Christmas in July recipes

Embrace the joy of a winter Christmas celebration with these warming traditional recipes at your Christmas in July party!

Why do people celebrate "Christmas in July"?

At first glance, the concept of celebrating Christmas in July seems quite bizarre. Everyone knows Christmas is in December!
The thing is, December 25 comes at the peak of southern hemisphere's summer - which is a season decidedly out of step with the cold Christmases that inspired much of our yuletide traditions. Have you ever tried eating a roast dinner in 30 degree heat? Aussies have! So, in an effort to capture some of the magic of a cold Christmas some people in Australia, New Zealand and other southern hemisphere countries celebrate "Christmas" in the coldest month - July!
There are no public holidays associated with Christmas in July, nor is there an official date in July on which it is celebrated. This unofficial Christmas celebration is just a bit of fun. So say goodbye to sipping eggnog in the blazing summer sun, it's time to huddle by the hearth and embrace the magic of the season with these charming Christmas in July recipes!

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