During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season. This sixth edition will not include six geese-a-laying, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.
Song: “Grown Up Christmas List“ performed by Natalie Cole and David Foster.
Recipe: Icebox Cake
Four hours and 20 minutes
Three cups of heavy cream, cold
One-half cup of powdered sugar
One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
64 Oreo thins or chocolate wafers, plus more for serving
1) In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment), beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
2) Spread a very thin layer of whipped cream onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan, then top with an even layer (about 16) of whole Oreos or cookies.
3) Spread more whipped cream on top of cookies and repeat the layering process until there are four layers of cookies.
4) Spread a final layer of whipped cream on top.
5) Refrigerate cake until cookies have softened, at least four hours and up to overnight.
6) When ready to serve, garnish with crushed cookies, and slice.
Movie: Santa Paws
“When Santa Claus loses his memory and the crystal that keeps him eternal, his new best friend—his puppy, Paws—two orphan kids and a team of elves must work together to save him—and Christmas,” courtesy of heavy.com.
Craft: Accordion Christmas Trees
Trim and score board
Colorful cardstock (for the ornaments and star)
15/16-inch star punch
One-inch circle punch
Hot glue gun
1) Cut green card stock to 4-by-7-inch. Score long ways at every half-inch. Fold like an accordion.
2) Take one end and staple it closed.
3) Punch a star and a few round ornaments.
4) Then hot glue the pieces to the tree.
Memory: Ms. Olivia Tompkins, Assistant Librarian, Middle/Upper School
“My favorite Christmas memory is growing up, we had a tradition on Christmas Eve that my brother and I would open a new pair of pajamas and a new ornament for the tree; a favorite memory for general Christmastime is sledding in the snow.”
Featured Image by Charlotte Burchetta ’22