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The Best Holiday Films to Watch in the Heat for An Amazing Christmas In July Party


Christmas in July is similar to the Christmas holiday festival held in December but is celebrated in the middle of the year; come with decorations, sending 2024 Christmas cards, gifts, and holiday movies. With the current heat of summer, a Christmas in July party can help one cool off and enjoy the festivities at the same time. Below is a list of the best holiday movies to watch during Christmas in July celebration and why they are ideal.


The Elf is one of the best Christmas movies that you can watch during the Christmas in July celebrations. The movie features Will Ferrell as Buddy the main character who was raised by elves in the North Pole, This movie is funny and heartwarming movie where the star searches for his true self and spreads the holiday spirit in New York. 

Why It's Perfect

The movie “Elf” is one of the funniest and joyful movies that you can enjoy as a family during this festive holiday celebrated on July 25th. Due to its happy and playful tone, the show can be watched during the summer while keeping the viewer in a light-hearted and cheerful mood.

Home Alone (1990)

This movie features an eight-year-old boy (Kevin McCallister). The boy finds himself home alone after his parents leaves to enjoy the holiday. He has to outwit two dimwit thieves and defend his house with the help of various traps. This is a good movie that you can enjoy with your kids during the Christmas in July festivity. 

Why It's Perfect

 There is a lot of fun in the mischief and adventure brought about in the movie “Home Alone”. If you want to escape the summer heat, the best option is to organize a family dinner and eventually watch this movie together. 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a comedy film released in 1989. Griswold’s plan to have a big family Christmas as expected was bound to be a big disaster. The main actors are Chevy Chase and this is a comedy that explores how dysfunctional the family can be especially during gatherings.

Why It's Perfect

This classic provokes lot of laughter and feeling of nostalgia. It is just a reminder that every family gathering is a potential mess, no matter the time of the year.

The Holiday" (2006)

Besides sending business holiday cards to your colleagues at work, watching this movie can bring a sense of fulfilment during the Christmas in July celebrations. Two women from two different countries, United States of America and the United Kingdom, exchange residences for the Christmas holidays with the intention of leaving behind their respective problems in their relationships. Yes, they both learn to see life in a different way and of course, they each experience love in a way they never thought possible.

Why It's Perfect

In “The Holiday,” there is some romance, and snow, and the beauty of winter, which is perfect for giving the audience the feeling of Christmas in July. However, the movie is rated and is most probably not fit for younger kids. 

"Love Actually" (2003)

This movie is a comedy about selection of eight completely different couples and their experience of their intimate lives linked only by some connecting moments and placed in the month before Christmas in London, England.

Why It's Perfect

 ” Love Actually” can be cited as a multi-plot romantic comedy that is filled with messages and different appeals to the general audience. Being a comedy romantic drama, it will suit a mixed audience at your summer party very well.

Christmas in July Film

Christmas in July is a 1940 film directed by Preston Sturges following an ambitious clerk who was tricked into believing he has won $25,000 in a contest held by a coffee factory. The star began using his believed winnings to fulfil some of his dreams.

Why it’s perfect

Christmas in July movie blends perfectly with the July festival held  on 25th July of each year to celebrate Christmas. The movie fits the whole family gathering during these festivals which means you can watch with children and adults alike.

Holiday Breakfast Recipes: Start Your Day off Right

 The holidays are a time for family, friends, and good food. And what better way to start your day off right than with a delicious holiday breakfast?

Here are a few of our favorite holiday breakfast recipes:

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole by Dish In the Kitchen

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Rolls by Julie’s Eats and Treats 

Easy Breakfast Bake by Where is My Spoon

Chicken Pot Pie Buns by Dancing Through the Rain

Taco Crescent Ring by Frugal Fun Times

Sausage and Egg Crescents by Viral Recipes

Ham, Cheese and Broccoli Crescents by xoxo Bella 

Jalapeno Popper Crescent Cups by Spend with Pennies

Meatball Bites by Knife and Paddles

Ham and Cheese Crescent Ring by Feast for a Fraction

Crab and Cream Cheese Cups by Centsless Meals

Gyro Pockets by 365 Days of Baking

Chicken Crescents by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons 

Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares by Grits and Gouda

Cream Cheese Veggie Pizza by I Heart Vegetables

These are just a few of the many delicious holiday breakfast recipes out there. So next time you're looking for a way to start your day off right, reach for one of these recipes and enjoy!

Here are some additional tips for making the perfect holiday breakfast:

  • Use fresh ingredients whenever possible. Fresh ingredients will give your breakfast a bright and flavorful taste.
  • Don't be afraid to get creative. There are endless possibilities when it comes to holiday breakfasts, so have fun and experiment with different flavors and combinations.
  • Garnish your breakfast with festive toppings. A little bit of garnish can go a long way in making your breakfast look and taste more festive.

With these tips in mind, you're sure to make a delicious holiday breakfast that everyone will love. Here are some additional tips for making Christmas breakfast a breeze:

  • Plan ahead. The night before Christmas, take some time to gather your ingredients and prepare any necessary dishes. This will save you time in the morning and help you relax and enjoy your breakfast with your family and friends.
  • Delegate tasks. If you have children, get them involved in the preparation of Christmas breakfast. This is a great way to start their day off on the right foot and teach them about the importance of family and tradition.
  • Don't forget the coffee! Coffee is a must-have for any Christmas breakfast. Make sure to have plenty on hand for everyone to enjoy.

With a little planning and preparation, Christmas breakfast can be a delicious and festive way to start your holiday. So gather your family and friends, enjoy a delicious meal, and make some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Check out these easy recipe ideas:

Unique Nachos

3 Ingredient Biscuits

Snickerdoodle Cake

    Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

    The holidays are a time for giving, and what better way to show your loved ones how much you care than with a homemade gift?

    Homemade gifts are personal, thoughtful, and often more meaningful than store-bought gifts. They also show that you put time and effort into creating something special for the recipient.

    If you're looking for some inspiration for homemade Christmas gifts, look no further! Here are 15 ideas to get you started:

    Soy Lotion Bars by Bitz N Giggles

    Crochet Cats by Red Ted Art

    Painted Mason Jars by Mommy Made That

    Bacon and Whisky Maple Syrup by A Country Girl’s Life

    Lavender Loofah Soaps by Earth Friendly Tips

    Wine Cork Snowman by Then It Dawned on Me

    Mickey Mouse Rope Baskets by The Everyday Mouse

    Easy Knitted Blanket by The Frugal Family

    Chocolate Mug Cakes by In the Kitch

    Honey Roasted Cashews by The Home Intent

    Marble Tiled Coasters by Making it Manzanita

    Infinity Scarf by Swoodson Says

    Reading Pillows by The Happiest Camper

    White Chocolate Liquor by Aubrey’s Kitchen

    Vanilla honey Lip Scrub by The Soccer Mom

    Find more DIY gift ideas here

    Ribbon Charm Bookmarks

    Ipad Stands

    Homemade Holiday Candies

     The holidays are near and that means it is time to start thinking about gifts to buy and treats to make. This year why not save a little money and give a gift from the heart with these homemade holiday candy recipes? These are decadent, delicious and easy to recreate at home in your own kitchen. Make a few varieties and package them in a pretty container for a great gift.

    This collection has something wonderful for everyone! From cheesecake balls that are dreamy to simple dipped marshmallows that always delight and even a candy for the coffee lovers. 

    While you are here you can't forget to visit some of my favorite bark recipes.
    Everyone loves this celebration barkFruity Pebbles bark is a perfect no bake candy option for cereal lovers.

    Cheesecake Balls by Rich and Delish

    These cheesecake balls are so creamy and dreamy! You are sure to love this recipe for homemade candy.

    Dark Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows by Saporito Kitchen

    This recipe is simple and delicious! Let the kids help with this one.

    Homemade Snickers by The Short Order Cook

    This homemade snickers bar recipe is perfect to make and freeze for later. Make these ahead of time for a homemade gift from the heart.

    Honey Lollipops by The Monday Box

    Homemade honey lollipops are perfect for sucking or stirring tea with! These would be great sticking stuffers.

    Saltine Toffee by Spend with Pennies

    Toffee made with saltines is a perfect treat to make and share.

    Strawberry Hard Candy by In the Kitch

    These hard candies are perfect for holidays. They are so fruity and flavorful!

    Disneyland Copycat Churro Toffee  by In Fine Taste

    No need to plan a trip to Disney to get your churro toffee fix. This is a perfect at home dupe!

    Homemade Torrone Italian Nut Nougat by xoxo Bella

    This homemade Italian candy would be so nice to share with your friends and neighbors this year.

    Cookie Dough Truffles by Fantabulosity

    These truffles are just the thing to serve to anyone who loves cookie dough flavor!

    Rocky Road by Flavor the Moments

    Homemade rocky road has never been easier than it is with this tasty recipe!

    Peanut Butter Balls by Bitz n Giggles

    If you love peanut butter flavor then you will want to make these delicious little treats this year!

    Homemade Payday Bars by Sweet Peas Kitchen

    This recipe is a perfect copycat for homemade, fresh payday candy bars!

    Angel Candy by DIY and Fun

    You are sure to love the layers of this candy! It is so tasty!

    Turtles by The Cagle Diaries

    Simple and delicious are always a good idea! This recipe for homemade turtles is sure to be a favorite!

    Vegan Twix by Spabettie

    If you are a fan of twix bars, you will want to make these for a sweet, homemade holiday candy to share.

    Dalgona Coffee Candy by Corrie Cooks

    Coffee fans would love to get a tub of these instant pot candies for the holidays!

    Find more homemade candy recipes here

    Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cones

    Boozy Butter Creams

    Homemade Boozy Butter Cream Candy

    Last year, I made several tasty vintage candy recipes for the holidays, to the delight of my family. It was fun, but this year, I decided I wanted to do something different.  That is where these decadent butter cream cake vodka candies came into play. 

    I made homemade butter creams last year, and they were so good that I didn't even offer the kids the chance to lick the bowl after I scooped them out. I hid in the pantry and enjoyed it myself. HA! So, this year, I started on the butter creams but decided to do something wickedly decadent. I added cake vodka to the mix. And Holy Cow, they were amazing!


    1 stick of unsalted butter, softened

    4 ounces of softened cream cheese

    5 to 6 cups of powdered sugar

    ½ cup of cake vodka

    For coating

    ½ teaspoon of crisco

    4 ounces of almond bark or milk chocolate


    Combine butter and cream cheese until well blended.

    Add cake vodka and blend for 30 seconds.

    Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar and begin stirring.

    Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and stir until you have a thick cream.

    If needed, add the remaining powdered sugar.

    You want to have a consistency that is very thick!

    Begin scooping out the buttercream and dropping it on a parchment lined baking sheet.

    Freeze the butter creams for 1 hour.

    When the butter creams are completely frozen, melt the chocolate or almond bark with a ½ teaspoon of crisco over a double boiler.

    When you can stir the chocolate smooth, remove from heat.

    Working quickly, dip the butter creams into the melted chocolate, place them back on the baking sheet and put them back into the freezer for 15-25 minutes to harden the chocolate.

    These are best stored in the fridge or the freezer until they are ready to be served.


    These are an awesome and unique gift from the heart to share. They are sweet, have a little kick from the vodka, and will certainly offer a boozy treat that will set off the holidays just right for grown up friends.

    As these are boozy, it would be a good idea to put a little warning on them before sharing. 
    I am going to be serving these at my Christmas party; I think I will also make a batch in white chocolate.

    If you like cocktails, check out some of my favorite recipes:
    Night King Cocktails
    15 Amazing Wine Cocktails
    Bomb Pop Cocktails
    Blueberry Vodka Lime Sorbet

    Santa Coloring Page

    I have a really cute free printable to share with you today; both of my kids loved coloring this one! We can't help but get a little excited as we count down the days til the big holiday! So, I made them a Santa coloring page to inspire some of their sweet dreams!

    Santa Coloring Page

    This free coloring page is perfect for kids of all ages! Print one, or as many as you need. This is great for sharing at school, as an offering at the kids table to keep them entertained, or to share with a friend. Pin this for later, because it will come in handy year after year!

    If you are looking for more free coloring pages check out some of these reader favorites.

    J is for Jam

    A is for Alligator

    14 Christmas Casseroles for Breakfast

    Are you looking for a way to make Christmas breakfast amazing without spending much time in the kitchen? This list has 14+ breakfast casseroles that will make the holiday morning deliciously satisfying!

    From casseroles loaded with sausage to hearty casseroles that are straight from the Amish country. This collection has some really decadent ideas for you!  I can't wait to hear which is your favorite!

    As you might have figured out already, I am all about the Christmas holidays! I drive my family a little nutty with my enthusiasm for the holidays. I begin building steam in September and am elbows deep in crafting, cooking and wrapping by the weekend after Thanksgiving.

    I guess you could consider this your one stop shop for crafty ideas, easy foods and great gifts. Well, enough about my holiday obsession and let's get on to these recipes! Be sure to click thru the link to visit the recipes.

    Sausage Apricot Breakfast Casserole by Dukes and Duchesses

    Breakfast Burrito Casserole by Homemade Interest

    Easy Overnight Egg Bake by Foodal

    Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole by The Kitchen is my Playground

    Sausage Breakfast Casserole by Meaningful Mama

    Farmers Market Breakfast Casserole by Two Healthy Kitchens

    Cinnamon Roll Casserole by Cook Eat Go

    Mediterranean Brunch Bake by Simply Stacie

    Potato Breakfast Bake by That Guy Who Grills

    Easy Egg Casserole by Mama Loves Food

    Cowboy Christmas Casserole by Platter Talk

    Eggs Benedict Casserole by Centsless Meals

    Crockpot Breakfast Casserole by Spend with Pennies

    Amish Breakfast Casserole by Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats

    Find all of my holiday crafts here