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5 Ways to Celebrate This Christmas in July

There are many reasons why you might want to celebrate Christmas in July. Firstly it allows us living in Australia, the opportunity to experience Christmas in the coldness of winter, enjoying all the trimmings of a traditional winter Christmas. Think roasted meats, steamed puddings, eggnog, warm fires and family gatherings. Being a quieter month, Christmas in July is a perfect time to catch up with family and friends. Many businesses also use Christmas in July to hold events for customers and staff.

Looking for a little inspiration for how to host the ultimate mid year festivities? We have you covered! With our top 5 ways to celebrate this Christmas in July.

Prepare A Christmas Feast

If you consider yourself a bit of a cooking connesuire than this one is for you. While some Australians may forgo the traditional Christmas turkey in December in favour of something that suits a warmer climate, July is the perfect weather to sit down to a traditional roast with all the trimmings. It is also the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with family and share around your favourite Christmas recipes. Afterall, who says a Christmas feast should only be enjoyed once a year?

Crank A Christmas Playlist

Is it even Christmas without Christmas carols? Thanks to online streaming services, you can access all of our favourite Christmas tunes all year round. Whether you choose a classic album, put together your own playlist featuring all of your festive favourites or ask everyone attending your celebration to contribute a song – this is a great opportunity to get everyone involved. Don’t forget to include the kids in song selections too!

Break Out The Christmas Jumper

A fun Christmas tradition that us Aussies usually miss out on hosting an ugly Christmas jumper party seems like a right of passage. Think elves, bells, embroidered reindeers or Santa’s on a knitted jumper and you are well on your way to mastering this northern hemisphere tradition.

While it’s not something Australian’s usually partake in, given our average December temperatures range between 30 – 40 degrees, July is the perfect opportunity to enjoy this festive tradition. If you don’t have one in your wardrobe, make sure you plan ahead and order online for the occasion.

Break Out The Decorations

Nothing quite screams Christmas like putting up all of your favourite decorations, so why should Christmas in July be any different?  Whether you want to go all out with Christmas tree decorations, Christmas lights and mantle decorations or something a little more subtle it is completely up to you.  It is also a great opportunity to take a stocktake of what Christmas decorations you already have and make notes of what decorations you may need to purchase ahead of the main event in December. 

Play Secret Santa

Who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents?  While you don’t need to go all out like we do at Christmas time, it can be fun to play secret santa with your loved ones at this mid year festive milestone.  This can also be a fun activity to partake in at your workplace or with your friends.  Remember it doesn’t need to be an expensive expedition and you can set whatever parameters you like.  For example you could set a spending limit or make a rule that all presents need to be homemade.

However you choose to celebrate, getting together for Christmas in July is such a joyous time and a great way to spread Christmas cheer.  Need a little styling inspiration?  Check out our huge range of Christmas decorations and ornaments via our online shop.

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