The unofficial tradition of celebrating Christmas in July

Thinking of celebrating Christmas in july? Half of this wonderful 2018 has already passed. How are those resolutions you started this year? You’re still on time, do not worry.

Today I’m here to talk to you about an unofficial ” tradition”, which some are implementing in their festivities: to celebrate Christmas in July.

Nevertheless it is something relatively new for us. But in some parts of the world it has been celebrated for some years now.

I think we do not have to hurry to the festivities, if we’re not going to end up having Christmas in February. Everything needs to be on its own time.

For example for me, Christmas is a time to be with family, dress the house with decorations, good feelings and intentions, and help those who need it. At some time in my life it was seeing the snow through the window and having a big dinner before the gifts.

What is this Christmas in July?

• When I researched a bit about it, I found that this title has been taken. The film writter and director Preston Sturges created it in the year 1940. The story goes something like this: Betty and Jimmy, a young couple who want to get married. But Jimmy does not want to, before he has an economic stability. Jimmy’s friends joke with him that he has won a huge prize of $ 25,000. The innocent Jimmy believes the story and well, not only buys Betty a ring, but also believes he is a millionaire. But if you want to see the movie I do not want to be a spoiler.

• In other hand, Australia have been celebrating it for many years. They take advantage of winter time in that hemisphere of the planet. They do parties imitating Christmas and even put up decorations. Some start celebrating from July 12th, but the big celebration is July 25th.
Just like traditional Christmas.

• Some brands have the famous mid-year sales, where they mark down everything. Many take the opportunity to start early Christmas shopping. I think it’s part of a marketing strategy and in some cases it works.

Honestly, I think that this Christmas in July can be a nice option to remember that we have good feelings. Good people exist and that not only at Christmas is the time to show it, don’t you think?

What you can do…
  • Volunteer in a nursing home
  • Cooking for children who do not have to eat
  • Make a donation to a foundation that is to your liking
  • Help a day in the kennel of your city
  • Visit your grandparents
  • Make a special dinner with your friends that you do not see long ago
  • Help your nephew with math homework

What do you think you can do to fill your heart with good feelings?

Anyways, it does not need to be Christmas, we can have good intentions 365 days a year.

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