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How to Celebrate Christmas Adam (Even If You Don’t Know What It Is!)

Have you heard about Christmas Adam on social media? Or has someone wished you a Merry Christmas Adam? This unusual holiday is on December 23 and you probably have no idea what it is!

Our guide explains what Christmas Adam is and offers fun and unique ways to celebrate the day.

What Is Christmas Adam?

Christmas Adam is an unofficial holiday on December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. The name Christmas Adam is a reference to Adam coming before Eve in creation in the Bible.

While Christmas Eve is the official name of December 24, because it is the evening or “eve” before Christmas Day, many people have decided to create a Christmas Adam holiday, as well.

In the Bible Adam and Eve are a pair and you literally couldn’t have Eve without Adam.

Fun Things To Do to Celebrate Christmas Adam

As there is no official holiday playbook for Christmas Adam because it isn’t a well-known holiday, you may be wondering how to celebrate the day?

In fact, not many people admit to celebrating Christmas Adam day, however a lot of families do it in secret.

Here are fun ways to celebrate Christmas Adam.

white paper tree on marble table next to gold reindeer decorations

Eat Ribs

In the Bible, Eve is created from one of Adam’s ribs by God.

A cheeky way to celebrate Christmas Adam is to cook ribs for dinner or go out to eat and enjoy a rib meal.

Eat an Apple Pie or Apple Dessert

The Garden of Eden was where Adam and Eve lived until they were tempted by Satan to eat an apple, the forbidden fruit to them.

Bake up an apple pie, apple turnover or any other apple dessert for the day. Candied apples are another great idea.

Rename Animals

Adam was the man who named all of the animals in the Bible. While you can’t rename animal species for Christmas Adam holiday, you can give your pets, your kids and your family different names just for the day. Everyone has to use their name on December 23 and can’t use their real names!

Watch an Adam Sandler Christmas Movie

Watch “Eight Crazy Nights,” an Adam Sandler Christmas movie which is actually an animated film about Hanukkah.

Listen to an Adam Song

Adam Lambert’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” can be found on Youtube.

Adam Levine’s version of “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” is also another great choice.

Sleep Under the Christmas Tree

We all know you can’t sleep under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve because then Santa won’t come and bring presents. However, you CAN sleep under the sparkling lights of your Christmas tree on the night of December 23 because Santa Claus isn’t coming that night!

Be a Blessing To Others

Spend the day playing Secret Santa, surprising neighbors, friends and family with small gifts, kind gestures and maybe even some caroling.

Our You’ve Been Mugged game is a fun version of Secret Santa and is the perfect way to enjoy the day.

Play Christmas Games

Download printable Christmas games or enjoy board games you have at home in a relaxed day of hanging out with family and friends.

Our cute Christmas tic tac toe game is easy to make and a great way to keep kids entertained.

Make a Candy Nativity

Celebrate the season by making a fun candy nativity out of lollipops and Tootsie Rolls.

Create a Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve Boxes are a tradition in many parts of the world. Make sure you have your box ready for the next day by downloading our free labels and tags. We have a gift idea list, too, to make a great Christmas Eve box for the family.


Monday 15th of January 2024

I had no idea this was a special day…had never ever heard this before but I think it’s lovely!


Tuesday 16th of January 2024

I was surprised to hear about it, too. But any reason to celebrate is great :)