12 Days of Christmas — Day 1

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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 first edition will not include a partridge in a pear tree, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.
Song: 

 
 
 
 

“We Need A Little Christmas” performed by The New Christy Minstrels.

 
 
 
 
Memory:

Miss Gorman, aged three, sitting with her great-grandmother’s ceramic Christmas tree. Courtesy of Miss Michaela Gorman ’05

Miss Michaela Gorman ’05, Upper School Drama and Director of Drama Productions
“I was fortunate enough to grow up very close with my great-grandmother. When I was a baby, she made this ceramic Christmas tree for my family. It became a tradition for us to set up, and I used to love putting all the little lights in place. We still set up my great-grandmother’s Christmas tree every year, and it is such a happy reminder of her and of Christmases spent with my family.” 
 
Recipe: 
No-Bake Christmas Wreath Treats
Ingredients:

  • 20 large marshmallows
  • Two tablespoons of butter
  • Three cups of cornflakes
  • Two tablespoons of Red M&M’s minis
  • Green food coloring

Courtesy of tasteofhome.com

Steps:

  1. Place the marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, on high until butter is melted and marshmallows are puffed: about 45 seconds.
  2. Tint green the mixture green with the food coloring and stir in the cornflakes.
  3. On a waxed paper-lined baking sheet, divide the mixture into eight portions. Working quickly, shape each into a three-inch wreath using buttered hands.
  4. Decorate immediately with M&M’s, pressing to adhere, and let stand until set.

 
 
 
 
 
Movie:

Courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

Homegrown Christmas
“After stepping down as CEO of her dream job, Maddie heads home for the holidays to gain perspective. She finds herself running into her old high school sweetheart Carter, and tensions quickly arise. When forced to put together a Christmas dance for the local high school, Carter and Maddie find themselves putting their differences aside and just might rediscover what made them fall in love all those years ago,” courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com.
 
 
Craft:
Lighted Burlap Garland
Courtesy of createcraftlove.com

Supplies:

  • Two-inch-wide red burlap ribbon
  • Two-inch-wide green burlap ribbon
  • Two-and-a-half-inch-wide natural burlap ribbon
  • White mini lights
  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. Cut the burlap into eight to ten-inch pieces.  Then cut those pieces down the vertically down the middle into about one-inch wide strips.
  2. Alternate tying red, green, and natural burlap strips around the wire.
  3. Repeat for the length of the wire.

-Curated by Daisy Steinthal ’19, Editor-in-Chief
Featured Image by Daisy Steinthal ’19