Once a year, the entire world leaves the past behind and embraces the future. With united spirits, we rejoice and share a magical moment at midnight. America is a young member of this global celebration, and while we’ve borrowed many of our New Year’s Eve traditions, we have our own that revolves around the drop […]
Deck the halls, light the fires, and look up into December's winter sky. For every twinkling star we see, someone in the world is celebrating a special day, and that unites us all.
We love hanging mistletoe over doorways and stockings on mantles. Everyone joins in singing carols, sipping eggnog and wrapping presents. The holidays would be unimaginable without these merry rituals. The season would also be unbearable without the Christmas Eve traditions that lurk in the corners of our hearts. Dark humor, near disasters and nightmares are […]
December always stuffs our celebratory stockings with extra holidays and runs our cider cups over with reasons to rejoice. As we make our merry way towards the magic of Christmas Eve and the countdown to New Year’s Eve, the twelfth month blesses us with very special gifts. Our Favorite Yuletide Rituals We pledge to start […]
If there was ever an occasion to raise your glass in celebration, prepare to do just that on December 5. Repeal Day is all about the contents of that glass and deserves a round of grateful toasts to the day prohibition was repealed. During the dark days of deprivation known as Prohibition, which was instituted […]
December 6 offers an excuse to eat your daily dose of vegetables in celebration of Gazpacho Day. This chilled soup is most popular in its tomato variation, but several recipes await your sampling. Gazpacho is a culinary icon of Spain, created by blending fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and other vegetables and seasonings. Imagine a slightly […]