Christmas in July in Australia is cold, it is actually the closest we get to a white Christmas.  It certainly doesn't get as cold as does in other parts of the world where Christmas is held in freezing snowy conditions, but it is our winter. So it is a really good time for all of us down under to enjoy the lovely rich roast meats, puddings and custards that are traditional of a European or Northern Hemisphere Christmas. And the same can be said for drinks.

I love seeing on Pinterest and YouTube the beautiful hot chocolate, or hot Cocoa Bars as they are commonly referred to, but that isn’t what my palette is looking for in the middle of our summer. At that time of the year I am definitely after lighter, fruitier drinks.

And so this year, to indulge my winter beverage palette and to really take advantage of the cold winter nights and my Christmas in July decorating, I created a hot chocolate bar for all my family and friends to enjoy.

Watch how I did it and you can do it too.

You can download the Baby It's Cold Outside Free Christmas Printable to add to your Hot Chocolate Bar.

I hope this video has given you a few ideas. Maybe it has inspired you to create a hot chocolate bar for your family and friends to enjoy in these cold winter months.

One of the most joyous things about running this business is to be able to share it all with other Christmas lovers. So be sure to share your Christmas in July creations on our Facebook page or Instagram. We'd love to see it.

Until next time, Happy Christmas in July Decorating!