12 Days of Christmas — Day 3


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season. This third edition will not include three french hens, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.

“It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” performed by Andy Williams.

Freshman Caroline Nemec

Caroline and her sisters posing in front of their Christmas stockings.
Courtesy of Caroline Nemec ’22

“A fun Christmas memory is when my family and I make our own reindeer food the night before Christmas and sprinkle it all across the yard so that when Santa’s reindeer come they have something to eat! We’ve done it every single night before Christmas.”
Dylan Dreyer’s Aunt Tillie’s Christmas Cookies

  • Six eggs
  • One cup of sugar
  • One cup of shortening, melted then cooled
  • One one-ounce bottle of anise extract
  • Four cups flour
  • Six teaspoons of baking powder
  • One cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • Water as needed
  • Nonpareils for garnish
Courtesy of today.com

  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, shortening and anise extract. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Gradually add in flour mixture to cream mixture.
  2. Roll the dough into short stubby sticks or shape the dough into individual balls.
  3. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes (check after ten minutes). Let the cookies cool before icing and decorating.
  4. For the icing, combine confectioners’ sugar with enough water to form a paste. Top the cookies with the icing and decorate with nonpareils.

Christmas Joy 

Courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

“Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company’s top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. Just as Joy is capturing the attention of the account’s CEO, she receives a call from her Aunt Ruby’s best friend back home in Crystal Falls, NC. Ruby has broken her ankle and needs surgery. Though the timing couldn’t be worse, Joy immediately comes to her Aunt’s bedside only to be reunited with former crush, now hospital administrator, Ben Andrews (Long), son of Ruby’s best friend Shirley. Joy also must navigate Ruby’s stubborn determination to be in control of everything, including the town’s legendary annual Cookie Crawl, a walking home tour where owners display holiday decorations and treat each other to Christmas cookies all while vying to win the prized Golden Wreath Award. To keep Ruby focused on healing, Joy volunteers to take her aunt’s place as chair of the Cookie Crawl much to the amusement of Ben who knows Joy has no idea of the Herculean task before her. Though Joy initially refuses Ben’s attempts to “co-captain,” she begins to soften and let him in, all the while remembering that there truly is no place like home for the holidays. Based on the best-selling novel by Nancy Naigle,” courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com.
Courtesy of womansday.com

Evergreen Forest Centerpiece

  •  Foam cones
  • Cardstock
  • Plastic wrap
  • Green embroidery floss
  • Mod Podge
  • Gems and glitter to decorate


  1. Wrap the top of a foam cone with cardstock to create a true point, then cover the cone in clear plastic wrap.
  2. Knot a piece of green embroidery floss around the top, then wrap it around the cone in a crisscross pattern. To make shorter trees, stop wrapping before you get to the bottom of the cone.
  3. Apply 2 coats of Mod Podge to the floss. Once dry and hardened, remove the plastic wrap and cone.
  4. Glue on gems to add sparkle.

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