Geminids coming, keeping tree fresh, party food

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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


 
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Get Ready For The Geminids!

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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$26.99
 
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!
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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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$29.99
 
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. See what nature has to offer…
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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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$59.95
 
Start Planning!

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Our Christmas Dinner Recipes collection has been updated for 2019. We’ve covered all the classic mains—Christmas Glazed Ham, Prime Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding, and Roasted Turkey.  Plus, don’t forget about the delicious sides from Yorkshire Pudding to Roasted Sprouts. 
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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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$14.99
 
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.
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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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$24.99