Eric Johnson

2:00pm - 7:00pm

This Monday July 25, 2022 there are only 153 shopping days until Christmas!   Better hurry up and get in the spirit!

What better way to celebrate the 8th day of our heatwave of the summer of ’22, than with some nice cool Christmas music on Delaware’s Christmas station, Mix 99.5 WJBR!  It’s Christmas In July!

This Monday at 6am, we become Delaware’s Christmas station for a day, from 6am to 7pm! 

“Your Mix from the 80’s To Now” takes a hot summer day off, to make room for the greatest Christmas songs of all time!   It’s the November and December WJBR Christmas music format that you’ve come to know and love-as heard every Christmas for a generation on 99.5FM.   Of course you can listen anywhere on the JBR app or you can tell “Alexa Open JBR”!

According to, Christmas in July was first celebrated in 1933 at a summer camp in North Carolina.  The camp dedicated two days (July 24 and 25) to celebrate Christmas!  The celebration included fake snow, a decorated tree, a gift exchange and Santa! In 1940 the movie Christmas in July arrived in theaters.

By the 1950’s department stores, brand new shopping malls and other retail outlets started with Christmas In July sales.

Today Christmas In July parties are a big part of summer vacations, with many beach and resort areas having Christmas In July gatherings.

However you choose to celebrate Christmas In July this Monday, be sure to make Delaware’s Christmas Station your soundtrack!  Blast us by  the pool or at the beach!   Tell your friends!

Happy Christmas In July from Mix 99.5 WJBR!