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The History of Christmas in July

The History of Christmas in July

The first mention of the phrase, “Christmas in July” is found in Werther, an 1892 French opera with libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann. It had an English translation published in 1894 by American playright,  Elizabeth Beall Ginty. In the story, a group of children rehearses a Christmas song in July, to which a character responds: "When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season." The earliest known celebration in the United States to make the phrase Christmas in...
on July 25, 2017
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Snowbabies - Beach Babies

Snowbabies - Beach Babies

After a particularly chilly winter in Frosty Frolic Land, the Snowbabies are going coastal– to the beach, that is! Surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, these Snowbabies are going to spend their days basking in the warm sunshine and making memories that are sure to last a lifetime. “It was different and exciting to think about trading in the arctic chill of winter for some sunshine,” explained Snowbabies artist Kristi Jensen-Pierro. “I loved adding the red and...
on May 19, 2017
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