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Christmas in July Campfire

Last year's Christmas in July was a rather schmancy ordeal, but in my effort to keep things simple this year, I decided a campfire would be a fun way to celebrate.

S'mores Combos

  • Chocomint. Chocolate graham cracker + Andes candies

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate. Cinnamon graham cracker + Hershey's chocolate + red pepper flakes

  • Better with Blackberry. Honey graham cracker + Hershey's chocolate + blackberry jam

  • Lemon Meringue. Gingersnap cookies + lemon curd (previously mentioned in my Ways to Love Lemon Curd post)

  • Special Limited Edition Christmas in July Sprinkle S'more. Honey graham crackers frosted with white chocolate and Christmas-colored sprinkles, paired with Andes candies and Hershey's Chocolate. Excessive? Yes, but hey, it's a holiday!

Note: I'll admit I didn't keep it simple here, but some of these unique flavor combinations are just so marvelous, I can't go back to plain old s'mores.

Outdoor Movie (or Show)

We recently picked up an inexpensive little video projector, so outdoor movies are our new favorite thing at the moment. There's nothing cozier than sitting by the fire and watching a film outside. Here are a few holiday favorites...

  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This particular episode is perhaps my favorite of the entire series (The earlier seasons are best, I think.) Mary has to work at the station on Christmas. I'll let you find out what happens. :)

  • Frasier. There is a Christmas episode in almost every season of Frasier (10!) The Crane boys' highbrow humor always guarantees a laugh.

  • Funny Farm. Starring Chevy Chase. We have this recorded on VHS, so it has all those great old commercials, like the new Mazda sedan. Such a hoot to watch. The movie itself is pretty hilarious too.

  • Miracle on 34th Street. Obligatory classic movie mention. Watch the original black-and-white film with Maureen O'Hara or the newer version. Both are good.

What are your favorite s'mores combos and holiday shows? Please do share in the comments!

'Til next time,


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Tina Johnson
Tina Johnson
Jul 29, 2019

Oreo Thins or Chips O'Hoy Thins are we we go for s'mores - and then skip the chocolate bars. We have not gone mint tho... Hmm, a thorough culinary investigation might be required ;)


We have always gone with the “classic” s'mores, but need to try adding Andes candies this year. My go to shows are It's a Wonderful Life, Scrooge (1951), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 3, episode 10 – Amends (aka “The Christmas Episode”)

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