CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION

Have you ever considered a Christmas in July Celebration?  I talked about this in a post last year but wanted to write about it again. 

christmas, christmas in julyThis past week I have been seeing all of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel as well as the Hallmark Christmas Ornament Event on Saturday.  This reminded me of a family event we had in 2011, celebrating Christmas in July.  

Some of our family members live in different parts of the country and we are never all able to be together at Christmas.   We decided that we could all get together for the 4th of July week, so one of the days we celebrated a Christmas themed get together.

We rented the recreation building at a park, decorated it with Christmas decorations and all brought food. 

christmas in julychristmas-in-july-celebration024cookies2221Great gathering with lots of laughs and good company.christmas in julychristmas in julychristmas-in-july-celebration

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My brother, who lives in Kentucky, brought a Santa suit that he owns.  He went into a room and came out dressed like Santa.  The poor little ones did not know what to think.  christmas in july, 4th of july Love the stare!!!

He had brought a bag filled with little gifts and candy canes for the children.  They all sat on his lap and loved talking to him.  july3

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The most memorable part came next.  We had him to walk over to the swimming pool close to the recreation building.  He was like a magnet for a moment and the pool emptied out totally!  All of the kids were standing along the fence and so excited to see Santa. They were screaming for him and trying to touch him.  We felt sorry for him in that suit because it was so hot and the kids kept talking to him.  He gave them the big speech on being good until Christmas.  There was not a person there that day without a smile on their face.  (Sorry to say I do not have a picture of this)

Our family always has a wonderful time when we are together but we still talk about the Christmas in July.  If your family has a problem being able to all get together during the holidays, maybe something like this would work for you.christmas-in-july-celebration

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4 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION”

  1. Whatever the month – or the year – anything that brings families together is always something I admire and respect! Your Christmas-in-July was a real winner – something to fondly remember for years ahead! Beautiful family, too!

  2. I love the idea of Christmas in July! And I LOVE Santa Claus! I bet those kids were just going crazy for him. I’ve played the Cat in the Hat and that is a big draw but nothing compared to Santa and I bet it is a day he will never forget!

    1. It was kinda back in the day before everyone carried a cell phone and I had left my camera in the building where the party was. That would have been the best picture ever! I knew somehow that you would love Santa!! haha..we will always be a kid at heart.

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