When we think of December, we think of it as the holiday season. Though most Americans are familiar with Christmas, there are several other holidays that take place in this winter month. Read on for links to learn more about them.
4 National Cookie Day. Get a free cookie at participating Quiznos  today!
5 It's Walt Disney 's Birthday. Check out a Disney movie or story today.
6 St. Nicholas Day  Learn about this popular holiday from Europe.
7 Pearl Harbor  Day
8 Hanukkah  begins at sunset. Learn about this Jewish holiday.
9 It's Jean de Brunhoff 's birthday. Read a story about Babar the Elephant.
12 Poinsettia Day 
13 Santa Lucia Day  Learn about this holiday with roots in Scandinavia and Sicily.
16 Las Posadas  Dec 16-24 Learn about this popular holiday from Mexico.
17 The modern Christmas card  got its start in 1843.
19 It's Eve Bunting 's birthday.
21 Winter Begins  Learn about cultures that celebrated the winter solstice.
30 It's Rudyard Kipling 's birthday
31 New Years Eve
Q: What did the big furry hat say to the warm, wooly scarf?
A: You hang around while I go on ahead.