Celebrations around the world other than Christmas
Hanukkah: Hanukkah, celebrated from December 18 to 26 this year.
Chalica: Celebrated by Unitarian Universalists, from December 5 to 11 this year.
Krampusnacht: Krampusnacht, celebrated on December 5, is the preamble to Christmas where an evil Santa.
Bodhi Day: Bodhi Day, a Buddhist holiday falling on December 8 this year.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Celebrating the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, on December 8.
Saint Lucy's Day: The Christian feast day on December 13 is for the third-century martyr, Saint Lucy.
Las Posadas: Celebrated mostly in Latin America from December 16 to 24.
Winter Solstice: Pagans, dragoons, spiritualists and all kinds celebrate the Winter Solstice on December 21.
Yaldā Night: This Iranian Winter Solstice celebration, also on December 21.
Dongzhi Festival: Falling on December 22 this year, this secular winter solstice festival observed in China.