12 Days of Christmas — Day 2

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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 second edition will not include two turtledoves, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, crafts, and memories.

 

 

 

Song:Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

Courtesy of youtube.com

 

Courtesy of tasteofhome.com

Recipe: Snowball Oreo Balls

  • Total Time
    • 45 minutes + freezing
  • Makes
    • Two and one-half dozen
  • Ingredients
    • One package (14.3 ounces) of Oreo cookies
    • One package (eight ounces) of cream cheese, softened
    • One package (ten to 12 ounces) of white baking chips, melted
    • 15 mini Oreo cookies (one and one-half ounces)
    • 30 Rolo candies, unwrapped (6.5 ounces)
    • Assorted sprinkles for eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Steps
    • 1) Pulse cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form.  Add cream cheese; pulse just until blended.  Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape.
    • 2) Shape mixture into one inch balls
    • 3) Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.  Freeze, covered, for several hours or overnight.
    • 4) Dip balls in melted chips; allow excess to drip off.  Return to pans.  Disassemble Oreo cookie sandwiches.  Remove and discard filling or save for another use.  Top dipped ball with a cookie and attach one Rolo candy to the top of each miniature Oreo with melted white baking chips to make a hat.  Let stand until set.  Make snowman face with sprinkles.  Store in covered containers in the refrigerator.

 

Courtesy of fandangonow.com

 

 

Movie: Frosty the Snowman

“This is another Rankin/Bass TV special from the ’60s that deserves its own place on this list.  Do you remember when…the children made a snowman in the schoolyard on Christmas Eve and named him Frosty?  Karen placed a top hat on his head and everyone’s favorite snowman magically came to life?  Look at Frosty go!”  courtesy of goodhousekeeping.com and fandangonow.com.

 

 

 

Craft: Jingle Bell Snowflake Ornaments    

  • Supplies
    • 12 jingle bells
    • Thick wire 
    • Glass jewelry beads (with hole for wire)
    • Flat backed jewels (for the center of the ornament)
    • Hot glue gun and hot glue 
    • Ribbon for hanging

      Courtesy of crazylittleprojects.com

  • Instructions
    • 1) Cut six pieces of the wire about four to five inches long.  Create a small loop at the end of each wire.
    • 2) Now begin to string the bells and jewels on the wire.  To string the jingle bells, put the wire through the little loop on the back of the jingle bell.  Make sure to string one after the other and then push them down so that they are right together.  Do this for all six of the pieces of wire.
    • 3) Then, heat up the hot glue and grab one of the flat backed jewels.  Put some hot glue on the back of the jewel and glue the ends of the wire onto it in the shape of a snowflake.  Make sure that the jingle bells that are right next to the jewel are going up and down by the jewel.  Then wedge them up as close as possible to that flat backed jewel.
    • 4) Leave the wire pieces long while doing this.  Get all six glued in place.  Then, trim the wire with wire cutters and glue another flat backed jewel right on top.
    • 5) Add a ribbon through one of the loops at the end of one of the six points and hang it from a Christmas tree.

 

Courtesy of Annie O’Connor ’22

 

Memory: Annie O’Connor ’22 

“Every year, my family buys a new Nutcracker doll.  It is always a different type of doll, so we have a lot of variations of shapes and sizes of the dolls.  We have a collection of over 1000 dolls, and it always gets me excited for the holidays when I see them displayed.”

 

 

 

Featured Image by Caroline Baranello ’20