'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)
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.
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.
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...