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 8th year we've come together to do this--THANK YOU for joining in again!
I'm going to do Christmas in July this year in a similar manner to last year's event. I'll be sharing brief, daily reminisces about Christmas TV episodes, specials, and movies--but this year, I'll be sharing programs inspired by the 1946 movie "It's a Wonderful Life." Yup--I'll be sharing adaptations and programs with significant references to "It's a Wonderful Life." The programs I'm selecting for the July posts are NOT an exhaustive list of adaptations and references to "It's a Wonderful Life"--there are far more than 31. This is just be a fun treat 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 "It's a Wonderful Life" TV programs or movies 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, on twitter: @TistheSeasonTV, and on Instagram: @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. 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 an upcoming release. Her books can be found at the publisher's website:
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