#ChristmasInJuly festive book review redux: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

This post was originally published on 12 December 2018. There are some figures that loom so large in the public consciousness that it’s easy to feel like you know, or you can imagine, pretty much everything about them. Santa Claus is one of those figures. We owe our collective modern Continue Reading

More #ChristmasInJuly tree decorations: The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland), Bernard (The Rescuers), Pixar’s Pizza Planet truck, Stitch (Lilo and Stitch) + Charlie Brown (Peanuts)

Yes, I am at it again! Adding yet more ornaments to my Christmas in July tree which is, really, just my Easter and Halloween tree pressed into triple duty. The Christmas in July tree is nowhere as lavish as my December efforts but still, it’s fun to bring some of Continue Reading

Run! It’s the headless snowman! Getting scarily festive with A Scooby-Doo Christmas

Who doesn’t love a traditional warm and cosy Christmas? You’d think the answer would be a resounding “Nobody!” but in the festively besieged town of Winter Hollow, established 1764, everyone is afraid to celebrate Christmas, all too aware that when they do, a giant headless snowman – strictly speaking the Continue Reading

Merry Un-Christmas! I put 5 new ornaments on my #ChristmasinJuly tree – the Flintstones, Encanto, Mary Poppins, Mork from Ork + National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Christmas is such a fun, wonderful, warm-spirited, cosy and nice time of the year that it really needs to be celebrated at least twice, right? Right! So, Christmas in July is increasingly a festive thing, and while it’s not as big a deal as the main event in December, it’s Continue Reading