12 Days of Christmas — Day 2

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During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season. This second edition will not include two turtle doves, but beloved Christmas songs, movies, recipes, crafts, backgrounds, activities, and festive wear.

Daisy Steinthal ’19

 
 
 
Song:
“Holly Jolly Christmas” – performed by Michael Bublé
 
 
 
 
 
Recipe: 
Lump of Coal
Courtesy of premeditatedleftovers.com

Ingredients:

  • Three cups of miniature marshmallows or 30 large marshmallows
  • One and one-half tablespoons butter
  • Four cups of rice cereal (reduce to three cups for softer coal)
  • One and one-half cups of crushed Oreo cookies, loosely packed (best to leave the filling in the cookies)
  • Four to ten drops black gel food coloring

Steps:

  1. In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, heat the marshmallows and butter for 60-90 seconds, until the butter and marshmallows melt.
  2.  Stir marshmallows and mix in the food coloring until the desired color is achieved.
  3. Mix in the rice cereal and the crushed Oreo cookies.
  4. Let sit for about 5 minutes until marshmallows cool down
  5. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the treats onto a piece of parchment paper.
  6. Let cool for 20 – 30 minutes.
  7. Pack treats tighter using hands.

Courtesy of wikipedia.org

 
 
Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
“Nightmare Before Christmas is such a classic movie that will always hold a special place in my heart, it’s a wonderful and charming movie that is original, funny, and moving. I think the reason this movie still stands the test of time is because this was a personal treasure of Tim Burton’s. You can tell the love that was put into this film, it’s incredible the way that it was made and the soundtrack is one of the best albums of all time. All the characters are lovable and a pleasure to watch as they bring this dark-comedic tale to life,” according to imdb.com
 
 
 
DIY: Sliced Wood Chalkboard Ornaments
Courtesy of scoutmob.com 

Supplies:

  • Three-quarter-inch thick wood slices about three to four inches in diameter
  • Drill and quarter-inch drill bit
  • Black chalkboard paint
  • Small craft paintbrush
  • A white chalk pen
  • Twine or ribbon

Steps:

  1. Drill a quarter-inch hole into the top of each wood slice.
  2. Using the black chalkboard paint, paint one side of the wood completely.
  3. Set aside until the paint is completely dry.
  4. Write desired holiday message or design onto the wood with the chalk pen.
  5. Thread the twine into the hole at the top of the wood slice and tie off into a loop.

Fashion: 

Courtesy of forever21.com


 
 
 
 
 
“A lightweight knit sweater featuring a Fair Isle pattern with an allover ‘Snow Cool’ graphic, a round neckline, long sleeves, and ribbed trim,” according to forever21.com
 
 
 
 
– Daisy Steinthal, Photo Editor and Features Editor