My native German speaking husband says "Ich mag Dezember" sounds much better. And I agree.
All languages should lose the articles, they are perfectly understandable without them.
Then all languages would have to revive cases. :)
You can mean one specific December. :)
In that case, I think it'd be more common to say "Ich mochte den Dezember" or "Ich werde den Dezember mögen."
Moegen is only used when you dislike things. Ich mag das nicht
Mögen is used when you like things, and is negated by the word nicht.
Would "Ich mag Dezember" work?
@Sk8rMom: Yes, "Ich mag Dezember" would work.
I would assume they meant a particular ("this") December? At least, "I like this December" worked..
Or may be a page out of a calendar?
I think it should be without the article Den and just "Ich mag Dezember"
Why does this have the dative article? (The rest of the comments saying it is unnecessary notwithstanding...)
Dezember is masculine, so this is Accusative, which makes perfect sense, since it's used as a direct object.
But one of the lessons shows "Ich mag den Dezember". I'm also wondering why.
I think the owl is just showing us that it is also correct with "den".
Mein geburtstag ist im Dezember!