December Holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a Happy New Year! These are only some of the greetings we exchange on the festive holidays in December. Other fun holidays we celebrate include the Winter Solstice, National Bacon Day, and even National Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day!

So get out your December calendar (all hail the month of the advent calendar!) and mark down some of these celebratory national days.

PET HOLIDAYS: This month, we let the dogs out for a very special holiday—National Mutt Day (December 2)! It's time to show those mixed breed puppers in the world some love.

FOOD HOLIDAYS: Our December calendar is all about desserts. This month, we celebrate a sweet that's been around since the 1800s on National Brownie Day (December 8). If cakes are more your speed, try National Cupcake Day (December 15). And if both of those don't quite hit the spot, National Cookie Day (December 4) might be just what the doctor ordered.

DRINKING HOLIDAYS: There are national days in December for both the wine and beer lovers in our lives. We celebrate Sangria Day on December 20. Hundreds of years ago, it used to be substituted for water (which wasn't safe to drink) because of its antibacterial qualities! We also enjoy National Lager Day (December 10).

ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS: Have you ever climbed a mountain? International Mountain Day (December 11) is just the time to try. If you're more of a homebody, why not do a crossword on National Crossword Puzzle Day (December 21)?

Find a complete list of December holidays below, and happy celebrating!

National Mutt Day
Let's throw this day to the dogs! Not just any dog, though. Today, we toast to the mixed breeds of ...
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National Cookie Day
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? On National Cookie Day, who cares? These days, cookies have become the ...
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International Ninja Day
Back in 2003, Ninja Burger created International Ninja Day on December 5 as a way to celebrate the Ninja "speed" ...
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National Brownie Day
What is rich, chocolatey, chewy and life changing? That's right –– brownies. Every year on December 8th, brownie lovers come ...
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National Lager Day
Dec. 10 may not be the only day we enjoy this light, crisp, blonde adult beverage, but it sure is ...
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International Mountain Day
Mountains are some of the most interesting geological features that our world has to offer. Clear proof of the massive ...
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National Cupcake Day
Swirled with frosting, covered in sprinkles, dipped in ganache, or drizzled with chocolate, cupcakes are a one-of-a-kind dessert that are ...
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National Maple Syrup Day
Maine might have its lobsters, but Vermont has its maple syrup. For something so clear, it's sort of ironic that ...
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Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day
There have been dozens of excellent Christmas movies released through the years, but perhaps none as lovable as Will Ferrell's ...
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Sangria Day
Sangria was first introduced during the Roman invasion of the Spanish region, where they added wine and other spices to ...
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National Crossword Puzzle Day
Did you know that the first crossword puzzle was created by Arthur Wynne and published on December 21, 1913 in ...
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Festivus: it might have been made "for the rest of us," but this pop-culture holiday has become such a mainstay ...
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Chiristmas Eve
If there's anything better than Christmas, it's Christmas Eve. The anticipation of reindeer hooves pitter-pattering on the roof, Christmas Eve ...
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There are so many things to love about the Christmas holiday—the winter-themed drinks, the festive parties, the outrageous decorations, the ...
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National Thank You Note Day
Think thank you notes don't exist these days? Think again... December 26 is National Thank You Note Day. Put your ...
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National Boxing Day
Did you know that boxing day originating in the UK? In the UK Boxing Day is known as a shopping ...
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National Bacon Day
Mmmm, bacon. Just saying the word makes us hungry. Whether you like your bacon on a burger, crumbled over a ...
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New Year's Eve
Did you know that the first places in the world to ring in the New Year are Samoa, Tonga, and ...
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