Share more moments: December 2022 Holidays and Observances
Whichever holidays you celebrate, whatever your traditions and whoever you call family, December is a month full of moments to celebrate.
It’s time to flip the calendar page, check out December holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. We’ve got lots of ideas to help you make the most of the holiday season.
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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Your Special Days in December
Grab your calendar and a notepad. For your personal list of notes to write and cards to send, think about:
- Weddings and anniversaries
- New babies and showers
- New jobs, promotions and retirements
- Thank-you notes
- Special events
- People you’re thinking about or praying for
- Folks you’ve been meaning to get in touch with
- Friends who need some extra care
Time to stock up?
The holiday spirit lasts all month long.
National Cookie Day is December 4.
December Holidays and Observances
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- International Day of Persons with Disabilities helps people understand the challenges and appreciate the contributions of people with disabilities.
- Learn ways to support friends with disabilities
National Cookie Day
- Browse cookie recipes
December 7 is National Letter Writing Day.
Lady of Guadalupe Day is December 12.
National Letter Writing Day
Human Rights Day/Week
Lady of Guadalupe Day/Dîa de la Virgen de Guadalupe
- Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and other Latinx folks commemorate the appearance of the Virgin Mary in 1531 with prayer, singing, feasting and processions.
Hanukkah begins December 18 at sundown.
Winter begins December 21.
Hanukkah begins at sundown
First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice
Nochebuena is December 24.
Christmas is December 25.
- What is Christmas?
- Get all our best Christmas card tips
- Shop Christmas cards
- What to write in a Christmas card
- Shop Christmas gifts
- Shop Christmas ornaments
- Shop Christmas wrap
- Browse our holiday ideas
Kwanzaa is December 26–January 1.
New Year’s Eve is December 31.
December 26-January 1
National Bacon Day
- Browse bacon recipes
New Year’s Eve
More Ideas for December
Dress your holiday gifts to impress
Get Hallmark’s expert tips for adding simple and stylish or fancy and festive finishing touches to all your Christmas presents.
Curate a Creative Christmas Care Package
Make a present extra meaningful by gathering lots of things your friend absolutely loves in one big box of happy.
Single During the Holidays" How to Have Fun and Stay Connected
Being single during the holidays doesn’t have to be dreadful. Read our reasons why, plus get lots of pro-tips for attending events without a plus one.
Support Friends When Holidays Are Hard
Find ways to share a bit of comfort and peace with friends dealing with grief and loss during the holidays.
Christmas and Kwanzaa: Keeping Family Holiday Traditions and Finding Your Own
Whether you’re looking to bring cherished family holiday traditions to the next generation or create a new kind of celebration, we’ve got lots of ideas.
Making the Holidays Your Own
Christmas trees play a big part in creating a feeling of coziness and wonder. Read why Hallmark writer Melvina Young supports you having 12 of them.
LOOKING AHEAD: Capture Your Story in 2022
There are a lot of reasons and ways people put their stories on paper. Get inspired to start a journal this year—or find new ideas to keep writing one fresh.
And Speaking of Fresh Starts
Get writers’ suggestions for messages to encourage and support people as they prepare for new beginnings and journeys.
December Celebration Planner
Download this December Celebration Planner page to help you keep track of this month’s special moments. IT’S FREE!
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