Why Christmas is celebrated on the 25th, is Rudolph a girl?, Christmas breakfast

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

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 24, 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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Christmas Day 2020
Christmas Day 2020
Christmas occurs on a Friday this year! Discover why we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25, the symbols of Christmas, and a brief history of Christmas. Plus, let’s bring Christmas alive with recipes, crafts, poetry, and customs from around the world!
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Christmas Firsts: The Origins of Christmas Traditions in America
Christmas Firsts: The Origins of Christmas Traditions in America
Do you know who wrote the first Christmas card? Which president put up the first White House Christmas Tree? Which department store hosted the first department store Santa? Here’s a look back at some Christmas firsts in American history.
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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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Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female
Why Santa's Reindeer Are Female
Christmas falls in late December and reindeer lead Santa’s sleigh, as the story goes. In the wild, of course, the only reindeer left with antlers at Christmas are the females! Enjoy this humorous post about Santa’s reindeer.
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Simple Christmas Table Decorations and Settings
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Setting a table for Christmas? Here are 10 easy yet beautiful Christmas table ideas for yuletide cheer. From adding greenery to Christmas crackers, we have simple centerpiece and decoration ideas for a merry and bright holiday dinner.
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10 Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
10 Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning for Christmas, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the big day arrives, it’s so nice to wake up to something special—nourishing but not overwhelming. Here are 10 of our favorite Christmas breakfast and brunch recipes!
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