12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

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During the 12 days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season.  This third edition will not include three french hens, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and activities.

Song: “Christmas Tree Farm” performed by Ms. Taylor Swift.

Courtesy of youtube.com

Recipe: Reindeer noses

Courtesy of food.com

 

Total time: 45 minutes (with cooling)

Quantity: Three dozen

Ingredients:

  • One bag of waffle pretzels (ten-ounce bag)
  • One bag of Hershey kisses (ten-ounce bag)
  • One bag of M&Ms (ten-ounce bag)

Steps:

  • Set the oven to 170 degrees.
  • Place pretzels on a baking sheet.
  • Unwrap and place Hershey Kisses on each pretzel until all pretzels have a Hershey Kiss.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for four to six minutes (the Hershey Kisses should be soft).
  • Take the baking sheet out of the oven and press an M&M atop each Hershey’s Kiss.
  • Allow the reindeer kisses to cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes and enjoy.

 

Movie: Scrooge (1970)

“A musical retelling of Charles Dickens’s classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions,” courtesy of imdb.com

Courtesy of rottentomatoes.com

 

 

Activity: Make a Christmas Snow globe

Courtesy of brisbanekids.com

Supplies:

  • A mason jar (cleaned and labelless)
  • Waterproof glue
  • Glycerol (to help the glitter fall more slowly
  • Glitter
  • Ornaments, pictures, figurines (for inside the snowglobe)

Instructions:

  • Take the lids off the mason jars and place the mason jars upside down. Place the ornament or figurine you want in the snowglobe inside the lid and glue it to the lid (make sure your ornament fits in the mason jar first).
  • While the lid dries, pour water into the mason jar until it is complete, and add a few tablespoons of glycerol.
  • Then a couple of tablespoons of glitter.
  • Screw the lid onto the mason jar, tightly (you can add a little bit of glue around the lid  to secure all the water in the mason jar)
  • Turn the jar over, so the snow globe is right side up, and wipe off excess water that leaks from the lid.
  • Shake the snow globe!

Memory: Mr. Matthew Blake

Courtesy of Mr. Matthew Blake

“Two years ago, my younger sister and I were walking outside the church we attended as children.  Near the entrance to the church, there was a small manger.  Even though it was a cold December evening, my sister and I stopped for a moment to reflect on the meaning of the Nativity.  Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, it was special to experience this moment of peace together.”

 

Featured Image by Emily Shull ’25