The History of Christmas in July
We aren't the only ones to ring in the joys of Christmas this month.
The first Christmas in July celebration began in 1933 at Camp Keystone, a summer camp for girls.
Four years later, the term "Christmas in July" was given national attention with the release of the Hollywood movie comedy Christmas in July in 1940, written and directed by Preston Sturges.
In the story, a man is fooled into believing he has won $25,000 in an advertising slogan contest. He buys presents for family, friends, and neighbors, and proposes marriage to his girlfriend.