Traditional wassail, snowball cookies, star of Bethlehem

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, December 23, 2019

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Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Please put a penny in the old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do,
If you haven't got a ha'penny, God bless you
!
–Beggar's Rhyme

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar
 
Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies

Bring the snow indoors with these classic snowball cookies! This easy recipe has a delicate crunch from the addition of cornmeal.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Our perennial best-seller for over 40 years! 

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Traditional Wassail
Traditional Wassail

For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other “Wes hal!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink.

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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Nicely illustrated page-a-day desk calendar that makes a great stocking stuffer! Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.

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How to Set Up a Buffet Table
How to Set Up a Buffet Table

For stress-free holiday entertaining, set up a buffet table. Guests can mingle instead of being stuck in their seat, the host doesn’t have to hop up and down to wait on them, and everyone has freedom to eat what and when they wish! Here are 12 tips for setting up a buffet table.
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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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10 Coldest Cities in the United States
10 Coldest Cities in the United States

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?
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What's the best book for kids who are always bored?

Keep youngsters entertained for hours with fun facts, fascinating stories, and educational activities in The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Vol. 8! Whether your kiddos are reading on their own or you’re reading with them, The Almanac for Kids provides plenty of intriguing stories for anyone who’s a kid at heart!

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The Star of Bethlehem
The Star of Bethlehem

Some things just don’t belong together, like the Three Stooges at an art opening. Yet this month, planetariums around the country try to blend religion and science by presenting their annual Star of Bethlehem show. And this year, it’s front-and-center thanks to the rare spectacular Great...
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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. 
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