Happy Christmas in July! It's Day #8 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).
Today's Christmas in July episode is from the Australian drama series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries set in the 1920s. The 2013 episode "Murder Under the Mistletoe," Miss Phryne Fisher is joined by her companions Dot, Mac, and Aunt Prudence for a journey to the family chalet in the Alps for a ski trip to celebrate Christmas in July. Aunt Prudence is in the process of selling the abandoned gold mine property that is nearby. It has been closed for ten years since a Christmas Eve mine collapse tragically killed the miners trapped inside. When Pryne and company arrive at the chalet, they find themselves in a murder mystery that is being organized around the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” While this may be a Christmas in July story, the characters couldn’t be more immersed in the spirit of the yuletide.
The cast includes Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher, Ashleigh Cummings as Dorothy "Dot" Williams, Tammy MacIntosh as Dr. Elizabeth "Mac" Macmillan, and Miriam Margolyes as Prudence.
Thanks for reading along. More Christmas in July TV episodes, specials, and movies coming up.
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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