21 Worst Things About Having A Birthday In December

‘Tis the season to pay me some attention.

1. Everyone is always away when you’re trying to organise a celebration for your birthday.

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2. People asking you what presents you want for Christmas and your birthday…

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3. …though you always get combined presents anyway.

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4. And getting combined birthday and Christmas cards is the worst.

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Is it that hard to write two sentences?

5. Even if you get two presents, your birthday one is still wrapped in Christmas paper.

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6. Everyone is always busy with end-of-year stuff, and trying to find a weekend where all your friends are free is impossible.

7. All your friends complain about being broke because they’ve had to spend all their money on the holidays.

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8. Your relatives are usually around, and they want to see you for your birthday, but you just want to drink.

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9. Then there are the relatives who only bother to call you on Christmas and tack a birthday greeting on at the end.

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10. People constantly reminding you, “oh, it must really suck to have a December birthday”.

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11. Not having a present-worthy occasion to look forward to in the middle of the year.

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12. And when Christmas is over you have to sit through another 360 days until your next celebration.

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13. People wish you a happy birthday but then in the same breath ask about your plans for Christmas and the new year.

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14. It’s impossible to book out a restaurant or bar for your birthday, because everywhere is filled up with holiday parties.

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15. As a kid, it was school holidays by the time your birthday rolled around, so you never got the attention you wanted.

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16. And you never got that sweet, sweet classroom cake.

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17. People forget your birthday because they have a million other things to think about.

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18. It’s really expensive to travel any time in December.

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19. You have to spend your birthday surrounded by Christmas decorations.

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20. You end up getting really apathetic about your birthday after years of no one being around to celebrate it…

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21. …because you’re always getting upstaged by another December baby.

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Jemima Skelley is a senior writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
Mat Whitehead is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
 
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