Monday, July 23, 2012

The History of Christmas in July

The History of Christmas in July

Have you ever wonder how Christmas in July came about ??

I've done a little research and here is what I have found.......

The precise beginnings of the Christmas in July tradition is not very clear, although it is commonly believed that it actually started in Europe, as a way to celebrate Christmas in summer.
During the summer months in the northern hemisphere, the weather becomes increasingly warm and many people crave the coolness of winter.

Amid the scorching summer months, people miss the gift giving, and holiday spirit of the Christmastime. Though it is not known when it started exactly, it is probably from the 80s that the festival began to be celebrated.
This untimely Christmas festival is also often ascribed to a group of Irish tourists who went for a vacation in Sydney's Blue Mountains in the summer months of July in 1980.

Away from the summer temperatures in their country, they were overjoyed at the sight of snow there. It is believed that they convinced the proprietor of a local hotel in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales to hold a party called "Yulefest". The idea was an instant hit and caught on the imagination of everyone present there.

Now that you've been enlightened on how Christmas in July got started, here are a few gift suggestions from GOOD BUYS ALL THE TIME  for the people on your Shopping list:


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