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The Australians born on Christmas Day

As a kid, having your birthday on Christmas Day is the best scenario imaginable. 

You picture a day full of celebrations with family and friends, not to mention a cake and double the presents.

But with everyone running around organising Christmas celebrations, having a birthday on December 25 can have its pitfalls. 

Daily Mail Australia spoke to Christmas babies who revealed the ups and downs of being born on the special day. 

Sophie Stafford, a mental health worker from Rouse Hill in Sydney’s north-west, will turn 24 on December 25

The day is extra special for Ms Stafford because she shares her birthday with her twin brother (right)

The day is extra special for Ms Stafford because she shares her birthday with her twin brother (right)

Sophie Stafford, a mental health worker from Rouse Hill in Sydney’s north-west, will turn 24 on December 25.

The day is extra special for Ms Stafford because she shares her birthday with her twin brother.

‘I have the pleasure of being a twin… so even though it’s a crazy day I get to spend it with my brother and it’s unique to us,’ she said.

Ms Stafford admits the day is always a busy one, but being Christmas, there’s always plenty of family and friends around.

‘Typically I spend the morning with family opening birthday presents, then extended family come over and we do Christmas lunch… it’s pretty busy.’

Bondi woman Bri Healey will turn 26 this Christmas Day, or Bri-mass Day as her family have aptly renamed it.

Me Healey said her parents have always made a big deal of her birthday but most of her extended family would usually forget.

Despite the pitfalls she said she wouldn’t have it any other way.

‘I wouldn’t change it! At least I never had to work or go to school on my birthday,’ she said.

Brett Thomson, a roofer at Konka Construction in Port Macquarie said he used to feel ‘ripped off as a kid’ but as he grew older he has learnt to embrace his birthday.

Brett Thomson (right), a roofer at Konka Construction in Port Macquarie said he used to feel 'ripped off as a kid' but as he grew older he has learnt to embrace his birthday 

Brett Thomson (right), a roofer at Konka Construction in Port Macquarie said he used to feel ‘ripped off as a kid’ but as he grew older he has learnt to embrace his birthday 

'It's like winning the birth lottery,' Mr Thomson said 

‘It’s like winning the birth lottery,’ Mr Thomson said 

‘When I was younger I felt a bit ripped off, other friends that were born mid-year would get big presents twice a year,’ he said.

‘But how many people can say their born on Christmas Day?… it’s a jackpot I think… to be born on such a special day.  

‘Its like winning the birth lottery.’ 

Moss Vale mother-of-two Laura Kirkland will turn 26 on Christmas Eve.

She said now that she has kids her birthday is spent preparing for Christmas 

‘I had to wait all year for presents when I was younger, and now that I have kids I don’t really celebrate because I’m busy getting their Christmas stuff ready and playing Santa,’ she said.

Her tip for Christmas babies is to try and celebrate ‘Christmas and your birthday separately.’ 



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