|Not celebrating me|
It's an interesting experience, having a birthday just before Christmas. You learn, at an early age, that your birthday is going to be swallowed up in the greater festivities. In other words, you learn to share. Your birthday. Attention paid to you. That kind of thing.
One of my managers at work was born on the fourth of July (our Independence Day). She was in elementary school before she realized that the parades and the fireworks on July 4th were not meant to celebrate her birthday.
A near-Christmas child learns early that most people get presents on their birthday and on Christmas. We - well, we are lucky if we even get noticed. Not quite the same situation as the person in the last paragraph, but it's similar in some ways.
Even born and raised in a Jewish household, I was not immune from the Great Christmas Takeover. (Also, back when I was young, Hanukkah was not the "major" holiday it is now.)
In a way, when I married into my (Christian) spouse's family and became related to two people in the same boat (so to speak) as I was in, I met other fellow sufferers. We'd been there, done (or not done) that. We always made sure we gave each other separate presents and cards for both occasions.
We learned to live with it, the three of us. Maybe even, a bit (a little bit?) enjoy it?
Do you or another family member share a near-birthday or birthday with Christmas?