12 Days of Christmas — Day 1

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Daisy Steinthal '19

During the twelve days until Christmas Break the King Street Chronicle will present staff favorites from the holiday season. This first edition will not include a partridge in a pear tree but beloved Christmas songs, movies, recipes, quotes, and festivities.
Song of the day: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” – Written by Meredith Willson and covered by Michael Bublé 

Daisy Steinthal '19
Daisy Steinthal ’19

Courtesy of imbd.com
Courtesy of imbd.com

 
 

Movie of the day: Home Alone

Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin, is a modern Christmas classic. The movie tells the story of Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who must defend his home from two frivolous robbers when his parents and siblings forget to bring him on their Christmas vacation.
 

Recipe of the day: Christmas Marshmallow Pops

Courtesy of iwashyoudry.com
Courtesy of iwashyoudry.com

This recipe makes 36 marshmallow pops, a total of 12 for each character.

Ingredients:

One bag of regular sized marshmallows

One bag each of green, brown, and white Candy Melts

36 lollipop sticks

12 Rolos

6 Oreos

One container of nonpareils

24 miniature pretzels

12 each of red and yellow M&Ms

Steps:

For the reindeer:

  1. Depending on which character you are starting with, melt the corresponding color of Candy Melts: brown for the reindeer, green for the Christmas tree, and white for the snowman, in a microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth. 
  2. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted chocolate. Then insert the stick into a marshmallow about halfway through.
  3. Set the marshmallow pop aside to allow the chocolate to dry for one to two minutes. During this time you can prepare the other marshmallow pops.
  4. Dip the marshmallow into the Candy Melts and coat completely.
  5. Decorate the pop by using the candy to bring the characters to life. For the reindeer, place two miniature pretzels on the back of the marshmallow as antlers, an M&M on the front as a nose, and either white Candy Melts or eye sprinkles to create the eyes. To decorate the Christmas tree, dip the sides of the marshmallow into a plate of nonpareils while the chocolate is still wet to create ornaments. Also, place a yellow M&M on the top of the marshmallow as the star. Finally, to finish the snowman place black nonpareils on the front of the marshmallow as the eyes and mouth, an orange nonpareil as the nose, and place his hat on the top of his head. To make his hat, separate the oreo cookies from the filling, and use Candy Melts to glue a Rolo onto one of the cookies.

Courtesy of countryliving.com
Courtesy of countryliving.com

 

DIY of the day: Envelope Advent Calendar

Supplies:

25 Coin envelopes

Markers or stamps

Miscellaneous paper, tape, string, and stickers to decorate envelopes

Corkboard

25 Thumbtacks or pins

Steps:

  1. Using either a marker or stamps, label each coin envelope with a number one through 25. 
  2. Use a variety of stamps, tape, paper, and string to decorate the coin envelopes.
  3. Fill the envelopes with candy, chocolate, or other small gifts.
    Courtesy of thomassmonson.org
    Courtesy of thomassmonson.org
  4. Use thumbtacks or pins to stick the envelopes onto the corkboard.

 
Quote of the day: “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others.” – Thomas S. Monson
 
Festivities around the World: Salzburg, Austria

Courtesy of austria.info
Courtesy of austria.info

Buried deep in the  alpine mountains, Salzburg, Austria is home to many Christmas traditions. The city is a popular tourist spot for those who enjoy skiing in the Alpines. Horse-drawn carriages carry tourists through the Altstadt, which translates to the “old town district.” The natural hot springs attract many vacationers to the luxury spas scattered around Austria. The Mozarteum, a university and concert hall, holds annual Christmas concerts, such asKonzert University Mozarteum. The traditional Christmas Market, which dates back to the fifteenth century, has opened its doors this season. Merchants sell many products, from Christmas decorations to jewelry and more.
-Daisy Steinthal, Staff Writer and Nina Rosenblum, Staff Writer