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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Christmas in July 2021: Baby Looney Tunes (2002)


Happy Christmas in July! It's Day #10 of the Christmas in July party. All month long I'll be celebrating Christmas TV episodes, specials, and movies with a FUN IN THE SUN attitude. Expect a run of Christmas in July stories, tropical yuletides, and island themes. Just a little something different and a way for me to show off the diversity of holiday stories I've collected in the encyclopedia Tis the Season TV (the updated and expanded 2nd edition being released later this year).


The babies decorate the tree with what they have around the playroom.

Today's Christmas in July episode is from the Warner Brother animated series Baby Looney Tunes in which the popular Looney Tunes characters are toddler age. (For those young enough to be unfamiliar--re-making popular animated characters into children was a whole trend). In the 2002 episode "Christmas in July," summertime play requires a toy Lola doesn’t already have. So the babies play “Christmas” hoping that Santa will bring the toy they want. After decorating a tree and hanging stockings, they nap. In the end, Granny makes sure that Santa knows what the babies are up to.


Granny is the best caretaker the babies could ask for.

The short-lived animated series didn't produce a full-on Christmas time episode, however the seasonal spirit and charm turn up here. Got a favorite "Christmas in July" TV episode? There's more to come--follow along each day this month for more reminders of summertime holiday fun.

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: 1701 press.com

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