Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch. Here in Arizona it is, quite literally, the most horrible time of the year. Today we are expecting a high of 110 degrees. What that means, on a practical level, is that it's too hot to go anywhere. The kids will be couped up again and I will be frantically trying to keep them busy so that they will not annoy one another and make me crazy. Oh how I love summer!
But there is a bright side. This weekend, we get to beat the heat. It's Christmas in July on QVC! What Christmas in July means on QVC is a weekend of Christmas programming highlighting Christmas decor items, gourmet food, ornaments, and gifts. It's a chance to get a jump start on your holiday planning and shopping at great deals you won't see the rest of the year. But, for my mom and I, it's also a chance to light those delicious holiday candles, sit around in our pajamas, sip coffee, eat those Christmas goodies we froze last December and think nothing but Christmas. It's a way to escape the heat and monotony of the summer and it naturally launches us into our Fall holiday preparation.
This year we will be starting around 9:00 pm (MST) and pulling an all-nighter for the first time in hopes that we won't miss out on the "good stuff" like we did last year and, quite frankly, because all of the programming we really want to see is on in the middle of the night.
Care to join us? Whip up your favorite Christmas appetizer this afternoon and snuggle in for Christmas in July tonight. If you're on the east coast, it begins at midnight and will last through Sunday. Check out the program guide to see what shows you might want to catch. Hope you find some great gifts and get some fun ideas. Most of all, I wish you a very merry Christmas in July!