Monday, July 1, 2013
Christmas in July: Animation Celebration
It's here! It's finally July and I'm turning the blog over to my readers. All month long we'll read essays written by people eager to share their passion for animated Christmas entertainments--including feature-length movies, TV specials, and even a few series episodes. I'm looking forward to reading about some of my favorites as well as being reminded of a few older classics. The marathon of essays begin tomorrow--you don't want to miss this.
In addition to readers' essays, I'm also hoping to make this summer celebration rock with two giveaways. Who likes to win free DVDs? Twice--yes, twice-- I'll be holding a random drawing contest to giveaway a set of DVDs of animated Christmas entertainments. Everyone in North America is welcome to participate--including the essay writers--so stay close to the blog so you don't miss your chances to win.
Speaking of staying close to the blog--did you know that you have several opportunities to connect with others interested in year-end holiday entertainments? In addition to this blog, you can also network with the book author Joanna Wilson and her readers through:
Facebook page: Christmas TV History (another contact for the blog)
Facebook page: Tis the Season TV (daily Christmas TV listings)
Facebook page: The Christmas TV Companion (updates on Wilson's 1st book events)
Who is Joanna Wilson? Click HERE to read my profile.
July is also the perfect time to purchase one of my three books--heck, maybe even all three--about Christmas entertainment. If you get one of the books now, then you'll be ready to find what you want to watch in December! You can easily purchase any one of my books directly from the publisher (along the right-hand side of this blog) or from Amazon or Barnes & Noble online. Which one of the books might you be interested in? Check out what each book is about:
Merry Musical Christmas Volume 1 (2012)
the encyclopedia Tis the Season TV (2010)
The Christmas TV Companion (2009)
There are several more events happening this July that you'll be hearing more about including my participation in chatting about everyone's favorite Christmas TV entertainments at MyMerryChristmas.com. Join the Christmas in July discussion at that website--the chat is scheduled to take place the weekend of July 27-28th. More details coming soon about that! And, I'll be posting about my favorite Christmas episode of the 1960s TV series That Girl on Monday, July 15 as a part of the Me-TV blogathon organized by the Classic TV Blog Association of which I am a member. For more details, click HERE for the announcement. Do you watch as much Me-TV as I do?
If you're kicking yourself for not getting involved sooner, it's not too late to join the fun. I have two spots open for readers' essays closer to the end of the month. If you'd like to write an essay, check the list of titles already reserved and email me immediately with the title you'd like to write on. If you haven't yet submitted your essay---email it as soon as possible. We want as many people and voices as possible involved in the animation celebration. There's still time.
There's so much going on this month during July--you don't want to miss out. So turn on the air conditioning and stay connected. We'll share our favorite memories of animated holiday entertainments and look forward to our favorite time of year coming in December!
To hold you over until tomorrow, check out a post from two years ago about Nestor the Long-Eared Donkey written by Amanda By Night from Made for TV Mayhem. This is one of my favorite essays from a guest blogger. I love Christmas in July!
Posted by Joanna at 11:18 AM