"I got cheated out of presents all my life. I would get one present, total, for my birthday and Christmas, combined. My mom and dad would get me gifts for both, but everyone else would give one gift."
How about celebrating your birthday. Was there a separate celebration?
"Christmas Eve my family got together and sang happy birthday to me. We still do it, even though my parents have passed."
If you could give advice to people with a child that has a birthday on Christmas, what would you say?
"My mom, one time, would put numbers in a bag up to 31, and picked one out for July and we celebrated then. Make sure you celebrate. Give a birthday to them."
What was the best gift you every received?
"A fur coat from Clover. A black rabbit coat my mom got me."
Was that a Christmas or birthday gift?
"A birthday present. It was something I always wanted."
Do you still have it?
"No. I was like 9. It fell apart."
How do you feel, as an adult, about having your birthday on Christmas?
"When you get older, it doesn't really matter anymore. As long as I'm around my family and friends, that's all that matters."