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)

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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 Weather Watcher's Calendar

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Buche de Noel
Buche de Noel

Our Bûche de Noël, also known as a Yule Log Cake, is an easier, lighter version of the classic sponge cake filled with cream.

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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!

 

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Candy Cane Dessert Squares
Candy Cane Dessert Squares

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

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Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female
Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female
Christmas falls in late December and reindeer lead Santa’s sleigh, as the story goes. In the wild, of course, the only reindeer left with antlers at Christmas are the females! Enjoy this humorous post about Santa’s reindeer.
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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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How to Make 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.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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