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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Christmas in July 2017: RECAP

Did you check out all the responses by our Christmas in July participants?  In case you were late to the party this summer, here's your chance to catch up. Below is a complete list of links to each of our guests who participated in July. It goes by quickly, doesn't it?

If you're the curious sort, you may be interested to note that Edmund Gwenn, the actor who played Kris Kringle in the 1947 movie Miracle on 34th Street was overwhelming chosen as Favorite Santa Claus. And, White Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas were programs that participants most wanted to bring with them to a deserted island.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Christmas in July and to all who left comments. If you would still like to leave comments, please feel free to do so--the discussions don't have to end just because July is over.

Introduction to Christmas in July 2017 and Joanna Wilson's responses

Hugh H. Davis 

Johnny Holmes from Radio Once More and The Holmsey Blog

Clifton Barnes from North Carolina

George Prentice

Donna Bock

Drew Flowers, Co-Moderator for ChristmasMoviesandMusic

Patrick Manning

Mitchell Hadley, from It's About TV!

Cathie Kahle, member of Christmas Movies and Music

Linda M. Young from www.flyingdreams.org

Ed South - What's Your Favorite Movie? podcast

Ronda Roxbury

Jim Inman - Christmas Movies and Music

Randall Buie from Henderson, Nevada

Jeff Fox

Rob Martinez - The Nights Before Christmas

Laura Rachel at What to Watch.

Kevin Bowman

David Hannah

Tom Howley
Joe Mello from Wish You Merry Christmas and My Third Parent  


Jim Randle of Paris, Tennessee

David Hofstede from Comfort TV

Dominic Caruso from 1701 Press

Net from It's a Wonderful Movie

Jakki from Christmas Movies & Music

Niall McGarry

Daniel Budnik from Some Polish American Guy Reviews Things

Jennifer Lundgren, from Stockholm, Sweden

J.A. Morris from Holiday Film Reviews

Jim Fanning of Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood

If you're interested in our mini-questionnaires from years past, here are some links:

Christmas in July 2016

Christmas in July 2015

Christmas in July 2014

Joanna Wilson is a TV researcher and book author specializing in Christmas entertainment. Her latest book "Triple Dog Dare: Watching--& Surviving--the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story" was released in 2016. Her books can be found at the publisher's website: 1701 press.com


  1. This is wonderful, Joanna! I love how you give us this wonderful recap with links to everyone's post. I tried to read along each day, but I know I missed a few in between that I must go back and check out!

    It always amazes me that you receive just about the right amount to finish up around the end of July!

    Also, so glad you provided the links for previous years! I'm so honored to have been a small part of this each year and it's great fun to go back and read some of our responses then!

    Christmas is right around the corner now!!!
    Blessings to You All, Net

  2. Thanks for running the Christmas in July event, Joanna. Was fun reading all the answers, and finding different shows and specials to check out. Happy Summer!

  3. Oho! And my co-worker just texted me that our Costco put out their big display of Christmas ribbon today! (Not quite the earliest it's ever happened, believe it or not!)