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Christmas in July

July 13, 2023

How to Host a Magical Christmas in July Movie Night

Tips for a fun Christmas in July Movie Celebration


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Children watching a Christmas in July movie

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The holiday season is a magical and special time of the year, full of heartwarming memories, delicious food, and, of course, Christmas movies! But why wait until December to enjoy a festive flick or two? 

Christmas in July is the perfect time to gather with your loved ones, snuggle up on the couch, and enjoy a festive movie marathon that will transport you to a winter wonderland. So grab some popcorn and get ready to snuggle up on the couch because we’re about to get started!

Set the Scene

It may be scorching outside, but a few holiday decorations can transform your living room into a winter wonderland! Dim the lights, decorate with twinkling fairy lights, add a small Christmas tree, and hang ornaments or garlands to add a touch of holiday magic. Lay out comfy blankets, holiday pillows, and perhaps even some fluffy faux snow for an extra festive touch.

Select the Perfect Movies

Curate a lineup of your favorite Christmas classics or dive into the heartwarming world of Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July movie schedule. From heartwarming love stories to tales of family and friendship, there's a Hallmark Channel holiday movie for everyone! Check out their schedule and create your personalized movie marathon lineup.

Dress for the Occasion

Encourage everyone to embrace the holiday spirit by wearing their favorite Christmas-themed pajamas or cozy sweaters. Matching family outfits or festive accessories like Santa hats, reindeer antlers, or jingle bells can add an extra touch of fun. Planning on watching a much-loved movie? Have everyone dress as their favorite character!

Pick the Best Spot

Choosing the right spot to watch your Christmas movies is crucial. If you want to be cozy and snug, set up in your living room with some comfy couches and chairs. However, if you want to transform your backyard into an outdoor theater experience, consider getting a projector and some blankets for seating.

Stock Up on Snacks

No movie night is complete without delicious snacks and treats! Prepare a festive spread of holiday-inspired goodies such as hot cocoa with marshmallows, peppermint bark, gingerbread cookies, or even DIY popcorn with fun toppings like caramel, chocolate drizzle, or holiday spices. Get creative with your snacks and let the flavors of the season accompany your movie-watching experience.

Interactive Activities

Make your movie night interactive by incorporating fun activities between movies. 

  1. Have a hot cocoa taste test, where everyone can vote for their favorite flavor combination. 

  2. Set up a DIY ornament station, where each family member can create a unique keepsake. 

  3. Set up a “snowy” photo zone for some fun family pictures. 

  4. Organize a gift exchange with small presents to add an extra element of excitement to the evening.


A Christmas in July movie night is the perfect way to escape the summer heat and relive the joy and magic of the holiday season. Follow these tips to create memories that will warm your heart all year long.

So grab your loved ones, gather around the TV, and let the Christmas spirit fill your home this summer!

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