Tomorrow, December 16th, is the birthday of someone close to me, and it has set me wondering what it must be like to have a birthday even nearer to Christmas or even on Christmas Day. Ideally, you would want your birthday to be special and different so June would be a good month - far enough away from most festive days such as Easter, Christmas, New Year.
My own birthday is in October, which I can't really complain about except that it is quite near Hallowe'en, which seems to have taken over from the old Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night on November 5th. Another example of two festivals being so close together that they have been combined. Shame!