12 Days of Christmas — Day 5



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:The First Noel” performed by Andy Williams.  

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Recipe: Christmas Fudge

  • Total Time
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    • Two hours and 20 minutes 
  • Makes
    • 12 servings 
  • Ingredients
    • Cooking spray
    • Two and three-fourths cups of chocolate chips
    • One (14 ounces) can of sweetened condensed milk
    • Two tablespoons of heavy cream
    • Four tablespoons of butter
    • One tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
    • One-fourth of a tablespoon of kosher salt
    • Three tablespoons of Christmas sprinkles
  • Steps
    • 1) Line an eight inch by eight inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.  In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate, condensed milk, butter, cream, vanilla, and salt together.  Stir until smooth then pour into prepared pan. 
    • 2) Top with sprinkles and refrigerate until set, about two hours.  Cut into squares to serve.


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Movie: Miracle on 34th Street

“Winner of three Academy Awards (it was also nominated for Best Picture), George Seaton’s dramedy stars Edmund Gwenn as a department store Santa who claims to be the real thing. The fresh, well-acted 1994 remake starring Richard Attenborough is a Christmas classic in its own right,” courtesy of parade.com.



Craft: Christmas Wreath      

  • Supplies
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    • Weeping Willow wreath form
    • Snowflake ornaments
    • Ball ornaments
    • Greenery
    • Red berries
    • White snow accents
    • Silver accents
    • Wire cutters and wire
    • Hot glue gun and hot glue
    • Ribbon used for hanging
  • Instructions
    • 1) Begin by cutting up pieces of the greenery and sticking them throughout the wreath in some places.  Then add other accents.
    • 2) Decide where on the Christmas wreath to put the main ornaments.
    • 3) Begin hot gluing the accents in place after deciding where they should be placed.
    • 4) Then, begin adding the ball ornaments.  Be careful here to make sure there is a good balance of ornaments and decorations on the wreath.  Make sure that there is greenery, berries, and other accents showing through. 
    • 5) When making the wreath, periodically take a step back and look at it to see where it might need more decoration in a certain area and add it in as needed.
    • 6) Add the ribbon to the top, so that it can be hung.


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Memory: Miss Danielle Gennaro, Bell Choir Director  

“My parents knew that I loved music from a very early age, and one year they got me a harmonica for Christmas.  I had no idea how to play it but I had so much fun trying to figure it out.  I am so thankful that my parents supported and encouraged my love of music throughout my childhood, especially when that support meant giving a toddler a very loud instrument.”




Featured Image by Caroline Baranello ’20