Christmas In July

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Christmas In July

Postby Nostalgiascape » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:19 am

Let's all plan one day in July, with enough seperation time from the 4th.



July is about the half way point between the last Christmas and the next Christmas.



So for one day, break out the Christmas Specials on DVD. Bake some cookies. Light some candles. Have a Christmas sampler day in July. That seems like it could be a nice tradition.

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Christmas In July

Postby Big Steve » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:50 pm

Hi Nostalgiascape,

I like your idea about July and we are going to do it too! It will be alot of fun to bring it out a little early and get everybody together.

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Postby Nostalgiascape » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:04 pm

Awesome! The Little Drummer Boy has an excellent Christmas in July feel.

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Postby Big Steve » Thu Feb 15, 2007 9:43 pm

Hi Nostalgiascape,

The Little Drummer Boy is a great song. We are still playing alot of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra Christmas music and some from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir too through February. This is going to be a special year because we have a Dec 8th wedding so we all want to be early this year so let's hope for a big July celebration. We are going to set up the decorations inside and bring out the holiday cheer!!!! Every year we make Italian bow tie cookies by hand with an antique roller from Italy. And oh boy those cookies are good I love them.



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Postby Nostalgiascape » Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:09 pm

Firstly, congratulations!



You must download Blue Christmas by Porky Pig. It's a blast.

And then there's the Binger.



But lately I have discovered that Lou Rawls recorded some excellent Christmas music.

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Christmas In July

Postby Big Steve » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:57 pm

Hi Nostalgiascape,

Are there any good places on the internet where I can download Christmas music? And do you like to bake cookies and pies? We have a whole lot of good family recipies that I could share with you.

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Postby Nostalgiascape » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:09 pm

I'm always open to recipes. :D



I don't know of any sites.



And I don't want to do anything other than reccomend legal downloading sites like Napster (Cough****Limewire****cough).



Enter Christmas in the genre section of any download site.

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Christmas In July

Postby Big Steve » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:58 pm

Hi Nostalgiascape,

Here are some our our old family recipes. The wife let's out some of her recipe secrets. Hope you enjoy!



Merry Christmas Cheese Cakes

1 c. flour

1/2 c. margarine

1/2 c. brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 c. nuts, chopped



--FILLING:--



1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, soft

1/4 c. sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 tbsp. milk

2 tbsp. lemon juice



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 3 quart bowl combine flour, margarine, and brown sugar. Blend with mixer. Stir in nuts. Reserve 1 cup of mixture for topping. Pat remaining in ungreased 8 inch square pan. Bake near center of oven 8 to 10 minutes. Prepare filling. Spread over partially baked crust. Sprinkle reserve crumb mixture on top. Return to oven 23 to 30 minutes. Cool, cut and store in refrigerator.



Christmas Wreath Crunchies

30 marshmallows

1/2 c. butter or margarine

1 tsp. vanilla

Green food coloring

4 c. Corn Flakes, crushed

Cinnamon red hots for holly



Melt together marshmallows and butter or margarine. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, green food coloring and 4 cups Corn Flakes, crushing as you add. Pile on waxed paper and shape in little wreaths, decorating with cinnamon red hots for holly.



Christmas Wreath Cookies

3/4 c. butter

1 (16 oz.) bag marshmallows

7 c. corn flakes

Green food coloring

Blue food coloring

Red hots



Melt butter in pan. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add food coloring until mixture is a nice "holly" green. Remove from heat and pour over corn flakes in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. On wax paper, form wreath-shaped cookies and decorate with red hots to look like berries.



Enjoy,

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Christmas In July

Postby Big Steve » Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:56 pm

Hi Santa's Elves!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a really good article to read when thinking of Christmas in July.

http://www.bestyears.com/july.html



Big Steve

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Postby Jack Frost » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:13 pm

For some reason I started singing Christmas carols in the car yesterday with my kids. They thought I was nuts! I told them it's 6 months away right now so it's good to recharge the Christmas spirit!

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Re: Christmas In July

Postby Jack Frost » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:22 pm

Big Steve wrote:Hi Santa's Elves!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a really good article to read when thinking of Christmas in July.

http://www.bestyears.com/july.html



Big Steve




A fantastic article, thanks!

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Postby Holly Cl'Oz » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:59 pm

You want to get in the mood for Christmas in July?? Take yourself to Hallmark during ornament premeire weekend when they debut their new Christmas ornaments. I've gone for the past 11 years. They usually have refreshments and play Christmas music. It's great fun!
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Postby I B Freezin' Wolfman » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:27 pm

July is usually when I start to plan for Halloween. And I start in August.



Between the Independance Day, Chistmas & Halloween, I'm sure I'd be a prime candidate for a padded cell.
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