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Recipe For A Merry Christmas (No Baking Required)!

Inspirational directions to have a happy holiday!

Inspirational directions to have a happy holiday, no baking required!

Recipe for A Merry Christmas

Take the crisp cold of a December night, add two generous parts of snow, stir in air so clear it twinkles.

diamond dust

Into a generous heart, mix the wonder of a little girl, the sparkle of a young boy’s glance, the love of parents, and set gently before the chimney side.

Add the lightest touch of a reindeer’s hooves, a sprig of holly, a scent of fir.

Set the mixture to rise in the warmth of a dream of good will to men.

It will be almost ready to serve when it bubbles with warmth and good feeling.

Bedeck with the light of a star set in the East, garnish with shining balls of gold, silver and red.

interior christmas. magic glowing tree, fireplace, gifts in dark at night

Serve to the tune of an ancient carol in the middle of the family table. This recipe is sufficient for all the men and women you will ever meet.

Merry Christmas!

—From all of us at Farmers’ Almanac

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May your days be MERRY and BRIGHT! Thanks for all of your work that provides much-needed information to gardeners young and old, new and old pros…


Thank you and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to the staff!! My garden is always planted by your ‘moon’ days. Thanks so much

Susan Higgins

Thank you, Jean! Happy New Year to you and your family!


Thank you….and Merry Christmas to you! I’ve learned so much this year with my Farmer’s Almanac 🙂

Eve Greditzer

How lovely, thanks and Merry Christmas

Regina McQuieter

Awesome! I got a tear!!!!!

Julie K Cattoni

Beautifully written

Connie Mays

Thank you for the beautiful uplifting Christmas greeting!

Carolyn Strong

Merry Christmas to all with masks and social distancing! Stay safe, and enjoy!

Sharon Price

Thank you, Merry Christmas

Lynn Han

Very Well Written _ LOVELY!

Merry Christmas to All and a BIG THANK YOU TO ALL AT FARMER’S ALMANAC !

Wendy Warner

Merry Christmas to all, and cheers to a safe, happy and healthy New Year!

Deb JustDeb

Merry Christmas to you and to yours. May the magic of the holidays always bring warmth and good cheer to a world sorely in need.


Hold on to saying Merry Christmas it want be here long with the left in but a beautiful message from Farmers Almanac.


sorry you feel that way


Pine sap. Built a 17 foot birchbark canoe. Collected pine sap to seal the seams. Heated sap to be able to daub it on. No keel as it was used on streams and a river. Martin river system, Tamagami Ontario Canada, 1950’s.

Margaret Schrader

Except ya’ll left out the TRUE meaning of Gods greatest gift to ALL THE WORLD, when he came down in the flesh as a small baby to suffer and die for our Salvation…..
Merry CHRISTmas to you too!


Happy Christmas (The War is Over)

Jacque Farine

Merry Christmas to all

Gail Miller

Merry Christmas! Your posts are thoroughly appreciated!

Kathy Holman

Merry Christmas to all

Marlene Saraswat

Merry Christmas to all the staff members! I’m an American living in India many years and know that your mails keep me well connected to the States. God bless you!

Stacey Smith

Merry Christmas!

Robert Brown

I just love your almanacs calendars with moon’s and fishing days even thou I don’t much of any
because of age, it reminds me my young days of
planting my garden the crops had to be planted
on the right moon or did not no crop , same went
Pretty much for fishing it seems the moon had
Some kind effects on the fish they would nibble
at the bait instead of a good hard bites.
Now no seems know or talk about these occurring any more. The generation were taught
because with new technology of fish finder and
GPS to guide them to location they no need.

Claudette Glaude

Merry Christmas to all

Lynn C. Berry

Merry Christmas to all of you at Farmers’ Almanac!!
You have all been a very special part of my life through out the year & a pleasure to have you in my family as well!

Bill Smith

Merry Christmas

Nancy Marrison

Merry Christmas to the Almanac Crew!!!


It’s always a much Merrier Christmas when children are having a giggling good time. 🙂

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