12 Days of Christmas — Day 12


Daisy Steinthal ’19

During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will present staff favorites from the holiday season. This final edition will not include 12 drummers drumming, but beloved Christmas songs, movies, recipes, quotes, and festivities.

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Song of the day: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” – composed by Frederic Austin
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Movie of the day: Love Actually
Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales, all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England,” according to imdb.com
Recipe of the day: Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Trees
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Six cups of Rice Krispie cereal
Three tablespoons of butter
Ten and a half ounces of marshmallows
Green food coloring
12 miniature Reese’s Cups
One-third cup of mini M&Ms
12 candy stars
Three cups of powdered sugar
Three tablespoons of milk
Three tablespoons of corn syrup

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium to large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  4. Add enough food coloring to make the mixture dark green.
  5. Remove from the marshmallows from the heat, add the Rice Krispies cereal, and stir until cereal is well coated.
  6. Allow to set for about four minutes.
  7. Form the mixture into cone shapes.
  8. Place the cones on a prepared pan.
  9. Allow the Rice Krispies to cool and firm up for several hours.
  10. Mix powdered sugar, milk, and corn syrup in a bowl until smooth.
  11. Transfer the icing into a piping bag or Ziplock bag to pipe a garland around each tree.
  12. Space mini M&Ms like ornaments onto the garland.
  13. Pipe icing on top of the tree to act as glue to attach the star.
  14. Place a Reese’s upside down on the pan. Pipe icing on it, and place the tree on top.
  15. Allow to set before serving.

DIY of the day: Clay Ornaments

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Air drying clay
A sewing pin with a round head
Cookie cutters
Rolling pin

  1. Roll the air dry clay to about a quarter inch thick.
  2. Use lace to add texture to the clay if desired. Then, cut out the ornaments using a cookie cutter.
  3. Make small indentations with the round head of a sewing pin around the edges of the ornament.
  4. Stamp small phrases, words, or names onto the clay to personalize the ornaments.
  5. Use either a small cookie cutter or a knife to cut a small hole into the top of the ornament.
  6. Allow the clay to completely dry, then thread a ribbon through the hole.


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Quote of the day: “At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
Festivities around the world: Mcadenville, North Carolina, USA
McAdenville, North Carolina, more commonly known as Christmas Town, assumes the name of the most festive town in America. This year, the town celebrates its sixty-first year of festivities.  Bright lights, wreaths, garlands, and decorations adorn each house and building. The official Christmas tree lighting occurs December 1. This event commences the annual holiday celebrations. In addition to the traditional lights and decorated tree, McAdenville hosts a  Christmas Town Festival in Legacy Park. During the festival, the traditional lighting of the yule log occurs. Each year, visitors and residents parade through the park with the yule, light it, and then place it in a fireplace in Legacy park, according to mcadenville-christmastown.com. Music also accompanies the festival throughout the night.
Christmastown, North Carolina during the holiday season, coutresy of mcadenville-christmastown.com
Mcadenville, North Carolina during the holiday season, courtesy of mcadenville-christmastown.com

-Daisy Steinthal, Staff Writer, and Nina Rosenblum, Staff Writer