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: “Silver Bells,” performed by Michael Bublé.

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Recipe: Holiday Toffee

Courtesy of delish.com
  • Total Time:
    • 25 minutes
  • Quantity:
    • 10 servings
  • Ingredients:
    • 35 saltine crackers
    • One cup of butter
    • One cup of packed brown sugar
    • One and three-fourths cups of semisweet chocolate chips
    • One bag of red and green holiday M&Ms
    • One jar of holiday sprinkles 
  • Steps:
    • 1) Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a baking sheet or jelly-roll pan with tin foil and coat with cooking spray.  Line the baking sheet with saltine crackers.  Set aside.
    • 2) In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring continuously, and let cook until bubbling.  Pour mixture over crackers in an even layer and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
    • 3) Top immediately with chocolate chips and let melt.  Smooth chocolate out into an even layer, then top with red and green M&Ms and holiday sprinkles.  Cut into squares, then cool until the chocolate has hardened.
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Movie: Love Actually

“This 2003 rom-com — which follows the love stories of almost a dozen couples throughout the holiday season — has quickly become part of the classic canon of Christmas movies,” courtesy of goodhousekeeping.com.



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Craft: Chalk Paint Ornaments

  • Supplies:
    • Plastic holiday ornaments
    • Chalk paint
    • White paint pen
  • Instructions:
    • 1) Start dipping the holiday ornaments in the chalk paint.
    • 2) Leave ornaments out to dry, for about 24 hours.
    • 2) Finally, draw holiday decorations and personal messages on the ornaments using the paint pen.
Courtesy of Nieve Beyer ’23


Memory: Nieve Beyer ’23

My favorite Christmas memory is every year when my whole family and I come together to decorate the tree and we each have a special ornament that we get to hang.  It makes the holidays really special and we always have such a great time together.”


Featured Image by Leah Allen ’22