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    Christmas Ornament Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus. It is celebrated by most (but not all Christians), and has in modern times also become a secular holiday.

    Christmas Day is the date on which the birth of Jesus is marked.
    • For most Christian denominations (and secular celebrations), it is observed on December 25th.

    • The Armenian Apostolic Church observe it on January 6th.

    • Many Eastern Orthodox Churches use the Julian Calendar for calculating the dates. As a result, they celebrate on the Julian Calendar's December 25th, which currently is January 7th in the Gregorian calendar.
    Many special foods are prepared and eaten during the period around Christmas, and there are also many traditions associated with it.

    Some Christmas recipes and dishes include:
    • Barszcz - This Polish dish is the Polish version of borscht. It is a soup made from red beetroot, onions, garlic and other vegetables. Although meats are sometimes added, on Christmas Eve a vegetarian version of soup is eaten with small dumplings (uszka). The dumplings are filled kapusta kiszona (the Polish version of sauerkraut) or mushrooms.

    • Christmas cake - This is a fruitcake originating from British cuisine. There are many different variations on the basic idea, but is usually a rich fruit cake, often covered with marizpan, and then a hard white icing.

    • Christmas pudding - This a traditional British recipe. It is a steamed dessert eaten which is usually eaten on Christmas Day, but because it keeps very well, and maturing is said to improve the flavor, is traditionally prepared many weeks in advance of Christmas. Christmas pudding is made from suet (congealed fat) with dried fruit and nuts mixed in, and alcoholic beverages (such as brandy) are poured into it, in order to add moisture. Christmas pudding is often eaten with brandy butter (a sauce made from unsalted butter, sugar and brandy), cream or custard.

    • Mince pies - This is a traditional British recipe for small pies (about the size of a cupcake). In historical times, actual meat was used in these pies, but today, the pies are filled with minced fruit and nuts (chopped raisins, currants, apricot, cherries, walnuts, etc., with spices in suet). Mince pies are traditionally eaten with brandy butter (a sauce made from unsalted butter, sugar and brandy).

    • Pasulj - This is a traditional Serbian recipe. It is soup made from beans.

    • Pumpkin pie - This is a dessert made from a pie crust filled with a pumpkin-based custard. The custard is usually flavored using spices such as cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Pumpkin pie is usually eaten at Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween, and is traditionally served with whipped cream.

      Pumpkin pie

    • Roast chestnuts - Roast chestnuts are a popular dish in the Winter in general, and during the Christmas period in particular.

    • Sarmale - This is a Romanian recipe for cabbage rools. The rolls are stuffed with ground meat, rice and onions, and are often eaten on Christmas Eve and at Easter. Serbian cuisine has a similar dish, known as sarma, which is eaten at the same times of year.

    • Sült - This Estonian dish is jellied meat, and is usually eaten with sauerkraut. Estonians generally eat the dish during the Winter months, but especially at Christmas.

    • Turkey - Roast turkey is very popular in many countries as the main dish of Christmas dinner (the main meal of the day, often eaten at lunch time though).

      Roast Turkey

    • Vánocní cukroví - This is a Czech recipe for cookies. The cookies are usually attractively decorated.

      Vánocní cukroví - Christmas Cookies

    • Vánocka - This is a Czech recipe. It is a cake made from eggs and butter, and also contains raisins and almonds. Lemon rind and nutmeg are also used to flavor the dough. The dough is then made into braids, these are stacked, and then finally the cake is cooked.

    • Yule log - In some countries, large logs, known as "Yule logs", are burned at Christmas. This tradition dates back to pre-Christian times, when the Winter solstice was known as "Yule". In cookery, Yule logs, are a dessert, usually chocolate flavored, made in the shape of a log, that is inspired by this ancient tradition.


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    Christmas with Southern Living 2017: Inspired Ideas for Holiday Cooking and Decorating

    By The Editors of Southern Living

    OXMOOR
    Released: 2017-10-10
    Hardcover (192 pages)

    Christmas with Southern Living 2017: Inspired Ideas for Holiday Cooking and Decorating
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    Nobody does Christmas like Southern Living, and for over 30 years, Christmas with Southern Living has been helping you create memorable holidays for family and friends. For 2017, Christmas with Southern Living is completely new, with all of the menu and décor ideas that you’ve come to expect, along with more than 100 recipes especially created for holiday cooking, baking, entertaining, and gift giving. This year’s edition features five complete theme-based entertaining chapters - Christmas on the Farm, on the Block, at the Lake, in the Mountains, and by the Sea - including menus and decorating ideas for every corner of your home, as well as tips and tricks on surprising ways to use leftovers, serve dishes, and more!

    With over 200 all-new full-color photographs to inspire you, as well as holiday decorations for inside and out, including tabletops, wreaths, trees, centerpieces and mantles, Christmas with Southern Living 2017 is your go-to resource for everything you need to make your holiday memorable and spectacular.
     

    New York Christmas: Recipes and stories

    By Lisa Nieschlag

    MURDOCH
    Hardcover (176 pages)

    New York Christmas: Recipes and stories
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    Take a getaway to New York City on a magical Christmas Eve, when colored lights decorate the buildings, Jingle Bells rings through the streets, and culinary delicacies tempt you on every corner.

    New York Christmas captures the dream of strolling down a snowy 5th Avenue, ice-skating around the iconic Christmas tree outside the Rockefeller Center, and capping it off by enjoying a delicious slice of pumpkin pie at an inviting cafe.

    This book features 50 recipes that contain that spirit, including Blueberry Brownies, Maple Glazed Ham, and an unforgettable cheesecake, as well as a host of lovely Christmas stories from the Big Apple to enjoy over apple cider.

    Traditional Christmas Cooking, Crafts & Gifts

    By Cy Decosse Inc

    Creative Pub Intl
    Hardcover (316 pages)

    Traditional Christmas Cooking, Crafts & Gifts
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    Demonstrates how to make Christmas decorations and ornaments, wreaths, garlands, table runners, placemats, and centerpieces, and shares recipes for cookies, candy, beverages, and holiday dinners

    Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites (Seasonal Cookbook Collection)

    By Gooseberry Patch

    Gooseberry Patch
    Hardcover (1 pages)

    Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites (Seasonal Cookbook Collection)
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    The Christmas season brings swirling snowflakes, cookie swaps and caroling parties, not to mention church programs, gifts to wrap and Christmas dinner with the whole family. You'll need a helping hand, so why not put your slow cooker to work?

    Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites features recipes for every holiday occasion from brunch to dinner, from party time to dessert. Invite your best friends for a hearty breakfast of Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast and Brown Sugar Sausages before an all-day shopping trip. Plum Good Sausages & Meatballs and Festive Cranberry Warmer will make your tree decorating party merry!

    As the days grow shorter, put dinner on the table in a jiffy with Busy-Day Spinach Lasagna, No-Fuss Chicken Dinner or Corn & Sausage. We haven't forgotten Christmas dinner...it'll be one to remember with Honey-Dijon Ham, Old-Fashioned Scalloped Corn and Grandma's Cranberry Sauce! Cherry Chocolate Heaven, Apples & Cinnamon Bread Pudding and other desserts are sure to bring any meal to a scrumptious conclusion, and they're all slow-cooker simple.

    You'll also find a chapter filled with sweet memories of Christmases past. It's sure to put you in the spirit of the season. This year, take it easy and leave the work to your slow cooker, while you have the merriest Christmas ever!

    Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever

    By Jamie Oliver

    Flatiron Books
    Released: 2017-10-10
    Hardcover (408 pages)

    Jamie Oliver s Christmas Cookbook: For the Best Christmas Ever
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    Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook is packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food, and new ways to love those leftovers.

    It's everything you need for the best Christmas ever.

    Inside you'll find all the classics as well as tasty alternatives, including: salmon pate, apple and squash soup; roast turkey, goose and venison; nut roast and baked squash; best roasties, baked mash, parsnips, glazed carrots, four ways to do sprouts; gravies and cranberry sauce, meat and vegetarian stuffings; turkey risotto; Christmas trifles, pavlova; chocolate logs, Christmas cake, mince pies, gingerbread, baked camembert, smoked salmon bilinis, hot buttered rum and many, many more delicious recipes.

    "I've got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails, and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You'll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I've designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it'll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal.

    I haven't held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan."

    ~ Jamie Oliver

    Christmas on the Farm: A Collection of Favorite Recipes, Stories, Gift Ideas, and Decorating Tips from The Farmer's Wife

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    Christmas on the Farm: A Collection of Favorite Recipes, Stories, Gift Ideas, and Decorating Tips from The Farmer s Wife
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    Christmas was the be-all, end-all celebration on the farm. Pages and pages on the topic appeared in The Farmer’s Wife, and these pages weren’t just about food—although recipes for all the various components of parties and holiday gift baskets certainly abounded.
     
    The magazine’s experts expounded on the best and latest ways to decorate home, tree, and parcels and to create homemade gifts for family and friends, as well as games to be played to capture the spirit of the season. In short, The Farmer’s Wife presented its own opinion—both grand and humble, broad and minute, and always, always bearing in mind the idea of community among its readers—about the ways in which Christmas should be celebrated.
     
    You’ll find in this book a smattering of that opinion. Here are recipes to see you through the entire Christmas season; gift ideas guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing; tips for decking your halls; and even a few stories to delight both the young and the young at heart.

    Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook: Easy Appetizers Festive Cocktails Make-Ahead Brunches Christmas Dinners Food Gifts

    By Betty Crocker

    Betty Crocker
    Released: 2017-10-03
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    Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook: Easy Appetizers  Festive Cocktails  Make-Ahead Brunches  Christmas Dinners  Food Gifts
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    Betty Crocker updates a beloved classic, with more than 200 recipes and 125 photos that showcase the best of the Christmas season. From new cookies and cocktails to fresh ideas for main dishes, appetizers and gifts from the kitchen, this is the one-stop book for every cook

    Christmas brings out the cook in everyone, whether you are making appetizers and drinks for casual entertaining, a show-stopper meal for family, food gifts for friends, or special cakes and desserts that only come out once a year. In this delightful seasonal cookbook, Betty Crocker combines comforting tradition with new ideas—from simple Sugar Cookies and Roast Turkey with Thyme to Roasted Brined Duck with Chipotle Glaze and Holiday Aloo Gobi.

    In addition, there are helpful make-ahead tips and special features to add to your holiday cheer. Learn how to set up a home bar and make an Elf-Tini, how to host a fondue party, fun ways to wrap and give cookies, how to create new Christmas traditions, and more. This enticing compendium will be a go-to cookbook year after year, proving that while Christmas is busy, it can also be delicious fun.

    Countdown to Christmas Journal & Coloring Book: Coloring, Cooking, Poetry, Traditions, Games & Creativity (Fun-Schooling With Thinking Tree Books) (Volume 1)

    By Charity Thayer

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Countdown to Christmas Journal & Coloring Book: Coloring, Cooking, Poetry, Traditions, Games & Creativity (Fun-Schooling With Thinking Tree Books) (Volume 1)
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    Countdown to Christmas Journal & Coloring Book: Coloring, Cooking, Poetry, Traditions, Games & Creativity (Fun-Schooling With Thinking Tree Books) (Volume 1)

    B1-C1, ideal for ages 6-12 (1st-5th grade)

    This delightful Christmas book will inspire the whole family to think about the true meaning of Christmas while learning about how families celebrate Christmas.Enjoy coloring, creating tasty treats, reading poetry, discussing the birth of Jesus, and more with this countdown to Christmas book.

    Note- this does not talk about Santa and is written from a Christian perspective on Christmas.

    Uses the Dyslexie Font to make reading easy for children with reading confusion. Perfect for students with Dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and other learning challenges.

    “We are very excited about this book! It combines activities for all 3 my children aged 4 to 11 years. Colouring in pages, poetry, journaling and recipes. We can't wait to try the yummy looking recipes!

    We love the use of the Dyslexia font which makes the reading portions a lot more accessible to my son. There is lots of room for personal creativity and we each have a part we can't wait to work on.

    Living in South Africa we have Christmas in summer and we love imagining what it would be like to have a winter holiday. This will become a wonderful part of our yearly Christmas traditions and memories. We received an e-copy to review and love that we were able to take part!” Kindle Customer

    Audrey shares more about this book:

    “This book is a cute way to enjoy the holidays and share memories with your family. It starts with a make your own calendar of December. You can fill it in and cross off the days up to Christmas. For each day leading up to Christmas there is a poem and coloring page. There are also lots of idea to spark Creativity, and record memories. There are also logic puzzles, create your own poems & drawings, yummy recipe.” (December 1, 2016) ISBN-10: 1540811050 ISBN-13: 978-1540811059 This book can be shared with siblings, friends, parents and grandparents.


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