Some say it’s a blessing, while others call it a curse. Being born on Christmas can be fun and certainly gives people something to talk about. But, it also means sharing your birthday with one of the most beloved holidays – which means less gifts for some.
Some Christmas baby stories will melt your heart, showing what the Christmas spirit is truly about. And, you probably didn’t know so many several celebrity babies were born on the holiday.
Whether they love or hate their Christmas birthdays, these babies will forever have Christmas tattooed in their hearts, as they celebrate a birthday every year on December 25th.
15 Hailie Jade Scott Mathers
Although it may be hard to imagine her as anything but the little blond girl rapper Eminem used to rap about and tote along on red carpet events, Hailie Jade is all grown up now. Born on Christmas day in 1995, Eminem’s daughter has grown up to become a studious, athletic, and creative woman who is pursuing a college degree at Michigan State University.
14 Annie Lennox
Born in 1954, Annie Lennox is a Christmas baby who will always be known for her vocals in British music duo, the Eurythmics. Lennox claims some amazing titles, like “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive” by VH1 and one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Lennox released her own Christmas music album in 2010, entitled A Christmas Cornucopia.
13 The Baby Who Celebrated Half-Birthdays
Holly R. was born two weeks early on Christmas day, sending her mom into labor as she began making Christmas dinner. Holly’s parents had picked out the name “Lisa” when her mother was pregnant, but decided on Holly, thanks to her festive birthday. Growing up, Holly had celebrated a half-birthday on June 25th each year, rather than her actual birthday, to separate the two holidays.
English singer and songwriter, Dido, was born on Christmas day in 1971 in Kensington, London. Interestingly, she rose quickly to super stardom in the United States when she provided vocals to Eminem’s song “Stan” in 2001. Maybe the collaboration was meant to be, as Dido and Eminem’s daughter share the same magical birthday.
11 The Christmas Baby With A Christmas Eve Sister
Loma-Ann M. has two daughters with very jolly birthdays. Her first was born on Christmas day, two days early. Although she was excited about the birth, she wasn’t thrilled about her daughter’s birthday being shared with the holiday. So, when Loma-Ann went into labor about a week early with her second daughter, on Christmas Eve, she was determined to have her that day. She was successful, and was able to get home in time for Christmas – and her first daughter’s birthday.
10 Robert Ripley
Born on December 25th, 1890, Robert Ripley became one of America’s most well-known personalities and entrepreneurs. Ripley is, perhaps, most known for his creation of the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! franchise that focuses on rare and bizarre things from around the world. But, he originally became famous for his newspaper cartoon series that focused on everything from travel to sports.
9 Sir Isaac Newton
English mathematician and physicist, Isaac Newton, was born on Christmas day in 1642. Newton was born prematurely, and was rumored to have been so small that he fit inside of a mug. His rough start didn’t seem to stop him, as he grew to excel in his academics and later created important formulas and scientific laws we use today.
8 The Christmas Baby Who Shares Her Birthday With Her Cousin
Dani and Eric H. from Colorado welcomed their baby girl on Christmas day 2015, about 2 weeks early. Little did they know that the baby’s cousin would be born the same day, just four hours later, but thousands of miles away. Eric’s sister, Ashley, began having contractions soon after Dani, who was actually due after Ashley. Ashley also welcomed a baby girl.
7 The Christmas Baby Who Shares a Birthday With Mom
Heidi A. was due on December 8th, but didn’t make her grand entrance into the world until Christmas day, after her mother started having contractions as she stuffed the Christmas turkey. Her mom, a German who immigrated to the US on Christmas day two years before Heidi’s birth, decided to call her daughter Heidi, after the story of a girl longing to get back to her Swiss mountain home.
The biggest irony of Heidi’s story, though, isn’t just being born on Christmas day, which is also the day her mom’s life changed. Instead, the true miracle is that Christmas day is also her mother’s birthday.
6 Justin Trudeau
Born a Christmas baby in 1971, the current Canadian Prime Minister has made a lot of headlines this past year. Not only has he personally visited Syrian refugees to hand out winter coats, he’s also big on women’s rights, eco-friendliness, and legalizing marijuana. And, women all over the world seem to be falling in love with him.
5 The Baby Born To A Stroke Victim
On December 25th, 2015, Denise D. gave birth to her son, Samuel, two weeks early. Her whole pregnancy had been a huge, wonderful surprise to her after she suffered a stroke in March the same year. Not only did she bounce back from the stroke, but she carried a healthy baby boy to join her and her husband on Christmas day.
4 Humphrey Bogart
Born on Christmas day of 1899 in New York City, Humphrey Bogart was bound to be in the spotlight. Bogart got his start on Broadway, but turned to film after the stock market crash of 1929. And he certainly was in the spotlight thereafter, starring in some of the most famous films of his time. Casablanca, The African Queen, and To Have and Have Not are a few of the credits to his name.
3 The Tiny, Early Christmas Baby
The first Christmas baby of 2015 born in Wellington, New Zealand made headlines for her super-tiny stature of 2.5 kg, which is about 5 ½ pounds. She was born 2 weeks early and her mom, although she wasn’t thrilled at first about her daughter sharing her birthday with the holiday, calls her “such a special gift.”
2 Sissy Spacek
Actress and singer, Sissy Spacek, was born on the jolliest holiday in 1949 in Texas. Best known for her role in the horror film, Carrie, in 1976, she has since starred in award-winning movies like Coal Miner’s Daughter and In The Bedroom. She’s also earned a Grammy nomination for her song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” used in her film of the same name.
1 The Miracle Baby
Joanne and Robert F. both suffer from a rare form of cancer: Joanne has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and Robert has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The couple were told that, because of their diseases, they wouldn’t be able to have children.
But in 2015, Joanne got the unexpected news that she was, indeed, expecting. The couple welcomed a healthy baby boy on the most joyous of days: Christmas. The couple believes their son, Henry, is a miracle all on his own, but being born on Christmas day makes his birth just a bit more special.