Christmas in July 2013

Christmas in July!

It takes a vivid imagination to envision snow falling in July, especially deep in the heart of Texas where we usually hit 100 degree days throughout the summer.

There are many ways to celebrate Christmas. I grew up spending Christmas on the beach of a small deserted island. True it was December 25 instead of mid-July, but in a way they are the same. We’d take a picnic, snorkels, masks, and fins, and explore for exotic underwater treasures.

Instead of snowmen, we had sandmen. Instead of a sled, we zipped around on water skis. Instead of Santa’s sled being pulled by reindeer, it was pulled by a speed boat.

Christmas SpiritsWhen I spent my first Christmas in cold weather I fell in love with Christmas Irish style. Like the one at Winterthorne Castle in my novella Christmas Spirits where love and family reunions make the holidays special. It’s part of my Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle Series.

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What does Christmas in July mean to you? Christmas trees, a white landscape, ice skating, prettily wrapped gifts, turkey dinners and snowmen? Or can you adapt Christmas to true July weather in the Northern Hemisphere. See yourself lounging on the beach with a Candycane Daiquiri and a hunk massaging coconut oil – or is that peppermint oil – into your shoulders? Hmmmm… Merry Christmas, anytime!

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60 Responses to Christmas in July 2013

  1. Kyla Patton says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My Christmas in July wish is for less stormy-rainy weather this summer. Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

  2. Melissa Keir says:

    My Christmas in July wish is for my hubby to have a good time at scout camp but no injuries! He’s a little accident prone.

  3. Nara says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I have to admit I find this whole Christmas in July thing a bit weird haha

  4. Christmas in July means not having to shovel snow. I’m up and in Canada and we’ll hit 100 also – just not for as many days as you down in Texas.

    Cover looks fantastic.

  5. Sharon Kleve says:

    Thank you for participating in the BTGN Blog hop!

  6. Thanks for the giveway.
    My wish is to win the lottery. Then I can buy more books.

  7. laurie g says:

    Thank you for hosting another great Blog Hop!

  8. Joye says:

    I live in Arizona and now it is 106 degrees so Christmas to me would be lovely if it took place in July. it would be a whole lot cooler!

  9. Nikki says:

    lol…I’m with everybody else on the picturing a Christmas right now…We are rocking at 94 but the humidity here is suffocating…..SO right now? My Christmas in July would be a day spent at a pool that is ice cold…..ahhh! Now that I can picture! Great giveaway!!


    • Hi Nikki, If we could only turn that humidity into snow! Not the kind of snow we have to shovel up though… that would be the invention! Meanwhile, a chilly pool will do. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Omima says:

    Are residents from the UK allowed to enter this giveaway?

  11. Tia says:

    It just doesn’t seem like Christmas without snow

  12. jennifer mathis says:

    we had a heat index of 101 today so i wouldnt mind some of that dec chill right about now

  13. Enjoy the hop, Jennifer! I think we are all dreaming of a chill Christmas right about now as we bake and fry in the summer heat.

  14. susan platt says:

    Christmas in July would be cooler than 90 degrees!!

    susanmplatt AT Hotmail DOT com

  15. Loving that cover! Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com

  16. Stacey says:

    My Christmas in July wish would be to move back to Michigan from Vegas…the heat is killer!


  17. Jillyn says:

    Christmas to me means time with my girlfriend, family, and snow.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Marlene Breakfield says:

    My Christmas in July wish is for a remodel of my house. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Krista says:

    I’ve never really given Christmas in July much thought, but I think celebrating Christmas on a beach would be really fun. Thanks for the giveaway!
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

  20. JanD says:

    Christmas in July is strange so I just associate it with shopping.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  21. Christmas anytime seems to be shopping these days. Book shopping is my favorite!

  22. Trix says:

    I wish I could have a leisurely vacation somewhere…I just end up doing rushed one-day staycations that make me more frazzled than when I left!


  23. Tina says:

    Christmas in July means not having to deal with the snow or the cold. Actually the snow is the one thing that I love seeing at Christmastime because it makes everything so beautiful. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!


  24. Cassandra Hicks says:

    For me it’s finding a cool spot to relax and have fun 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com

  25. donnas says:

    It means of dreaming of cooler weather from the current heat.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  26. bn100 says:

    wish for tv
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  27. Ada says:

    Thanks for being part of the hop! I love Christmas any time 🙂

    ahui89 at hotmail dot com

  28. Anita H. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! My Christmas wish in July is for a little less heat this summer!

    thebigbluewall77 at gmail dot com

  29. Aly P says:

    Thank you! A chocolate bar as big as my head 😀

  30. Dovile says:

    Actually it’s cold and rainy over here, so it’s easy for me to wish for real Christmas. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. Karina says:

    I’m more traditional, so I need cold weather, snow ,to believe it’s Christmas 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!

  32. A Christmas dinner spent with my husband is my ultimate Christmas wish. That’s what I look forward to every year, and every year I’m thankful to share another year with him.
    Kimberly Comeau
    casey 4 4 6 at hot mail dot com

  33. Juana Esparza says:

    Down here it’s way too hot to feel like Christmas. It is currently 87 and it’s close to 2 pm so it is only going to get hotter.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  34. Katie Amanda says:

    Thanks for participating. Anything “wintery” is welcome in this hot July weather. Thanks!

  35. Celina K says:

    My wish is for snow. Now. But I would settle for central air.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  36. Amanda D says:

    For me Christmas in July is getting started on my Christmas shopping. Also, I always use a ceramic Christmas bowl with holly on it to serve my macaroni and potato salad at parties.

  37. Daniel M says:

    glad the heat wave finally broke here thanks for the hop! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  38. Satchmo says:

    I spend most Christmases on a tropical country so I don’t think I can handle the cold of snow!

    supersatchmo at myopera dot com

  39. Mer says:

    To me, it’s just hard to imagine Christmas without snow. So I guess if I were somewhere warm I’d have to make my own! Enjoying a snowcone with admiring soapsud snow could be fun.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  40. Jaclyn says:

    My Chirstmas in July wish is to be able to afford the swing set my little girls want. They are so dang expensive!


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