Time for a new blogathon!
Baby, it’s getting hot outside, so how about a blogathon focused on films to cool us off? I am inviting you to write about films that take place during winter.
Any film from any era or country is welcome. Short films (including animated) and documentaries, too!
The film you choose to write about does not have to exclusively take place during the winter. As long as there is at least one winter scene in the film, that’s fine. The only rule is no duplicates.
The blogathon will run Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15. You may post any day (or earlier, if you wish).
To claim your topic, please request your choice in the comments section below, or contact me on Twitter (@DebbieVee). Include the name and URL of your blog. Then grab one of the banners below, display it on your blog and link it back to this post.
Thanks for joining in!
ROSTER SO FAR:
Moon in Gemini: McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
The Stop Button: Petticoat Fever (1936)
Once Upon a Screen: Below Zero (1930)
Caftan Woman: Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Cinematic Scribblings: My Night at Maud’s (1969)
Silver Screenings: Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Wolffian Classics Movies Digest: On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Destroy All Fanboys!: The Thing (1982)
Movies Silently: Dance of the Seasons: Winter, Snow Dance (1900)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Avalanche (1978)
dbmoviesblog: Frozen (2013) and The Sword in the Stone (1963)
The Story Enthusiast: New In Town (2009)
Thoughts All Sorts: Serendipity (2001)
A Shroud of Thoughts: Ski Party (1965)
Retro Movie Buff: Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
MovieRob: The Sweet Hereafter (1997), Frozen River (2008), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Wide Screen World: Nanook of the North (1922)
MovieMovieBlogBlog: The Fixer-Uppers (1935)
Taking Up Room: Cool Runnings (1993)
Critica Retro: Winter Light (1963)
In the Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Broadway Serenade (1939) and The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
90 thoughts on “Announcing The Winter in July Blogathon!”
How about Petticoat Fever (1936) for The Stop Button?
It’s yours! Thanks for joining!
I may have to change it up if I don’t have it on my TCM tapes but … I think I do 🙂
Always up for a blogathon. I’d like to have a go at Day of the Outlaw, Andre de Toth’s 1959 western.
Great! Always glad to have you aboard!
PS: Love the banners!
I’d like to cover Laurel & Hardy’s 1930 short subject BELOW ZERO, which takes place in the winter of ’29.
I’m so sorry, Steve! Aurora switched her choice to Below Zero before you sent your request. 😔 Hope you’ll pick another film. Won’t be the same without you.
That’s what I call a coincidence! I’ll try to come up with something else and get back to you.
ok this is my chance to finally rewatch The Abominable Snowman (1957)! Put me down for that please and thank you 🙂
oops, it’s me over at Speakeasy btw https://hqofk.wordpress.com
You got it! Thanks for participating!
Could I write about My Night at Maud’s? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!
Absolutely! Thanks for joining!
First of all, I LOVE the banners.
Secondly, I’d like to do “Where Eagles Date” (1968) if it hasn’t already been taken…
Great idea for a blogathon, especially in July!
Doh! I mean, Where Eagles DARE. Sheesh!
(I kinda figured that, lol.)
I would love to review On Dangerous Ground
Sounds great! Thanks for participating!
Wat? NO one has grabbed John Carpenter’s The Thing yet? Fine, fine. I’ll do it. 😀
Well, if you feel you HAVE to . . . 🙂 That’s great, thanks for joining!
It’s summer over here in Finland yay!! In the mood for a bit of a tearjerker, can I review Love Story? (1970). I really couldn’t watch a bearded Di Caprio or sit through Love Actually again…
Sure! Thanks for participating!
A great idea for a blogathon; do animations count? I had a couple in mind.
Yes! Can’t wait to hear which one you choose.
Well, pretty obvious ones, I guess – can I do short reviews of Frozen (2013) and The Sword in the Stone (1963)? They will very likely be in one post. Many thanks.
Perfect! Thanks for joining.
I love this topic idea.I would like to write about New in Town (2009), please.
I’m at http://www.storyenthusiast.com
Such a lovely movie!
Terrific! Thanks for participating!
My entry is live.
Can I do Serendipity please?
Yes, indeed! Thanks for joining!
Okay, I finally found my movie! I want to write about Ski Party (1964). The blog is, of course, A Shroud of Thoughts at https://mercurie.blogspot.com
It’s yours! Thanks for joining!
I’m in. just need to decide which 3 films I want
Can I do:
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Frozen River (2008)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Yes, yes, and yes! Great picks! Thanks for joining.
Nanook of the North!
You got it! Thanks for participating!
All right, how about Laurel & Hardy in their 1935 short The Fixer-Uppers? It has snow in it, and they’re selling Christmas cards.
Works for me! 😊 Glad you found another film!
Hi, Debbie! This is such a great idea! I’d like to do Cool Runnings, please. 🙂
Terrific! Welcome aboard!
How do you define “a winter scene”? Does there have to be snow? Or does it just have to be taking place in the northern hemisphere during what is ostensibly the winter season? Can’t recall if there is snow in “Die Hard” but it does take place at a Christmas Party in Los Angeles, so it is technically winter….
I’ll allow it. Christmas happens during winter, so go for it.
Hi Debbie, Can you change my choice from Love Story to Avalanche! (1978), seems a much more suitable choice for this blogathon!
You got it!
Thanks Debbie! Looking forward to this one! You might just have to do your tearjerker one again for that Love Story review!
Hey Debbie. Hope you’re going well. I’m really sorry I weren’t able to get anything in for your previous blogathons. Things have been rather hectic. However, things are slowing down now and I can participate in more blogathons. I would like to participate, but I’m trying to think of a good film. I will let you know my topic soon.
Also, I’ve just announced my Fourth Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon, and you are cordially invited to join in. Here is the link below.
Hi, Deb! I decided to go full cult with Bergman’s Winter Light (1963).
Awesome! Will update the roster in a bit.
Hi Debbie. I’ve finally decided on a topic. I will go with “The Man Who Came To Dinner” ( 1942 ). Thanks.
I also want to inform you of a blogathon that I’m co-hosting. Would love to have you take part. Here is the link.
Awesome, thanks! I’ll give you my pick for the Joseph Cotten blogathon on your announcement page.
This is a really clever topic for a blogathon! I have been mulling it over, and I have decided that I would like to write about “Broadway Serenade” 1939. This movie is set almost exclusively in winter. There are two Christmas scenes, and some New Year scenes, too. Are you allowing participants to write more than one article? If you are, I would also like to write about “The Shop Around the Corner” 1940, which is set in the time leading up to Christmas.
By the way, I would like to invite you to join an event I am hosting on my website, #CleanMovieMonth: https://pureentertainmentpreservationsociety.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/july-is-cleanmoviemonth. Starting on July 1st, it’s a month long celebration of Code films and clean entertainment. All you have to do is watch movies from the greater Breen Era exclusively. Then, in the beginning of August, you can write an article about your thoughts on the experiment. It shouldn’t be hard for you, since I know how much you love old movies. Even if you think you’ll be too busy to write any articles for this event, I would be very grateful if you would read my announcement and consider reposting it on your website. Your articles get so much more traffic than mine do, and I could really use the publicity.
I hope you would agree to participate. I would be honored by your talent.
Hi, Tiffany. Both your choices are awesome. I will update the roster tomorrow. Thanks for participating!
Thanks for the invitation but I’m already booked for several other blogathons in July and August. I’ll repost your article tomorrow.
I’m looking forward to participating in the blogaton. Thank you so much for reposting my article!
I’d like to write about my five favorite snowbound movies for Old Hollywood Films, if that’s ok.
Sounds terrific! Thanks for joining.
Annnd one more, since I was up and feeling better enough to knock this out: https://fanboydestroy.com/2018/07/12/not-so-random-film-of-the-week-on-her-majestys-secret-service/ going to go take a nap now. Enjoy!
Awesome! Thanks, can’t wait to read them! (Glad to hear you’re feeling better.)
Hi, here is my review of “Frozen” for this blogathon: https://dbmoviesblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/12/the-winter-in-july-blogathon-frozen-2013/ If it is ok, I would like to post a review of “The Sword in the Stone” on 14th too. Many thanks!
Of course! Looking forward to reading both.
Hey Debbie, I just posted my entry: https://silverscreenings.org/2018/07/12/clint-eastwood-and-richard-burton-battle-nazis-in-the-snow/
Looking forward to this!
My entry on “Die Hard”
May I submit something I’ve already written? If so – I call dibs on THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE, from 1924; about the doomed Scott expedtion to the South Pole.
….TECHNICALLY it would have been summer in Antarctica at the time the team was there, but I believe that the fact that it was in ANTARCTICA would make up for that.
Absolutely! Just post the link. Thanks for joining!
Fantastic – I’d actually like to polish the post a bit (adding a line or two at most) and then I’ll post a link here.
Here you are! This was part of my ongoing project to watch through, and review, all of the films that have ever been included in the “1001 Movies To See Before You Die” books.
Here’s my article for Old Hollywood Films
Thanks for hosting