King Street Chronicle

12 Days of Christmas — Day 8


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season.  This eighth edition will not include eight maids-a-milking, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.

Song: Christmas C’mon” performed by Ms. Lindsey Stirling and featuring Ms. Rebbeca “Becky G” Gomez.

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Recipe: Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Total time: 29 minutes

Quantity: 24 cookies


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  • One cup unsalted butter
  • One-half cup powdered sugar
  • One and one-half cups all-purpose flour
  • One-fourth cup cornstarch
  • One-fourth teaspoon salt
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles


1) Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.

2) In a large bowl, beat the butter and powdered sugar until very fluffy and aerated (at least five minutes.)

3) Mix in the flour, cornstarch, salt, and vanilla extract.

4) Dust your hands with cornstarch, then form the dough into balls about two teaspoons to one tablespoon in size.

5) Place on the lined cookie sheets and press down the top of each cookie with the tines of a fork dipped in cornstarch.  Add a few sprinkles to the top of each cookie.

6) Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until the tops look set.

Movie: Angela’s Christmas Wish

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A sequel to the much loved Angela’s Christmas, Angela’s Christmas Wish is a heart-warming tale of a determined little girl who sets out to reunite her family in time for Christmas,” Courtesy of

Craft: Yarn Letters

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  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue
  • Acrylic Yarn


1) Cut out desired letters from cardboard and then hot glue the start of colorful yarn so it is secure.

2) Wrap the cardboard with yarn until the entire letter is covered.

3) Put a dot of hot glue where the yarn ends to keep everything in place.

4) Make a loop of yarn and hot glue it on the backside of the ornament to hang.

Memory: Ms. Danielle Adiletta

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“One of my favorite Christmas traditions is celebrating Christmas Eve hosted at my house.  Every year Santa comes to visit to hand out the first gifts of Christmas.  I have great memories as a child of waiting all night in anticipation, and now it is equally as exciting to see my little cousins experience the same joy.”

Featured Image by Claire Moore ’22

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