Hanukkah begins, rugelach, coldest cities

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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, December 22, 2019


Gather 'round the table, we'll give you a treat
A dreidel to play with and latkes to eat
–Mordkhe Rivesman (1868–1924)

Sunday, December 22, 2019
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar
The Meaning of Hanukkah

Hanukkah 2019
Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 22, at sundown. Learn about Hanukkah history, customs, and a few traditional recipes!
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.

Top 5 Coldest Cities?

The Top 5 Coldest Cities: Winter 2019
What are the top 5 coldest cities in the United States? Here’s the list, based on average temperatures, according to the National Weather Service. Does this surprise you?
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.


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Rugelach Pastries

How to Make Rugelach
Rugelach are delicious Jewish pastries made from a cream cheese–based dough and filled with anything from raspberry jam and walnuts to cinnamon-sugar and chocolate. Find out how to make delicious rugelach pastries with our instructions and photos.
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. 
Golden, Crunchy Latkes

Latkes Recipe

Latkes are shallow-fried pancakes made with grated potatoes, flour, and egg. Golden, crunchy, and satisfying, latkes are often enjoyed with sour cream or applesauce.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 8

Stuck at home? Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities!

Homemade Christmas Food Gifts

Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas
Put your hands and handiwork into your gifts. Make holiday food gifts from the kitchen—from buttery Shortbread Cookies to Christmas Fruitcake to an easy Bûche de Nöel.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

For those who like to keep an eye on the sky! Features dramatic photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, trivia, and more.

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