Christmas in July is celebrated in many countries as a way to make the holiday feel more suitable. “Christmas in July” parties are held to mimic the traditional northern Christmas. Christmas activities such as a heavy meal with roasted meats and heavy sweets are difficult to have in the harsh December summertime in these countries. As a solution to this, these activities are held in July which is the dead of the winter in these countries. In Australia, this celebration is also called “Half-Christmas”. In the United States it is more often used as a marketing tool than as an actual holiday celebrated by ordinary people. Television stations may choose to re-run Christmas specials, and many stores have “Christmas in July” sales. At Hatcher Orthodontics it’s another excuse to wear our fun Christmas gear!!!
Fun Facts, Thanks to TheHolidaySpot
Many celebrate the holiday on July 25th, but it can be on any day in July.
Many Australian families have a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings in July.
In Australia, “Christmas in July” is also known as “Yulefest”.
The “Christmas in July” celebration is believed to have originated in Australia in July, 1980 when a group of Irish tourists had the proprietor of a hotel in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales to hold a party called “Yulefest”.
The television shopping networks QVC and Home Shopping Network have shows titled “Christmas in July”.
At the Bakken amusement park in Klampenborg, Denmark, Christmas is celebrated in July for three days and witnesses the annual World Santa Claus Congress, attended by Santa Clauses from all over the world, accompanied by their wives and the elves.
Many countries such as Australia experiences warm to hot weather on December 25 and July is their coldest month.
MERRY “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” TO ALL!!!!