12 Days of Christmas — Day 9


Daisy Steinthal ’19

During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will present staff favorites from the holiday season. This ninth edition will not include ladies dancing, but beloved Christmas songs, movies, recipes, quotes, and festivities.

Courtesy of lovethispic.com
Courtesy of lovethispic.com

Song of the day: “The Christmas Song” – performed by Nat King Cole
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Courtesy of imdb.com

Movie of the day: It’s a Wonderful Life
“George Bailey never got a chance to fulfill his life’s ambitions of exploring the world and building skyscrapers. As he watches his friends and family become success stories, he dreads running his father’s building and loan business, rivaling the grumpy old Mr. Potter. When a financial discrepancy puts George in a difficult position, an angel comes to show him what life would have been like if he had never been born,” according to imdb.com
Recipe of the day: Santa Hat Pretzels
Courtesy of freefunchristmas.com
Courtesy of freefunchristmas.com

One bag of mini pretzels
One bar of white chocolate
Three tablespoons of red sanding sugar
One bag of mini marshmallows

  1. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave in 15-second intervals.
  2. Dip each mini twist pretzel halfway into the melted white chocolate.
  3. Dip each chocolate covered pretzel into the red sanding sugar to cover the chocolate.
  4. Cut the mini marshmallows in half. Use additional melted chocolate to adhere a mini marshmallow half onto the side of each pretzel. Allow time for the chocolate to set.

DIY of the day: Geometric Christmas Card

Courtesy of howaboutorange.blogspot.ru
Courtesy of howaboutorange.blogspot.ru

One sheet of white cardstock
One sheet of lightweight green paper
One Exacto knife 
Card template

  1. Print the template at the 100 percent sizing setting on the white cardstock.
  2. Glue a sheet of green lightweight paper to the back of the cardstock.
  3. Cut along the printed lines with an Exacto Knife, slicing through both sheets of paper. 
  4. Cut out the card.
  5. Fold the pointed flaps downward to form the tree and then fold the card in half
  6. Glue a second sheet of colored paper inside the card to write a message on.
    Courtesy of people.com
    Courtesy of people.com


Quote of the day: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney
Festivities around the world: Moscow, Russia

Moscow Christmas
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Traditional Christmas celebrations will return to Russia this year in the form of a “Journey Into Christmas” Fair that will spread across all of Moscow. This festival is broken down into 38 different fairs across the city, and combines traditional Russian festivities with contemporary activities and entertainment. The fair will share aspects of Russian culture with festival attendees, such as street shows, concerts, souvenirs, traditional food and drink, and provide opportunities to learn about different aspects of Russian tradition. The festival begins in Manezh square, located near the glowing ball, a popular landmark that will transform into the world’s largest Christmas bauble during the holiday season. Attendees are welcome to enter a maze, which features pathways and coves that exhibit and describe periods of Russia’s history. Additionally, a 100 meter ice slide runs through the heart of the festival for visitors and residents to enjoy. The festivities continue a few blocks away at the Red Square Christmas market. Here, vendors in small log cabin-like stands sell a variety of products. Holiday festivities continue for a longer period of time in Moscow because the majority of residents practice Russian Orthodox Catholicism and celebrate Christmas January 6.
-Daisy Steinthal, Staff Writer, and Nina Rosenblum, Staff Writer