I have never really understood why we celebrate "Christmas in July."
To my way of thinking, if we're going to have a midway mini-celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, wouldn't it be exactly six months before (or after, depending on your viewpoint, I suppose) a/k/a JUNE 25?
Why isn't it Christmas in June, yo? #NotThatItReallyMatters
But I'm one of those weirdos. I love all things Christmas. I will watch the Hallmark Channel's Christmas specials all month long, even if the mercury outside shoots up to 117-degrees Fahrenheit.
Listen, I don't want to wish summer away...especially this year. Besides, I am vehemently opposed to the cold and ice. And yet, I can't help it -- Christmas is my jam. I know, I know; I'm a walking oxymoron...or maybe just the latter most.
I'll listen to the soundtrack from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" as I'm sweating. I'll look for Christmas deals online with the A/C blaring. I'll even wear an ugly sweater to a Christmas in July party if anyone's hosting one.
And you know why? Because Christmas is beautiful. It's magical and sparkly and bright and fantastic and gives hope to the wide world, Capsice?
I know many will scoff at this being absolutely absurd and that's okay. To each their own.
Besides, it's hard all that tongue-clucking hear above the majestic sounds of "Oh, Holy Night," you dig? Merry Christmas in July, friends!
See Jn 15:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord. Gospel Mt 20:20-28 "...But Jesus summoned them and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and the great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."