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Ten Facts About Your December Baby

Vitabiotics | Published: 13/05/2024

Ten Facts About Your December Baby

Ten Facts About December Babies

Are you due this month or have a child who was born in December? Here are ten facts about December babies, including December star signs, December birth stones and famous people born in December.

Here Are Facts About December Babies

All I want for Christmas is you, baby! December-born babies may have to wait till the end of the year for their birthday, and their gifts will often come in Christmas wrapping, but they are born in a month of celebration, parties, and cheer.

Your December-born baby is likely to have a long life. A study from the Journal of Aging Research reports that people born in December are more likely to live to 105, or even longer.

Is your December baby a boy? A study found that men born in November, December, and January are more likely to be left-handed. However, women born in those same months don't show the same bump in left-handedness.

Your December-born baby is also more likely to be a successful athlete. In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell’s research found that most high-achieving athletes were born between September and December. He suggested that this could be explained because children born between September and December are physically more advanced than the summer-born babies in their class. As an example, England and Chelsea footballer Raheen Stirling is a December baby

December babies have not one but two birthstones.

Your December baby will be a Sagittarius or Capricorn

The December birth flowers are holly and narcissus.

There were three number one songs during December 2022

According to an Apartment Therapy survey about what your birth month says about your home, it’s important to your December-born baby that their room is comfortable and inviting, but they are more concerned with getting the vibe right rather than making it spotless.

Famous people born in December include Dame Judi Dench and singer Louis Tomlinson.

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Famous People Born In December

Wondering about famous people born in December? Famous people born in December are a creative bunch, including:

  • Louis Tomlinson, One Direction singer
  • Kit Harington, actor
  • Maggie Smith, actor
  • Jane Austen, author
  • Ozzie Osbourne, singer, and TV personality
  • Raheem Stirling, footballer
  • Dame Judi Dench, actor
  • Ada Lovelace, scientist

What Is The December Birth Flower?

The December birth flowers are holly and narcissus.

Holly plants have been in people's homes and gardens for centuries as a festive decoration. Before this, the holly was seen as a symbol of fertility and an effective way to protect places from witches in Pagan times.

There are over 50 species of narcissus, and daffodil is the common name for these spring-flowering bulb.

What’s The Birth Stone For December Babies?

Those with December birthdays have two birthstones to choose from: Tanzanite or Blue Topaz.

The topaz represents love and affection and represents a promise of everlasting love and fidelity. It is said that anyone who wears topaz will be blessed with intelligence and strength.

Tanzanite is blue in appearance, with rich overtones of purple, and there are not many other stones quite like it. Tanzanite can only be found in one place in the world - Tanzania, near Mount Kilimanjaro. The warm hues are associated with generosity and friendship, while wearers of tanzanite are said to be given a helping hand dealing with change.

What’s The Star Sign For December Babies?

If you have a baby born in December, their star sign will be:

Sagittarius (22nd November – 21st December)

  • Giving, adventurous, imaginative, energetic, happy, imaginative, and open to opportunity are all words and phrases to describe your Sagittarius baby
  • They love to be on the move and often grow into keen travellers. The minute their legs learn how, they will be on the move, a lot!
  • They love to be surrounded by people, and are not keen on alone time. Freedom is the key to a Sagittarius child. As much as they love the company of others, they do not like to be smothered and will not be keen on being showered with affection.
  • Encourage your Sagittarius child to concentrate on the job in hand and see it through to the end.

Capricorn (22nd December – 19th January)

  • Your Capricorn baby is likely to be sensible, stubborn, decisive, focussed, organised, hard-working and mature
  • Capricorn children can appear more mature and older than they actually are, with quite a serious outlook even from a young age.
  • As they grow into school age, they often become hardworking and unlikely to get distracted
  • Be careful what you say in front of your Capricorn, as they will pick up on every little comment you make.

Number 1 Songs In December:

Christmas songs rule over the December charts!

If your baby was born in 2023, there were two number 1 songs:

  • Jack Harlow with Lovin on Me
  • Followed by Wham with Last Christmas from 8th December

If your baby was born in 2022, there were several number one songs.

  • Taylor Swift, Anti Hero – To 8th December
  • Maria Carey, All I Want For Christmas Is You – To 15th December
  • Wham, Last Christmas

If your baby was born in 2021, there were three number one songs during December:

  • From 28th November, Easy on Me, Adele
  • 16th December, Merry Christmas, Ed Sheeran, and Elton John
  • 24th December, Sausage rolls for everyone, Ladbaby ft Ed Sheeran and Elton John

Was your December baby born in 2020? The number one songs were:

  • From 5th November, Positions by Ariana Grande
  • 17th December, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Maria Carey
  • 31st December, Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ by LadBaby

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Once You’ve Read Facts About December Babies, Read These Posts:

Read our facts about: January babies, February babies, March babies, April babies, May babies, June babies, July babies, August babies and facts about September babies, October babies, November babies.

Meet the Author

Gill Crawshaw

Gill Crawshaw

Copywriter / Editor of TalkMum Blog

Gill Crawshaw

Copywriter / Editor of TalkMum Blog

Pregnancy and parenting editor and writer, mum of two Gill Crawshaw is the editor of the TalkMum blog, and a writer who specialises in pregnancy and parenting. With over 18 years experience in digital content creation, she also writes the blog A Baby On Board, which covers the parenting journey. Gill has two tween-age children and lives in south London.

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