The December Issue: What You Didn’t See

December is both our most taxing and fun issue to produce. We test hundreds of cakes and sweets, set up winter wonderlands in the middle of summer, and go to the depths to track down Santa and his reindeer. Here, some of our favorite outtakes captured in the making of our double issue.

Photo by Diana Zalucky

Photo by Diana Zalucky

The Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas gather at Warm Mineral Springs in Florida.

Photo by Diana Zalucky

Photo by Diana Zalucky

Photo by Art Meripol

Photo by Art Meripol

Oak Lawn Manor in Franklin, Louisiana.

Photo by Art Meripol

Photo by Art Meripol

Christmas at Acadian Village in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Snowflake the reindeer in White House, Tennessee.

Photo by Art Meripol

Photo by Art Meripol

Crawfish étouffée at Shucks! The Louisiana Seafood House.

Photo by Cheryl Zibisky

Photo by Cheryl Zibisky

A christmas tree farm at dawn in North Carolina.

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Photo by Hector Sanchez

red and white desserts styled by Susan Sugarman and Caroline Cunningham.

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Red velvet cheesecake layer cake styled by Heather Chadduck Hillegas and Marian Cooper Cairns.

Photo by Hector Sanchez

Photo by Hector Sanchez

What was your favorite story or recipe in the December issue? Tell us in the comments! 

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