Geminids coming, keeping tree fresh, party food

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 8, 2017

angels singing

Then came the merry maskers in,
And carols roar'd with blithesome din
.
–Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

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Geminid Meteor Shower 2020
Geminid Meteor Shower 2020
Get ready for the Geminids! The great Geminid Meteor Shower peaks the night of December 13, 2020. Get information about the best times to view these famous shooting stars!
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Lemon Basil Handcare Caddy

A silver-toned caddy holding our popular foaming hand soap and rich hand lotion together in one place, whether in the bath or the kitchen. Very elegant, very convenient. 

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How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
These days, many of us found our Christmas tree at a garden supply store or a local church selling them as a fundraiser. Ever wonder where they get the trees? Christmas tree farms, of course! But it’s not always easy. Growing Christmas trees is similar to producing any other agricultural crop. It’s...
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Christmas Bells Pewter Globe Ornament

Intricately-detailed hollow globe of pewter that features a holiday bells design. Inside the globe is a bell that gives off a sweet jingle sound. 

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Natural Decorating for Christmas
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Go natural this Christmas! It’s time for nature’s green to make a comeback. Look no further than your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried flower heads, and seedpods. See our ideas straight from nature!
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The Almanac Garden Hod

Harvest and wash fruit and vegetables easily. Plus, enjoy hundreds of other uses! Each hod has the Almanac Sun logo burned into one side with a fire-heated branding iron.

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Christmas Dinner Recipes
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Our Christmas Dinner Recipes collection has you covered on all the classic mains—Christmas Glazed Ham, Prime Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding, and Roasted Turkey.  Plus, this year, we’ve included some smaller mains for smaller gatherings. And don’t forget about the delicious sides...
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. 

 

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Party Recipes for Christmas
Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a few hours spent cooking, you can offer a hospitable feast without becoming crazed.
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Christmas Aprons

These aprons are 100% cotton for easy care and have bold holiday prints. Impress your guests! Supplies are limited.

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