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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

*My Christmas in July*

I have several special events I'm planning for my blog during the month of July. I hope to inspire you to join the fun and participate. Show off your Christmas in July spirit.

~~I want to invite anybody who has a copy of The Christmas TV Companion to send me a photo of themselves holding it--and I'll post the photo on the blog during the month of July. Feel free to get creative. Send them to me [Joanna@1701Press dot com] and I'll post them. Don't forget to tell me who you are and what city you live in. And, check back to the blog throughout the month to see what the other Christmas in July fans look like.

~~If you live close by, I'll be giving a book talk about Christmas programming on TV. I'd love for you to attend. We'll talk about our favorite TV Christmas programs. This will be Thursday, July 22nd at 7 pm at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, OH. I'll be signing books after the talk and The Christmas TV Companion will be available for purchase as well. Rumor has it, there will a door prize giveaway! As many in the area know, Port Clinton is right across from the popular destination Put-in-Bay which is host to a spirited Christmas in July celebration.

~~There will be several guest bloggers here on my blog writing about Christmas TV programs. I can't wait to see what other writers have to say. And there will be more surprises throughout the month as well. So grab a popsicle, turn the AC up and channel surf for the reruns of your favorite Christmas episodes. This is the joy of Christmas in July.

This is the artwork for my new book coming out this November--the complete encyclopedia of Christmas on TV including episodes, specials and TV movies. This reference book has taken me years and years to research, watch and write about the programs. I'm thrilled that it's finally coming out. Want to know which Bing Crosby Christmas special had special guest David Bowie? It's in there! Curious about how many dog-themed Christmas movies have been made? That's in there too. Wondering if Knight Rider ever had a Christmas episode? Look it up. (Yes, there is one!) Get your copy this holiday season.


  1. Yeah, the encyclopedia has been my life for sooo long--I'm very excited to share it finally. Well...in November!!