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Want to Celebrate Christmas in July? Try These Fun Ideas!

Christmas in July is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season when your December isn’t as cold as the other places. Many people enjoy decorating their homes and getting into the Christmas spirit but don't want to wait until December. Others simply enjoy having another excuse to celebrate with family and friends. No matter the reason, celebrating Christmas in July ideas in Australia is a great way to beat the summer heat!

From decorating your home with sparkling Christmas decorations to baking treats, we've got you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your Christmas in July ideas running today!


Who Celebrates Christmas in July?

Whilst Christmas in July is mostly celebrated in the southern hemisphere, people all over the world can also enjoy the holiday. Though it sounds ironic to celebrate Christmas in the seventh month of the year whilst everyone else knows it’s in December, Australia and New Zealand actually hold Christmas in July. 

Yes, you heard that, but don’t be mistaken that we won’t have fun in December. In fact, Boxing Day is a very special day in Australia, and it happens after Christmas day or on the 26th of December. We still have a lot of fun in December!


How Do Aussies Celebrate Christmas in July?

There are many ways to celebrate Christmas in July, but the 10 most popular ways are listed below.

  1. Decorate Your Home
One of the best ways to get into the Christmas spirit is to decorate your home with wonderful Christmas decorations. Put up a Christmas tree, string some lights around the house and hang festive decorations. You can easily find Christmas decorations in any Christmas shop near you or buy online from us at Merry & Bright. 
You can also come up with other Christmas decorations and send it to your loved ones as a Christmas in July gift.
  1. Conduct a Secret Santa Gift-Giving

Another popular Christmas in July idea is to conduct a Secret Santa gift-giving. This is where each person in the family or group draws another person's name out of a hat. They then buy a small present for that person and give it to them anonymously. This is a great way to spread some holiday cheer without spending a lot of money.

  1. Sing Carols Around the Christmas Tree

One of the most popular Christmas traditions is singing carols around the Christmas tree. So, why not do it in July? Gather your family and friends together and sing some of your favourite Christmas carols. This is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit!

  1. Make Gingerbread Houses
Making gingerbread houses is a popular tradition that can be enjoyed during Christmas in July in Australia. Just bake some gingerbread, get some frosting and candy and let your creativity run wild! This is a great activity for kids and adults alike. You can even send it to your friends as part of your Christmas in July gift ideas.
If you’re not into DIY and baking but you still want gingerbread, we, at Merry & Bright, have gingerbread decorations that are perfect as Christmas decorations. 
  1. Bake Cookies

One of the best ways to show your loved ones how much you care is to bake them cookies. So, why not do it in July? Christmas cookies are always a hit, no matter what time of year it is. So, get baking and share the love this Christmas in July gift!

  1. Drink Hot Chocolate and Watch the Snow Fall
One of the best things about Christmas is drinking hot chocolate and watching the snow fall. Unfortunately, this isn't possible in most parts of Australia. Enjoying a cup of chocolate is purely possible, but the snow, unfortunately, is half what you expect.
If you want to experience snow, head to the Blue Mountains. This mountainous part is just a 90-minute drive from Sydney. Enjoy the place and grab the opportunity to capture snowy backdrops, snowflakes and snowmen (that you’ll build) whilst they last because it only snows there for as short as five days.
  1. Have a Christmas Movie Marathon

Another one of the many Christmas in July ideas is to have a movie marathon. Cook some popcorn, grab a blanket and settle in for some cuddling moments. There are so many great Christmas movies out there, so you're sure to find one that you'll love.

  1. Prepare a Festive Dinner

Celebrate Christmas in July with a festive dinner! This can be anything from a traditional roast dinner to something more unique. Just make sure to include all of your favourite Christmas dishes!

  1. Give Back to Your Community

Christmas is the season of giving, so why not give back to your community in July? There are many Christmas in July ideas that you can consider, such as volunteering at a local soup kitchen or donating toys to a children's hospital. Giving back is also a great way to show your loved ones how much you care.

  1. Spend Time with Your Loved Ones
Last but not least, one of the best ways to celebrate Christmas in July is to spend time with your loved ones. This can be anything from having a family dinner to going on a holiday outing. Just make sure to enjoy each other's company and have some fun!
Christmas in July is a great way to celebrate the holiday season, even if it's not actually Christmas. There are so many fun and festive things you can do, so get out there and enjoy the holidays!

Celebrate Your Christmas in July with Merry & Bright

If you're feeling the Christmas spirit and want to get a head start on all of your holiday decorating, be sure to visit Merry & Bright. We have everything you need to get in the festive spirit, from ornaments to stockings to tree skirts. And who knows? Maybe you'll even find some inspiration for your own Christmas party planning whilst you're here! Happy holidays!

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