December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. It is preceded by December 24, and succeeded by December 26. Following December 25, there are 6 days in the year.
Blavatsky's Gem of the Day
"Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to throw away. Death stands at your elbow. Be good for something, while you live, and it is in your power."
- 1889 – Mme. Blavatsky appointed Col. Olcott as her confidential agent for the Esoteric Section in Asiatic countries.
- 1899 – Elliott F. Coues an American army surgeon, historian, ornithologist, author, and member of the Theosophical Society. (b. September 9, 1842)
- 1903 – Dr. Jerome A. Anderson, early American Theosophist and editor of The New Californian and The Pacific Theosophist. (b. July 26, 1847)
Holidays and observances
- Christmas, birth of Jesus Christ, estimated between 7 and 2 BCE; celebrated by non-Orthodox Christians. See also January 6 and January 7.