12 Days of Christmas — Day 8

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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 eighth edition will not include eight maids-a-milking, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.
Song: 

 
 

“Mary, did you know?” Performed by Pentatonix.

 
 
 
 

Scarlett posing with her siblings and family friends in front of her Christmas Tree. Courtesy of Scarlett Small ’21

Memory:
 
Sophomore Scarlett Small
“My favorite Christmas tradition with my family is setting up our 12-foot tree in the foyer. This is one of my favorite memories because ever since I was a young girl I got to help my mom and older siblings put up the ornaments and lights.  Our close family friends still come over every year to see the tree.”
 
 
 
 
Recipe: 
White Christmas Tree Dessert Toppers
Ingredients:

  • Two cups of white chocolate wafers
  • Twenty-four mini pretzel sticks
  • One tablespoon of mini white round sprinkles
  • Twenty-four gold or silver ball sprinkles
Courtesy of forkly.com

Steps:
  1. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe dish, in 30-second intervals until melted.
  2. Scoop the melted chocolate into a piping bag, and snip the tip small. Test to see if the piping size is appropriate for this project, and if not, snip a little more. Best to start small, then cut a hole too big.
  3. Place down a pretzel sticks onto a parchment lined baking sheets and begin piping a tree shape with the drizzling of white chocolate.
  4. Once the trees are piped, sprinkle them immediately, topping each “tree” with a gold or silver ball sprinkle.
  5. Chill for ten to 15 minutes or until the trees lift easily off the parchment.

 
Movie:

A Bramble House Christmas
“While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why the man left a nurse $50,000. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Just before Christmas, Finn wants what to reclaim what he considers his family’s money, going undercover to investigate the bed and breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. When Finn meets Willa, he discovers she’s not a conniving gold digger at all, but a woman in need who put the money to good use. When she discovers his true identity, will it keep Willa from ever trusting him again?” Courtesy of hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com.
 
 
 
Craft:
Honeycomb Christmas Wreath

Courtesy of countryliving.com

Supplies:

  • Wrapping-paper
  • Paper-towel rolls
  • Mailing tubes
  • X-Acto Knife
  1. Use the X-Acto knife to cut each tube into two-inch slices.
  2. Then, lay a bowl rim down on a flat surface and arrange the cardboard slices around the bowl, using this photo as a guide.
  3. Hot-glue the slices where the sides meet.
  4. To decorate perch jingle bells inside and glue in place.

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