12 Days of Christmas – Day 5

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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 fifth edition will not include five golden rings, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and activities.

 

Song:Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” performed by Mr. Frank Sinatra.

Courtesy of youtube.com

 

Recipe: Red Velvet Candy Cane Fudge

Courtesy of tasteofhome.com

Total time: 25 minutes in addition to time for chilling

Quantity: Three and one-half lbs of fudge

Ingredients:

  • One teaspoon of butter
  • Two bags of white chocolate chips (12-ounce bags)
  • Two-thirds cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Three teaspoons of shortening 
  • One can of sweetened condensed milk (14-ounce can)
  • One and one-half teaspoons of red paste food coloring
  • Four cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • Six ounces of cream cheese (softened)
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One-fourth teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • Three tablespoons of crushed peppermints candies

Steps:

  • Grease a 13 inches by nine inches pan with butter.
  • In a large bowl pour in three and one-fourth cups of white chocolate chips, all the semisweet chocolate chips, and two teaspoons of shortening.
  • Uncovered, microwave for one minute, and then stir the mixture.
  • Microwave for 15-second intervals until the mixture is smooth, melted, and not lumpy
  • Mix in milk and food coloring.
  • Gradually mix in one cup of confectioners’ sugar.
  • Spread the mixture into the pan.
  • In another large bowl, add the remaining white chocolate chips and shortening and microwave until melted.
  • Using a mixer or a whisk beat in the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
  • Gradually beat all the confectioner’s sugar. 
  • Beat the mixture until it is smooth.
  • Spread the mixture over the red layer and dust the top with the crushed candy canes.
  • Chill the batter in the refrigerator for two hours.

 

Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life

Courtesy of imdb.com

 

“An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed,” courtesy of imdb.com.

 

Activity: 

Courtesy of goodreads.com

Spend a Sunday afternoon reading Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, by Agatha Christie, while sipping hot chocolate.

 

Memory: Clare Junius ‘26

Courtesy of simplyrecipes.com

“My favorite Christmas memory is baking holiday cookies with my mom. Each year my mom and I make sugar and gingerbread cookies in the shape of holiday things. We make some gingerbread people too. This is my favorite memory because I get to spend time with my mom and after have good cookies.”

Featured Image by Emily Shull ’25