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There are a few Christmas time birthdays in my family, mine being one of them! Some people dislike having a birthday near Christmas because your special day often gets combined with the Christmas holiday. Sometimes as a child I felt that way, but most of the time I loved having a Christmas season birthday! I loved the decorations, the beautiful music everywhere.
When I was a little girl my Aunt Carol would make me wonderful cakes. She loved to decorate cakes, something I would love to learn one day! Sometimes they would be teddy bear cakes or a Christmas theme. As for birthday gifts some years I got to pick out one or two Christmas gifts from under the tree to open early. I thought that was really cool when I was little! Then as I got older sometimes I would also get a special gift unrelated to Christmas.
Another relative who had a December birthday was my Great Aunt Pearl Chapman (nee Anderson). Pearl was born 25 Dec 1919, yes a Christmas day birthday! I have a feeling Aunt Pearl loved Christmas as she also chose Christmas day as her wedding day. She married Eldon Chapman on 25 Dec 1941, in Fredericton New Brunswick.