12 Days of Christmas — Day 7


During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season.  This seventh edition will not include seven swans-a-swimming, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.




Song:Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” performed by Brenda Lee. 

Courtesy of youtube.com


Recipe: Candy Cane Peppermint Bark Fudge   

  • Total Time
    Courtesy of sugarandcharm.com
    • 25 minutes 
  • Makes
    • 12 servings 
  • Ingredients
    • White chocolate 
      • Two and one-fourth cups of white chocolate morsels
      • One cup of sweetened condensed milk, eight ounces
      • One teaspoon of baking soda
      • One-fourth teaspoon of peppermint extract
    • Chocolate 
      • Two and one-fourth cups of semi-sweet morsels, one 12 ounce bag
      • One cup of sweetened condensed milk, eight ounces
      • One-eighth teaspoon of baking soda
      • One-fourth teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • Steps
    • 1) Stir the chocolate, condensed milk, baking soda and peppermint extract together in a heatproof bowl.
    • 2) Set it on a double broiler (on low) until almost melted.
    • 3) Remove from heat and stir in the remaining (unmelted) chunks of chocolate.
    • 4) Pour into an eight by eight pan and let it sit in the refrigerator.
    • 5) Do the same with the white chocolate and pour into the cooled chocolate layer.
    • 6) Allow the bark fudge to cool and enjoy.


Courtesy of parade.com

Movie: White Christmas

“Legendary director Michael Curtiz helmed this essential Christmas musical, the highest-grossing film of 1954.  Filmed in vivid Technicolor, White Christmas was the first movie ever released in VistaVision, a widescreen process using twice the surface area of standard 35mm film,” courtesy of parade.com




Craft: Christmas Snowglobe      

  • Supplies
    Courtesy of crazylittleprojects.com
    • Small jars 
    • A little toy to put inside
    • Glycerin 
    • Glitter 
    • Heavy duty glue
    • Hot glue gun and hot glue
    • Needle nose pliers 
  • Instructions
    • 1) With a hot glue gun, put a little hot glue on the bottom of the toy. 
    • 2) Using the needle nose pliers, put it down into the jar. 
    • 3) Press it down a little to get it firmly in place. 
    • 4) Let the glue dry for ten minutes.
    • 5) Fill the jar with water. 
    • 6) Put one small squirt of glycerin in it. 
    • 7) Add a pinch of glitter. 
    • 8) Hot glue the lid in place.


Courtesy of Mrs. Pregiato

Memory: Mrs. Phyllis Pregiato, Upper School Theology Teacher and Upper School Theology Department Chair

“When I was a little girl, we would often go over to my cousins house during the Christmas season.  They had a huge living room, and huge tree that touched the ceiling, underneath the tree, there was a very elaborate train set.  The train was only set up during Christmas, so it was really special, and such fun to watch.” 


Featured Image by Caroline Baranello ’20