12 Days of Christmas — Day 5

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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 fifth edition will not include five golden rings, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.
Song: 

 
 

“I’ll be home for Christmas” performed by Frank Sinatra.

 
 
 
Memory:
 
 
Sophomore Shay Newman
“Every year my little sister Finley, my brother Conor and I wake up super early, and of course have to wake up my older sister Kendall. We wait on the stairs with anticipation in our matching Christmas PJs. My dad gets his phone out every year and says “Oh boy. I have some bad news, I don’t see ANY PRESENTS, I guess Santa didn’t come this year.” After waiting much too long we all sprint down the stairs. Every year the entry into the room with the presents is covered with wrapping paper. All of us have to jump through the wrapping paper at once in order to get to the presents.”
 
 
Recipe: 
 

Courtesy of anniescitykitchen.blogspot.com

Chocolate covered pretzels
Ingredients:

  • One package of long pretzel rods
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • White chocolate
  • Assorted sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc. for decoration
Steps:
  1. Melt the chocolates in separate double boilers until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.  Remove from the heat.
  2. Create an assembly line with the two bowls of chocolate, the toppings, and a baking tray lined with tin foil.
  3. Using a spoon, spoon the chocolate over the pretzel, leaving a few inches bare as a “handle.”  Allow the excess chocolate to drip off the pretzels by twisting and wiggling the pretzel.  This will help to avoid the chocolate pooling under the pretzel or into the toppings.
  4. Immediately cover chocolate with desired toppings and place on foil-lined baking sheet.  When the sheet is full, place it in the freezer to set for about ten mins.
  5. Once set, they’re ready to be served or kept in an air-tight container for a few days.

 
 
Movie:
 

Courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

Welcome to Christmas
“Resort developer Madison Lane is tasked with finding a location for a new ski resort. While she’s prepared to recommend the resort be placed in Mountain Park, her boss tells her to take a trip to Christmas, Colo., to consider the location and the incentive package they’re offering. On her way into town to meet with the mayor, Madison has a minor fender-bender with the town’s welcome sign. Town Sheriff Gage McBride gives Madison a ride into town so she can attend the meeting while the car is towed and repaired. Little does Madison know that the town is on a mission to convince Madison that Christmas is the best place for the new ski resort. While stranded, Madison grows to love the community and the spirit of Christmas that runs throughout. Is a resort really the right move for Christmas? Or would the town be better off keeping its charm and traditions intact?” Courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com.
 
 
Craft:
Stocking Hanger
Courtesy of dukesandduchesses.com

Supplies:

  • A four by four piece of wood cut to about four feet tall (central piece)
  • A 14 by 14-inch square cut from one-inch thick plywood or something similar (base piece)
  • A fence post cap to decorate the top of the stand
  • Small hooks
  1. Spray paint the pieces red (or any desired color).
  2. Measure to find the middle of the base piece and the middle of the central piece
  3. Drill a hole through the center of the base and drill a pilot hole in the bottom of the central piece.  Using a long screw, attach the base to the central piece and secure tightly.
  4. Drill a pilot hole through the middle of the cap and in the center of the top of the central piece, then use the screw on the cap to attach the pieces together.
  5. Attach the hooks high enough to make sure the stockings don’t drag on the ground.

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