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6-Year-Old Girl Gets Christmas in July After Cancer Made Her Miss Celebrations Last Year

A 6-year-old girl is celebrating Christmas in July after cancer forced her to miss the festivities last December. Agatha King, 6, was one of 20 children invited to the holiday-themed celebrations in London, England, earlier this month, where they took turns riding sleighs, playing in the snow and meeting Santa Claus. “We colored in pictures of the snow globes. There were ... Read More »

How to get a bumper 10 day Christmas holiday by only booking three days off work

Glorious sun beams are beating down and the sky is blue – we’ll freely admit, it is FAR TOO EARLY to even be thinking about Christmas. That said, before we know it the John Lewis Christmas offering will be whipping everyone up into a frenzy of excitement and shops and businesses everywhere will be in full festive mode. So why not – just ... Read More »

Why is a TV channel showing Christmas movies all summer?

Scrooges beware! Movies 24 are starting their countdown to Christmas especially early this year. Anyone preparing their Christmas list and already wrapping up their presents, six months in advance, will have the perfect accompaniment with Christmas In July. [Read more: 50 movies everyone must see before you grow up] “Tired of the sunshine and can’t wait to start trimming the ... Read More »

Search is on in NW Montana for perfect Capitol Christmas tree for Washington, D.C.

LIBBY — The search for the perfect Christmas tree is on in the Kootenai National Forest. It’s not an easy task. This particular tree will stand somewhere between 60 feet to 70 feet tall. It will need to be arrow-straight and perfectly proportioned with dense cover from every angle. No one knows yet whether it will be spruce or fir ... Read More »

Struggling Salvation Army seeks help through Christmas in July

Note: this story has been corrected to reflect the proper phone number to call for information on a kettle.  NEWARK – Licking County residents will experience a little bit of Christmas this summer when they see Salvation Army’s counter kettles up at local businesses and organizations during July. Unfortunately, though, the reason for these kettles isn’t to spread summertime Christmas cheer. ... Read More »

Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie is now a non-Christmas-related horror anthology

Kevin Smith has announced that he’s retooling his Christmas horror comedy Comes The Krampus, after the film became a victim of the infamous Krampus movie rush of Winter 2015. Refusing to be cowed, Smith has stripped out the film’s Christmas elements, repurposed its monster, and now announced that the movie has become a horror anthology flick, titled KillRoy Was Here. ... Read More »

Non-negotiable: Die Hard is a Christmas movie

I remember being introduced to a man when I was in high school who worked with a touring theatre company. The company had come to our little town to present “Evita”. A bunch of us juniors were chosen to be gofers during the production. I remember this vividly because I was 17 years old and the actresses who had to ... Read More »

In Milford, a fight over Christmas in June

When the Elf on the Shelf appeared in Deborah Seri’s daughter’s classroom in Milford last December, she took her complaint to the superintendent. Seri’s family is Jewish, and the Christmas character made her second-grader uncomfortable. “My daughter was the only one in the class who didn’t celebrate Christmas,” Seri said. “It made her feel awkward; it made her feel like ... Read More »

Christmas Is Coming to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World (and Other New Attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood)

Christmas is coming early for Harry Potter fans! “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is debuting in Universal Studios Hollywood this November. This holiday season, theme park visitors can expect to see their favorite school of magic with snow-capped roofing and a beautiful Christmas tree to get guests into the yuletide season. Hogsmeade village will deck the halls ... Read More »

Brits have already spent £2bn on Christmas 2017

By Dan Wilson June 1, 2017 – 11:24 am It may be the middle of summer (and hopefully hot and sunny where you are) but eyes are already turning towards the Christmas peak season. And it seems that it’s no longer just an activity for winter months dominated by Black Friday until the big day itself. According to an ICM ... Read More »