Happy Summer! The annual Christmas in July party I host each year on this blog is happening again soon. If you've been around awhile, you may remember that the summer time party is a little different each year. I try to do something special in July because we all get very busy in December and it's fun to have a get-together when we aren't in the midst of the holiday season. This is the 7th year we've come together to do this--THANK YOU for joining in again!
I'm going to do Christmas in July a little different this year--we're all doing everything a little different these days, aren't we? I'm setting aside the format of having everyone send in responses to a mini-questionnaire. Perhaps I'll return to that format in the future. This year, I'll be sharing brief, daily reminisces about Christmas TV episodes, specials, and movies with a FUN IN THE SUN attitude. Yup--think: Christmas in July, tropical yuletides, and island themes. Just a little something different for Christmas in July, and a way for me to show off the diversity of holiday stories I've collected in the encyclopedia Tis the Season TV.
To participate, all you have to do is follow along. I'll be sharing a different Fun in the Sun TV program or movie everyday. Feel free to follow along daily or weekly. Maybe you're the type to check back on July 31st to see them all after the end of the party. It is all good! However you want to follow, I appreciate you. Everyone is welcome. I'll also be sharing the daily content through social media: on the Facebook page Christmas TV History and on twitter: @TistheSeasonTV.
The fun starts on July 1st and will continue through the last day of the month. Think you know what I'm going to talk about this July? You might--but I'm certain there will be some surprises too. I can't wait for July to begin!
Yes, I mentioned the encyclopedia Tis the Season TV above. The
newly expanded and updated edition of the book is coming in November.
I'll even debut the new book cover art during our Christmas in July. I
can't wait for everyone to see the new book. More coming about that
soon. See you in July!
Joanna Wilson is a TV researcher and book author specializing
in Christmas entertainment. More about the TV programs mentioned on this website can
be found in her book "Tis the Season TV: the Encyclopedia of Christmas-themed Episodes, Specials, and Made-for-TV Movies." Her latest book "Triple Dog Dare:
Watching--& Surviving--the 24-Hour Marathon of A Christmas Story"
was released in 2016. She is currently updating and expanding the
encyclopedia for a 2021 release. Her books can be found at the publisher's website:
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