Christmas fudge, why we kiss under mistletoe, wearing socks to bed

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 16, 2019


Wildness is the preservation of the World.
Every tree sends its fibers forth in search of the Wild.

–Henry David Thoreau (1817–62)

Monday, December 16, 2019
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2020 Almanac
Never-Fail Christmas Fudge

Never-Fail Christmas Fudge

Even if you’ve never made candy before in your life, give this easy fudge recipe a try.



Buy American This Holiday Season

You can support American families by purchasing gifts made in the USA. Find quality products in one central place. We are a women veteran owned small business. Instant 20% savings using code ALMANAC. Shop now!

Christmas Tourtière

Tourtière (A Christmas Meat Pie)

Tourtière is a popular meat-filled pie enjoyed at Christmas.

Support Your Local Farmers Tote Bag

This sturdy cotton canvas bag features The Old Farmer’s Almanac 1792 logo on one side and the message “Support Your Local Farmers” on the other. Made in the USA. 
Why We Kiss Under Mistletoe

Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as long and interesting a history as mistletoe. Discover the meaning of mistletoe and fascinating folklore.
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.

Winter IS Coming!

Winter Solstice 2020: The First Day of Winter
The winter solstice is Monday, December 21, 2020. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year. What happens at the winter solstice? Why is the solstice important? Enjoy solstice facts and folklore from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive. 

Warm Feet, Better Sleep?

Wearing Socks to Bed: Warm Feet, Better Sleep?
Ever heard the old advice that wearing socks can help you fall asleep? Now there is evidence that there is some truth to this advice. Warm feet lead to better (and faster) sleep!
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.