Announcing The Winter in July Blogathon!

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!


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!

    1. 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.

  1. 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!

      1. 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.

  2. 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….

  3. 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.

  4. Dear Debbie,

    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: 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.

    Yours Hopefully,

    Tiffany Brannan

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

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