December 25 (Christmas Day) in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2011: Living Stones Temple held their first service at their Fultondale campus.
- 2010: Birmingham saw an unprecedented 1/2" accumulation of snow for Christmas.
- 1986: Alabama beat Washington 28-6 in the Sun Bowl.
- 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 .
 Births and deaths
- 2013: Former Alabama Baptist Convention executive secretary Earl Potts died.
- 1945: Football Hall-of-Famer Kenny Stabler was born.
- 1910: Deputy Ollie Battle was killed in the line of duty.
- 1903: John Parsons was shot to death outside a Cherokee County church
- 1894: Theologian and Vanderbilt chancellor Harvie Branscomb was born in Huntsville.
- 1889: Architect Edouard Sidel died in Paris, France.
- 1844: Industrial promoter N. F. Thompson was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
- 1803: Hotelier Matthew Duffee was born in Tipperary, Ireland.