You’ll never be stuck for something to post on social media again with our comprehensive December Content Calendar Ideas, filled with inspiration and templates for creating social media posts.
Updated every year to include daily, weekly and monthly celebrations in December, this December content calendar can be used worldwide to find events for content creation, complete with marketing ideas and hashtags.
You’ve probably seen calendars filled with content ideas before, but not like this one! Our December Content Calendar not only includes multiple ideas for each day of December, but it includes a whole bunch of templates to match.
And to make it even more fun (and useful) we’ve included the following for the month of December:
- Multiple celebrations for each day of the month in December
- Bonus “Unique and Unusual” Holidays for extra ideas.
- Week-long holiday celebrations
- Month-long holiday celebrations
Celebrate international, national or local holidays or post about something unique with our unique and unusual holiday ideas, just for fun!
From International Chocolate Day to Talk like a Pirate Day and Bacon Day, there’s something in this calendar to spark your creativity. Not to mention all the major holidays from Valentine’s Day to Halloween and in between!
How to Use the December Content Calendar Ideas
Here’s are a few tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of this calendar:
- Choose the holidays and celebrations that suit your brand. Having some fun with unique and unsual holidays can be a great way to be relatable (and more human!) to your audience. Look at each holiday to see if it suits your “voice”.
- This list isn’t exhaustive. Use it as a starting point to think of ideas for content.
- Dates may change. Please note that the holidays featured, dates of celebration and hashtags may change on any given year. We will do our best to keep it up to date, but please check for changes before publishing.
- Check Instragram Hashtags. Although we aim to share hashtags that are not banned by Instagram, we recommend you still check as the status of a hashtag can change overnight. Use the tips in this post to check hashtags first. Over 100k hashtags are banned by Instagram at any time (temporarily or indefinitely). This is because the hashtag or content posted under that hashtag violates Instagram’s Community Guidelines. Unfortunately it also includes “normal” hashtags like “Easter, Valentine’s Day, New Years”. They’re “banned” or removed when content posted under the hashtag violates Instagram’s guidelines. Banned hashtags may change – so always check first.
- Get Creative. Use a template or add your own images and assets to illustrate the day you’re celebrating. Another alternative is to use a quote. For example, Walt Disney Day is a perfect opportunity to quote the famous man!
Month of December Content Calendar Ideas
Here are our local, national, international (and unique and unusual) holidays for the month of December:
World AIDS Day
Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever “global day”. Find out more about World AIDS Day here. With an estimated 36 million people living with AIDS worldwide this calendar day is highly important for continued awareness and support. This year, use #WAD2018 hashtag for sharing as part of your December content.
Eat a Red Apple Day
As they say, #EatARedAppleDay. Celebrate apples!
National Rhubarb Vodka Day
Any drink celebration is a good celebration right?
Starts on December 2nd, 2018 (see Week-long celebrations).
Special Education Day
#SpecialEducationDay – to celebrate teachers, administrators, students and parents the world over. Find out more here.
National Mutt Day
Celebrate your furry friend and find out more here.
From apple to banana to zucchini and corn – even tempura – celebrate the humble “Fritter” in your December content.
Walt Disney Day
Bring out your favorite Walt Disney or Mickey Mouse quote!
Roof Over Your Head Day
Bringing awareness to millions of homeless people worldwide – add it to your December content.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Use the #IDPWD hashtag.
World Wildlife Conservation Day
Find out more on the WWF Website.
Bake, eat or talk about all things cookies with #NationalCookieDay
National Dice Day
Celebrate game play around the world as part of your December content.
World Soil Day
An initiative of UN, World Soil Day is all about that special upper layer of our earth in which plants grow!
Celebrate everything beer, wine whisky and cocktails. Repeal day marks the end of America’s “dry” period with Prohibition from January 5th 1919 to December 5th, 1933. Find out more on their website and add it to your December content.
International Ninja Day
December content just wouldn’t be the same without some Ninjas. Have fun with ninja themes!
National Sacher Torte Day
Yes, apparently there’s a ‘day’ for this unique dessert from Vienna.
St Nicholas Day
The original Santa Claus and Father Christmas, St Nicholas gave out small gifts in secret on the 6th (celebrated in Eastern Countries on the 19th). Hang a stocking, give someone a surprise gift, or raise a glass to St Nic!
A day to mark the importance of miners to our society.
National Gazpacho Day
Popular in the US and spanish-speaking countries, so add it to your December content.
Bartender Appreciation Day
It’s always a good day to appreciate bartenders!
Pearl Harbour Remembrance Day
Commemoration of the bombing of Pearl Harbour in 1941 and what it meant around the world. Find out more here.
Civil Aviation Day
Acknowledging the importance of civil aviation worldwide.
Cotton Candy Day
Perfect for Instagram, celebrate the day a dentist and confectioner created cotton candy (or candy floss) in 1897!
Bring out your “but first, coffee” quotes on Instagram!
National Brownie Day
Brownie lovers across the world unite… and share recipes!
Guinness World Record Day
Celebrate the quirky and wonderful world records in your December content.
Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day
#PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay – from Dr Who to Outlander, this is a popular concept that’s fun to create content around.
National Pastry Day
Did somebody say Crossaint?
International Anti Corruption Day
An initiative of the UN that may be relevant to your audience as part of your December content. Find out more here.
Christmas Card Day
If you still send out Christmas Cards, do it by today!
Human Rights Day
Founded by the United Nationals, find out more here.
Nobel Prize Day
The day the Nobel Prizes are announced!
Dewey Decimal System Day
Have an audience that loves books? Celebrate the long-standing Dewey Decimal System for libraries.
International Mountain Day
Half of the world’s population depends on mountains for water, food and energy. Celebrate by encouraging your community to share their favorite mountain photo. #InternationalMountainDay.
Gingerbread House Day
What’s a Christmas month without Gingerbread, right? Hold a Gingerbread challenge, share photos or recipes. Or just eat it.
Celebrate the plant associated with Christmas in some parts of the world.
National Cocoa Day
In some parts of the world it’s the perfect time for a hot cup of cocoa. In others, iced chocolate might be the way to go! Ask your audience what they would choose!
National Violin Day
From country rock to classical music, celebrate the violin in your December contnet.
National Day of the Horse
Check out the Facebook Page for more information.
Celebrating the underdogs of music, literature, movies and life. Who’s your favorite unsung hero? Find out more here.
National Salesperson Day
Who can you celebrate in your team?
Free Shipping Day
This date changes annually but it’s a great opportunity to run a sale with free shipping via your website, email or social media.
National Cupcake Day
#NationalCupcakeDay is a no brainer. It’s Cupcakes!
Bill of Rights Day
Celebrated and remembered in the US every year.
Chocolate Covered Anything Day
Need we say more? It’s all about chocolate.
Wright Brothers Day
Celebrate the day aviation was born, back in 1903.
National Maple Syrup Day
A day to talk about all things maple syrup. Sweeten up your December content.
International Migrants Day
Another UN-recognised day of celebration.
“Migration has always been with us. Climate change, demographics, instability, growing inequalities and aspirations for a better life, as well as unmet needs in labour markets, mean it is here to stay” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Crossword Puzzle Day
Use the hashtag #CrosswordPuzzleDay.
National Hard Candy Day
Did you know the first hard candies were prescribed as a remedy for stomach ailments.
Hot Tip: Fun Facts can be engaging!
National Sangria Day
Do we even need a reason? Well, now we have one.
National Regifting Day
Traditionally a fun day for office workers to re-gift unwanted office gifts. Maybe put a twist on it and pay it forward in some way.
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Held on the 3rd Friday in December every year, this is a chance to engage your audience about their Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Or for the Southern Hemisphere, flip this to Ugly Cristmas T-Shirts! There’s even a website if you want to get updates on all things Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice 2018
The day of the year with the least daylight hours. It varies between 20 to 23rd December every year in the North Hemisphere and conversely it’s the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time. Check out how we took a take on this to create some December content for a sale in the image below.
National Flashlight Day
Coincides with the Winter Solstice to mark the day that flashlights were invented (ie flashlights + shortest day of the year). Use #NationalFlashlightDay
International Dalek Remembrance Day
This one is for you, Dr Who Fans. It marks the day the Dalek appeared on our screens back in 1963.
Forefathers Day (US)
A day for Americans to remember where they have come from and how much their forefathers had to work for what they have today.
Date Nut Bread Day
The real question is… heated? Butter? Cream cheese? And is it really better than Banana Bread?
National Roots Day
A day for talking about ancestry and heritage as part of your December content.
If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you’ll know what this alternative Christmas holiday is all about. Share a Seinfeld meme to honor the fictional #Festivus.
Wish your audience a Merry Christmas on Christmas Eve.
National Egg Nog Day
For those of you that partake in eggnog, is your recipe the best in the world? Run a poll on Instagram to see if your audience loves it or doesn’t love it at Christmas.
Find free Christmas stock photography a-plenty on sites like unsplash.com and pixabay.com. And don’t forget to search ‘EasilStock’ in the Easil library to find a range of exclusive Christmas stock photography just like the one found in the template below.
Have you been naughty or nice? Don’t forget to create your Christmas content for December. You might also want to check out our post here about getting your Christmas promotions rocking!
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The holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas in many Commonwealth countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand.
Thank You Note Day
A great day to be grateful and send a thank you note. Or do a virtual thank you note with a shout out for somebody online.#ThankYouNoteDay is a nice twist on all the Christmas posts for some December content that stands out.
National Whiners Day
This is the day you are allowed to whine about being too tired, overeating, having to go back to work or having to clean up. Or so we hear!
National Fruitcake Day (US)
The day Fruitcake lovers celebrate Fruitcake.
National Chocolate Candy Day
A day to eat all the treats from Christmas as part of your December content!
No Interruptions Day
The last work day for the year for many.
National Card Playing Day
Use #CardPlayingDay to post about this.
Tick Tock Day
Observed to remind us only two days are left in the year!
National Pepper Pot Day (US)
Held to celebrate the pepper pot “soup that won the war” when George Washington asked his army’s chef to feed the continental army a meal to boost morale in 1777-1778.
A super popular day around this world of bacon-lovers. Also celebrated on 31st August in some places. Can you have too many Bacon Days?
New Year’s Eve
Celebrate this year, and the beginning of the new year!
National Champagne Day
Perfectly paired with New Year’s Eve, right?
Make up your Mind Day
A day to encourage you to quit wavering, take a side, follow through with a decision and stick to it. Use #MakeUpYourMindDay to post on social media.
Are you inspired to create December content from this list? Here’s some more resources to help you out with our week-long and month-long celebrations for December:
Week-Long December Content Calendar Ideas
Some celebrations in December go for more than a single day. Here are a few ideas for week-long December holidays and celebrations:
- Hanukkah – celebrated between 2nd December and 10 December 2018
- Gluten-Free Baking Week – December 16-22 (the week before Christmas)
- National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 4-10 (first week)
- Human Rights Week – December 10-17.
- Cookie Cutter Week – December 1-7.
- It’s About Time Week – December 25-31
- Halcyon Days – December 14-28 (Always 7 days before and 7 days after the Winter Solstice).
Month-Long December Content Calendar Ideas
Some celebrations and holidays span the entire month of December, so you have plenty of opportunity to feature them:
- AIDS Awareness Month – celebrated between 2nd December and 10 December 2018
- National Human Rights Month – a time to stand for equality, dignity and human rights of all humans.
That’s a December Wrap!
Now you have bucket-loads of December holiday and celebration day ideas (as well as week-long and month-long celebrations). Go and create awesome posts with visuals to engage your audience in the Christmas month! Oh and don’t forget to check out our Christmas Quotes Post:
25 Christmas Quotes and Templates for Festive Holiday Social Media Posts (Hint: It includes templates!)
Over to You
What’s your favorite December Day of Celebration? Have we missed any?
Tell us in the comments below.