Merry Christmas!, holiday fun facts, snowflakes

Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 25, 2017

dublin christmas

Merry Christmas from your Almanac editors!
Wishing you all the wonders of the season.

Monday, December 25, 2017
359th day of the year


Dido (singer) was born on this day in 1971.
George Michael (singer, songwriter) died on this day in 2016.



Have an Amazon Echo?
Try saying "Alexa, ask Farmer's Almanac about today."
 
ofa-santababy-2017-300-250.jpg
 
Christmas Questions & Answers

Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? What’s the origin of “Yuletide”? See these fun facts about Christmas traditions and customs—plus, the most common question, “How do you keep cats away from the Christmas tree?!”
  READ MORE  
 
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
  LEARN MORE  
$10.99
 
Christmas Folklore

Winter Weather Lore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so when it comes to the prognostics of the wintery season. Here are some of our favorite proverbs—including Christmas lore!
  READ MORE  
 
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
  LEARN MORE  
$14.99
 
Canadians Know Cold

“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold.
  READ MORE  
 
Snowflake Photos

The First Snowflake Photographer, Wilson Bentley
Is there any truth to the old saw, “No two snowflakes are alike”? Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and amateur meteorologist, sought to answer that question, dedicating himself to observing flakes of snow for 50 years.
  READ MORE  
 
The Almanac Comfort Food Cookbook

A collection of more than 200 recipes that will put a big smile on your face!
  LEARN MORE  
$19.95
 
Make-Ahead Morning Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

This Breakfast Casserole with eggs, sausage, and cheese is perfect for a brunch–especially when your house is filled with visitors.

  READ MORE  
 
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
  LEARN MORE  
$10.99