12 Days of Christmas – Day 1


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season.  This first edition will not include a partridge in a pear tree, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.

Song:The Christmas Song,” performed by Mr. Brett Eldredge.

Courtesy of youtube.com

Recipe: Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Courtesy of The New York Times.

Total time: 45 minutes

Quantity: 24 servings


  • Three and one-half cups all-purpose flour
  • One and one half teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • One teaspoon baking soda
  • One cup unsalted butter
  • Two cups granulated sugar (set aside one-fourth a cup of the two cups sugar for decoration)
  • One teaspoon salt
  • One large egg and two yolks
  • One tablespoon rum extract
  • Two teaspoons grated nutmeg


1) Mix flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda in a bowl.  Using a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, one and three-fourths cups sugar, and the salt on medium-high speed until smooth and evenly mixed for three to four minutes.

2) Scrape the sides of the bowl and change mixer speed to medium.  Combine the egg and egg yolks slowly.  Mix in the rum extract. Beat the mixture for one to two minutes.

3) Add in the flour mixture and mix at low speed making sure the flour stays in the bowl.  Leave the dough aside for ten minutes to prepare for baking.

4) Set oven to 350 degrees and place parchment paper on two baking sheets.  In a bowl, create the nutmeg-sugar mixture by mixing the one-fourth cup sugar and nutmeg.

5) Create ping pong-sized balls with the dough.  Roll each ball into the nutmeg-sugar mixture and then begin placing the dough two inches apart on the baking sheets.  Bake for ten to 13 minutes until fully cooked.

6) Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet before adding them to a cooling rack.  When fully cooled, place cookies in a sealed container keeping them fresh for four days.

Movie: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Courtesy of imdb.com.




“Funny men John Candy and Steve Martin team up for a holiday tale gone awry in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Released in the ’80s, this film features the two comedy greats at their best, playing two rivals just trying to make their way home for the holidays,” Courtesy of goodhousekeeping.com.






Craft: Mason Jar Snowglobe

Courtesy of shutterfly.com


  • Tree ornament
  • Glitter
  • Clear glue
  • One cup of warm water
  • Mason jar
  • Spoon
  • Glue gun


1) Glue the bottom of the tree ornament to the mason jar lid using a glue gun.  Set aside to dry.

2) Pour two ounces of clear glue into the mason jar.

3) Add one cup of warm water into the mason jar.  Mix clear glue and water together in the mason jar.

4)Add glitter to clear glue and water mixture in the mason jar.  Use a spoon to mix in the glitter.

5) Take the lid with the ornament and place it onto the mason jar.

6) Secure the lid tightly, making sure it does not leak.

7) Shake the snowglobe and enjoy your new Christmas decoration.


Memory: Emma Marvin ’24

Courtesy of Emma Marvin ’24

“My family friends and I love to go skiing.  We did not ski much for a few years, but last year we started skiing again.  My family friends and I skied almost every Friday, but my favorite time skiing was a few days after Christmas.  We went night skiing at Catamount and all of the Christmas decorations were still up and it was so much fun.”

“We completed most of the trails by the end of the night and eventually, we got kicked off the mountain.  The mountain had closed and we were still skiing.  We will definitely be going skiing again after Christmas and all winter round.”

Featured Image by Claire Moore ’22