Christmas in July

I love Christmas! Each year I am so excited to start my Christmas planning with Christmas in July. Here's what I do each July:


  • Set my families Christmas Celebration dates
  • Draw names.
  • Make hotel arrangements, if needed.
  • Think about my Christmas menu.
  • Plan for the photo for our annual Christmas card.
That's it, but wow, does that little bit of planning come in handy!  It sets up our family for success, even though some grumble that they don't want to think about Christmas this early. They all admit that we are a lot less stressed when we plan ahead!

As a Christmas lover, I also collect Christmas ideas all year long that I would love to do.  I am going to share some of my current favorites with you!  I'll start with a recipe, and then my top five fun things I will be doing this Christmas in July!


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Boozy Grapes

These are every bit as wonderful as my Boozy Cherries.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 5 M

ingredients:

  • 1 lb green grapes
  • Small individual-sized prosecco, chilled
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/4 c sugar

instructions:

How to cook Boozy Grapes

  1. Poke grapes once with a fork. In a medium bowl, add grapes, prosecco and vodka. Let infuse for 2 hours. Drain the grapes and pat dry, gently. Pour sugar in a small bowl and toss in grapes. Roll in sugar until coated. Serve. These are so good.
Calories
189.17
Fat (grams)
0.18
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.06
Carbs (grams)
34.03
Fiber (grams)
1.02
Net carbs
33.01
Sugar (grams)
30.43
Protein (grams)
0.84
Sodium (milligrams)
4.37
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
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1.  This video. Taken from the hospital at the University where I work.  The link will take to you the video via Facebook.



3.  This photo from hamptonroadskroc.org



5.  And this one from Hallmark!


6.  I am watching Christmas in July movies from Hallmark for the next week! Here is the schedule of what is left! (the links take you to the previews!)

Monday, July 22

Tuesday, July 23

Wednesday, July 24
Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 26

Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28
I hope you are excited about the Christmas in July season, too!  Let me know how you are celebrating!
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Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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  1. What a great list of holiday movies, to start getting into the Christmas spirit. I always look forward to the holidays and Hallmark movies.

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  2. I want to watch every single one of these. Hallmark is the only reason I have cable, I watch them 24/7.

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  3. I love these!! Hallmark movies are my favorite!!

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  4. Anonymous11:03 PM

    I too love watching Christmas movies and enjoy watching them throughout the year. Love the boozy Grapes. Will try the recipe out for the next party.

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  5. Wow....I love your style, Terri! I guess you don't skip a bit on Christmas.

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  6. Anonymous7:48 AM

    I personally don't celebrate Christmas in July, but I am getting SO excited for it and your post is ramping up that excitement in me!

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  7. Anonymous10:08 AM

    I love Hallmark Christmas movies! Boozy Grapes seems like a great way to celebrate early Christmas! I'll take note of some titles you recommended. - Emman Damian

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  8. Anonymous10:21 AM

    This looks like such a fun recipe to make! It would definitely be a hit when throwing summer parties! - Emily Fata

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  9. Wow, how delicious are these! Yummy! Would love to try this recipe for Boozy Grapes! Lavern Moore

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  10. I love Christmas! This is such a fun blog post! I love the list of Hallmark Christmas movies too.

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  11. You just made me want some boozy grapes. I could use a little Christmas spirit right now. Thanks for this!

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  12. Anonymous10:38 PM

    I love Christmas! But I'm not quite ready to start planning it. Summer's pretty short over here and we don't get a lot of hot weather haha. But I will definitely tap in to these tips and ideas when the weather gets cooler and summer has left us. Happy planning! And happy Christmas in July!

    Sara | mshealthesteem.com

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  13. You definitely are prepared for Christmas better than I am. Those are some interesting ideas and hopefully will have time to plan them out.

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  14. Here in the Philippines, we have the longest Christmas celebration that starts in September! Better to prepare early in July, right?!

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