For many faiths that make Canada home, holidays have begun. We may celebrate
the return of the light, a festival of lights, a birth, the birth of wisdom or just the pleasures of winter in a country with the blessing of snow.
However you enjoy this time with your family and friends we hope you’ll make this
Harrowsmith calendar a small part of it. Each day between now and Christmas we'll
offer you a little something to enjoy when you find a pause in excitement of the holiday season.
Our very best to you. Enjoy the blessings of the season.
P.S. We’ve hidden some surprises. Learn more.
An achingly beautiful ballad of love and winter by Sara Bareilles
and Ingid Michaelson.
40 pictures of foxes in the snow. Just because, foxes.
From the wonderful 500px.com.
The Piano Guys with a Carol of the Bells for twelve cellos.
Make your own snowflakes. None will be identical.
Just like snowflakes should be.
Hashed Brussels Sprouts With Lemon
from The New York Times
Novel way of serving an old standard.
A firey interpretation of both Vivaldi and Winter.
The Pogues and Christmas go together like whiskey
and, well, more whiskey. Lovely song, hang in there.
A shamelessly sentimental masterpiece.
Nutmeg from Jacob Wild on Vimeo.
Nutmeg, the most romantic, and festive spice on the rack.
Oh, and the sexiest too. Definitely the sexiest.
On Dec 6, 1917 two ships collided in
Halifax Harbour. The Halifax Explosion that
resulted killed 2,000 and injured hundreds
more. Boston authorities rushed to help.
As a thank you Nova Scotia continues to give
Boston a gift of a huge Christmas tree. It is now the official Christmas Tree of Boston and decorates the Boston Common. Learn more about this remarkable Christmas story.
Read about the tree at the Halifax Herald
Everything you ever wanted to know about
Silent Night. And, this morning at 11 a.m. EST,
watch a celebration and singing of the carol
live from Oberndorf.
The wonderful Roche Carrier’s “The Sweater”.
So Canadien, so l’hiver.
Sarah McLachlan singing a great song by Gordon Lightfoot.
Written when words and music wove together
like a taut braid.
Yeah, it’s a thing now.
We have proof
It’s Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. And to kick it off, The Maccbeats serve up latkes. Oh, and here’s a real recipe for those wonderful potato pancakes.
Yes, that’s an American flag at the beginning of this clip, but the “triple dog dare” scene of the Canadian classic, “A Christmas Story” was shot in the 80s in the schoolyard of the
Victoria Public School in St. Catherines, Ontario.
Enjoy the day
Enjoy the season
Enjoy the country
from around the
Enjoy the day
Enjoy the season
Learn more here.
Christmas Tree Farmland by Province
Wish you were
This live robot webcam
is the next best thing.
Because, really, you put tractors, Santa, Christmas lights and farmers in the same event and you have our attention. Coming up in two days. Be there.
Easter Eggs at Christmas
These five birds overwinter in Canada. And, we’ve also given them invisible nesting places on the pages of this calendar. Be the first to email us screenshots of all five hiding places and you’ll win a year’s subscription to the wonderful
Harrowsmith Almanac. Happy birdwatching!
Please email your five screenshots to firstname.lastname@example.org