12 Days of Christmas — Day 4


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season. This fourth edition will not include four calling birds, but beloved Christmas songs, recipes, movies, crafts, and festive wear.

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“Carol of the Bells” – performed by Pentatonix
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Christmas Light Cupcakes

  • One box of milk chocolate cake mix
  • One small box of chocolate instant pudding mix
  • Three eggs
  • Three-quarters cup of vegetable oil
  • One-half cup of water
  • One-half cup of sour cream
  • Two teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Buttercream
  • Store-bought black frosting
  • M&M’s


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two muffin tins with 18 paper liners.
  2. Add cake mix, pudding, mix, eggs, oil, water, and sour cream to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat well for about three minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  3. Divide batter evenly between muffin tins. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  4. Using a large round tip, pipe buttercream in a swirl onto the cupcakes. Draw a black line around the surface of the frosting. Stick M&M’s vertically into the side of the cupcakes.

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Movie: The Santa Clause
“Scott Calvin is a divorced father whose strained relationship with his son, Charlie, begins to mend only after a bizarre twist of fate transforms him into the new Santa. When the current Mr. Clause falls off the roof on Christmas Eve, Scott dons Santa’s suit, and he and his son are whisked off to the North Pole. There he meets Bernard, the head elf, who tells him about the Clause, a contract stating that whoever puts on the Santa suit must also take on all the responsibilities that go with the position. Scott isn’t too thrilled about his sudden career change. Charlie, however, is overjoyed,” according to movies.disney.com.
DIY: Pinecone Christmas Trees
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  • Pinecones
  • Green spray paint
  • Old wine corks
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Miniature wooden stars


  1. Spray paint the outer edges of the pinecone with green spray paint. Make it look like a real tree by leaving the inside brown. Let the paint dry.
  2. Cut a wine cork in half and hot glue it to the bottom of the pinecone. Let the glue dry.
  3. Hot glue the star to the top. Let the glue dry.


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“Go back to nature with your knits this season and add animal motifs to your must-haves. Bejewelled basics and standout sequin sweaters transform your knitwear for nights out,” according to us.boohoo.com
– Daisy Steinthal, Photo Editor and Features Editor