Badly Drawn Christmas Movie Posters: Christmas in July Blogathon 2020

Hello, friends!

Welcome to the official start of the seventh annual Christmas in July Blogathon! That’s right, the fan favorite blogathon has returned for the seventh year in a row now! For the next six days, we will be celebrating Christmas and the holiday season here at DMR. Starting off this year’s blogathon once again is Queen Christmas herself, Allie from Often Off Topic. Allie reviews a variety of films on her site, gives updates on her life as a mom of a little daughter, shares lists, and is a frequent participant in the Thursday Movie Picks. Make sure to go check her site out if you aren’t familiar with it. Of all those who ask me about this blogathon, Allie is by far the most eager to join in.  For her entry this year, Allie is bringing one of her new (and regular?) features: Badly Drawn Movie Posters. I’ll let Allie explain more below. Enjoy!

How many years has Drew been hosting my favourite blogathon now? I lost count, but I think I’ve taken part every year. This could, however, be the first year I’ve submitted my entry on time.

In previous years I’ve listed my favourite Christmas movies, defended Die Hard as being classed as a Christmas movie, picked which Christmas movies I can’t wait to watch with my daughter and suffered through the Star Wars Christmas Special movie. This year, after having a lot of fun hosting a Zoom quiz round on movie based on posters that I had badly recreated, I decided to do it again.

So, I present to you… 5 badly drawn Christmas movie posters! All drawn by yours truly whilst binging my latest Netflix obsession, Modern Family. Can you guess them all? I’ll pop the answers at the bottom of this post.

Now… my favourite part of Drew’s Christmas in July blogathon is that he hosts a party, and we get to bring any celebrity guest we would like, particularly someone we would like to meet under the mistletoe. In previous years I’ve invited Chris Pratt, Dan Stevens… and practically the whole male cast of the Star Wars sequels… oh and Keanu Reeves too! I’m starting to run out of options. I also can’t help but feel that in a Coronavirus-filled world, we might be forced to be socially distanced at this party… so I can’t bring someone too irresistible.

My lockdown TV obsession has been Modern Family. I haven’t seen a single episode before but now I’m wondering what to do with my life when I finish Season 7 as that’s all the UK Netflix has! So Drew, to your party this year, I’m bringing my Modern Family BFFs, Mitchell and Cam!

Oh and if my terrible drawings have left you scratching your head…here are the answers!

Great drawings, Allie! To answer your question, as mentioned in the opening, this is the seventh year I have hosted this blogathon and you have been participating for six of the seven years! Fun fact: the only person that has participated in every blogathon is Rob from MovieRob, whom we’ll see soon. Even I had to skip one year for personal reasons so you have been in as many Christmas in July Blogathons as I have! Thank you once again Allie for joining in and kicking off this blogathon. Cameron and Mitchell are two of my favorite characters from Modern Family and they will bring so much entertainment to our party. Great choices!

And thank you, reader, for checking out the start of this year’s Christmas in July Blogathon. Come back tomorrow for an entry from the newest member of the Christmas in July Blogathon family, joining us for their second year in a row.

How many of Allie’s badly drawn Christmas movie posters did you guess correctly?

Until next time, cheers!

Christmas in July 2020 Blogathon Reminder 2

Hello, friends!

The submission date Christmas in July Blogathon 2020 entries is just around the corner! Entries are due this Sunday, July 12. Send your entries to me at There are still several spots open if you want to join in but haven’t said anything yet so don’t be shy about joining in on the fun. If you want to participate but need more time, please let me know and we can work it out. You can find all the information on the blogathon by clicking here. I can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions. 🙂

Christmas in July 2020 Blogathon Reminder

Hello, friends!

Don’t forget that entries for the Christmas in July Blogathon 2020 are due on Sunday, July 12, about two weeks away. Send your entries to me at If you want to participate but need more time, please let me know and we can work it out. If you haven’t told me you are participating but want to, there is still plenty of time for you to join in. You can find all the information on the blogathon by clicking here. I can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions. 🙂

Announcing the Christmas in July Blogathon 2020

Hello friends!

Guess what time it is. It’s Christmas in July time!

Let’s party!

I’m sure many of you know by now how this works but for those of you who don’t here are the details: send me a Christmas-themed article for your entry. That’s really it. It can be a movie review, television special review, a list of some kind, or just about anything, as long as it relates to Christmas or the holiday season. Please have your entries sent to me by Sunday, July 13th. If you feel like you need more time, please let me know and we can work something out.

And of course what’s a party without some great guests! To make the blogathon more interesting, along with your entry, include a celebrity you would like to invite to the party, particularly someone you would like to meet under the mistletoe. For example, I might invite the blonde bombshell Marggot Robbie and someone else might invite the handsom Hawaiian Jason Momoa.

If you want to see last year’s guest list or need some inspiration of what to do for your entry, check out last year’s summary. To let me know you are participating, leave a comment or send me an email at Then send your entry to that email address by July 13th.  I can’t wait to see your entries!

Until next time, cheers!