December 25 (Christmas Day) in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2015: An unseasonably warm day saw an EF-2 tornado strike along Jefferson Avenue Southwest, destroying several buildings but causing only minor injuries.
- 2011: Living Stones Temple held their first service at their Fultondale campus.
- 2010: Birmingham saw an unprecedented 1/2" accumulation of snow for Christmas.
- 1956: Fred Shuttlesworth's home was bombed. He emerged from the basement unscathed.
- 1927: The Alabama Theatre held a grand opening preview for invited guests.
- 1903: Officer A. J. Lockhart, dressed as Santa Claus, shot John Parsons to death outside a Cherokee County church .
- 1959: UAB Associate Athletic Director Norm Reilly was born.
- 1958: Drug kingpin Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nichols was born in Birmingham.
- 1945: Football Hall-of-Famer Kenny Stabler was born.
- 1935: Longtime Alabama Education Association president Paul Hubbert was born in Jasper.
- 1927: Writer, communications director, actor and social activist John Wright was born in Birmingham.
- 1923: Mervyn H. Sterne Library library directory Paul Spence was born.
- 1914: Admiral Noel Gayler, the 6th Director of the National Security Agency, was born in Birmingham.
- 1894: Theologian and Vanderbilt chancellor Harvie Branscomb was born in Huntsville.
- 1844: Industrial promoter N. F. Thompson was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
- 1803: Hotelier Matthew Duffee was born in Tipperary, Ireland.
- 2017: Restaurateur Angelo Sarris died.
- 2014: Former grocer Dominic Lusco died.
- 2013: Former Alabama Baptist Convention executive secretary Earl Potts died.
- 1972: Jazz trumpeter Dud Bascomb died in New York City.
- 1910: Deputy Ollie Battle was killed in the line of duty.
- 1903: John Parsons was shot to death outside a Cherokee County church
- 1889: Architect Edouard Sidel died in Paris, France.