Christmas in July...How did that get started and why?
Christmas in July MOVIES!
Having a hot Christmas?
Did you ever wonder where the Holiday that makes no sense came from?
Christmas in July started in Brevard, N.C. at a girls camp and now is widely celebrated in Australia and New Zealand. In 1933 the counselors at Camp Keystone threw a big Christmas party for the girls there. It featured Santa and the whole nine yards. The Camp continued this tradition until the 1960s
Director Preston Sturgis made his film debut with the movie "christmas in July". That is when the Holiday gained national recognition.
Churches everywhere were celebrating this with services and special programs. This, ofcourse, caught the attention of the greeting card company and many retail stores.
It exploded when Frosty and Rudolf starred in a cartoon Christmas special in July.
Many stores have capitalized upon it, but this Holiday still has its root. Many camps across America honor Camp Keystone today, by decorating a tree, hanging stockings and celebrating the birth of God's greatest gift to Earth!
Do you have a Christmas in July story? I would love to hear it!
Christmas music blogs!
- The 12 best Country Christmas Carols Ever!
Christmas is such an amazing holiday that we literally celebrate it for over a month in America! The music is one of the best parts. This one is for all of you Country fans out there!
- The 12 funniest Christmas "Carols" ever and of all times! Read over 5,000 times!
One of the best parts of Christmas is the carols! But who thought some would be so funny?
- The Twelve Motown Hits of Christmas!
Motown loved Christmas, and we love them both! Here are the 12 that I thought were the best.
- The 10 best rock and roll Christmas Carols ever. Read over 4,000 times!
Some of the best and most respectful carols, were redone by rock bands!