Geminids coming, keeping tree fresh, party food

This is an archived issue of our 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)

Friday, December 8, 2017
342nd day of the year

Kim Basinger (actress) was born on this day in 1953.
John Glenn (astronaut, first American to orbit Earth) died on this day in 2016.

Get Ready For The Geminids!

Geminid Meteor Shower 2019
Get ready for Geminids! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of Friday, December 13! Find out how to see the Geminid meteor shower with our top tips and guide.
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. 
Keeping Your Tree Fresh

How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own trees, it is a year-round commitment—and a lot of work. Find out how Christmas trees grow!
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. 
Natural Holiday Decorating

Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried flower heads, and seedpods.
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.
Start Planning!

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our top Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve also added Christmas side dishes and soups to round out the meal!
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.   
Party Food Ideas

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.
Christmas Aprons

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