Christmas in July

Posted: July 10, 2010 in Christmas
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It’s hot outside, your sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat.  Aren’t you?  Although you are definitely NOT ready to shovel snow again, you may be dreaming of  Christmas celebrations and the joy that the holidays bring.  You can’t actually change the season right now, but the closest you can get to doing so is reduce the time left for Christmas and celebrate it now, in July.  That’s what so many are doing year after year.  An unofficial holiday, Christmas in July, imitates the festivities of the actual Christmas season and signifies our yearning for the coolness of winter amid the scorching summer months. 

Come July, we find people everywhere making a mad rush to nearby stores, shops and malls to start buying gift items for friends and family.  Those people that start their shopping early are usually the ones who don’t mind it when their credit card statement arrives in January because they have started their shopping ahead of the game, and did not wait until the last minute.   More and more stores start putting out their holiday displays months in advance, and it seems that every year they start earlier and earlier, so it may not surprise you if you saw a Christmas display in July! 

Some families love the concept of Christmas in July, especially if their family members are all across the states, because it is easier for them to have a get together in July when it is more favorable for a vacation rather than the freezing winter months when long distance journeys are really hard to deal with.  Despite the rampant commercialization, Christmas in July remains primarily an occasion to remember the northern hemisphere’s snow blanketed Christmas nights.  It is a fun way to satisfy the craving for cooler weather and holiday cheer that many people experience during the hottest month of the year. 

Happy Holidays to you – Christmas is only 167 days away!  Time to start shopping and beat the rush!  

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