I was born on Christmas. In one of my family photo albums, you’ll find a picture of me only a few days old, wrapped in a red blanket, a bow on my head, tucked gently under our family Christmas tree. 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, Mom!), having a Christmas birthday does not come without its struggles. We explore 12 of them here, plus one perk, because it’s not all bad being a Christmas baby.