Yes, I have noticed that. I LOVe the show titled "Haunted History," because it gives more details into the real historical basis for the ghost story that came out of it. They did a FABULOUS story about Salem Mass.
As for the Christmas in July thing, I suppose it's because I'm a staunch traditionalist that causes my annoyance at seeing Christmas shows in the Summer time, but that isn't allways true. Way back in the Summer of 1979, I had just graduated from high school and was working my first full time job./ It was Friday night, the middle of July. and the thermometer read 96 degrees, Our house had central air, but my folks were a little hard up for money back then, so they had to shut it off at night time. It was about 1 or 2 in the morning when one of our local independent tv stations (In those days, it was over the air broadcast and channel dials on the tvs) broadcast the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," starring James Steward. That was the very first time I ever saw that movie, and I really loved it. Now a days I watch it every December, usualy on the 2nd Sunday of Advent. I also watcfh other Christmas specials in December. But the thing is, I have most of them on VHS or DVD, so I can watch them any time I feel like it. I don't watch the Christmas specials in the Summer time, but I have been known to pull out "IT's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" on ocassion and watch.