its struggles. We explore 12 of them here (plus one perk), not counting the one about future weight problems, because let's be honest — if you had twice the cake growing up, then you weren't much for willpower, amirite?