December 25

December 25 - Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on December 25, include:

  • A'Phabet Day or No "L" Day 
  • Christmas 
  • Christmas Pudding Day 
  • Hanukkah Begins - December 25, 2024
  • National Pumpkin Pie Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include December 25, are:

  • Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2024 - January 5, 2025
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over (Winter Enforcement) - December 18, 2024 - January 1, 2025
  • Hanukkah - Evening of December 25, 2024 through Evening of January 2, 2025
  • It's About Time Week - December 25-31
  • Tie One On For Safety Campaign - Runs November 28, 2024 through January 1, 2025 (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include December 25, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our December Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of December.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Cross Christmas Ornament

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - December 25, 2024 - Mid February, 2025

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for December 25 is Capricorn.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for December are:

  • Holly/Narcissus - Sweetness, Self-Esteem, Vanity, The Sweetness of whoever receives it


The Birthstone(s) for December is Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1642 - Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion) (d. 1727)
  • 1821 - Clara Barton, American nurse who founded the American Red Cross (d. 1912)
  • 1887 - Conrad Hilton, American businessman who founded the Hilton Hotels (d. 1979)
  • 1890 - Robert Ripley, publisher who founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! (d. 1949)
  • 1899 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca) (d. 1957)
  • 1924 - Rod Serling, American writer and producer (Twilight Zone) (d. 1975)
  • 1946 - Jimmy Buffett, American singer and songwriter (Margaritaville)
  • 1948 - Barbara Mandrell, American singer, actress, and TV host (Mandrell Sisters)
  • 1949 - Sissy Spacek, American actress and singer (Carrie, Coal Miner's Daughter)
  • 1954 - Annie Lennox, Scottish singer and songwriter (Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams)
  • 1971 - Dido - English singer and songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • 1946 - W.C.Fields, American writer, actor, and comedian (b. 1880)
  • 1977 - Charlie Chaplin, English actor and comedian (b. 1889)
  • 1989 - Billy Martin, American baseball player and NY Yankee Manager (b. 1928)
  • 1995 - Dean Martin, American singer and actor (The Dean Martin Show) (b. 1917)
  • 2006 - James Brown, American singer, songwriter known as the Godfather of Soul (b. 1933)
  • 2008 - Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (Santa Baby) (b. 1927)
  • 2016 - George Michael, British singer and songwriter (Wham/solo artist) (b. 1963) (This one hurt - George Michael was one of my all time favorites and I've chosen some of his songs for our daily music section several times already: February 7 - his duet with Aretha Franklin - "I Knew You Were Waiting; May 4 - his unplugged version of "Fastlove", and June 2 - Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!")

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1871 - Inventory Thomas Edison marries Mary Stilwell
  • 1945 - Actor John Wayne divorces wife Josephine Saenz
  • 1997 - Actress Rue McClanahan (Golden Girls) marries actor and producer Morrow Wilson
  • 1999 - Actor and comedian Jerry Seinfeld marries Jessica Skylar

Quote of the Day

Tis the Season To Be Grateful!

Tis The Season To Be Grateful!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

The Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for December 25th, is to throw some fresh fruit and vegetables into your Christmas holiday meal.

Christmas Tree Produce Tray

Most people often do not eat as much healthy produce during the winter months, and the traditional holiday meal can be loaded with calories. It's a great help to those who are vegetarians as well. You can find more tips on our Produce Tray page and our Christmas Food page!

This Day in History

  • 1 - First Christmas
  • 336 - First Christmas celebration in Rome
  • 1066 - Duke William of Normandy is crowned King of England
  • 1492 - Christopher Columbus, on his ship Santa Maria runs onto reefs off of Haiti and sinks
  • 1643 - Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company
  • 1776 - George Washington crosses the Delaware River at night and surprises and defeats 1,400 Hessians
  • 1831 - Louisiana and Arkansas are the first US states to observe Christmas as a holiday
  • 1837 - US forces defeat the Seminole Indians at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee
  • 1868 - US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers
  • 1914 - During WWI, on the battlefields between British troops and German troops, there was a truce to celebrate Christmas. It became known as the Christmas Truce. 
  • 1932 - A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits Gansu, China and kills 275 people
  • 1939 - Montgomery Ward introduces Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer
  • 1941 - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assumes command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor
  • 1983 - The first live telecast of the Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre at Disney World in Florida
  • 1991 - Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as President of the USSR
  • 2019 - Typhoon Phanfone in the Philippines leave 20 dead and thousands homeless
  • 2021 - NASA launches the James Webb Space Telescope

This Day in Music

  • 1818 - Silent Night is the first known Christmas carol sung in Austria
  • 1818 - Handel's Messiah premieres in Boston, MA
  • 1896 - The Stars & Stripes Forever is written by John Philip Sousa
  • 1954 - Bing Crosby's White Christmas that was released in 1947 hits the charts in the U.S. It eventually becomes the best selling Christmas song.
  • 1959 - Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) receives his first drum set for Christmas.
  • 1960 - James Taylor receives his first guitar for Christmas
  • 1965 - Over and Over by The Dave Clark Five's hits #1
  • 1971 - Brand New Key by Melanie hits #1
  • 1982 - The Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby hits #1 in the UK

Above is a version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah sung by the Pentatonix that is fitting for Christmas

This Day in Sports

  • 1862 - 40,000 Union army win watch the 165th New York Infantry vs. NY Regiment All-Star nine baseball game at Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • 1888 - The first indoor baseball game is played at the fairgrounds in Philadelphia
  • 1930 - The first US bobsled run in Lake Placid, NY is open to the public
  • 2008 - Phil Jackson becomes the sixth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games

Christmas Information from Holidays and Observances!

Word of the Day from Wiktionary


1. To go from house to house at Christmastime, singing carols

Merry Christmas!!

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