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