12 Days of Christmas — Day 12


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season. This final edition will not include 12 drummers drumming, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.


“The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole.


Sophia and her family posing in front of her Christmas tree.
Courtesy of Sophia Waldron ’21

Sophomore Sophia Waldron
“My favorite Christmas memory is celebrating Christmas Eve. Every year my family has a tradition of playing Family Feud and doing a gift exchange. All my cousins are older than me and have jobs or go to boarding school so I don’t get to see them that often. On Christmas Eve, we all gather together at my house and have a traditional Italian dinner.”

  • One to two sleeves of Saltines
  • One cup of butter
  • One cup of light brown sugar
  • One bag of milk chocolate chips
Courtesy of Katie McCabe ’18

  1. Preheat oven to four hundred degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin-foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. Line the tray with one later of saltines, being careful to make sure that there are no gaps between the crackers.
  3. Add the butter and sugar to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Continuously mix the butter and sugar until the butter is fully melted and the mixture is liquid (about three to four minutes).
  4. Continue stirring until the mixture heats to a rolling boil, then drop the heat to low. Leave uncovered over the low heat for five minutes stirring occasionally to allow the caramel to thicken.
  5. Pour the now thickened caramel over the saltines and place the tray in the oven for five minutes.
  6. Once out of the oven immediately pour the chocolate chips over the saltines and caramel. Wait about one minute for the chocolate chips to melt, then spread the melted chocolate across the saltines until they are fully covered.
  7. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least two hours.
  8. Once hardened, break up the bark by hand into irregular shaped pieces.


Courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com

My Christmas Dream
“Christina, the manager of McDougal’s flagship department store, is determined to land the manager position for their new Paris location. She sets out to impress Victoria, the store’s owner, by creating the best holiday display in McDougal’s history. Fresh out of inspiration despite assuring Victoria otherwise, Christina turns to a recently-fired store employee who also happens to be a talented artist and single dad to his young son,” courtesy of hallmarkchannel.com.

Marbleized Monogram Gift Mugs


  • White mugs
  • Gold, white, green, and gray acrylic paint.
  • Mixing medium
  • Alphabet stencils
  • Sponge brushes
  • Cups
  • Spoons
  • Disposable table covering
Courtesy of marthastewart.com
  1. Select a monogram, and adhere the stencil in the top half area of the mug.
  2. Using a sponge brush, stencil the monogram onto the mug with Gold paint; let dry.
  3. Using one cup per paint, mix the mixing medium with paint for each color; stir slowly with a spoon.
  4. Spoon one color mixture onto the mug covering the lower area, under the stenciled letters. Drizzle some of the next color mixture and move the mug around to make the paint move to achieve the marbling effect. Repeat with any other colors; let dry completely. Note: The mixture will run off onto the covered surface.
  5. Repeat steps one through for the other mugs, and fill each with desired gift. (Pictured mugs are filled with hot chocolate mix).

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