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 9th 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 Charles Dickens' literary classic "A Christmas Carol." Yup--I'll be sharing adaptations of "A Christmas Carol." The programs I'm selecting for the July posts are NOT an exhaustive list of adaptations--there are far more than 31. So I've selected some of the most creative and imaginative TV and film adaptations I've come across. 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 2nd edition of encyclopedia Tis the Season TV--coming out later this year.
To participate, all you have to do is follow along. I'll be sharing one different "A Christmas Carol" TV program or movie every day. 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,
on Instagram: @TistheSeasonTV
and on TikTok: @TistheSeasonTV
Want to see what past Christmas in July parties here on the website have looked like? Here's a list of links to review past years:
In July 2022, I shared about TV & film adaptations of "It's a Wonderful Life."
In July 2021, I shared about TV & film references to "Christmas in July."
In July 2020--I guess I blanked out because of the pandemic. But in July of 2019, followers of the blog responded to questions about holiday entertainment. Check it out here.
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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