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December 25, 2006 Christmas Day

December 25, 2006, was a Monday. It was 17 years, 6 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on December 25, 2006:

  • Singer James Brown passes away at the age of 73.
Song charts

Popular songs

On December 25, 2006, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce
  • United Kingdom: "A Moment Like This" by Leona Lewis

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 25, 2006

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Irreplaceable - Beyonce
  • I Wanna Love You - Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg
  • Fergalicious - Fergie
  • Smack That - Akon Featuring Eminem
  • My Love - Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I.
Play the top singles from 2006
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2006. Take a trip back to the peak days of Shakira, Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley and Beyoncé.
The Pursuit of Happyness

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Pursuit of Happyness".

Facts

Christmas Day 2006 occurred 6,409 days ago. Approximately 214 months have passed. It was the 359th day of 2006, in week 52. The decade was the 2000s. The start of 2007 was just 6 days away. People who were born on December 25, 2006, are now 17 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 71 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to December 25, 2006

Let's go back to the 2000s.

The date is December 25, 2006, and it's a Monday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's Christmas Day of 2006, so most people are exchanging presents and spending time at home with their families.

In America, the song "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce is at the top of the singles charts, while "A Moment Like This" by Leona Lewis is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Jnr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Pursuit of Happyness is at the top of the box office. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Stargate SG-1", "The Royle Family", "Dog the Bounty Hunter", and "Friday Night Lights". People are using a software program called LimeWire to share music, software, and videos. Unfortunately, it is also a haven for computer viruses. Smartphones don't exist yet. There are no Androids or iPhones.

Cameras on phones have now become the norm. Furthermore, the quality of these cameras is continuing to increase with each new phone release. We are now entering an age where any event can be instantly photographed or recorded. Practically every teenager and adult has a MySpace or Bebo account. It's 2006, so the music charts are being dominated by the likes of Daniel Powter, Sean Paul, Nelly Furtado, James Blunt, Gnarls Barkley, Shakira and Natasha Bedingfield.

A rock music genre called "Emo" is extremely popular at the moment. The genre, which stands for "emotional hardcore", has created a subculture of "Emos" who dye their hair black and wear thick-framed glasses. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bam Bam Bigelow, Anna Nicole Smith, Eddie Jamaal Griffin, and Luciano Pavarotti would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Fight Night Round 2", "Black", "Kingdom Hearts II", and "Dead Rising".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Johnny Test", "Hannah Montana", and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse". Children are playing with toys such as Tamagotchi Connection , Baby Annabell, the PSP, and InteracTV.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 25, 2006.

  • Christmas Day 2006.

    Christmas Day 2006

    It was Christmas Day of 2006, so most people were exchanging gifts and spending time with their families.
  • Night at the Museum.

    Night at the Museum

    The film "Night at the Museum", starring Ben Stiller, was being shown in movie theaters during this time.
  • The Nintendo Wii is released.

    The Nintendo Wii is released

    The Nintendo Wii arrived just in time for Christmas 2006. Released in November 2006, the console boasted launch titles such as "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" and "Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz".
  • The PlayStation 3 is released.

    The PlayStation 3 is released

    Sony released the PlayStation 3 in November 2006.
  • LOLcats.

    LOLcats

    An Internet meme called "LOLcats" was incredibly popular. The meme consisted of photographs of cats with captions that had intentionally poor grammar and spelling.
  • Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

    Dixie Chicks - "Not Ready to Make Nice"

    "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks would go on to win a Grammy for 2006's Record of the Year.
  • 2006 in music.

    2006 in music

    Popular music artists in 2006 included Fergie, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Sean Paul, James Blunt, Daniel Powter, Chamillionaire, Rihanna, Nelly Furtado, Cassie, Gnarls Barkley, The Pussycat Dolls, Snow Patrol, Beyoncé and Akon.
  • The HD DVD war.

    The HD DVD war

    Two HD DVD formats called Blu-ray and HD DVD were competing with each other to become the de facto high-definition standard. During this "war", certain movies and TV shows could only be found on Blu-ray or HD DVD, as film studios quickly aligned themselves with the format that they wanted to win. In rental stores, it was common to see a separate section for both of these formats. Of course, this often led to people buying or renting the wrong one.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2006.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2006

    According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2006 were Tom Cruise, The Rolling Stones, Oprah Winfrey, U2, Tiger Woods, Steven Spielberg, Howard Stern, 50 Cent, James Gandolfini and Dan Brown.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2006?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2006?

    In 2006, the best NBA players were Steve Nash, LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Elton Brand, Tim Duncan, Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Dwyane Wade, Shawn Marion, Carmelo Anthony, Yao Ming, Allen Iverson and Gilbert Arenas.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Time Person of the Year 2006.

    Time Person of the Year 2006

    In 2006, the Time Person of the Year was listed as "You". This was in recognition of how everyone had the ability to become a content creator on the Internet.
  • Keira Knightley.

    Keira Knightley

    21-year-old English actress Keira Knightley was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2006.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2006, the best soccer players were Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon, Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, Zinedine Zidane, Samuel Eto'o, Miroslav Klose, Didier Drogba, Andrea Pirlo, Jens Lehmann and Deco.
  • 2006 in movies.

    2006 in movies

    Movies that hit the big screen in 2006 included The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Casino Royale, Night at the Museum, Cars, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mission: Impossible III, Superman Returns, Happy Feet, The Departed, The Pursuit of Happyness, Apocalypto, and "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan".
  • The Departed.

    The Departed

    The film "The Departed" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.
  • Bebo.

    Bebo

    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
  • Music stores are going out of business.

    Music stores are going out of business

    Many music stores were closing their doors for the last time. The ease of downloading and streaming music meant that the business model of selling CDs was quickly becoming nonviable.
  • Crocs.

    Crocs

    Throughout 2006, foam clogs called Crocs surged in popularity, with sales tripling over the course of the year.
  • Cameras on phones become the norm.

    Cameras on phones become the norm

    By 2005 and 2006, cameras on cellphones had become the norm. People could now take photographs and record videos in an instant. This was the beginning of a new era in which no event would go uncaptured.
  • Happy Slapping.

    Happy Slapping

    A controversial fad called "Happy Slapping" originated in the United Kingdom during the mid-2000s. The trend involved slapping someone for the sole purpose of recording the incident with a camera phone.
  • MySpace.

    MySpace

    MySpace was the most popular social network in the world between 2005 and 2008. The site gave users the ability to customize their profiles by editing HTML and embedding songs. It also had chat rooms and other features.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.
  • Ugg boots.

    Ugg boots

    Sheepskin-lined kicks called "Ugg boots" were in style. Celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton helped popularize the craze.
  • Landline phones begin to die out.

    Landline phones begin to die out

    The popularity of house telephones was starting to decline due to the rise of personal cellphones.
  • Internet usage increases dramatically.

    Internet usage increases dramatically

    From about 2002 onward, Internet usage increased dramatically across the world. Faster broadband networks were being rolled out, allowing users to download and stream their favorite music and videos. It was around this time that social networks became a thing.
  • MSN Messenger and AIM.

    MSN Messenger and AIM

    People were using MSN Messenger and AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) to chat with their friends online.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 25, 2006.

  • November 27, 2006:
    • Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro is awarded the 2006 Ballon d'Or.
    • Pamela Anderson files for divorce from Kid Rock after less than six months of marriage.
  • December 1, 2006: Lindsay Lohan's publicist admits that the actress has been attending AA meetings.
  • December 8, 2006:
    • Mel Gibson's movie Apocalypto (2006) is released in cinemas.
    • Blood Diamond (2006), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 10, 2006: Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet passes away at the age of 91.
  • December 11, 2006: The Mexican Drug War begins when President Felipe Calderon sends federal troops to the Mexican state of Michoacan.
  • December 12, 2006: Actor Peter Boyle, who portrayed Frank Barone in "Everybody Loves Raymond", passes away at the age of 71.
  • December 16, 2006:
    • Leona Lewis is crowned as winner of The X Factor.
    • South African singer Taliep Petersen is murdered by his wife and three men at his home in Cape Town.
  • December 19, 2006:
    • Gwen Stefani releases her single "The Sweet Escape".
    • Justin Timberlake releases his song "What Goes Around... Comes Around".
  • December 20, 2006:
    • The film "Rocky Balboa" is released in movie theaters.
    • Ireland: The Dublin Port tunnel is opened.
  • December 22, 2006: Night at the Museum (2006), starring Ben Stiller, is released in movie theaters.
  • December 23, 2006: Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • This date: December 25, 2006
  • December 26, 2006: Former US President Gerald Ford passes away.
  • December 29, 2006:
    • Retired boxer Mike Tyson is arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of DUI and felony drug possession.
    • NBA star Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy file for divorce for the second time.
  • December 30, 2006:
    • Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is executed.
    • 400 people are killed when the MV Senopati Nusantara sinks in a storm in the Java Sea.
    • Chuck Liddell knocks out Tito Ortiz at UFC 66.
  • December 31, 2006: The last game takes place at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.
  • January 9, 2007: Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
  • January 11, 2007: Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz announce that they have separated after dating for nearly four years.
  • January 12, 2007: The sitcom "Cory in the House" premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • January 17, 2007: There is public outrage when contestants on the UK television show "Celebrity Big Brother" are accused of being racist towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty.
  • January 19, 2007: Wrestler Bam Bam Bigelow dies from a drugs overdose at the age of 45.
  • January 23, 2007: Fergie releases her song "Glamorous".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 25, 2006, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2006 was the year of the Dog (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 25, 2006 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Mid-2000s fashion

Photographs of mid-2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Mid-2000s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in December 2006

In December 2006, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from December 2006.

Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Dexter
Dexter
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
The Hills
The Hills
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Bones
Bones
Prison Break
Prison Break
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 2006

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Mr. Meaty
Mr. Meaty
Curious George
Curious George

The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana
Wonder Pets!
Wonder Pets!
Ben 10
Ben 10
Everybody Hates Chris
Everybody Hates Chris
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!
Toys

Toys in 2006

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

The Nintendo Wii
The Nintendo Wii
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
Roboraptor
Roboraptor
Pixel Chix
Pixel Chix
Bratz Babyz
Bratz Babyz
Amazing Amanda (doll)
Amazing Amanda (doll)
7-Eleven Slurpee Drink Maker
7-Eleven Slurpee Drink Maker
Magic Glow Doodle Bear
Magic Glow Doodle Bear
Doctor Dreadful Freaky Food Lab
Doctor Dreadful Freaky Food Lab
LEGO Star Wars
LEGO Star Wars
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Magnetix
Magnetix
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 2006.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2006
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wii Sports 2006
Wii Sports
Medieval II: Total War 2006
Medieval II: Total War
Resistance: Fall of Man 2006
Resistance: Fall of Man
Call of Duty 3 2006
Call of Duty 3
Final Fantasy XII 2006
Final Fantasy XII
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Battlefield 2142 2006
Battlefield 2142
Bully 2006
Bully
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent 2006
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
Microsoft Flight Simulator X 2006
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
FIFA 07 2006
FIFA 07

Were you born on December 25, 2006?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2006.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 25, 2012, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 25.

Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart

Actor Deceased
Born on December 25, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

Singer Deceased
Born on December 25, 1946
He turned 60 on this day in 2006.

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

Singer
Born on December 25, 1954
She turned 52 on this day in 2006.

Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan

Singer Deceased
Born on December 25, 1957
He turned 49 on this day in 2006.

Dido

Dido

Singer
Born on December 25, 1971
She turned 35 on this day in 2006.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister
Born on December 25, 1971
He turned 35 on this day in 2006.

Jeremy Strong

Jeremy Strong

Actor
Born on December 25, 1978
He turned 28 on this day in 2006.

Adut Akech

Adut Akech

Model
Born on December 25, 1999
She turned 7 on this day in 2006.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 25:

USA

US President

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on December 25, 2006.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Tony Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Bertie Ahern was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 25, 2006 was most likely conceived around April 3, 2006.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 25, 2006 is close to September 17, 2007.

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Stats for December 25, 2006

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 25, 2006:

  • 6,409 days have passed since this date.
  • 915 weeks have passed.
  • 553,734,000 seconds have passed since December 25, 2006.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 646,023,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 285,726,744,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 92,289,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 47,621,124 steps. That's roughly 21,165 miles.
  • 6,644,808 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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