AS someone who has their birthday in December, generally you can’t help but feel you’ve got a bit of a rough deal.

Not only is it practically impossible to plan a party (“oh sorry, it’s my work Christmas do that night”) but most people think it’s perfectly acceptable to double up on gifts (it’s not).

But apparently there is some benefit to being born in the same month as our Lord. Various scientific (and some not-so-scientific) studies heap praise on having a December birthday, for a range of different reasons.

The best one being, we live longer.