Is Rudolph a girl?, brunch season, pomanders

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

moon with winter trees

A liquid moon
moves gently among 
the long branches. 
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold

–William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
354th day of the year

George Roy Hill (director of film) was born on this day in 1922.
Steve Landesberg (actor) died on this day in 2010.

Christmas Dinner Ideas

Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our favorite 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 Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Easy Buche de Noel

Buche de Noel

Try this easier, lighter version of the traditional chocolate yule log.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Candy Cane Dessert

Candy Cane Dessert Squares

Chocolate and peppermint are a winning combination and this holiday dessert is worthy of a blue ribbon!

Are Santa's Reindeer Female?

Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December and—as we all know—everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads Santa’s sleigh, as the story goes. In the wild, of course, the only reindeer left with antlers at Christmas are the females. 
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.   
Spice Pomander Balls

How to Make Pomander Balls
Here’s how to make pomander balls, which are simply oranges pierced by cloves. As the fruit dries, it releases a lovely fragrance. Pomanders make beautiful centerpieces, gifts for friends, tree ornaments, and air fresheners.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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