12 Days of Christmas — Day 7

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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 seventh edition will not include seven swans-a-swimming, but beloved Christmas songs, movies, recipes, quotes, and festivities.

Courtesy of bustle.com
Courtesy of bustle.com

 
Song of the day: “White Christmas” – written and performed by Bing Crosby.
 
 
 
Courtesy of imdb.com
Courtesy of imdb.com

 
Movie of the day: Miracle on 34th Street
“Doris Walker, a no-nonsense Macy’s executive, desperately searches for a new store for Santa. She hires Kris Kringle, an old man who insists that he’s the real Santa Claus. But, he has many skeptics like Doris and her six-year-old daughter, Susan, who believe he is crazy. As a result, Kris goes to court to try and prove it,” according to imdb.com
 
 
 
 
Recipe of the day: Melted Snowman Bark
Courtesy of creationsbykara.com
Courtesy of creationsbykara.com

Ingredients:
Five orange Starbursts
Six to seven mini Reese’s peanut butter cups; halved
Ten pretzel sticks, broken in half
Two tablespoons of chocolate chips
Three tablespoons of red and green M&Ms
One bag white chocolate chips
Steps:

  1. Unwrap the Starbursts and cut each piece into four triangular pieces. Smooth the edges with your fingers. Cut the peanut butter cups in half, and break the pretzel sticks.
  2. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate is smooth.
  3. Spread the melted chocolate into a rectangle on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper. Quickly add the other ingredients to the top of the chocolate. Work fast before the chocolate sets. Let sit until chocolate hardens, then cut or break into pieces.

 
DIY of the day: Mason Jar Snow Globe

Courtesy of classyclutter.net
Courtesy of classyclutter.net

Supplies:
A mason jar
Fake snow
Figurines that will fit inside the jar
A bottle cap
Small white pom-poms
Fishing line
Needle
Tape
Hot glue gun
Steps:

  1. Thread the needle with the fishing line. Then, go through the center of each white pom-pom and thread the balls onto a line.
  2. To attach the “snow fall,” tape to the top of the jar lid.
  3. Glue the figurines onto the bottle cap and place it into the center of the jar.
  4. Sprinkle in fake snow to cover the bottle cap.
  5. Screw the lid onto the mason jar to finish the snow globe.

 

Courtesy of washingtontimes.com
Courtesy of washingtontimes.com

 
 
 
Quote of the day: “What if Christmas doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas perhaps means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss
 
 
 
 
 
Festivities around the world: New York, New York
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Courtesy of newyorksightseeingtours. com
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
Courtesy of newyorksightseeingtours. com

Every Christmas, New York City streets bustle with holiday festivities and activities. Elaborately decorated shop windows display Christmas cheer along Fifth avenue and Times Square, and buildings adorned with lights and decorations brighten the city. The Rockefeller Plaza Ice Skating Rink is open throughout the season, and visitors enjoy skating beside the iconic Rockefeller Christmas tree, which this year stands 94 feet tall and 56 feet wide, according to forbes.com. Downtown, The Union Square Holiday Market is another favorite destination. It hosts a collection of eclectic pop up shops, which feature a variety of food, clothing, and accessory vendors. New York City also offers a plethora of seasonal performances. The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is a musical performance that began playing in 1933, and features over 200 synchronized dancers, according to rockettes.com. These Rockettes perform a series of themed choreographed dances with lights, music, and special effects. The acclaimed New York Ballet’s performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker also attract crowds during the holiday season.
-Daisy Steinthal, Staff Writer and Nina Rosenblum, Staff Writer