Because Christmas is just a few days after the winter solstice, it's connected to a long tradition of people finding meaning in the shortest day of the year. From the medieval celebration of the sun's rebirth to the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is an especially symbolic holiday for fertility and hope, two things that are essential to every couple trying to conceive. Even classic Christmas accessories like mistletoe, said to bestow fertility and good luck, inspire old wives' tales about conceiving on Christmas.
For example, the well-worn advice that you'll get pregnant once you stop stressing overlaps nicely with Christmas. You may spend most of December in a frenzy of gift buying, attending parties, and baking cookies, all on top of your normal routine, but as the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, you can let all that stress melt away. Amazon isn't going to deliver any more presents. If you travel for Christmas, you're probably already at your destination. You've done what you could and that's good enough. Christmas is a perfect day for leisure, sitting around in your pajamas, enjoying a warm holiday drink, and getting busy with your partner in hopes of conceiving your own bundle of joy.
Besides the old wives' advice to relax, you've probably heard that female orgasm can improve your chances of conceiving. This is another reason why Christmas is a great holiday to conceive on. With everyone home from work, stores closed, and an opportune stretch of time between the morning's gift exchange and evening family dinners, you can take your time to reach orgasm. It's good for you and good for your pregnancy hopes. Beyond old wives' tales, there are many cultural traditions that weigh in on fertility at this time of year. Here's some of the best advice on conceiving on Christmas from around the world.