Days Until Christmas Calculator – Countdown to Christmas 2024

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How to Count the Days Until Christmas

Christmas tree and holiday lights

Every year, Christmas falls on December 25th.

You can count the days until Christmas in a few different ways. The easiest way is to use our Christmas countdown calculator, but you can also use a time duration calculator.

Method One: Using Subtraction

If Christmas is in the current month, then you can find how many days are left using subtraction. Subtract the current day from 25, since Christmas is on December 25th.

days until Christmas = 25 – current day

If the current month is not December, then you’ll need to add the days left in the current month to the days in each month until December. Then add 24 to that, since there are 24 days in December before Christmas.

days until Christmas = days left in current month + days in next month + … + 24

For instance, if it’s currently October 29th, then you can find the days until Christmas like this:

days until Christmas = 2 + 30 + 24
days until Christmas = 56 days

In this example, there are 2 days remaining in the current month, plus 30 days in November, plus 24 days in December. Thus, there are 56 days left.

Method Two: Using the Day Number

Another method you can use to count down the days until Christmas is to subtract the current day number plus 6 from the number of days in the year. There are 365 days in the year (or 366 for leap years), so you can subtract the day number plus 6 from 365 to find the number of days until the new year.

For example, if the current day of the year is 250 and it is not a leap year, then you can count the days until Christmas like this:

days until Christmas = 365 – (250 + 6)
days until Christmas = 109 days

In this example, there are 109 days until Christmas.

Christmas Countdown By Day

Chart showing the countdown until Christmas for each day in December.
Date Days Until Christmas
December 1 24 days
December 2 23 days
December 3 22 days
December 4 21 days
December 5 20 days
December 6 19 days
December 7 18 days
December 8 17 days
December 9 16 days
December 10 15 days
December 11 14 days
December 12 13 days
December 13 12 days
December 14 11 days
December 15 10 days
December 16 9 days
December 17 8 days
December 18 7 days
December 19 6 days
December 20 5 days
December 21 4 days
December 22 3 days
December 23 2 days
December 24 1 day
December 25 0 days

You’re probably going to want to find out how many days until your birthday next.