Geminids tonight!, Christmas dinner ideas, true shortbread

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 13, 2018

St Lucia Day

'Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's, 
Lucy's, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks; 
The sun is spent, and now his flasks 
Send forth light squibs, no constant rays . . .

–John Donne (1572–1631)

 
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8 Tips for Watching the Geminid Meteor Shower
Geminids Tonight! Bob Reports.

8 Tips for Watching the Geminid Meteor Shower
The most active meteor shower of the year peaks the night of Sunday, December 13. These are the Geminids, the sky’s “Old Faithful.” Their trustworthy, one‑a‑minute frequency has created reliable December sparklers for the past century.

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Winter Landscaping
Landscaping in Winter

Winter Landscaping
You might not think about landscaping in winter, but your yard can be just as beautiful in the winter as in the spring.

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Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Long-lasting Cyclamens

Cyclamens: A Christmas Houseplant
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive, easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously throughout the winter months. They are a unique alternative to the traditional holiday poinsettia.

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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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$32.99
Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala
 
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Christmas Dinner Ideas

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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Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!

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$27.99
Santa's Key
 
Shortbread Cookies
Scottish Shortbread

Shortbread Cookies

A great shortbread cookie has a mouthwateringly buttery taste and a crumbly texture.

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Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!

 

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$11.97
Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open