As this blog is about all things Christmas and here Downunder, in the Land of Oz, on the other side of the world to many of you, it is deepest, darkest Winter, so I was just wondering if anyone has celebrated Christmas in July this year?
I must admit, that this year, TraderVic and I are having a very quiet winter, after a very tumultuous first half of the year, we are content to hibernate this Winter. However, in the past we have attended and hosted some fun Christmas in July dinners - with Roast dinners with all the trimmings, silly hats and even the odd parlour game or two.
Now, when I was a lass (a long time ago now), Christmas in July seemed a strange thing to do. I think it became popular here in Australia because we do normally celebrate Christmas in Summer and it is often incongruous to have a full roast dinner and plum pudding on a 40 degree celsius day! So, lots of people keep a box of Christmas decorations aside, after they have packed the rest up for the year, to grab for July. Also, of course, now that we have online shopping, it is so easy to buy what you want whenever you want.
This takes me to my next point, I have discovered a new-to-me gorgeous online shop called Patience Brewster, who have the most divine ornaments just right for Christmas (and any other celebration, too). Look at this gorgeous Santa.....
So, what, if anything have all of you been up to for Christmas in July? We would all love to hear about it, I am sure.