12 Days of Christmas — Day 4

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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 fourth edition will not include four calling birds but beloved Christmas songs, movies, recipes, quotes, and festivities.
Song: “All I Want for Christmas is You” Performed by Mariah Carey

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Courtesy of dribble.com

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Courtesy of imdb.com

Movie: White Christmas
“Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General,” according to imdb.com
Recipe: Holiday Oreo Cookie Tree
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Courtesy of snackworks.com

Ingredients:
One bag of green Candy Melts
15 Oreo cookies
0.5 oz (about half a bar) of milk chocolate
One bag of M&Ms
Green, red, and white nonpareils
 
Steps:

  1. Microwave the Candy Melts in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth and completely melted.
  2. Dip the Oreo cookies in the Candy Melts and cover completely, skewering the Oreos with a fork helps with this. Then place the cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. While the cookies are still wet sprinkle the nonpareils over them.
  4. Place the cookie sheet into a refrigerator to let the chocolate set
  5. When the chocolate has hardened, rearrange the cookies into a pyramid to resemble a Christmas tree.
  6. Melt the milk chocolate in the same way you melted the Candy Melts, pour it into a ziplock bag, and cut off one of the corners. Use this makeshift piping bags to pipe curves lines onto the tree. Then place M&Ms onto the lines of chocolate to resemble a string of lights
  7. Place the cookie sheet into a refrigerator again to let all the chocolate set for approximately 30 minutes.

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Courtesy of gwennypenny.com

DIY: Wreath Christmas Card Holder
Supplies:
Wire clothes hanger
One yard of ribbon
About 50 (one pack of) green clothespins
Red pony beads
Wire cutter
Glue gun
Steps:

  1. Using the wire cutter, cut the hook off of the wire clothes hanger and bend the wire into a circle.
  2. Alternatingly thread the beads and the clothespins onto the wire. Thread the wire through the spring on the clothespin, not through the hole created by the part that opens.
  3. Once the entire circle of wire is covered in clothespins and beads, glue to two ends together with a hot glue gun. Be very generous with the glue, but also be careful not to burn yourself.
  4. Cut a 12-inch length of ribbon and tie it into a loop around the wire. Use glue to secure the ribbon into place.
  5. Use the remaining ribbon to tie a bow, and glue the bow onto the front of the wreath.

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Courtesy of nobelprize.org

 
 
 
Quote: “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” Winston Churchill
 
 
 
Destination: Prague, Czech Republic
Christmas markets are abundant in Prague, according to pragueexperience.comThe main market is located at Old Town Square, and another is just five minutes away, in Wenceslas Square. At these markets, merchant booths sell a variety of products, mostly handcrafted, ranging from hand-blown glassware and clothing to traditional foods, such as “trdelnik,” a sugary pastry. An impressive tree stands in the center of the festivities in the Old Town Square market. Carolers dressed in traditional garb travel around Prague and the Czech Republic to spread the Christmas spirit through song.
Courtesy of travelzoo.com
Courtesy of travelzoo.com

Prague is known for its appreciation of ballet and the performing arts, so naturally, The NutcrackerSwan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet are performed several times throughout the season at the Hybernia Theater. In addition to Christmas celebrations on the 25, Czeslovakians celebrate Saint Nicholas Day on December 5. On this day, Saint Nicholas, or Mikulas, who Americans know as Santa Claus, visits all the children in the town with the help of an angel. Children present him with a small poem or song and the angel gives them candy and sweets in return, according to myczechrepublic.com.
-Daisy Steinthal, Staff Writer and Nina Rosenblum, Staff Writer