Created By: Wacky Meets Practical on December 9, 2009
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I realize it's a bit late to be thinking of this trope, since we're all excited about Christmas in December, but looking through the Christmas Tropes, it occurred to me that we didn't have this, and as it is quite common, I thought we should have this.

We all know when Christmas is, right? Right in the middle of December, near the beginning of Winter, when it's always covered in snow, right? Wrong! Christmas happens in the summer too. It's true, some people just can't wait to get into the Christmas Spirit. So they decide to celebrate Christmas right there in the middle of July. Great concept, no?

This will often serve as the premise for ChristmasEpisodes in which the show takes place primarily in the summer. All the same plots, motifs, and messages of all other ChristmasEpisodes will still be present. In fact, expect all the characters to completely forget that it isn't actually Christmas at all.

There is some Truth in Television as mentioned by That Other Wiki. Most holiday specials and movies are filmed during the summer season, and some stores do offer Christmas In July sales.

Examples:
  • Rudolph And Frostys Christmas In July
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy-No, not Jingle Jingle Jangle. I am of course speaking of Fa La La La Ed, in which Ed gets it in his mind that it's Christmas, although it's July. Of course, the idea spreads to the rest of the kids.
  • Ben 10 did have a Christmas episode in the middle of summer vacation. It involves the family discovering a portal to some Christmas World and the elves wanting Grandpa Max to be their new Santa.
  • Lizzie McGuire-Aaron Carter makes an appearance to shoot a Christmas themed music video in Lizzie's hometown. The Christmas theme is everywhere, even though it is no where near Christmas.
  • Dr. Demento has a regular "Christmas in July" episode, where he plays novelty Christmas songs in July.
  • Only Homestar Runner could pull off Decemberween In July
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • December 7, 2009
    Wacky Meets Practical
    Do we not have a trope for plain old Christmas? Well, that's odd.
  • December 7, 2009
    Dcoetzee
    Don't forget that in the Southern Hemisphere Christmas does come in the middle of the summmer - Christmas in July would be more likely to be the White Christmas we're accustomed to up here.
  • December 7, 2009
    random surfer
    Dr. Demento has a regular "Christmas in July" episode, where he plays novelty Christmas songs in July.
  • December 7, 2009
    newtonthenewt
  • December 9, 2009
    triassicranger
    Ben 10 did indeed have a Christmas episode in the middle of summer vacation. It involves the family discovering a portal to some Christmas World and the elves wanting Grandpa Max to be their new Santa.
  • December 9, 2009
    Wacky Meets Practical
    Thank you for the Ben 10 description. It was very helpful.

    This looks ready for a launch.
  • December 9, 2009
    Andygal
    There's an In Nomine supplement called "A Very Nybass Christmas", which concerns a plot by the titilar Nybass (Demon Prince of the Media) to destroy the meaning of Christmas and convert it into a tacky greed-fest through Christmas in July (among other things).

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