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The Benefits of Being a Christmas Baby

By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide
 
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If you are a Christmas baby like me (and my husband) then growing up, you got gypped! You know – the whole one-gift-for-both-occasions thing.

There is a certain Christmas baby syndrome that you know well, as a Christmas baby.

As you watched your siblings and friends get Christmas presents and then months later, a whole new set of gifts and their own special day, you thought to yourself – man, why did I have to be a Christmas baby? All I got was a quick Happy Birthday and this lousy fruit cake!

So you never really got the attention you deserved on your big day – it got all mingled in with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day/Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Your big moment was merged – an abomination for any kid! It was forgotten about and you’re tired of your mother telling you how instead of dealing with a stuffed turkey, she felt like one. Like it was your fault!

All that aside, we Christmas babies do have a lot to look forward to, especially as adults. Most of us will be home for our birthdays, surrounded by friends and family. And many of us will be off work that day, too.

And although it may be up to us to remind folk that our own day is looming, as well as the main reason for the season, with a little help and co-operation, your birthday has the potential to be the main dish of the day, surrounded by those you love.

Forget the combo-presents. We Christmas babies know that just comes with the territory and as adults, let’s hope we’re not focused on that anymore. Here are some ideas for we babes of the season as we celebrate goodwill to all, and our own day too.

Have a small party, using – yes – leftovers. Make sure your family or friends are hosting (or what the heck – host it yourself!) and do it before or right after Christmas so nobody is sick of seasonal food quite yet.

Chances are that your home (or that of your parents/family) will be filled with seasonal décor, food, drinks and great music. It’s an extra celebration just waiting to happen! Invite some good friends and family and celebrate your birthday – or if Christian- why not share it with the man of the hour?

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