Hello and welcome, December! HANUKKAH IS HERE! CHRISTMAS IS HERE! KWANZAA IS HERE! We’ve been waiting for December since, well, January, and we’re delighted that it’s here again! December is more than the usual holidays, though. Just to name a few, we’ve got National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), Cat Herders Day (December 15), National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16), and Bacon Day (December 30) and they all make this month even more magical! Read on to find out all of our awesome celebrations this month!
December starts off STRONG with Cookie Cutter Week December 1–7. Next up we’ve got National Cookie Day and National Dice Day (December 4). Cookies in the shape of dice? Yes please. Bathtub Party Day and International Ninja Day (December 5) are two separate but equally awesome days. You can host a bathtub party in which everyone is dressed like a ninja. To keep things interesting. National Salesperson Day (December 5) is a great excuse to hug a stranger and thank them for their helpful salesperson ways. Hanukkah (December 6–14) and we wish you a wonderful festival of lights! St. Nicholas Day falls on December 6, and you best believe we’re checking underneath our pillows for twigs. TWIGS! National Hand Washing Awareness Week runs from December 6–12. Kindly remember to wash your hands at least 5 times a day to significantly reduce your odds of getting sick this year! On National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), load up on PURE COLORFUL SUGAR! Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day (December 8) necessitates dressing in a trench coat, and running from between buildings or out of an alleyway and grabbing the nearest person to ask them, “WHAT YEAR IS IT?” When they tell you 2015, exclaim, “IT WORKED!” and run away whooping. Strongly recommended.
This Dewey Decimal System Day (December 10), take a moment to recognize the old fashioned and still useful way to get yo library books quickly. You could also Dewety Decimal-ize your own book collection. Nerdy! Gingerbread House Day (December 12), gives you an entire day to perfect your Hogwarts Gingerbread castle skills. On Cat Herders Day (December 15), show off your cat herding skills and bring all of the stray cats to your yard. Barbie and Barney Backlash Day and National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16) logically require you to spend the day complaining about Barney and Barbie while simultaneously covering everything in your pantry with chocolate.
Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf Day (December 18) is our favorite! We will cheerfully be answering the phone like Buddy the Elf all day. Crossword Puzzle Day (December 21), we ask you to recall what the name of an end of a shoelace is called. Classic crossword puzzle information. (It’s an aiglet). Humbug Day, Winter Solstice, and Yule all fall on December 21. Humbug Day allows everyone preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations, winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and Yule means celebrating the sun! National Date Nut Bread Day (December 22), try to appreciate the gift that no one does. At least it’s healthy? Festivus (December 23) is the celebration for the rest of us! Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, the aluminum pole, Festivus dinner and Festivus miracles all encouraged! Christmas Eve (December 24) is a no-brainer. It’s the day before Christmas, which is December 25!
Kwanzaa goes from December 26-January 1 and is a week-long celebration that honors African heritage in African-American culture culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Boxing Day, National Candy Cane Day, and National Thank You Note Day all fall on Dec 26. So give your servants their gifts, eat all the candy canes, and write one billion thank you notes! Bacon Day (December 30) is the one day you can eat every dish with bacon and NO ONE CAN JUDGE YOU. I mean, they can. But YOU WILL NOT CARE! New Year’s Eve is December 31 as usu, and we hope you have a safe night and a wonderful new year celebration!