What is Christmas in July and Why You Should Be Doing It

Mid-year Christmas celebrations are becoming increasingly popular, and for great reason! It’s a fantastic excuse to get together with friends and family and have fun.

In New Zealand and Australia, it is cooler at this time of year due to it being Winter so the thought of drinking mulled wine and eggnog and cooking up a delicious Christmas roast is more than appealing! 

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What do people do at Christmas in July parties?

Apart from eating and drinking and having a ton of fun, there are other activities that you can do to add to the whole experience:

  • Play Christmas games
  • Arrange a secret Santa
  • Have a competition for who has the ugliest Christmas Jumper!

Getting into the festive spirit

Looking the part and getting into the festive spirit is an absolute must when attending a Christmas doo, and for obvious reason! You can't just turn up to a festive celebration in your Sunday basics.

There are so many dress-up options out there, from novelty Christmas Sweaters, Christmas PJs, cardigans, dresses, Christmas t-shirts and unlimited accessories. Or, if you're the creative type then there's always the option of making your own outfit, if this sounds like you then I suggest checking out Pinterest for some festive DIY ideas. 

I hope this blog has given you some insight into what Christmas in July is all about, and better yet - it's encouraged you to celebrate it! (because life's for living and all that).


Do you celebrate Christmas in July? If so, we would love to hear what type of activities you do, what food and drink you consume and if you have any traditions - be sure to share these with us in the comments section below!


August 12, 2019 — Christmas Jumpers NZ


Manvi Tandon

Manvi Tandon said:

Beautiful cardigans, lovely design and vibrant colors to make your Christmas just ‘PERFECT’! 😊 Good going!

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