Christmas in July Blogathon 2021 Wrap-Up

Hello, friends!

Thank you for checking out the eighth annual Christmas in July Blogathon. Here is the list of entries if you missed any of them:

Take 3: Holly and Ivy Reviewย (Sally)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (SG)
Arthur Christmas (Allie)
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (Rob)
6 Memorable Christmas Foods in Movies (Kim)
Jingle All the Way

And of course, what you are most interested in. Here is the full guest list to our holiday party:

Thatโ€™s the wrap! I’d like to give a big thank you to all the participants this year, as well as another thank you to anyone who commented, liked, or read any of the entries.

The blogathon might be over but that is not the end of the festivities! In a few days, I will be celebrating my blogiversary. For the blogathon, I reviewed one of my Christmas guilty pleasures and for my blogiversary celebration, I will be reviewing three films from a guilty pleasure franchise of mine. Check back tomorrow to see which it is!

Until next time, cheers!

Christmas in July Blogathon 2020 Wrap-Up

Hello, friends!

Thank you for checking out the seventh annual Christmas in July Blogathon. Here is the list of entries if you missed any of them:

Badly Drawn Christmas Movie Posters (Allie)
Take 3: Little House: Bless All the Dear Children Review (Sally)
Edward Scissorhands Review (SG)
Double Feature: 3615 Code Pere Noel (1989) & The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) (Kim)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Review (Rob)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

And for what you’ve all been waiting for, here’s the complete guest list for this year’s holiday party:

That’s the wrap! Thank you once again to all the participants this year. I enjoy seeing everyone’s excitement for this blogathon. And another thank you goes out to anyone who commented, liked, or read any of the entries.

As my regular readers know, even though the Christmas in July Blogathon may be over, that is not the end of the festivities. July 30th is my blogiversary so I will be celebrating during the days leading up to it. For this year’s blogiversary celebration, I will be reviewing the rest of the franchise that I reviewed for this blogathon. I can’t wait for you to see them. Look for those reviews to drop soon.

Until next time, cheers!

Christmas in July Blogathon 2019 Wrap-Up

Hello, friends!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the sixth annual Christmas in July Blogathon. If you missed any of the entries, here they are:

Allieโ€™s Top 5 Non-Christmassy Christmas Movies (Allie)
Four Christmases Review (Rob)
Superheroes at Christmastime (Ashley)
Christmas Camp Review (Sally)
Gremlins Review (SG)
A Christmas Story Review (Damien)
Kimโ€™s Winter Holidays Activities in Movies (Kim)
The Polar Express

Now for a look at the full guest list for our holiday party:

Gal GadotChloe BennetJessica ChastainKarina ArroyaveNaomi ScottMichael B. JordanRobert Downey, Jr.John BoyegaMike AngeloKeanu Reeves

This might be my favorite guest list we’ve had yet! I will be sure to leave plenty of mistletoe around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thus concludes the Christmas in July Blogathon 2019. I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated and joined in the blogathon this year! It’s always a good time seeing the fun and different entries you all come up with. And I want to give another thank you to everyone who read, liked, commented, and shared the posts throughout the blogathon this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

But wait, I’m not done with parties yet! July 30th is DMR’s blogiversary and I will be celebrating as usual by reviewing a trilogy. Since this year saw the conclusion of the MCU’s Infinity Saga and of Fox’s X-Men series, this year’s theme is superheroes. Look for that to start within the next few days.

Until next time, cheers!

Christmas in July Blogathon 2018 Wrap-Up

Hello, friends!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the fifth annual Christmas in July Blogathon here on DMR. In case you missed any of the entries, here they are:

Krampus Review (Tom)
Lethal Weapon Review (Craggus)
5 Movie Scenes Involving Christmas Trees! (Kim)
Death Race Podcast episode (Movies and Tea)
Cartoon Comparison: 3 Godfathers (1948) / Tokyo Godfathers (2003) (SG)
Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie? (Allie)
The Man Who Invented Christmas Review (Rob)
Elf Review

Now, let’s get to the most important part of the blogathon: our holiday party. Every year, we have a holiday party where we invite celebrities to join us. Here is this year’s guest list:

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of mistletoe to go around. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And with that, the 2018 Christmas in July Blogathon is concluded! I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants. Your enthusiasm always makes this blogathon worth while. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’d also like to thank those of you who read, liked and commented. I hope you found some new bloggers to follow.

Traditionally, I would roll right into my week-long anniversary celebration next. However, this last month or two has been very busy for me. I bought a house and have spent much of my free time readying my new house, packing my old house, and transporting said stuff (I didn’t use movers). Oh, and I’m currently in the middle of a much needed vacation (thank you WordPress post scheduling). Once I get things back to normal, I’ll have that celebration. I’m not sure exactly when that will be so be on the lookout for that announcement.

Until next time, cheers!

Christmas in July Blogathon 2017 Wrap-Up

Hello, friends! Well, here we are at the end of this year’s festivities. In case you missed any of them, here are all the entries this year:

Silent Night Review (Darren)
Die Hard Review (Rob)
Top Twelve Less Obvious Christmas Movies (SG)
Santa Claws Review (Keith)
Edward Scissorhands Review (Kelechi)
5 Christmas Movies to Show My Daughter (Allie)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Carl)
Best Christmas Scenes in Movies (Kim)

Since I didn’t have an entry this year (in my own blogathon, the shame!), you haven’t seen yet who I am inviting to our holiday party. My guest is a YouTube personality that I have greatly enjoyed following. She is a violinist who covers songs from movies, video games, and anime. She also has several albums of original music. Every party needs great musical entertainment, so I am inviting Taylor Davis.

Let’s take a final look at our guest list:

Damn. Now that’s a guest list I can get behind! HUGE thank you to all of the participants this year! All of you make this such fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ Alas, the 2017 Christmas in July Blogathon has officially concluded. However, do not fret! This was only meant to tide you over until the actual holiday season, which if you are keeping track (which I’m sure Allie is), is less than five months away. It will be here before you know it.

But, wait! I’m not done yet. July 30th marks my fourth blogiversary. To celebrate, I’m reviewing one of my favorite trilogies: the Brendan Frasier Mummy trilogy. Well, maybe the third one isn’t high on my favorites but the first two make up for it. Anyway, those will be posted across the next two days. I look forward to you joining me in those festivities as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

Until next time, cheers!

A Gift From Wolftsor: The Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award

I come to you today bearing an award! Wolfstor has nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. The rules are as follows:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 โ€“ 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

Thank you Wolfstor for the nomination! This was quite a mystery to me and we have only recently been introduced to each other so I’m thankful you thought of me for this award. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma. You can find out more information about it here.

Before I tell you three things about myself, I’ll first answer the questions Wolfstor asked:

Why are you writing? I’m writing because I like to share my enjoyment of movies with others. However, I’ve kept writing because of all of the great people I’ve met since I started writing for this blog. Talking with so many different people is an experience that drives be to continue.
What is your favorite 80s TV series? Generation One Transformers. Watching it now it’s super corny but it’s corny fun.
What is the worst movie you remember ever watching? Rage. Whatever you do, don’t. Watch. This. Movie.
What is the most beautiful thing in the city you live in? Me!
If you were given a 1000 Dollars/Euros/Random currency of your choice and needed to spend it on โ€˜fun thingsโ€™ within 24 hours โ€“ what would be the scenario? ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know if I could spend $1,000 in 24 hours! Things I would definitely do include going to the local zoo, since it is one of my favorite places to go, catch a movie or two at the theater, grab dinner at a “fancy” restaurant, and maybe look online for something to do on a future date and book it (technically that would be spending the money, so loophole!).

Three things about me… hmm…

  1. I’ve mentioned this many, many times but I am an avid gamer.ย  The most recent multiplayer game I have picked up is Overwatch.ย  I can’t get enough! The gameplay is great, the characters are diverse and interesting, and Blizzard is continuously coming out with new content. If you play on PC, too, let me know and maybe we can play together sometime!
  2. I rock climb regularly.ย  My buddy and I try to go a few times a month.ย  It was something I tried in college and did for a while but then stopped for whatever reason.ย  About two years ago I convinced my friend to go with me to the local rock climbing gym and we have been going regularly ever since.
  3. I once wrote a review on my phone while sitting in a deer blind.ย  It was a terrible day and I hardly saw any deer, so to pass the time I wrote a review for the movie I watched the night before.

My nominees are

Allie (Often Off Topic)
Carl (Listening to Film)
Catherine (Thoughts All Sorts)
Film Frenzy
Kim (By Hook or Book)
SG (Rhyme and Reason)

If you are unfamiliar with any of these blogs, I highly recommend you check them out. They all write great content that is worth reading.

For my nominees, your questions are

  1. What is your favorite place you have visited?
  2. What would you do if you had a time machine and didn’t have to worry about the ill effects of time travel?
  3. What was your favorite film released last year?
  4. Why did you start blogging?
  5. If you could live in any fictional universe, which would you choose?

I am particularly fond of this post I wrote shortly before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in theaters discussing movies I would like to view for the first time again.ย  I haven’t found a good place to link to it permanently yet.ย  Last year, I started inviting other bloggers to collaborate on posts with me and I like the way the Ranking the Disney Renaissance Films post turned out, mostly because it deals with the Disney renaissance but also because it was my most popular post featuring a special guest from last year.

And I think that covers all of the acceptance criteria. Thanks again to Wolfstor for the nomination! I enjoyed putting this together and I can’t wait to see my nominees’ answers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone is free to answer the questions in the comments below if you’d like, even if you aren’t one of my nominees.

Shameless plug time! If you are interested in participating in the Ultimate 90s Blogathon, hosted by Kim from Tranquil Dreams and myself, you can find all the information here.

Until next time, cheers!