How to Celebrate Christmas in July

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This article “How to Celebrate Christmas in July” was updated on 06/25/23

Celebrating Christmas In July

As the heat of the summer starts to get to you, July comes along and still no sign of relief. It will likely be hot, but by celebrating Christmas in July, you’ll be able to mentally transform yourself into a colder time of year. Yeah, you read that right since it is possible to celebrate Christmas in July.

An early Christmas celebration offers a time for food, fun, and plenty of decorations. It also relieves the stress of being caught in the middle of the bustling atmosphere, especially if you are the reserved type.

Whether you put up some form of Christmas tree, try out some personalized beach ornaments and plenty of vacation ornaments, or choose to decorate in another way, the type of décor you select will help set the mood. With the right decorations, you can set a lovely mood and enjoy some festive holiday fun.

If you are new to celebrating Christmas in July, you may need some ideas to help you enjoy every bit of the celebration. Here are a few basics things you should know:

  1. Christmas in July is celebrated on July 25th
  2. Christmas in July eve can be celebrated the night before on July 24th
  3. Christmas in July originated in Sydney, Australia in the 1970s because it’s their wintertime. Many other parts of the world have adopted the tradition of celebrating this event as well. 
  4. Lastly, it is also claimed that the tradition of commemorating Christmas in July started in 1933 at a girl’s camp called Keystone Camp in North Carolina, USA.

While the origin and historical beliefs may differ, depending on your location, celebrating Christmas in the seventh (7th) month can certainly become a new family tradition. We will discuss this later in one of the subsequent paragraphs.


Who Celebrates Christmas in July?

Many people across the globe celebrate Christmas in July. It’s a common tradition in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout countries in the Southern Hemisphere. This is because winter happens in July for locations in the Southern Hemisphere; hence, it has become a bit of a tradition to celebrate Christmas during this time of year.

Residents from the Southern hemisphere and in some other parts of the world throw Christmas celebrations in July, as that is the peak month of their winter season. Over the years, the people in these areas have migrated in search of greener pastures but still maintain the traditions in their new homes.

Consequently, the tradition has been adopted in countries where it initially didn’t exist, such as in the United States.


Residents from the southern hemisphere throw Christmas celebrations in July, as that is the peak month of their winter season.

How do you Throw a Party for Christmas in July?

Unlike celebrating a traditional Christmas in December, Christmas in July offers a unique opportunity for different types of decorating and enjoyment.

Depending on your location, you may choose a summer theme with ornaments from your latest vacation or travels throughout your lifetime.

Throwing a party for Christmas in July offers plenty of options, including:

From the theme to the decorations, you have plenty of options when throwing a party for Christmas in July.

Of course, you can make it a more traditional celebration similar to how you celebrate Christmas in December. Regardless of how you celebrate your Christmas, making it worth your effort is the most important thing.


Turning Christmas in July into a Family Tradition

All families have some type of tradition unique to them. If you’re looking for a way to make new memories, getting your family together outside of the holidays to enjoy a nice time celebrating Christmas in July may be the perfect option.

Since this celebration falls in the middle of the summer, you can celebrate with a family vacation or pair the celebration with other family events such as wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, and so on.

You can also decide to alternate the pairing. Let’s say this year you pair it with a celebration of Mom and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary, and another year, it’s paired with the celebration of a new baby joining the family.

There are many ways to turn Christmas in July into a family tradition. You can even add new personalized ornaments every year to commemorate all the different family milestones for the year!

However, you may be finding it difficult to select the best-personalized ornaments for your July Christmas celebration; don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

You can select some of the recommended ornaments below to make celebrating your Christmas in July exceptional without breaking the bank. These ornaments are also light in weight and can be hung on your Christmas tree for better visibility.

Christmas House Personalized Ornament

This personalized ornament is best if you have recently moved into a new house before the Christmas celebration. It is also perfect for the traditional December 25th Christmas.

It may be odd for people in places where the summer is probably still looming in July, but perfect for those in the winter seasons. Anyway, the important thing is what the ornament represents, which is the celebration of Christmas in a new home.

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BBQ Christmas Ornament

You can also make the day hilarious and interesting by letting the men cook. If the food tastes great, then they deserve an award. But what do you give them without breaking your piggy bank?

This is simple since our BBQ Christmas ornament costs almost nothing and is the best gift you can give a male cook. The ornament features a Chef Dad behind a grill, and some iced can drink in a cooler beside him. You can personalize the cook’s name on his apron and the year on the cooler.

Christmas should be fun; hence, you can create a challenge for the best male cook to get one of our prestigious Christmas ornaments.

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Beach Vacation Christmas Ornament

Since the dryness of summer might still be very high during this season, one of the best ways to escape the heat is to visit the beach. However, it is not just enough to visit the beach; you also need to define your activities there.

The ornament features a beach chair, a beach ball, seashells, an umbrella, and a palm tree. We do not need to say a lot about these items since we believe you already know what to do with them.

The space on the beach is enough for customization, including your name, date, and location. You can also include a personalized message to utilize the space better.

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Adirondack Chair Christmas Ornament

If you prefer a less busy ornament, a simple ornament featuring a white Adirondack chair can do the trick. Real beach lovers will find this exciting, and presenting this ornament to one will be special for a long time.

The chair also includes a Christmas wreath and provides enough space for customization on the actual chair. Your name. a year, and even short messages can be written on the seat or front of the chair. 


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Cactus Personalized Christmas Ornament

What about if you go a little wild west to celebrate your Christmas in July? The Cactus personalized Christmas ornament is best for those upholding the traditions in the western part of the world and some other countries with grasslands.

You also can easily include the name of whoever you desire and the date to complement the ornament. Therefore, the next time you need to present a gift to your cowboy and cowgirl friends, don’t forget to come running to our website.

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Surfing Christmas Ornament

There is always something for everyone on our website when it boils down to Christmas ornaments, regardless of the time you celebrate the holiday.

This ornament features three (3) surfboards dipped into the beach sand and includes space for customization. If you consider visiting the beach to surf, you may also want to show off your decorating skills on the Christmas tree with our Surfing Christmas Ornament.

Want to get this ornament? Click here to check it out.

Bottom Line 

It is normal to try doing things differently, given that it is permissible. Celebrating Christmas in July is absolutely fun with the right decorations, place, and people.

You can check out our full collection of Christmas ornaments that can be used to perfect your holiday celebrations.


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