Why December babies are seriously special, according to science.


Everyone I know that has a December birthday claims it’s a bit… shit.

Mainly because they have to compete with the best day of the year. Oh, and all their presents come wrapped in Christmas paper.

But hey, maybe the joke is on the rest of us because according to a bunch of (both scientific and not-so-scientific) studies, December babies have a whole bunch of other benefits that give them a major advantage over the rest of us.

Let’s see:

December babies live longer.

This study from 2011 found that the month you’re born may have a significant impact on how long you live, and those born in December have higher odds to become centurions than people born in other months.

The study suggests that December-born people have a significantly higher chance of surviving up to age 105+ compared to June babies.

December babies have a lower risk of heart disease.

(But uh… you might have to move to the Northern Hemisphere).

December babies may have more birthdays ahead of them due to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of data from 1,749,400 people from the United States suggested. In the US, December is a winter month and the study’s principal investigator reckons the findings have something to do with seasonal variations, according to the Washington Post.

December babies are nice people.

A survey of US college students shows people born in December complain less and have less frequent mood swings.

Good for them.

December babies are… more likely to become dentists?

This is a bit of a weird one, but yep – The Daily Mail reports UK census data from 2011 found December babies are the most likely to grow up and become dentists. And we all know dentists drive very nice cars.

So, December babies may get ripped off by a combined birthday-Christmas present combo, but it will all balance out when they become friendly, old dentists with healthy hearts. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯