Category: Christmas

Amigurumi Snowman Pattern

I had some leftover white, pink, and grey skeins of yarn from the baby blanket that I last posted, and I liked the color combination so much that I made this amigurumi snowman & scarf with the yarn. Here is the snowman crochet pattern. Supplies Vanna’s Choice® White Vanna’s Choice® Silver Heather Vanna’s Choice® Rose Shocking Size F/3.75mm Crochet …

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[little tree] by e e cummings

[little tree] little treelittle silent Christmas treeyou are so littleyou are more like a flower who found you in the green forestand were you very sorry to come away?see          i will comfort youbecause you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool barkand hug you safe and tightjust as your mother would,only don’t be afraid …

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Holiday Herb Slow Cooked Pot Roast

Today I’m making a crock pot herb pot roast with potatoes and carrots for our Christmas Eve dinner. The combination of herbal, salty, and sweet seasonings make for a flavorful treat. Pair it with spicy cinnamon apple cider to really warm up your holiday! I used a rump roast because the meat is known to …

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Rankin And Bass And Snow Forts

It seemed like in the 1960s winter snow was plentiful. Built up from driveway plowing or roof top shoveling we had heaps of the cold, white, compact snow. At times snow as high as the roof eaves. With a small spade shovel and young castle building imagination the snow fort was eventually erected with tunnels, …

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Classic Quotes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

The Peanuts characters have long been an integral part of the holidays for many Americans. Every year when the Charlie Brown specials come on TV, families naturally gather for the event.   The television show “A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted on CBS on December 9, 1965, and is still welcome in our living rooms year after year. Peanuts and “A …

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The Story of Frankincense

The Mysterious Frankincense Used for many thousands of years, the Frankincense tree has perhaps the greatest association with spiritual practice of any plant on earth. In most of the great ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations, it has played a role in religious and domestic life. Frankincense has been …

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Christmas Drink Recipes from Around the World

Whether your preference is for alcohol or just a warming liquid, you’ll find something in the selections below to lift your holiday spirits. Wassail The basic Wassail hails from Britain where it has been a seasonal favorite for centuries. It’s a delightful mixture that comes in a variety of styles. Ingredients:1 gallon apple cider1 orange1 …

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Holiday Dessert Recipes from Around the Globe

What better time than the winter holiday season to indulge your craving for a superb dessert? There are hundreds to choose from, but these international Christmas recipes can add a taste of something unique to your holiday festivities. Yuletide Gingerbread For a traditional American treat, bake some gingerbread. Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 …

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Christmas Plants Rooted in Centuries-old Histories and Traditions

Each Christmas decorated trees, twinkling lights and familiar carols take center stage in creating a festive holiday atmosphere. Certain plants play key roles as well: church altars banked with poinsettias, mistletoe hung over doorways, and holly adorning floral arrangements. Ironically, the histories of most Christmas plants have pagan roots (pardon the pun!), some dating back …

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Chocolate Hazelnut Bûche de Noël

The showstopper dessert of the holiday season This classic dessert is sure to be a conversation piece in your holiday dinner. The sugared cranberries are a pretty garnish and take this cake to the next level. “A classic Bûche de Noël, or French yule log cake, is one of the most impressive holiday desserts you …

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