December birthdays can be tricky; on one hand everyone’s in a good mood and ready to have fun, on the other hand you have to plan well in advance before everyone gets booked up.
You can also get saddled with joint presents wrapped in Christmas paper as the festivities overshadow your special day.
But now a series of studies have found that being born in the last month of year has many advantages — some consolation for Santa crashing your birthday.
Various studies have found a number of benefits to being born in December, according to an article in The Sun.
And the best one is December babies live longer!
According to a study published in the Journal of Ageing Research, having a birthday in the final month of the year means you’re more likely to live beyond the age of 100 (up to 105, to be precise).
I think that means more presents, to make up for all the joint Christmas ones.
December babies are also nicer people. A study carried out of 400 people found those born in winter months were less likely to be irritable.
There could also be more birthdays for a December baby due to them being at a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. According to a study of 1,749,400 people from the United States, December babies have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
December babies are more likely to become dentists. Researchers from the Office of National Statistics found a statistical link between birth month and certain professions, reports the Mirror.
December babies are also natural born athletes, according to a study in the International Journal of Sports Medicine. This has been linked to more exposure to vitamin D during a summer pregnancy.
And if that wasn’t all cause for celebration apparently December babies are more likely to be morning people. A study of Italian and Spanish university students found those born around December were significantly more likely to be morning people than those born in the summer.
If you’re still not convinced just take comfort in the fact you weren’t born in January when most people really aren’t in the mood to party.
Please share with all the December babies you know.