Christmas in July

So many people are starting to celebrate this in Australia now. It is kind of nice, but at the same time. I have no idea where it came from! I’m hoping it started in Australia though.

You see, Christmas in Australia is pretty much, smack bang, in the middle of Summer. January is the middle of Summer, so it’s pretty close. Also though our “Christmas” in July, is in the middle of Winter (hence why I’m writing about it on the 14th). Close to the middle of the year, in the middle of Winter.

No one could really do it last year though. Though I suspect some did.

I really do love the idea though, what normally entails with a Christmas in July Party:

“Ugly” Christmas Jumpers

Traditional Christmas meals, but with a twist. As an example, we have a family friend who wraps up the brussels sprouts in bacon! She also makes the best truffles.

People tend to make more Winter/Christmas drinks, like your mulled wines and eggnog. As these Christmas drinks actually become more drinkable, because the weather is cooler, the eggnog doesn’t go off as quickly and make you sick -.-

People do buy each other presents too! However, they are normally silly (sometimes rude) little things. From a pound or 99c type shop.

Christmas In July Summer GIF by Hallmark eCards - Find & Share on GIPHY

(I don‘t know why WP is making my text only partly highlighted).

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3 thoughts on “Christmas in July

  1. In the US, retailers will often have Christmas in July promotions. I guess it’s to bolster lagging sales during the hot summer months when customers are out vacationing instead of shopping. I always thought it was a bit lame. But now I see, thanks to you, that it makes perfect sense in the Southern Hemisphere! Jingle all the way!!

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