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Jul 9, 2024 9:04:56 AM

How to Celebrate Christmas in July With the Entire Family

There’s no doubt about it – the summer heat is in full effect! But don’t be discouraged, the dog days of summer means that we’re also halfway to Christmas! Beat the heat by celebrating Christmas in July with these indoor activities to kickstart your holiday spirit. 

Another reason to be excited this time of year? Great American Christmas is less than 100 days away! 

How to Celebrate Christmas in July

Make Holiday Desserts

Who said you can only make Christmas cookies in December? Holiday cookies are never a bad idea! Turn a rainy day around by staying indoors and baking some Christmas treats that will make you forget the heat and believe that Christmas is right around the corner!

And while it may be too hot for some hot chocolate right now, try making cocoa and putting ice cubes in your glass! The perfect refreshing, yet spirited, drink to accompany your desserts!

No-Bake Cornflake Marshmallow Wreaths:


Holiday Creme Brulee:


Exquisite & Easy Charcuterie Board:


Get a Head Start on Your Christmas DIY Crafts

The holiday season is always a busy time of year. If there’s a DIY craft you’ve always wanted to do for Christmas but haven’t had the time, Christmas in July is the perfect time to get ahead! This is also a great time to practice any DIY that you want to perfect for Christmas. Crafts are a fun activity that help the time go by while also staying out of the summer heat!

DIY Christmas Napkin Art:


DIY Holiday Centerpiece:


Holiday Gift Wrapping:


Clean Out Your Holiday Bins

Get those storage bins out from the attic, Christmas in July is the perfect time to sort through your decorations, get organized, and donate older decorations or get rid of broken ones. Sorting through your decorations will bring up nostalgic memories that are sure to put you in a spirited mood!


Watch a Christmas Movie

Nothing says Christmas like a classic Christmas movie! Stream movies for Christmas in July on Great American Pure Flix anytime. Pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show! (Or turn your popcorn into garland to add some cheer to your movie-watching!)

Whether you’re out at the beach making sand angels, waiting for the day you can do the same in the snow, or indoors baking yummy cookies, we hope that you enjoy your Christmas in July!

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Marissa Zimmet

I was born and raised just across the bay from Tampa, Florida (Go, Lightning!) and attended college at ECU in Greenville, North Carolina. I am a devout Catholic and am active in my parish in Charlotte, North Carolina. Outside of work, I love to run, hike, watch movies and hockey, and spend time with my dog, Rose, and my cat, Toasty, who are both rescues.

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