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How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own...
History of the Poinsettia
Where does the poinsettia come from? Where was this traditional Christmas plant discovered? Are...
Christmas Facts and Trivia
Where did the phrase “Jiminy Christmas” come from? What about “Godspeed”? See these festive facts...
Christmas Day 2019
Christmas occurs on a Wednesday this year. Discover why we celebrate Christmas Day on December 25—...
Christmas Dinner Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dinner recipes, from ham and rib roast to goose and lasagna. We’ve...
Christmas Firsts: The Origins of Christmas Traditions in America
When did the first Christmas card, Christmas tree, and department store Santa Claus appear in...
Christmas Weather Forecast 2019: Will It Snow on Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas this year? Will it snow for Christmas? Here is the 2019 Christmas...
St. Nicholas Day 2019
Was Saint Nicholas a real person? Is he the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas? Find out about...
How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Learn how to choose the perfect Christmas tree—and keep your tree healthy from the beginning. Right...
Why Do We Kiss Under the Mistletoe?
Of all the plants used as Christmas decorations, none has as long and interesting a history as...
Christmas Dessert Recipes
Browse our favorite Christmas dessert recipes, including gingerbread, Christmas cake, stollen,...
10 Delicious Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
When planning a nice Christmas gathering, we may not think much about breakfast. And yet when the...
Recycle That Christmas Tree
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, take down your Christmas tree … then what? Here are ideas from our...
Is Rudolph a Girl?
Christmas falls in late December and—as we all know—everyone’s favorite red-nosed reindeer leads...
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting...
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list...
Poinsettias: Unlikely Christmas Plants
Ruby-red poinsettias signaled Christmas to me as a child, especially growing up in balmy southern...
Party Recipes for Christmas
When preparing party recipes for Christmas, keep the menu simple. With a little organization and a...
Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best...
Easy Turtle Candies Recipe
Our easy homemade turtle candy recipe is made with only four ingredients! The combination of...
Why We Gather During the Worst Travel Weather
Ever noticed that our important family holidays are during the absolute worst travel weather? Well...
long range weather Predictions for December 2016
Here are December 2016 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
How to Make a Christmas Wreath
A beautiful Christmas wreath sets the tone for the festive season. Making your own is a very...