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Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 25, 2017

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

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

Annie Lennox (singer) was born on this day in 1954.
George Michael (singer, songwriter) died on this day in 2016.

Christmas Questions & Answers

Christmas Facts and Trivia
Why is Christmas Day on December 25? Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? See these festive facts about Christmas traditions and customs—plus, the most common question, “How do you keep cats away from the Christmas tree?!”
The 2020 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.
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!
The 2020 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.  
Canadians Know Cold

“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold.
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.
The Almanac Comfort Food Cookbook

A collection of more than 200 recipes that will put a big smile on your face!
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.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!