Hanukkah begins, rugelach, latkes

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
See births, events in history, and more!

Hanukkah Begins

Hanukkah 2019
Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 22, at sundown. Learn about Hanukkah history, customs, and a few traditional recipes!


Just in time for the holidays

Don’t let holiday guests put stress on your septic system. This toilet is easy to install and a clean way to eliminate human waste. Order by December 13th for Christmas delivery and save $200.

First Christmas Card and FAQ

Christmas Firsts
Ever wonder when Christmas started or why we celebrate with certain traditions? The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 4, shares a few firsts for the holiday.
Sun Face Kinetic Wind Stake

Bring dramatic excitement to your garden with this extra-large kinetic wind stake featuring a 32-inch-wide Sun fan. Beautifully hand-painted metal Sun rays dazzle as the double-blade design spins in opposite directions, creating a mesmerizing effect. Video of the wind stake in action is available.

Can You Buy a Star?

Can You Really Name a Star?
Maybe you’ve heard those radio commercials. The announcer says, “If you’re looking for a perfect gift for that special someone … then have a star named after them!”
Sun Wind Chime

Made of brass and features pretty patina that will improve over time.

Delicious Rugelach Recipe

How to Make Rugelach
Rugelach are delicious Jewish pastries made from a cream cheese–based dough and filled with anything from raspberry jam and walnuts to cinnamon-sugar and chocolate. Find out how to make delicious rugelach pastries with our instructions and photos.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

Make Potato Latkes

Latkes Recipe

Latkes are shallow-fried pancakes made with grated potatoes, flour, and egg. Golden, crunchy, and satisfying, latkes are often enjoyed with sour cream or applesauce.

Art Glass Bird Garden Stakes, Set of 3

“These are the cutest little glass birds I’ve ever seen. They will look gorgeous in a flower pot and/or just in a flower bed or in the middle of some flowers or near a shrub. These are beautiful, you won’t go wrong purchasing them.” –Nancy H. from Ohio