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[national anthem] ♪ ♪ >> good morning. it is saturday, december 24th. merry christmas eve, everyone. in a move that has shocked even members of his own family president obama snubs his own ally israel at the united nations and the backlash is fierce. >> i'm so outraged i can't hardly contain myself. what obama did today was extend a real nice final farewell and wave to israel. >> what both sides are saying and why donald trump is now in a war of words with the oval office. >> critics slammed president-elect donald trump for his use of twitter but this morning it's the american taxpayer getting the last laugh. the latest company promising
to cut costs overnight after trump demands a better deal. >> and on this christmas, one young girl is taking the world by storm ♪ every breath i'm saying hallelujah ♪ hallelujah ♪ hallelujah. >> hallelujah but that's not all. the incredible story behind that powerful voice because christmas eve is better with friends. >> awe. ♪ ♪ you better watch out ♪ you better not cry ♪ you better not pout i'm telling you why ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ >> well, thanks for saying awe. >> i love this time of year. i love christmas eve, especially right here in new
york. that is a shot of sixth avenue right beside our building here with peter doocy ed henry. >> santa is probably watching while he is having coffee. he has a long night tonight. >> santa is coming to the couch. he is on the way. >> that's true, he is making his treats for the reindeer because you need those. >> he is coming from the north pole. >> cooking with clause. >> he says normally mrs. claus cooks but when it comes to reindeer snacks it's santa claus' job. >> santa claus is getting in the kitchen and about 8:00. four jam-packed hours. >> a great show today. we are obviously here together over christmas. great to be with families. we all have our own traditions. i went home a little bit early this year with my family. the huntsman clan and "fox & friends" did a little package on our traditions, our quirkiness and all the fun behind the scenes at our
house. weave will play that later. >> fun at the huntsman household. >> it's chaos. >> it could be crazy. >> we want to known your fun that its did, quirky traditions. things they cook. games they play. >> how could you tell that i'm wearing an ugly sweater. >> you got one for home, right? >> put it on. >> exactly. make sure what you do send it us to us. we want to hear from you, too, what goes on at the doocy house. i'm sure there is fun traditions there. >> what is it? >> are we doing it now? >> no. tease. don't tell us. >> he is giving it up. >> if you are up at 6:03 you get to know what the doocy family does. the kids even now will all get together at the top of the stairs and our parents will make us basically wait to go down to see what santa left us and then we all run down the stairs as fast as possible and my dad takes video because that's what he does. >> you still do this? >> yeah. >> your dad hasn't told you? >> told me what?
>> we're good. >> i think we need to toss to weather because it could be a frightful one for a lot of people, rick, right? >> i do the same thing to my dog, okay? stay, stay, stay. all right. now you can come. it works. >> i love it all right, guys, yes, there is a storm happening out across the west. overall really not that bad. if you are wanting a white christmas this is where it's white now it will probably not be that way by tomorrow. we have a big warm-up coming across the plains, kansas city 62 on christmas day. we have this big storm going on right now. temperatures already this morning take a look at this morning temperature 60 degrees in memphis. it is very, very warm out there. we do have this warm storm here bringing rain across parts of the ohio valley into the tennessee investigative. it's not going to be a washout. little bit of snow interior sections of the northeast. that storm is not that
potent. really cold storm bringing rain and mountain snow. snow 2,000 to 3,000 feet across the mountain areas. by the time we get to tomorrow morning we will see some of the mountains of arizona and southern california that see over a foot of snow. take a look at this, all kinds of areas have winter advisories on and that red there across the dakotas is a blizzard warning for tomorrow. blizzard across the far northern plains one big storm out there. the east looking good. >> what would it be without snow on christmas. >> a lot of states can't have it. >> last year it was 60 degrees here on christmas. >> we will be very, very warm again this week. >> thank you, rick. >> all right. president obama turning his back on israel. >> u.s. backing decades old policy by not vetoing a u.n. resolution that refuses to recognize israeli settlements. >> lauren blanchard with more on what the decision really means, lauren, good morning? >> good morning, that's right. the u.s. has historically
used veto power in the u.n. to stop similar resolutions in the past. last year obama abstained from the vote anti-israel resolution to pass 14-0. condemns controversial israeli settlements in disputed palestinian territory. israeli's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said in a statement israel rejects this shameful anti-israel resolution at the u.n. and will not abide by its terms. at a time when the security council is not doing anything to stop the slaughter of half a million people in syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the middle east. the current u.n. ambassador samantha powers did concede the u.n. has targeted israel in the past resolutions. but it said their abstain vote was in line with the president's policy and his belief that settlements harm peace talks. >> one cannot simultaneously champion expanding israeli settlements and champion a
viable two state solution that would end the conflict. one has to make a choice between settlements and separation. >> up on capitol hill president obama receiving backlash from republican and some democratic members of congress. house speaker paul ryan calling the vote shameful and saying it sets a dangerous precedent and may further demonize israel. prime minister netanyahu has also accused president obama of colluding with israel's enemies in the decision. but the president has received some positive reaction from human rights groups. back to you guys. >> all right, lauren, thanks so much. >> remarkable. on the way out the door president obama finds a way to stick it to israel. don't take it from me. the daily news, which is always defending president obama and defended hillary clinton throughout the campaign, obama shafts israel. that coming from the new york daily news. >> a lot of israel supporters voted for president obama twice. >> yes. >> now that he doesn't need their votes anymore. doesn't seem like he is as eager to please them. >> some of them are even
speaking out. some of the democrats. including debbie wasserman schultz who is upset about this one. as you said and mike huckabee was on last night and we are going to have him on our show as well. this is basically president obama giving the big middle finger as is he walking out the door. a lot of people are seeing it this way that this was more than just a policy decision for president obama. this was something personal. >> absolutely. i mean, look, alan dershowitz has a piece in the new york daily news saying when you look at what the u.n. did it now makes it basically illegal for jews to pray at the western wall. how ridiculous is that? and think about the u.n. spending their time slapping israel? what are they doing about syria? hundreds of thousands of people being slaughtered and what is the u.n. doing? instead focusing their time on let's slap israel around. i think donald trump, it's not an accident that is he out there saying, look, things are going to be a whole lot different in a couple of weeks. >> he was out tweeting yesterday, because he was involved behind the scenes in this. >> israel came to him, basically and said we need your help.
that's what's remarkable. >> he is obviously up in arms tweeting about this. as to the u.n., things will be different after january 20th. and this comes as ben roads has been behind the scenes working on this as well. he said it is pretty unprecedented for a president-elect to get involved in this type of situation. >> obama trying to shift it and why is donald trump getting involved? donald trump got involved because israel sent some officials to him and his transition team and said president obama and his team are not listening to us. they are going to abstain. they are going to let this go through rather tha than veto it which the u.s. could have done. >> the one who had to apologize a few months ago pause he said reporters are stupid for going along with the narrative he created on the iran deal which is the other big bad thing that obama administration is -- that israel thinks that they did to them. listen to what ben rhoads says about this.
>> on the president-elect, the first thing i have to say is that there is one president at a time. president obama is the president of the united states until january 20th. and, you know, we are taking this action, of course, as a u.s. policy. and as i also said, i went back on my plane ride, looked at his first pres plent. he is like i just got a letter about mujahideen. want to talk about that. talking about the intel he was receiving. he said there needed to be a stimulus before the inauguration. there was still. >> we're not waiting. >> they were not waiting. >> very interesting. what is challenging, i think, for nikki haley who is going to be our incoming ambassador to the u.n., this is tough to overturn. how do you change this policy voted on by the u.n. >> make a mess for the next
guy. >> actually because i do think if you analyze this, it's pretty clear that if hillary clinton had won, president obama would not be sticking it to israel in the way out the door because the clinton transition team would say we need to try to work with prime minister netanyahu. now as you say president obama is like i'm done with netanyahu, number one. and number two, i don't care if donald trump has to deal with this and it's going to be a big mess. >> that's what president obama has been saying for the past 8 years is what works here when it comes to israel and palestine are investigations is communicating. that is what he has led them to believe all this time. so a lot of folks in israel. a lot of the leaders there were surprised by this move yesterday. >> not just hardliners in israel, right? it's democrats here in the united states. look at chuck schumer, for example. blasting the administration. ron biden, dick manchin, chris coons and debbie was sermon schultz the rnc chair she has jewish community in
her district saying what in the world is going on here. >> he said he is going to start talking tour enemies and make them our friends. donald trump has been saying i'm going to go and talk to democrats and now it looks like he has a whole list of them that are ready okay. let's get this next guy in here. let's go help israel out? big message here is he saying when i'm in there things are going to be different. >> we do have other headlines to get to this morning that woe want to start with there is a fox news alert. a sad one. outpouring support for fisher best known as princess la leah in "star wars" suffering a heart attack on outgoing flight. >> what are you doing? >> somebody has to save us. >> the 60-year-old star is in intensive care at l.a. hospital. friends and co-stars reacting to that news. fisher's on screen brother mark hamill tweeting this if
2016 couldn't get any worse, sending our love to carrie fisher. >> derek thompson reportedly trying to buy a gun and discussing plans to carry out a lone wolf attack saying they have been watching 30-year-old thompson for two years now. documents show he searched midnight mass and which guns were most powerful. frightening stuff. >> mainstream media going nuclear over the president-elect's tweets. >> trump this morning is sparking fears of a new nuclear arms race with just 140 characters. >> making policy over twitter is usually disruptive. >> but our next guest says wait a second. it actually works. >> and a group of officers hailed as heroes after saving a man from a burning car wreck. the extraatic rescue caught on camera ♪ bethlehem ♪ hac over in core rea i
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and complicated and consequential policy issue. nuclear proliferation in a tweet. >> when we're in a situation where people around the world are trying to figure out where president trump is going to take us or where presidenpresident-elect trump is going to take in a tweet is concerning. >> are they overreacting to discuss. vice president at the center for security policy jim hanson. good morning good to see. >> you what's your reaction to people in mainstream media basically saying donald trump is not allowed to use the social media tool? >> i think the problem is trump now has a direct line to the american public without the filter of a mostly unfriendly media and they hate that he has made them largely irrelevant. in this case, putin started it by talking about russia making major upgrades to their nuclear capabilities. now, instead of rolling over and showing his belly, trump responds directly and shows putin and the rest of the world's tyrants that he is
not going to take it i think it was hugely effective. >> let's look at the tweet in question. donald trump saying, quote: the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its census regarding nukes. i take your point, jim, that the context was this was after vladimir putin made public statements that suggested russia was expanding its nuclear capabilities. do. so critics have a point that this is kind of sensitive policy to say the least and doing it in 140 characters can wind up boomer ranking? >> it could. i mean, it's no question. but everything that a president-elect or president does is consequential. so the ability to go ahead and put that message out there, put putin on notice, and remind people that our nuclear capability needs some work. it's antiquated. hasn't been upgraded or tested in forever. probably time for us to ensure that it is a actual legitimate deterrent.
>> let's look at another issue involving president-elect trump where it seems to be some hypocrisy to say the least in the media. because you had, when he took that phone call, from the president of taiwan, there was sort of this outrage, this gasp oh my gosh, he is breaking protocol and breaking long standing u.s. policy to take this phone call. but didn't we see president obama break, you know, u.s. policy in terms of protecting israel before the u.n. security council and you're not hearing the same kind of outrage from the media. >> because the media and obama share a dislike of israel. and obama was kind of held in check by the fact that most of america is pro-israel. so he wasn't able to do what he wanted to do. even though much much his policies were detrimentally. now taken steps peace. palestinians being awarded for doing nothing and israelis were punished. >> shameful display. i have 30 seconds.
peter doocy mentioned this a moment ago that you have a lot of jewish democrats who overwhelmingly supported president obama twice and supported hillary clinton and yet, this is what president obama does on the way out the door. >> president obama would rather do something that makes him and his hard left supporters feel good than something that actually has a chance at peace. it's sad. >> jim hanson, thanks for joining us and merry christmas. >> same to you, ed. >> critics slam donald trump for use of twitter. this morning it's the american taxpayer getting the last laugh. latest company promising begging we are going to cut costs overnight. said. this after donald trump demanded a better deal. and what is christmas like at the huntsman house? >> best memory for the three of us because we all shared a room for how many years? >> a long time. >> when we would go to bed we would say i think i hear santa claus and we never slept. >> i think i saw a photo that looked like a little karaoke,able buy takes us home for the holidays next
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american history. >> christmas is the time for family and our own abby huntsman. that means a big time party for her. >> of course. she is the daughter of former utah governor jon huntsman. seven siblings including two adopted sisters from china and india. >> and three dogs. >> and almost all of them came home from christmas dinner at mom and dad's house. bringing spouses, grand kids and dogs. >> it is chaos as it always is. always nice to go home especially during christmas. we had a great time. here is how that went. [cheers] merry christmas. >> home for the holidays, so nice, and it makes you think about all growing up and democrat additions that we have. we do pajamas every christmas eve. we open them up together and we stay in them the whole next day. we all jump in bed early
together. watch a christmas movie. make cookies. that's what the holidays are for. that's what christmas reminds me of. i have good memories of being together. >> gathering around and reading the book of matthew. the scriptural references, the bank accountful blessings of life, the birth of christ. and what you can do to help lyft the lives of other people. >> you guys would always use christmas as a time to give back to people. go to the homeless shelter. >> the best one was in philadelphia when you kids were letter. mother was in the room with tears down her face. never forget. we always go to the homeless shelter on christmas day so we don't have time to make christmas dinner. we walk in the door and we are usually starving and we make nachos. these aren't just regular nachos. >> it's whatever is left in the refringe rarity nachos.
>> it's gone within 20 seconds. every year we're somewhere else for christmas. what's so nice is we keep those traditions wherever we go. >> two of my brothers are in the military so they couldn't be with us tonight. we thought we would face time. >> merry christmas. >> love you guys. >> the best memories of the three of us because we all shared a room for how many years? >> a long time. >> when we would go to bed i always would say i think i hear santa claus. >> we never slept. pretty much stayed up all night. >> pretty much first all nighters never sleep. >> passed tradition down to little -- >> abby likes a lot of chocolate chips. >> i had to bring my son because my son now loves making cookies with me at home. >> gracy is probably our biggest helper. >> it's a family affair and it can get chaotic ♪ jingle bells ♪ jingle bells ♪ jingle all the way ♪
>> guys has there ever ban christmas where we haven't had music ♪ ♪ >> how nice is it to be home. >> love being home around the holidays. >> patients. >> and cookies. >> that's the only reason i come. >> they're done. >> of course dad walks in right when they are done. >> of course dad walks in. [cheers] >> i will have to check it out. should we leave some for santa? >> same some for the long trip. >> we don't each wait until like usepatula or let the cookies cool. it's just a disaster. if you saw the nachos come out. >> seems like normal christmas. people have odd traditions. you have fun. it's cool. >> where were your brothers
while you were face timing. >> both of my brothers are in the navy. obviously, they were in different places. some places i can't mention. but we can always face time them and feye and face time them whenever we get the chance. get us in one room and chaos ensues. literally lives in pam gentleman mass two days. no one showers. eating nachos and cookies. music is playing. >> people would say to us oh you are working over the holidays. it's kind of not a big deal to be working here and enjoying your work. >> it's a great time. >> compare like your brothers who enjoy their work overseas or very dangerous places. we are on a curvey couch. >> great point. >> a lot of people who have family members still out there and they are not home for christmas. >> you were mentioning one of your traditions of waiting at the stairs to film you guys going down. >> i want a camera on that. >> there are. >> a fox camera. >> so we do -- have your dad send a video.
we want to see more footage of this. send in any odd or fun christmas tradition that's share with your family at home. don't let me be the only one here this morning. >> we do have a fox news alert as well. isis targeting american churches in a new kill list. should you be afraid of going to church on christmas? father john here with his message to the masses next. >> on this christmas eve, one young girl is taking the world by storm. this incredible story behind the powerful performance that will have you singing hallelujah all weekend long. it's amazing. ♪ it goes like this ♪ with every breath i'm saying hallelujah ♪ hallelujah ♪ hallelujah ♪
>> a fox news alert. isis calling on its followers to attack churches as millions of americans prepare to head out to christmas mass. >> federal authorities on alert after pro-isis websites publishing a list of churches and pastors in the united states. >> officials saying there are no credible threats but sent the warning out out of an abundance of caution. we have father jonathan morris here this morning to talk about faith and the holidays. but also talk about this really alarming threat. >> it's hard to wake up to
honestly. and i was coming here this morning. i thought and they changed the topic to this topic because it's such a pressing item right now. all those christians who decided to stay in the middle east and not seek refuge. there is a lot of criticism of the obama administration, all of refugees with a small percentage have been muslim and not christian. why don't you bring the christians over first? they need asylum. but many of them and the many of them has decided to stay. to stay there because this is our homeland and we need to make sure that we keep our faith here in the middle east. and i was thinking about that as this threat comes out now. maybe it's our turn now. it's our turn to decide we're not going to run away from danger, meaning running away from our faith and actually decide to do those things that maybe put us in danger but are worth fighting for, living for, dying for. >> that's so inspiring. it was only a few months ago that the priest, it was in
france that was killed by isis. >> yep. and you know, i think of that. sometimes when you are out there on the altar. i'm in the bronx. you know, it's a wonderful place but it's a crazy place. you know, that's maybe why we love it you are there. you are a target. you are a target for people who are may be crazed but a target of people who say we have an ideology of hate and it has to do with our, quote, religious beliefs. >> that's exactly what isis wants us to do. they want us to live in fear and stay home from going to church. something we have always done. i have loved that message this morning. if you do feel unsure about things and do feel frightened, go to church. what is your message this weekend though as we are celebrating christmas eve today, christmas tomorrow, what is your message to people? >> well, it's a message that god himself gave to us in the form of a baby. like what greater message -- nobody is afraid of a baby. right? we hug babies. babies are -- they need us. and god is telling us in the
christian faith i have decided to meet you. and i am going to come in a form where you, no matter your fears and anxieties, your own sin, your own background, your own messiness, who can't hold a baby? and god is saying i'm going to make myself a size where and also a form where you can embrace me. and that's the message of redemption. he wants to be embraced by us and then in turn he embraces us with eternal life. >> i love that father john, last question something you had mentioned earlier. you said up on the altar you said you think about being a target. when people get ready to go to church at midnight tonight or tomorrow morning should they in fact, based on what you have heard see any type of a different security measure at their church than they might have sean some other places they go to a mall or movie theater. >> i called the local precinct, police precinct in new york this morning when i saw tonight we have a very goo good working relationship with them. i said, without putting
people off, i don't want people standing -- police standing there at the door checking people, but please be attentive. i'm going to tell my congregation, thank god we have police officers in new york and around the country willing it put their lives at risk in order to defend us. yes, we have to take isis seriously. they are telling us we are going to do this. but we have to take seriously our ability to say even so, i will not change my life and i will not abandon my faith out of fear. >> i love that. >> thanks for your inspiring message. merry christmas. >> we got more done today than most people. >> most people are sleeping in until noon. >> we always love having you here. >> we have other headlines now. donald trump making more deals this time taking aim at lockheed martin demanding that the company cut costs for f-18. the ceo plans to do just that here is what he is saying, i don't know that president-elect trump wants the very best capability for
our military at the lowest cost for taxpayers. and we are ready to deliver. that is what she said the ceo of that company. already negotiating a lower price tag with boeing for a new air force one. then there is this. jill stein will not quit after failed bids. the former grown party candidate calling on the department of justice to investigate the integrity of the nation's electoral system. stein's lawyer demanding loretta lynch look into what she calls grave concerns of human error and tampering that she claims were i couldn't know covere -- uncover. >> man burned in a car showing it caught on camera. the miami-dade finding the car upside down engulfed in flames. the officer springing into action. watch this: come on, come
on. move his head. move his head. right there. right there. >> wow, the driver pulled out onto the pavement alive and safe. is he now in critical condition but is luckily expected to recover. and this story will give you chills. a 10-year-old girl with autism giving powerful rendition of leonard cohen's hallelujah. it is now going viral. it is beautiful ♪ it goes like this ♪ with every breath i'm saying hallelujah >> that's just amazing. kailey rogers is her name a student in northern ireland getting millions of views now on social media kailey's music feature encouraged her to help build her confidence. she is building all of our confidence watching that. that is beautiful. well done. >> you know who is having a harm time now is rick. it started raining.
>> is it raining, rick? >> it is raining. it's not snowing across the east. it's far too warm. maybe some people like that you are not going to get a white christmas. show what you is going on. if you are flying out this morning, we do have some weather out there. but so far no airport delays. if you have an early saturday morning flight headed home for christmas, you are looking pretty good right now. in fact, i think it will remain that way mostly except for southern california we will probably see some more delays maybe around l.a. and probably phoenix as well. this is future radar. see this storm in the east fizzles out. not a big deal. one out across the west by this afternoon. big snow across the higher elevations of arizona and utah. some spots of the mountains of utah. over two feet of snow likely. go in towards tomorrow, christmas day. and a big storm across the plains. severe weather possible across parts of kansas and n b. we might see a tornado or two for christmas day. and then we're going to see some icing across parts of minnesota and big snow. we might see some spots over a foot of snow across north
dakota and very windy. winds gusting over 40 miles per hour. that's why we are looking to see that blizzard. the rest of the country for christmas day. tell you what, not that bad. look at those temperatures across the southeast. going to feel like spring, 72 in atlanta with sunshine. it is going to be a beautiful day. 82. the summer continues in miami. move forward over the next couple of days, really we have very nice temperatures. it does get chillier across the west but nothing like we saw the last couple of weeks. things looking pretty good. send it back to you. >> my family is in utah. a lot of snow. love it. all right. well, coming up, ivanka trump gets harassed on a plane by two men even the passenger. are partner nits it was harassment. ' first a message from our troops. >> hi, i'm here in afghanistan i want to wish all my friends and family back home a happy holidays
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and so far 92-year-old jimmy carter is the only former president who plans to be there on january 20th. as for the list of the living presidents, george h.w. bush will not be there due to his poor health. george w. bush is a maybe. he will decide in january bill and hillary clinton have still not responded. peter? jetblue passengers booted off a plane harassing ivanka trump's family. my husband is chasing them down to harass them. why are they calling it a run-in or incident and reporting that the passenger was merely questioning ivanka trump.
let's ask the craig. >> good morning, happy christmas eve. >> the first question are you surprised at all that this man and his partner who come from a community that has been asking for equality for decades was so intolerant that they couldn't just walk past ivanka trump without getting the knives out? >> i'm not surprised at all that she faces this kind of harassment. she was flying coach for an awoman who usually flies private. what's wild to me is how stupid these guys appear to be. not only is donald trump probably the most pro-gay republican president in history, we are talking about his daughter who is certainly the most liberal advisor that donald trump has. probably the only person in his entire close orbit who would even agree with some of these guys attacking her on a flight and attacking her. >> when donald trump got the nomination and looked like
he might become the president. on the left say at least he has vawn ivanka and his family n her side because we like her. >> yeah, ivanka is hanging out with al gore. she is chumming around and good friends with chelsea clinton. she is somebody from the manhattan circles. she doesn't have the conservative populist bent of her father. people love her. as far as reaching out to her. she is going to be the person you are want to reach out to if you are interested in universal decay or passing legislation on global warming. she is going to be your point of contact. this is not a good way to make an impression on her. >> chris, you just mentioned chelsea clinton. in terms of the coverage that this incident has gotten, what woo it be a bigger story if chelsea clinton was sitting in coach and she got talked down to by a tea party. >> that would be huge that would be a big story. imagine the outrage if somebody had ever attacked michelle obama and her children. she is the patron saint of
the left. if she ever had been harassed by a tea partier, which, of course, never happened. you would hear it on the front pages and every headline on the newspapers across the paper. >> chris bedford down in washington, d.c. thank you very much for coming on. >> thank you. >> coming up with just a month left in his presidency, president obama snubs our biggest ally israel as the united nations. so, would the president have done the same thing if hillary clinton won the election? governor mike huckabee is coming up next to discuss that at the top of the hour. but, first, do you want an apple watch or amazon echo for christmas and do you know how they work? kirk the cyber phi here to work with your christmas day tech ♪ we need a little christmas ♪ right this very minute ♪ we're in a hurry ♪ climb down the chimney ♪
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>> welcome back. merry christmas, everyone. today's most anticipated gifts are hands free, wire free and, of course, over the top. this morning, we have the hottest gift here on set. one problem we don't know how they work. >> well, you unwrap these in hours, right? >> kirk the cyber guy is here to help us out. >> good morning. >> this by the way we talked about them apple air pods, new wireless ear phones from apple, they have just come out quietly on monday. this week. and you cannot get your hands on these unless you're real i had lucky. >> this is so cool. >> this is a big deal. this is really sounds phenomenal. have phone calls on them and to set it up once you get it out of the box, it's simple on your phone you are done. >> no wires. mine are always in my purse
just totally up in knots. >> when you take one out of your ear it stops whatever you are listening to so you can hear the world around you. isn't that smart. >> i like that especially when you are walking the streets of new york you need to know what's going on. >> when you unwrant apple watch too around the streets of new york or in america this is a watch in a matter of about 45 seconds you can have the set up going with this one. you take it out of the box, you turn it on, you select the country, you selected whatever language, english and pair it with your phone and you are off to the races. the thunderstorms stat if you open this up this holiday, this is the end all, be all great thermostat for your house, right? it's smart. it get to know how you like the temperature at home. >> how many times in the middle of the night will you change the air turn it up for me or turn it down? >> instead of asking honey you can now ask alexa. voice command around your house. big trend this holiday. i asked my friend to show us how that works.
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it's 41 degrees with showers. today's forecast has rainy weather with a high of 48 degrees and a low of 38 degrees. >> and she is really smart. >> ask her news of the day i'm not going to do go down the list of the headlines this morning. >> set your preferences. that's the first thing when you take that out of the box. go to the app. that goes with it hit set up, customize it let it know your voice and which news you want to hear. >> it sounds like most of these are sold out. >> go to our website i will point you that way. if you do have amazon echo or unwrap one hours from now go to foxandfriends.com or facebook page and i will show you the top commands that you master with that. >> always good to see you merry christmas my friend. >> merry christmas to. >> you shocked members of his own party. president obama snubbing biggest ally israel at the united nations. governor mike huckabee says this is insult to everyone who loves freedom. the governor is joining us live next. plus, the democrats have
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>> good morning, it is saturday, december 24th. merry christmas eve, everyone. i'm abby huntsman it is a move that has shocked members of even his observe party. president obama snubbing our biggest ally israel at the united nations and the backlash is growing this morning. what both sides are now saying and governor mike huckabee here to react in just moments. >> then, democrats have been whining ever since hillary clinton lost the election but vladimir putin has a message for them. don't blame me. >> it's a christmas tradition. norad tracking santa all across the globe. take you live to norad's christmas command center. christmas eve is better with friends. ♪ ♪ how much fun is going to
be together this christmas ♪ fire side blazing bright ♪ we're caroling through the night. >> peter doocy still waits at the top of the steps with his siblings for santa. >> i love that. >> i need to make sure that i can be first down stairs to see what santa left me first. >> you don't know this, this is the fun thing hosting "fox & friends." we actually have video? can we show this? we have sources. >> it goes in order ♪ >> oh my god. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> that's my sister. there is sally. my other sister. >> she still has that car. >> really? >> she drives it. >> peter, it's a race. no matter where we are.
>> we got to go. i had a growth spirit between christmas. make sure -- here they are using strategy to try to block me out with a fleece blanket. this year decided to have a car with spinning rims on it sign of the times. >> oh, peter, i love each year little different, a little taller. >> a lot taller some of the years. there is my sister merry. i'm sure they are thrilled to be in their pajamas. >> best thing your dad steve doocy is the one filming every single year. >> we have the best home most at the doocy house. now i'm a little nervous to mention anything from my past because it's going to end up here. although the flip side of that is if you don't belief me, i will just call dad, i need the tape. >> does he use a video camera or the phone now. >> everything is on the phone now. >> ask viewers to send in what their funny, zany,
traditions are. we will ask governor mike huckabee. >> does governor huckabee have any crazy traditions? >> there he is. >> merry christmas. >> well, merry christmas, guys. yeah, i do have a little bit of a christmas tradition. we always go to church for christmas eve service and then we go out and eat chinese food. don't ask me why. we just do that. has nothing to do with christmas but it's a great tradition in our household. >> arkansas great chinese food? >> it's fun. absolutely, the best. >> governor, there is a lot in the news right now. you were very outspoken last night in attacking president obama. what's interesting is that chuck schumer is agreeing with you that this was a horrible snub at the u.n. >> well, this is not about democrats, republicans, left, right. this is about right and wrong. this is with evil, good. this is such a clear cut issue. and i am just beyond in a seething rage over what this
administration has done in its last days. i mean, have some just common decency. if you are going to do this. do it upfront. but to do it in such a cowardly way just as you are leaving office, basically to say to the world ho here is one more for you, good luck with it look, i had a speech teacher in high school who said silence is agreement. yesterday, the u.s. had an abstained vote. that's silence. that's agreeing with the idiotic, dangerous, and disturbing position that the u.n. took based on a resolution from four nations it basically says to israel you don't deserve to be a nation that has secure borders and has any security. this is incredible. and, you foe, i will not use terms like settlements because that conjures up this picture that the israelis are throwing tents in somebody else's yard. that's not true. they are building neighborhoods in judy judea
and samaria for the people coming there. they are doing it in the territory that was given to them by the god of abraham, isaac and jacob and has been there homeland for 4,000 years. >> now, governor, i put on twitter that you were going to be coming on the show. matthew dowd said we should put this in the right context. previous presidents both parties as you know have had long standing u.s. policy which is true about reigning in settlements. i'm looking for a story 2008 on a trip with then george w. bush he was pressuring israel on the settlements issue. but what the critics seem to be missing is that this also long standing u.s. policy to go before the u.n. security council and shield israel against these kinds of attacks. that's where president obama, it seems to me, flipped u.s. policy. >> well, two things to note. first of all, the policy we have had is bone headed. it's a ridiculous policy that we don't apply to any other nation on earth to tell them if someone attacks you and you attack back and defend your cub thrill and
you end up getting more land that you are supposed to give that up and let your enemies get even closer to you. that's absurd. the two state solution is no solution. it's never gonna work. i know it's been our policy but it's a foolish policy. it's feckless and it'sdangerous. and the fact is the palestinians have no intention of ever coming to a peace accord. remember, in 1995, when ehud barak was basically willing to give up 95% of the israeli land and rejected it? why. they don't want peace. palestinians started as a terrorist organization in the early 1960s. jerusalem has never been the capital of any country except for the jews in israel. it's never been a palestinian capital ever. when people talk about it it's like they are ignorant. i have been going to israel 43 years. i have been there many times a year. i will be there a week from tomorrow. i'm not speaking about something i have read about. i have visited these places. and when people talk about apartheid, they are talking out of insanity.
they have no idea what they are talking about. and the israelis have provided jobs. they provided safe haven. they provide hospital care. let me just row mind you. this there are arabs who are in the israeli -- you can tell me how many jews help governor saudi arabia or yemen or the emirates? none. >> well, governor, i want to get your thoughts on this because president-elect donald trump was tweeting about this right after it happened. he is saying that things will be different when he gets in office come january 20th. and this comes as ben rhodes, the white house deputy national security advisor he said, look, at this point, president obama is in office. this is not the time and place, basically, for president-elect trump to be getting involved in these sorts of things. here is what he said on that. >> the first thing i have to say is that there is one president at a time. president obama is the president of the united states until january 20th. and, you know, we are taking this action, of course as
u.s. policy. and as i also said, this has been long standing bipartisan u.s. policy to oppose this type of settlement activity going forward. >> so there you have ben rhodes basically telling president-elect donald trump tbut out of this thing and yet is he going to take over in a couple of weeks here. >> also policy american presidents don't change a long standing four decade old policy about vetoing these kind of actions at the united nations in the waning 30 days of his tenure. this is major policy shift that happened yesterday. and we set back at the u.n. let me just tell you. the u.n., it's time for us to stop sending money down that rat hole. these are a bunch of mosquitoes pretending to be eagles and they have no business trying to determine what other countries do in their own sovereign nation. and it's become a laughing stock. when you have countries like venezuela making this
decision and putting forth? i mean, how does that make any sense to anybody whose brain has enough iq horsepower to pedal a bicycle halfway around an english pea, for heavennens sake. this is incredibly dangerous policy. it's going to make the world a much less safe place for everybody. >> governor, the change in the u.n. not the only thing that donald trump was tweeting about yesterday. he also wrote this about the recent terrorist truck attack at the christmas market. he said the tastes had killed so many people in germany said just before crime by god's will we will slaughter you pigs, i swear we will slaughter you. this is a purely religious threat which turned into reality. such hatred when will the u.s. and all countries fight back. so, the next president is really trying to make a point that members of a certain religion are being targeted by members of another religion.
do you think how big of a change is that going to be when he takes over? >> it's going to be monumental change. when christians were being slaughtered in egypt, our government said nothing. when there were christians being slaughtered among the kurdish territory of iraq, our government basically said nothing. when people were being slaughtered in aleppo, you know, we were feckless and, again, we secretary of defense there would be a red line, but there hasn't been a red line. we haven't done anything. one thing i do think donald trump will do is to say, number one, we're not going to stand by and watch people of any faith but specifically christians who are targeted more likely by radical islam. we're north going to stand by and just watch them get slaughtered. the second thing we're going to call this what it is. it is radical islamist terror. and i think it's going to be a refreshing change just to acknowledge the enemy. i bet a lot of germans wish that angela merkel had recognized that there was a real threat before she let 1.1 million unvetted
refugees in. one of whom drove that truck. >> governor huckabee, we appreciate your insights. merry christmas. one quick question. what's your favorite chinese dish? what are we going to see on merry christmas? what's your big. >> crispy shredded beef extra hot. >> you leave like some low some lomein on the side. >> it's good on the side. >> merry christmas. >> we do have other headlines to get to this morning. starting this one. fox news alert. outpouring of support carrie fisher best known a aspirin sayleah on "star wars" after suffering cardiac event on outbound flight. >> what the hell are you doing. >> somebody needs to save us kids. >> fisher's family saying the 60-year-old star is in intensive care at l.a. hospital. friends and co-stars reacting to the sad news.
"star wars" co-star peter mayor who played chewbacca tweeting his thoughts for everyone's favorite friend carrie fish everywhere. >> homegrown terrorists arrested after spreading support to isis. reportedly trying to buy a gun and even discussing plans to carry out a lone wolf attack in arizona. authorities saying they have been watching the 30-year-old thompson for over two years now. documents show he searched midnight mass and which guns were the most powerful. then there is this. vladimir putin hillary clinton and democrats who say don't be sore losers. putin said this calling out the white house and item kelm leaders for calling their election loss on russia. >> hillary and the dems in my opinion it is humiliating. one must be able to lose with dignity. so true. >> well, dignity leads us, of course, to rick reichmuth. >> good morning, rick.
>> there doesn't always have to be a segue way. >> there always has to be. >> if you have to go with things it's very cold across canada now. this is that cold air down across the lower 48 for the earlier part of the month. that is gone. fargo feel like minus 8. cutting in to parts of north dakota. a lot warmer across the lower 48. which means if you wanted snow, we are not getting a ton of it for a lot of people. in fact, a lot of it is going to melt. one storm today, this moving across parts of the tennessee valley. a little bit of snow moving in toward canada. overall this is way too warm for snow. eastern seaboard. really the eastern half of the country way too warm. out across the west. rain and snow across the mountains of the southwest, including the mountains around l.a. and in towards arizona. this is how the day plays out. start out throughout the day today, becomes a very rainy day in towards arizona always good news.
snow in the higher elevations. same goes by late evening all four corners and this becomes a big storm for us tomorrow across the plains. few tornadoes you don't like to see on christmas day. people in nebraska and kansas need to watch that closely. >> killing find rick reichmuth. >> thanks, ring. donald trump's new press secretary sean spicer says things are going to be changing in the oval office. >> i think countries need to know that under donald trump presidency business as usual is over. >> well, business as usual is over. and this morning, yet another company promising now to give americans a better deal. details next. >> lebron james makes a big assist off the court just in time for christmas. wait until you see the gift that he dropped off for one special family. ♪ happy jolly soul ♪ with a corn cob pipe ♪ and a button nose ♪ and two eyes made out of coal ♪ frosty the snowman ♪ is a fairy tale they say
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protect america. if they increase their nuclear capability, america will act. >> and speaking of business as usual, the president-elect didn't just buck nuclear policy. he also called out lockheed martin earlier this week over the quote tremendous cost of the f-35 fighter jet program. the company is now responding, promising to lower the cost. joining us now to reacted is brad thomas editor of the forbes rae investor. also the author of the trump factor. unlocking the secrets behind the trump empire. first good morning and merry christmas. thanks for coming. in let's talk big picture about what is the trump factor. what is it about his negotiating style that seems to be working. >> first off donald trump is a developer first president of the united states his experience as a real estate developer boils down to one thing. he has learned how to engineer real estate
multibillion-dollar empire into properties. it boils down how to real estate portfolio. taking that d.n.a. over to the white house. >> you say great negotiating style. on the other hand, isn't some of this kind of obvious and just other presidents in both parties, maybe, have not pushed hard enough? because in the case of lockheed martin they are now saying we want to save taxpayer money. we're going to make sure costs are held down. isn't that what they are supposed to have been doing all along? they were just spending the taxpayer's money. our viewers, their hard work, their hard earned tax money, just frivolously spending it. and now donald trump is finally saying wait a second, reign it in. >> donald trump is a tough negotiator. he knows how to manage risk. this guy has gone through decades of risk management in the investing world. now translate that over to politics today. and how he has been able to go through and cut costs for everything. i think we are starting to see it it now with boeing was a good example.
>> and you see company after company after company. so donald trump will go and look at every line item and every cost. and we have never seen a president who has done that this is the first. >> let's lock at another tweet on nuclear issues. he wrote the united states must greatly strength and expand nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its census regarding nukes. my question on this is okay on the business side i get where boeing and lockheed martin the carrier deal some of that may work out. what about the negotiating side when you are talking about nuclear weapons. can't that back fire? this is serious policy to be dealing with in 140 characters. >> again, part of that risk management that we have seen with donald trump over the years and again, in the development world, translate that to the white house. he has been able to hire just like he did in development, high quality engineers, architects, surveyors, now we are seeing carl icahn the ceo of walt disney and ibn. building a foundation.
just like when he built trump tower out of concrete. the best quality. taking that same skill set over to the white house. >> author of the trump factor. merry christmas. you brought your family in. we got to see them in the green room. >> did i. >> merry christmas. >> one school named after president head scratching decision. if you want to major in history you don't need to know american history? hmmm. is this what christmas is like at your house? >> look what you did you little jerk. >> that is not the doocy household. that's a movie. we have got expert tips to avoid those holiday headaches next. ♪ it's christmas ♪ all over again ♪
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on xfinity x1. >> now to news by the numbers. $35 million that's that is how much president obama's christmas vacations in hawaii have cost the taxpayers over the last 8 years. wow. next, 750. that is how much americans will be shelling out on gifts this holiday season with $2.6 billion spent on wrapping paper alone. you can believe that? finally zero dollars. that's how much expresso drinks will cost you at select starbucks locations between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. today as part of pop-up cheer party 100 stores a day through january 2nd. go to the starbucks, g.com starbucks cheer.com to find out what you can snag probably a free drink. >> sounds good. >> meanwhile, a holiday season headache. the president-elect's daughter harassed while doing some holiday travel with her family on a
commercial flight. >> yeah. this as a fox news poll finds the election patel battles at home show no sign of letting up. 77% view the country as a dysfunctional family while only 18% see it as tight-knit family. >> how do you handle the tension during christmas the author of "disconnected" joins us at the table right now. merry christmas eve. >> merry christmas to you guys. >> start with people taking flights today and tomorrow and the week to come. how do you avoid what happened to ivanka trump? what are your thoughts on that? >> you have to have some personal regulation as a human being. [ laughter ] >> that's a good point. >> right? >> this individual that was on this flight, i mean, you know, it's unbelievable that somebody would do that. >> and he was holding his own child and not even showing civility to his own. >> you don't hear anything coming out of ivanka trump's mouth about this. not throwing out a tweet storm. that represents the kind of person that she is. the person that has emotional regulation. that has self-control.
it's a reflection of her dad and how he raised her. >> when stuff like this happens though how much of it is just a last second emotional outburst this guys sees we know in this case it was premeditated but when somebody comes home for christmas. how much of it is they see the aunt or uncle that they disagree with. or how much of it is like this guy where they are just building up oh, i know that she voted for trump or he voted for sanders and i'm going to give her a piece of my mind. which causes more problems? >> i think there was premeditation there because they saw her getting on this flight beforehand. this gave this guy an opportunity percolate emotionally in a negative way and take all of his frustrations out in front of a plane filled with people with his own child with him. >> when you are traveling you are probably already frustrated waited time and crowded and seats are small. go in with the mind set of being a grateful, classy person. >> tune in to yourself and relax. >> especially when you are sitting down at the dinner table. we have been talking about
our family and traditions. at lot of people sitting down with a big family. a lot of permanents. a lot of different background and political affiliations. you say avoid it all together. how do you handle that? >> i think we have to remember number one we're adults and we should be able to have conversations with other adults. and if they disagree with us, that's an opportunity for us to learn how to handle our emotions in the face of disagreements. and also what is tomorrow? tomorrow is christmas. so for all the christians out there, that represents christ the day that christ was born. and what did jesus christ represent? he represented peace and love and caring for other people. not hostility and anger. we need to remember that. >> is it really realistic to think that people -- that part, i get. but is it realistic for people to sit down christmas dinner and not talk politics after this election? >> yeah. that's a little ambitious, i would say. >> how do you handle it then? it's going to come up. >> you will have the crazy uncle or graneld that in the
corner say i think this or that. >> you pull out what boxers do. go into the bathroom and psych yourself out in a positive way make sure i'm in control of myself. i'm not going to lose my cool. i'm an adult. it's okay if somebody disagrees with me. >> you have been doing this a long time. are there generally more arguments at christmas or thanksgiving or with your family after a democrat won or after a republican won because it seems like, you know, you go on buzz feed or these websites ten things to say to your crazy republican uncle. never see how to talk to somebody who might be a democrat. >> right. i think the outward anger or frustration that is coming is really coming more from the democrats in my opinion. i remember 8 years ago when obama won, i don't remember hearing republicans accosting people on airplanes and letting people have it. you see a lot of that now. >> peter was saying in the segment early there hasn't been a tea party party person who went after michelle obama if there had been we would still be
talking about it. >> do we have the video at the doocy household last christmas. >> we don't have that video. >> i represent a lot of families, i think, where you have members that don't always agree on politics. so you are going to have arguments and things might get a little bit out of control. oftentimes in my family someone will get up from the table and walk out. how do you avoid that situation and bring it down back to reality? >> i think removing yourself. if you are in an emotional frenzy at the moment. remove yourself from the occasion. gather yourself, gather your emotions and come back in and remember that you are an adult that is supposed to be responsible. there is probably going to be children there you want to model good behavior for them as well. >> or pull a home alone. look what you did, you jerk. >> thank you for having me. >> we appreciate it. >> thank you so much for being here. democrats still sobbing after losing the election. instead of the inauguration they want to throw a pity party. wait until you hear who they invited into-to-that party. >> pajamas are a staple at my house on christmas morning.
>> come on down. >> it's christmas day. >> look at your car, sally. >> that is the doocy family walking down the stairs to see what santa brought them. peter, i mean, look at that you have like -- don't even think about your sisters. >> i like christmas. i like christmas. i get excited. >> well, you know what? >> look how tall you are in this one. >> growth spurt. >> we have been getting this video that a source close to the doocy family gave to us earlier today, high ranking source. >> they have never given us another video of your reacting to getting a very special gift. >> let's play this. [gasp] [screams] >> you know what? this is so funny. he did the same thing this morning when he walked in. he was so excited to host "fox & friends" this morning. >> it was like a scene from
home alone. >> in home alone the guy was always screaming because he was scared. i scream lake that. >> did you get a bicycle? what was it? >> i don't know. it was something probably that i still use today. >> we have to ask your dad. we will have to source. >> that reaction is so raw and so real. >> we want viewers to engage as well. what are some of your great traditions. cheryl emailed me always eat pizza for christmas dinner. it started when the children were very young and i didn't want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking all morning. they love pizza and it continues today. >> we had governor huckabee on saying they do chinese food in arkansas. >> jane on facebook says my family will be helping to prepare meals on local 911 center for all first responders working this evening. then we will come home and carry on our family tradition of opening christmas ornaments and of course our pajamas. >> richard on twitter we sent out peppermint snawps and cheese for santa. >> also, do i have update about what i was screaming
about. it was an air hockey table. and we do still have the. >> people will be very alarmed. >> we do have other headlines for you. this one is a fox news alert. we start with isis calling on its follower tack churches as millions of americans prepare to head out to christmas mass. federal authorities on alert after pro-isis websites publishing a list of churches and pastors in the united states. father jonathan morris addressed the concerns earlier on the show. here is what he said. >> we are a target. you are a target for people maybe crazed but you are also a target people who say we have an ideology of hate and it has to do with our,
quote, religious belief. >> officials saying there are no credible threats. but sent the warning out out of abundance of caution. and a star studded inauguration day pity party apparently for the democrats. the massive concert show reportedly being planned in miami counter president trump's inauguration and bring in better ratings while rumored beyonce, katy perry and elton john, no artists yet have committed to that pity party. a college in our nation's capitol named after our first president is no longer requiring history majors to take u.s. history. george washington university changing requirements for history majors making key courses optional to give students flexibility. the courses are still available. students could still achieve history degree without a single u.s. history course. good god. tis the season for giving. lebron james is giving -- he
hand delivered $1.3 million in cash to one lucky ohio family. >> hello. [screams] >> hi. >> hello. >> i got the cash here. >> are you kidding me, man? >> we are not. >> was that peter doocy giving them the money. >> the family winning the massive prize of the premier new game show james is producing called the wall. the cash was quickly put back in to an armored car for safekeeping. $1.3 million? >> cool story. but also promoing more of the empire, i guess. >> not an air hockey table not as cool. >> we're going to keep playing that throughout the entire show i love it rick reichmuth is outside. >> one of the bags was taken right to the irs. [ laughter ] >> one goes away. so sorry. all right, guys. let's talk a little weather. it is north that bad of a
day really. people hoping for a white christmas, this is where there is snow on the ground right now. and this is where there will be snow on the ground tomorrow. worryinworry we're going to seea big snow belt kansas where temperatures are going to warm up into the 60's for tomorrow. north of that, still a little bit colder. we will see some snow across the mountains of arizona and nevada as well. here is your forecast for the day today. pick out your city, we will put the map in motion and see how this goes. we have one storm moving through bringing rain. we will clear out by the end of the day. behind that temps not really that cold. sunday, christmas day is going to be pretty nice. down to the southeast we start out with some showers by the afternoon. we see a little bit more clearing and temps warming up as well. pretty nice. in towards the northern plains not that bad of a day. temps certainly warmer than where they were. plenty of cloud cover. temperaturewise we are okay. tomorrow is your snowy and stormy day. finally out across the west is where all the action is. most of it is in towards arizona and utah where we will see some spots over a foot of snow.
good news if you planned a skiing christmas trip which sounds like a lot of fun. all right, guys. back to you inside. >> that sounds fabulous. >> president obama, we have been talking about this all morning turning his back on israel and bringing -- breaking decades old policy by not condemnin con -- congresn zeldin, are you surprised that we kind of stiffed israel on this because this is the same administration that decided israel's great enemy in the middle east, iran, should be our friend? >> well, we should be surprised but, you know, over the course of the last few months and weeks, there was this talk about possibly between the election and the next administration taking over that president obama might not use our veto authority at the u.n. this resolution that was passed yesterday is an anti-israel, anti-jewish,
anti-semitic resolution. president obama is colluding with a hamas, abbas propal citizennian effort to essentially ethnically cleanse eastern jerusalem and judeo sumaria region. so, a lot of american -- most americans, most of congress, a lot of the democratic party, i mean, there is a revolt, it's not the will of the people for president obama. >> those are strong words. anti-semitic resolution? >> you are essentially ethnically cleansing an area. i mean, this is hanukkah starts this evening. and this story of the mac abees, they were living, fighting, praying, working in an area that this u.n. resolution is saying that jews aren't going to be able to settle. >> it says also jews can't pray at the western wall. >> it's -- and, you know, and boycotting economic products that might be manufactured there.
this is -- some people on the left are saying that these settlements are illegal. he's just not true. and you know, they are misinterpreting u.n. resolutions, goo geneva conventions. people don't know all the details of al all of these resolutions and conventions playing on that fact they are trying to spin this in a way as if it was already illegal. it was the resolution yesterday for the first time they are making that statement. >> what does this mean going forward? because obviously president trump is n a matter of weeks. he has voiced his opinion very upset about this. saying is he going to work with benjamin netanyahu moving forward this is a chapter. the vote took place already yesterday. does this change policy from here? how are you thinking about it? >> well, we're going to have to clean up a lot of damage and it should be noted that president obama still has just less that be four weeks left in office. so it's possible that he might do something else. whether it's domestic or foreign policy that set us
further back. i don't believe that we should be funding the palestinian authority. we should not be funding any efforts to implement a resolution like this. it shouldable further noted, the palestinian authority, they financially reward families for being imprisoned for terrorizing innocent israelis. >> final point because we have 30 seconds. on talking about funding. donald trump tweeted yesterday, there is going to be a new sheriff in town on january 20th. do you think finally, you hear this from some of your republican colleagues like lindsey graham that there might be an effort that is actually successful at this time to cut off funds to united nations. >> very likely that the support is growing there was always some support. i would say there is even now more support. so that's a growing possibility with the united nations acting in a way against our allies. our strongest ally israel. >> nikki haley is going to have a lot on her plate when she gets in that role. >> hanukkah starts tonight as you said.
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>> time for a quick look at your naught ideal holiday headlines. a real life grinch caught on camera breaking into a home and helping himself to presents under the tree. the crook ransacking this arizona house but he got spooked when he discovered one of the residents asleep in her room. so far he still has not been caught. and this is an that making the naughty list and nice list at the same time. handing out treats in the middle of a heist. police in memphis, tennessee now searching for this bad santa who walked into a bank offered customers and bankers candy canes and wished them a merry christmas and handed the teller a note demanding cash. >> i was actually looking for a pen earlier and there
was a candy cane in my pocket. >> i love that good spirit. >> let the christmas countdown begin. santa was on his play slay. norad is tracking his flight. >> how did this christmas tradition begin and where is the jolly joy rider now? joining us now is the commanding general of norad, u.s. air force general lori robinson. good morning, general. >> merry christmas eve. >> well, good morning, everybody. merry christmas. so you want to know where santa is? he is over micr micronesia on hs way to japan. is he has delivered 500 million gifts. you can believe that? >> how is it, general, that you are able to track santa? >> well, we start off with radars. and then we follow on with satellites. you know, rudolph has this great bright nose that allows us to follow him around the world. and then when he comes in to
north america we have f-18s, f 15s and f-22s that guide santa across north america it is just wonderful. >> we apologize for the delay. when you are tracking santa, of course, it takes a little bit of time to figure out where he is and what is he doing. give us a sense, general of the weather conditions because obviously that's incredibly important in terms of his journey for the next 24 hours. >> well, right now we haven't seen any problems with the weather. and you know santa is so clever. he knows how to steer around the troubled spots to make sure that all the children get their gifts tonight and making sure that they are asleep between 9:00 and 12:00 when santa shows up. it's really an exciting time for all of us here here at norad. if you want to watch santa on realtime watch him on www.watching santa at norad.org. >> you are constantly monitoring worldwide threats, making sure that the homeland is safe. how did this start.
how did this is an that tracking tradition by the united states military star start? >> >> it's a great funny story it dan each before norad was around. the tradition started in 1955 when a young boy accidently dialed a misprinted phone number in a local department store advertisement. rang in operation center here in colorado springs then known as continental air defense command. command center director assured the boy that santa would have a safe journey from the north pole and thus the tradition was born so we have been doing this since 1955. >> thanks for being here this morning. >> the good news is santa is already up and running. he is already on his way so kids have got to go to bed early tonight. >> if there is an issue. the u.s. military will let us know. >> all right. coming up. merry christmas from the pc police. one country wants you to get permission from your child
before they sit on santa's lap. >> no. plus when you think of christmas, you think of jet skiing, right? one group is about to hit the water to help our heroes. you are going to hear them next ♪ jingle swing ♪ and jingle bells ring ♪ snowing and blowing are bushels of fun ♪ now the jingle hop has begun ♪ oh jingle bell take one.
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retired team officer for take point now and joins me now. what an incredible cause. tell us more about it. >> we're riding 1200 miles to raise money for the semper phi fund. it is a great organization that really effective at helping wounded warriors through crisis in their lives and providing lifetime support. we're trying to impact the high suicide rate of veterans with this ride and inspire everybody to get out there and we take their life. >> i love that one of the most important causes that we need to focus on right now. you are on a jet ski as everyone can see right now. how far do people go? tell us what's going on today. >> okay. we, as you can see, my jet jet ski has auxiliary tank on the back. further than most. go over 200 miles before having to stop for fuel. i'm going to take off out of here and head down the platomic into the chesapeake and then out into the ocean. >> major, i live in washington. i left there last night to
get here. it was a little chilly. how excited are you to be heading towards miami? >> very. it's nice and warm there. and it's a great -- this is a great mission. this is a chance to be with my fellow marines and my friends and family and do something that is really close to my heart. >> what kind of special gear do you have on? because it looks like you are bundled up but obviously you are still out on the water. >> i'm wearing a dry suit and i have got a helmet. i have got communications gear and the ski is outfitted with navigation equipment and stuff like that. so i'm pretty much ready for anything. >> so what are you going to do along the way? are there other marines out there with you? are people going to be able to stop? do you have people cheering you on along the way? give us a sense of what is going to happen between there and miami? >> we are going to a place in jacksonville called the ice house where we are going to have a quick little rally and meet and greet with the
semper fesemper fi staff. anybody who wants to cheer us on. be able to track us online. get that up on our website. if you want to donate. go to our website take point now.com and you will see a banner. click on that and it goes right to the donation age. >> take point now.com. >> and hopefully the ice house sounds like a place where you might be able to get an adult beverage. >> hopefully you have a swimsuit under that. when you get to miami that is not going to be a comfortable shoot to be wearing. i promise you that. >> thank you major p.k. ewing and merry christmas. christmas. >> merry christmas. >> thank you. merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you as well. mainstream media going nuclear over the president-elect's tweets. >> trump this morning is sparking fears of a new nuclear arms race with just 140 characters. >> making policy over twitter is hugely disruptive. >> but lieutenant colonel ralph peters says the media needs to take a chill pill. is he coming up next hour. >> and the rockettes have been kicking up controversy
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good morning to you. saturday december 24th. in a move shocked even members of his own party president obama snubbed our biggest ally israel in the united nations and the backlash is fierce. >> and i mean maybe is he getting his orders from somebody else. does that make sense? >> this morning, what both sides are saying and why donald trump is now in a war of words with the oval office. that's coming up. >> critics slam the president-elect's use of twitter but this mornings it's the american tax pairing getting the last laugh. the latest company promising cut costs overnight after trump demands a better deal. >> and the p.c. police making, yes, a special delivery just in time for christmas. outrage growing over the call to get parental permission to sit on santa's lap. santa is here. mornings are better with friends. and santa is going to respond to that ♪
♪ have a holly jolly christmas ♪ it's the best time of the year ♪ well, i don't know if there will be snow. >> why heard the background ho ho ho that is actually the real santa who is live in our studio here on "fox & friends" this morning he is making this morning his famous treats for the reindeer because he says mrs. claus does all the cooking normally. but when it comes to his reindeer he is in charge and he is going to make a special little recipe even humans can eat. >> it means a lot to come to "fox & friends" today because it is work day. it's a busy year. >> norad was just saying is he flying around the world stop in at "fox & friends." >> stop in and say hi to everyone. get to him in a few moments. we have a big show this morning. got a lot to get to. starting with this news that we opened up the show with.
president obama turning his back on israel. >> that's right. the u.s. breaking decades old policy by not protecting israel, not vetoing a u.n. resolution refusing to recognize israeli settlements. >> lauren blanchard is live from washington, d.c. with more on what the decision means. good morning, lauren. >> good morning. yeah. yesterday, the obama administration abstained from a u.n. security council vote allowing what some call an anti-israel resolution to pass 14-0. the u.s. has historically used its veto power to stop the u.n. in similar resolutions against israel. their prime minister benjamin netanyahu said in a statement the obama administration not only failed to protect israel against this gang-up at the u.n. it colluded with it behind the scenes. the president's administration has become increasingly critical of israel settlements and disputed palestinian territory. the decision is getting support from some human
rights groups. u.n. ambassador samantha powers did concede the u.n. has targeted israel in the past resolutions but said abstaining from the vote was in line with the president's policy and his belief that settlements harm peace talks. >> united states has been sending the message that the settlements must stop privately and publicly for nearly five decades. one cannot champion expanding sessionments and a viable two state solution that would end the conflict. one has to make a choice between settlements and separation. >> on capitol hill, president obama he receiving backlash from republicans and some democrats. house speaker paul ryan calling the vote shameful and saying a unified republican government will work to build relations with israel. prime minister netanyahu also said he looks forward to working with president-elect donald trump. abby, ed, peter? >> thanks lauren blanchard
live in washington. appreciate it. >> ed, help break this down because obviously there are people up in arms. we had governor mike huckabee on this morning. and he was furious about what happened in this vote yesterday, saying this is basically president obama giving a huge middle finger. >> congressman lee zeldin was on the couch last hour going so far as to say this was an anti-semitic resolution and that this is opening the door to ethnic cleansing. that's what he said. the stakes are enormous. >> you start to wonder how much of this is a shot at israel and how much of it is a shot at donald trump? because netanyahu and trump were working together. they were doing this pr campaign for the last few days. the united states should veto, use their veto power to knock this resolution down because it is bad for israel. and the white house knew all about that. >> right. >> and they did nothing. so, they know that they are leaving kind of a mess for the next president. president obama, samantha powers, ben rhodes they know
they are leaving a mess for the next president and you wonder how much of that was on purpose. >> you make a great point. because the question here now is what happens? and can this deal be changed? and charles krauthammer was on last night. i listen squarefully to what he says because is he so thoughtful about these moments. i don't know if we have that set up i'm going to read that to you. we do have that shot with charles krauthammer. >> he have eight years to enact his agenda. he twice wins so he has two mandates. and, yet, at the very last minute when loss of legitimacy and lame duck, he leaves last-minute land mines behind, things he could never have done when he was still an active politician in the sense that he had to protect himself or the party. he shuts down the artic of the atlantic for oil and gas drilling exploration and he stabs israel in the back just as a coda. so i give him the lump of coal. >> so he says, you know, stabbing israel in the back. huckabee saying that,
basically giving him the middle finger. what he said there that i thought was so poignant is leaving these huge land mines for the incoming administration to have to fill. >> that's what's important is what is next. donald trump immediately went on twitter and it was short and sweet and said as to the u.n. things will be different after january 20th. because you hear from the white house, the current white house. one president at a time. so i read from that tweet, fine, it's one sentence. one president at a time. but come january 20th. this is going to be turned around. >> but until then, you know, what needs to be different? until then, this could be a major security problem for israel. because, they have people all around them in the middle east who just saw that their best friend, the united states, isn't so friendly anymore. so if you are iran, and you see that the u.s. does not have israel's back on, this what are you thinking? >> sure. you have got the only democracy basically in the middle east. our key ally. meanwhile what's the u.n. doing on the other hand to stop the slaughter in syria? where is their focus on that.
that's what president-elect trump is getting at. these ridiculous shots at israel. what about actual substantive efforts to stop the carnage? what about that. >> what does the focus need to be and who do we need to rely on to help us with places like syria and terrorism right now? that's the question. >> right. you have got ted cruz saying let's defund the u.n. you have lindsey graham very reasonable republican who has not always been donald trump's best friend. but saying wait a second. maybe we have got to take money away from the u.n. i would also note the daily news, which was against donald trump at every turn, obama shafts israel. chuck schumer, the democratic senate minority leader, are all of those democrats right there. including debbie wasserman schultz. >> you have senator ron white and joe manchin and senator richard blumenthal and chris coons and debbie wasserman schultz. these are people who didn't speak out in years past when president obama was in office. like there is a new chapter starting here.
we can voice our frustration because this isn't something we want to get behind. >> remember when president obama was campaigning he needed a lot of pro-israel support so we didn't hear any of this from him. but another big part of the obama campaign, especially in 2008 was we are going to go and talk to iran and north korea and cuba. all of these enemies. look what he -- when you are spending that time much time with the enemies, what about our friends? if you are israel with friends like us, who needs enemies, man, they are by themselves at least for another couple weeks. >> and remember that scene at the democratic convention? i was there in charlotte in 2012. the fight over language in the platform about whether or not to move the u.s. embassy in israel. we have got it? >> all those delegates opposed say no. >> no. >> and the opinion of the chair two thirds have voted in the affirmative, the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen.
>> i remember that was a moment where democrats were embarrassed by how all that played out. look, it has been in fairness, president obama long standing u.s. policy under republican and democratic presidents to be speaking out against these israeli settlements. however long standing veto these kind of -- u.s. -- israel's only ally before the security council. >> that's why this is so important. you made an interesting point ed on the show about how political this move might have been coming from president obama had hillary clinton been this next president coming in. you said that he wouldn't have made this move. i found that real interesting. >> because we abstained, also. it's like president obama. sort of back to the future. remember how he voted present over 100 times as a state senator in illinois. he voted to abstain. we didn't even take a real position. but by abstaining, that allowed the shot at israel to go through. if hillary clinton had been elected, do you really think president obama would have done this to israel? >> he didn't want to leave the land mines for her.
>> and something else interesting to think, about you know, president obama and president-elect trump are apparently talking on the phone all the time when stuff pops up. i would like to know how that next phone call. >> be a fly on the wall there. >> there is going to be another phone call. >> trump has been going out of his way. he defended michelle obama the other day after that comment she made there being no hope to oprah winfrey. they have been nice to me let's move forward and then president obama does this? >> and president obama's deputy national security advisor ben rhodes is saying to everything mr. trump is suggesting well there is only one president at a time. you wonder how much of that is just because donald trump is getting all the attention right now e. barack obama getting very little attention unless he does something like this. >> we have a lot of other headlines. >> this may be just the beginning of this conversation. >> we do have other headlines to get to this morning. starting with a fox news alert. sad one here. outpouring of support for carrie fisher best known
aspirin says leah in "star wars" after suffering cardiac event on l.a. bound flight. >> what the hell are you doing? >> somebody has to save us kids. >> fisher's family saying that the 60-year-old star is in intensive care at l.a. hospital. friends and co-stars, they're reacting to the sad news, director kevin smith who has worked with fisher tweeting this. i don't pray much anymore. but i'm praying for you right now, carrie fisher, please pull through. hoping the best for her. and there is this. pledging his support to isis. derek thompson, can you see him reportedly trying to buy a gun and even discussing plans to carrying out a lone wolf attack in arizona. phoenix authorities saying they have been watching 30-year-old thompson for over two years now and documents show he even researched midnight mass and which guns were most powerful. president-elect donald trump making more great deals this time taking aim at lockheed
martin. new f-35. the ceo now has plans tost doo just that saying this. i know that president-elect trump wants the very best capability for our military at the lowest cost for taxpayers. and we are ready to deliver. well, mr. trump already negotiating a lower price tag with boeing for a new air force one. and the new york city rockettes can opt out of the inauguration performance for donald trump. madison square and dancer's union squashing rumors about the performers being forced to dance or risk losing their jobs and this after one rockette said she was embarrassed and disappointed to perform for mr. trump. >> that's a bad state of affairs. >> even the rockettes. now. this the mainstream media going nuclear over the president-elect's tweets. >> trump this morning is sparking fears of a knew nuclear arms race of 140 characters. >> making policy over twitter is hugely disruptive.
>> but lieutenant colonel ralph peters says the media needs to relax. is he on deck. >> christmas comes early for the dallas cowboys. thanks to one one of the rookie players the awesome gifts he just got for offense live. >> christmas message for one of our troops overseas. >> hi i'm sergeant kenneth mitchell. hac. offer here in korea. wishing happy holidays to my family back in new york. love you all. ♪ ♪
>> donald trump this morning is parking fear ---sparking feas of a new nuclear arms race with 144 characters. >> he takes on this consequential policy issue nuclear proliferation in a tweet. >> when we are in a situation where people around the world are trying to figure out where president trump is going to take us or president-elect trump is going to take us, the fact that they have to watch his tweeter feed to figure that out is concerning. >> if you are trying to figure out what that montage was media outrage over different things when this comes to president-elect donald trump. we are here the weekend that he had the call with the
taiwan knees president. and the mean taiwanese president. must greatly strength and expand until such time as the world comes to sensing regarding nukes. this is what he sent out was it yet yesterday? >> the question is is the media overreacting now. fox news strategic analyst ralph peters joins us now. merry christmas. thanks for joining us. >> merry christmas, happy hanukkah. >> great to so he you. what do you think about the president-elect using this relatively new social media tool to put out statements on major policies? >> well, it's clearly a disruptive influence and we have to see in the long term how it works. but what astonishes me is the extravagant, hypocrisy of the american left. under president obama's non-leadership, his passivity, we have seen half a million dead in syria alone. the middle east and north
africa ainflamed. am collapsed. and now they are worried that trump might rebuild our nuclear arsenal? well, hey, guess what? it's deteriorated to the point president obama already started rebuilding it. and trump's tweets this week about -- his comment about a new arms race, that was in response to vladimir putin's i will advised comment earlier this week that russia would develop weapons that would negative divat negate the u.s. nuclear arsenal. trump was saying okay, vlad wring it on. there is not going to be an arms race because putin is broke. >> you added context there that part of it was the president-elect reacting to putin president putin. when you say president-elect trump is only talking about rebuilding the nuclear arsenal, didn't he go further though by saying expand our capabilities? isn't that what alarmed people? >> well, i think what does expand mean? i hate to go thrint on you. if you are expanding the
capabilities of individual systems, that's northernization, if you are expanding numbers of nuclear warheads, that's something different. we're not going to do that. we don't need to do that. russia is not going to do that. look, we have been putting patches on the elbows and sleeves of our nuclear systems. our nuclear triad for more than a generation. now it's time for a new outfit. again, even obama recognized that we need to modernize our nukes. because the paradox is as monstrous as nuclear weapons are, they have kept the peace of europe and the world for almost for more than two generations. and the more terrible they are, the less likely they are to be used. the left will never deal with that. >> western peters you did mention the disruptive nature of these trump tweets, is it really such a bad thing if america's adversaries don't know what we're going to too isn't that something trump said during the campaign i don't want anybody to know what i'm going to do. >> well, certainly an
element of uncertainty on the part of our adversaries is not good. i don't like the uncertainty on the part of our allies that's something the trump team needs to work on. we need to make sure that everyone in nato needs to know we support nato. everyone in the free world needs to know we support freedom. my one concern about president trump's policies has been what appear to be coziness with vladimir putin. now hopefully we are seeing signs of that being over and done with. because clearly while china is our competitor, russia is our enemy, not because we want but because vladimir putin views us as bad. >> you mentioned uncertainty of other nations. i'm sure israel is waking up this morning feeling some of that way. >> yes, indeed. >> good to have you here. >> merry christmas. >> coming up, is he convicted of murdering two fbi agents in cold blood. why is the university honoring him with a statue? >> plus, before he heads out to deliver presents. santa is making a christmas
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better not cry. you better not pout, we're telling you why. santa claus is here and he is cooking with friends. merry christmas, everybody. how are you? >> you have a busy day. >> yes, i do. >> excited to stop here first. >> i was invited to come down and show you guys our new greatest creation here it's reindeer crackle. and we have two kinds. a white chocolate gluten free we're going to make right now. >> how do you make that? >> basically take some gluten free pretzels, pistachio nets, dried cranberries and white chocolate. >> do you have gluten free reindeer because this is really to feed the reindeer. >> you would be surprised very tasty. >> what do you like when kids leave stuff out what's your favorite treats? >> chocolate chip cookies of course. >> governor huckabee told us early he leaves chinese food out for san that, is that something appealing to you. >> depends what time of night i get there. >> all right. so here you have pretzels and cranberries pistachios.
>> melted white chocolate and poor that in. >> do you have to have bake it. >> no. >> just let it cool. >> that just binds it. >> what is it we are putting in it. >> melted white chocolate. >> so you leave most of the cooking to mrs. clause because women bake things. >> yes. >> isn't that kind of sexist, santa. >> remember, north pole, somebody has to take care of the elves and is the best of doing that. >> where is mrs. clause. >> at the north pole right now taking care of the elves. >> how do you have time, you know, making toys, making these dishes. >> reindeer food. >> how do you juggle all of this? >> you would be surprised. just take this and blend it up. be careful wit chocolate. >> hard with the gloves and everything. >> where are the reindeer parked because right around the studios in midtown with the tree up. >> actually the reindeer are not here right now because they are still resting
because. >> santa, your story keeps changing. [ laughter ] >> it's a secret. >> probably sitting up on the roof right now. >> do you remember bringing peter doocy? we played peter doocy earlier getting air hockey. you bring so much joy. >> i have been meaning to thank you, santa. >> how does it feel to be santa? you have the greatest job in the world make kids smile. >> parchment paper and dries and comes up like, this just break it apart. >> and munch. >> and you have dark chocolate as well. >> dark chocolate is not gluten free. >> that's why you go with the white chocolate. >> that is really good. you can come back tomorrow? i know you have a busy night. you are not going to sleep. we don't sleep either on "fox & friends." you can come back tomorrow and hang out with us. >> on christmas? >> we will see what we can do. >> thank you, santa. >> meanwhile, democrats have been whining ever since hillary clinton lost the election. but vladimir putin has a message for them.
don't blame me. >> plus, merry christmas from the p.c. police. one country wants you to get permission, get this, from your child before they sit on santa's lap. >> and pajamas are a staple at my house on christmas. have you been sending in your favorite christmas traditions. we will share some of yours next. >> all right. ♪ ♪ run, run rudolph ♪
college kid. >> santa came. >> how you can tell? >> look around. come on down. >> so instead of like marking on the wall in the kitchen to see how tall the kids are every year, we just had this tradition where my dad will take video of us running down the stairs and you can see we get progressively bigger. >> started out. >> and bigger. >> this is probably, peter, the best done christmas video, the music, the angles, the reaction that the kids make seeing the presidents. >> with my sisters mary and sally. i had a chance during the break to thank santa for all of the toys. >> he remembered giving you the hockey table. he remembered all that. >> who knew that steve doocy shoot his own stories. the ways they are shot very
artistically. music embedded in there. >> this is just such a great video. i'm so glad your dad sent this in this morning. >> he put this together as part of a high school graduation video that we played in when i graduated from high school. >> you have graduated. >> i have graduated. >> have you? that's good to know. we talk about family traditions and one that so many people can relate to is running down the stairs or running out to see what santa got you. you wait as a child in your pajamas and then the moment that your parents give the green light. it's. >> we have been asking our viewers. they have been engaging on this in social media jimmy says i have a really big family. we all converge to illinois for a huge family gathering. we have a big dinner and family talent show. >> that's a great idea. >> i obama thats do that in hawaii every year. >> in the roe household we hide a pickle ornament in the tree and our adult children search for that pickle. the one who finds it gets an additional gift.
>> john tweeted us to say each ornament has a story written on the box that we read to the kids as that ornament is put on the tree. >> you have to have traditions. i love that racing to the. huntsman have a lot of traditions. >> at love traditions. a little glimpse inside that. >> you spent a lot of time in hawaii. >> covering president obama. yeah. they do a talent show i think it's on new year's eve. it's not christmas eve. each family member needs to bring a special talent. that's a fun idea especially whether you have kids sing or dance or do a goofy skit. when you see home videos it's fun to look back. >> isn't it fun to look back, peter. >> it is fun and we will always have that thanks to my dad. >> still running down stairs to see what santa brought you. >> as fast as possible. >> huntsman family karaoke? >> i'm one of seven kids. we went home "fox & friends" we'll show that a little later on in the show with what our traditions are. i will tell you it is chaos. you have got diagnosis and kids and nachos and cooks
and music playing. it's great time just being with family so it's fun. >> that is a great segment that you guys don't want to miss this. one is going to have you thinking, scratching your head. there is a country new zealand that wants to you ask your kid if it's okay with them before you have them go on sit anson that's lap at the mall or wherever else you see santa. >> this isn't a joke. it's true. >> unless you get permission first. your kids. they are going to have trust issues. and this is going to be a problem. and this is santa. let's have a little fun. >> so your 2-year-old child needs -- i'm just struggling. >> how does a kid know? >> do you guys remember the days when you would go sit on santa's lap and it was free of charge and you would go to the mall and sort of this event for the family. now you actually have to pay to do all this stuff is your kid is it okay if i spend
$19 i will take out of your college fund that you have this photo forever. >> everything doesn't have to be upended around christmas. >> it should be happy time. we two weekends ago we had people send in photos of their kids sitting on santa's lap. so funny. such a difference bet so if you are 1 years old, 2 years old you are just sobbing. so freaked out about santa. >> everybody has got that picture and most people turned out okay. >> then you turn three years old and all of a sudden it's great. people smiling. >> did somebody grow up and have a problem and say you know what? mom and tad, it's because you made me sit on santa's lap. i just saw that photo of peter at 19 sitting on santa's lap. i thought it was odd. >> i wanted another air hockey table. >> keep ending us your traditions and photos to santa. we love this. >> we do have other headlines this morning. russian president vladimir putin, hillary clinton, and the democrats. don't be sore losers. putin then calling out the leaders for blaming their election loss on russian
hackers. president-elect donald trump agreeing on twitter saying, quote: vladimi vladimir putind today about hillary and dems in my opinion it is humiliating. one must be able to lose with dignity. so true. washington, d.c. joining in a cop killer's clemens campaign by installing a statue of leonard peltier on campus policy. the native american activist convicted of murdering two fbi agents back in 1977 and the statue is meant to raise awareness for his pardon request. critics are calling it a disgrace the school would champion the cause of a convicted cop killer. and dallas cowboys rookie sensation ezekiel elliott handing out giving the best in the league these john deere atvs worth more than $16,000 each. it was a small gesture of thanks to the guys who are helping make him the nfl's rushing leader. i want one of those. and celebrating the reason
for the season. fox news radio presents the annual christmas show. the two hour extravaganza includes performances by the bellevue singing christmas tree choir. grammy award winner jason crab. catch the holiday special right now. and those are some of your head lines this morning. rick is outside with the weather. rick, what's going on? it looks like it's raining pretty bad. >> it is raining. at least a raining start to the day across the east coast. take a look at the map. show you what's going on. temperatures not that bad. chilly across north dakota. probably only real area very cold out there. counselor across the south it is warm. it is going to feel like spring the next couple of days. here is that storm i'm talking about counsel across the east and areas of the south it will petered out a little bit throughout the afternoon. not a major washout for anybody. you will still be able to get shopping in later on in the day. out across the west. this is where our troubles are. much colder air moving. in along with that the rain
and mountain snow across the four corners and nevada and parts of the northern rockies as well. that becomes a big storm for us tomorrow across the central plains. get ready for a blizzard across parts of south and north dakota. winds over 40 miles per hour. and some spots in north dakota over a foot of snow. all right. guys. sends it back to you inside. >> thank you, rick. >> a new movie out this christmas. it's the untold story of three african-american women who served as the brains behind one of the biggest operations in history. the launch of astronaut john glenn who recently passed into orbit. >> step into the fox light with fox senior v.p. marketing michael tammero who stepped into the cast. >> i do. whether a a great cast. they told me what it was like to tell the story of these unknown space heroes. >> i saw. >> i have never seen a mind like the one your daughter has. we have to see what she becomes. >> i saw the trailer i was like wow, i didn't know the story. and nasa was sort of progressive for the day.
the movie you are like no, not so much. >> it's just amazing to me that the story wasn't told. it's amazing that these women are heroes like they are heroes. you see capes behind them. >> i looked at so much footage and you saw men smoking cigarettes. no women there. and they were important. if we didn't have them, where would we be today? >> i need a mathematician that can look beyond the numbers. >> is the gal for that she can handle any numbers you put in front of her. >> this are so many stories that are buried and then it takes somebody saying it's worthwhile and short story is written. you put it out there. once that story. >> nasa was very advanced. here they are like doing things in space and thinking about the future. but they're humans too. and for such societal boundaries to be up is even there. as rigidly as they were. it's one of the breathtaking
things when i first read it. >> do you have an identification number. >> we are just on our way to work at nasa, sir. >> i had no idea they hired. >> quite a few women working in the space program. >> character sort of rose to the moment. tell me a little bit about that. >> i play dorothy vaughn and dorothy was the leader of the african-american or colored computers. and she also figured out the ibm and because she was mechanically inclined as well as a brilliant mathematician she learned or taught herself how to program the ibm and then taught all of the other women in the pool. >> we hope that it serves as an inspiration to young girls and we hope that they are able to see this as an opportunity and look consider stem as a career choice. >> on any day air friction and velocity and compute over 10,000 calculations by hand. yes, us women do some things that at nasa, mr. thompson. >> these women had a broader world view.
i hope that other young women when they see this and older women they are inspired and realize when we are united we can achieve the extraordinary. >> when people watch it in theaters, i think they are going to suspend who they are ago come out better. >> there is no protocol for women attending. >> there is no protocol for man circling the either either, sir. >> we are in the fight of our lives, people. >> guys, the christmas gift this year. you won't find it under the tree. select theaters starting tomorrow before it's wide release on january 6th. for more of my celebrity interviews check out fox news magazine.com. and follow me on twitter on instagram at fox light michael. >> that looks fabulous. >> octavia spencer just nominated for the golden globe for her role in this movie. oscar buzz. >> michael, thank you. >> merry christmas. >> thank you, merry christmas. >> meanwhile president-elect donald trump suggesting he may follow through with his muslim ban after the berlin
terror attack. is that strategy necessary to defeat terror? we will debate it fair and balanced next. >> and on this christmas eve one young girl is taking the world by storm. the incredible story behind this powerful performer that will have you singing hallelujah all weekend long ♪ goes like this ♪ with every breath i'm singing hallelujah ♪
strategy necessary to defeat terror. joining us now for a fair and balanced debate is attorney, the author of standing alone "an american woman's struggle for the islam" thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> hi, how are you? >> you told our producers you thought there would be too many constitutional problems with a ban on muslims entering the country from certain terror hot spots but where in the constitution does it say
that you can't vet people from places that are really dangerous in the world who might want to hurt us? >> sure, ban something not vetting. you are talking about banning muslims. vetting is completely fair and we should. >> president-elect trump said he is going -- that's what your topic is so let me talk about that. the president trump knee jerk react to everything that happens in the world. right? and then he backtracks. he still hasn't given an actual policy on how he is going to go about this ban because it's not feasible for any policy to work it needs to be constitutional, politically acceptable. and baseballly has to be implementable. somebody has to implement it i'm not a muslim are you going to let them in? it's just not a workable situation. i think president-elect has no idea what is he talking about. >> my understanding of what the president-elect said this week was that he thinks that he has been 100 percent right about everything. >> but is he wrong.
>> he did not call for a ban on muslims this week from my perspective down at mar-a-lago covering him. >> no, no, he actually said that he was asked a question hey, are you going to go ahead with the ban on muslims? he said yes, i have been 100 percent right. i have been talking about that and we are going to do that. i'm paraphrasing him but that's exactly what he said. okay. asra, a question for u what would be for powerful the actual imposition of this ban on muslims coming from a certain part of the world or just leaving it out there that that is a possibility that that could be something that's coming? >> well, the misrepresentation we just heard and the hyperbole is elm policemennatic of this chicken little syndrome we have had from so many people in our muslim community. >> are you saying did he not say that. >> they take what we mean as very clear instructions. >> are you saying he didn't say that. >> i don't think you need to be rude to me by interrupting me. >> no, no. i'm asking. >> make your point.
>> what we are hearing with this kind of interruption is exactly what we experience in our community. >> lying on behalf of the president-elect. >> well, we try to stand up, when we try to stand up as muslims for the kind of clear policies that we need against extremism, what we hear from our muslim community is exactly what your viewers are listening to right now. misrepresentation. >> you are pro-ban on muslims? >> what we need to do -- what we need to clearly do ask stand up to the extremists interpretation of islam and anybody who program advertises it. so we need to protect our borders and the clearest thing that i see from the trump administration is that they can identify very explicitly the fact that we have a battle of our generation right now that is ideological. i find that very refreshing. and what president-elect trump said is that we are going to have vetting process, his kellyanne conway has come out. [talking at the same time] >> stop interrupting me. >> no but you are what
president-elect trump said two days ago. >> came out very clearly. >> i'm talking about president-elect trump. >> just muslims, and we are going to -- >> if we are going to talk about what the president-elect said two days ago, the president-elect asked if the attack in berlin had him rethinking possibly adding a ban on muslims entering the country. >> exactly. >> from certain places. and all he said was that he thinks he has been 100% right about everything so far. >> exactly. and what he was talking about -- what he was talking about [ overlapping speakers ] coming up next. okay. thank you both. a parting shot from president obama snubbing our biggest ally israel at the united nations. this morning the president-elect has a promise for the u.n. and it may be the toughest part of your day wrapping all those christmas gifts. we are putting our skills to the test next. but first, a christmas greeting from one of our troops overseas. >> hi. i'm pfp parker currently
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t took a little longer than expected to find that last gift, and now it's time for your last-minute wrapping to begin. >> but not to worry because we are putting our gift wrapping to the test this morning. >> and here to show us how it's done is michael's spokesperson, crystal frankie. thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. merry christmas eve. >> so some people are like probably already done. do they wrap as you get the gifts and then you put them under the tree? or is it all one event of wrapping? >> it depends on the person. for myself i like to wrap it and then decorate it later with stuff i find. and especially at michael's we
have last-minute stuff you get at the towers, which is when you wait in line. you get the flowers, the pom-poms in the kids section, put it on, decorate it later. tape popular this year. >> we love to compete on this show. >> that's exactly what's going to happen today. >> we're going to wrap our own version of our own christmas presents. you get this side. >> i do. >> you get to decide who did the best. >> i do. >> decorating. we have glue here. >> you have glue, tape, scissors, stickers. >> what are these things? >> which things? >> i don't know, there's a lot of stuff here. you have the tape here which you can decorate. as you can see on these presents we actually used it real quick. it's really simple packaging. there's no peeking. decorate with little toys, little decorating art you find. >> tinsel goes a long way. >> tinsel does go a long way also. >> this is actual tape that looks like ribbon. >> yeah. so just sticks on.
>> oh. okay. >> clever. >> you already got started. >> ready? >> we're competing. we're on. >> i already started. am i disqualified? >> no, no, you're good. just wrap the best you can. >> christmas was tomorrow and i was in a hurry. >> okay. what you can do actually is what i did. if you mess up on the side, you can use two different wrapping papers to decorate it. >> oh, i love that. >> yeah, i messed up on the side and i was like let me use another wrapping paper and ribbon. >> i got one. >> you can glue that on. >> you're cheating, rick. >> you can also take another like a name, you can put it -- see you do like a flower. a name with peace. we have these in front of the store by where you wait in line. >> how much glue is too much glue for something like this? >> you never have too much. it's something people can use, it dries really quickly, so it's the next best thing you can use. you can also use berries. we have these things called glue dots. so instead of getting glue everywhere, they stick on just
like glue and just stick there. >> michael's is pretty amazing stuff for all kinds of things but i didn't realize you have all this stuff. >> they're telling us we have to wrap it up. >> let me see. i like this one because -- >> you got a word in. >> i did get a word in. i was told this could be mostly glue. and that's what this is. >> it is. it works. >> what's this thing? it's like a pom-pom. >> it's just from my -- >> that's one of the ribbons we have the ready pre-made ribbons. >> this is good stuff. all right. >> thank you very much, crystal. >> thank you very much. your insurance company won't replace the full value of your totaled new car. the guy says, "you picked the wrong insurance plan." no, i picked the wrong insurance company.
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good morning. it is saturday december 24th. merry christmas eve everyone. a parting shot from president obama snubbing our biggest ally, israel, at the united nations. and the backlash is mounting this morning. >> and i am just beyond in a seething rage over what this administration has done in its last days. >> what both sides are saying this morning and the new promise from president-elect donald trump. then, vladimir putin calls the dems sore losers and the less is even more outraged after donald trump agrees. but what does our friend juan williams think? he's going to join us live just ahead. and on this christmas eve, one young girl is taking the world by storm.
♪ ♪ halleluijah ♪ halleluijah >> halleluijah indeed, but that's not all. the incredible story behind this powerful performer. this christmas eve is better with friends. ♪ got run over by a reindeer walking home from our house christmas eve ♪ ♪ you can say there's no such thing as santa, but as for me and grandpa we believe ♪ >> we apologize because now we're playing this, it's going to be stuck in your heads all day long. >> i am not apologizing for that. >> later on the show we have original singer of the song and came to life here in the studio.
>> we have santa claus. >> big show today. peter doocy home christmas videos. and i have one with my family as well we're going to play this hour. everyone is sending in their christmas traditions. things that are unique and fun. keep sending us what you all do that's unique to you. what do you do? >> well, you know, i'm going to have a photo of me getting a little superman thing for christmas as a kid. i don't know, i was like 7. you got to stay tuned for that. >> that's a tease. >> okay. >> that is a tease. >> i wasn't screaming over a hockey thing or whatever. look, when you're a kid and you want an air hockey table and then you don't know how santa got it around a very tight corner into the basement. >> well, your dad's pretty crafty -- i mean santa's really crafty. >> what? >> santa's really crafty. we have other headlines. >> we have other headlines to get to starting with a fox news alert, and police making three new arrests linked to the berlin christmas market terrorist attack. tunisia's interior ministry says
anis nephew and two others taken into custody suspected of being a part of the same extremist network. suspected of driving a truck into a large crowd at a christmas market in berlin on monday killing 12 people injuring dozens more. investigators believe he sent his nephew money to join him in europe but it remains unclear whether the suspects helped him flee berlin. he was shot dead by italian police yesterday in milan. we'll keep you updated on that story. and to another fox news alert, and an outpouring of support this morning for actress carrie fisher after suffering a cardiac event on an l.a.-bound flight. >> what the hell are you doing? >> somebody has -- >> love fisher's family saying she's in intensive care at an .
l.a. hospital. tweeting, carrie fisher, the whole world is sending you so much love. sending you the universe most powerful force. and a home grown terrorist arrested after pledging support to isis. you can see him there reportedly trying to buy a gun and discussing plans to carry out a lone wolf attack in arizona. phoenix authorities say they've been watching him for over two years now. documents show he researched midnight mass and which guns were most powerful. this is my favorite story of the morning. this will give you chills. a 10-year-old girl with autism giving a powerful rendition of "halleluijah." it is now going viral. take a listen. ♪ ♪ with every breath i'm saying halleluijah ♪ >> that just give you chills?
well, a student in northern ireland, getting millions of views on social media. her music teacher encouraged her to sing solos during concerts to help build her confidence. and there she is just mesmerizing all of us. >> terrific. let's toss to rick for some weather. oh, rick, what are you doing? he's hiding over in the weather center. >> yeah. i'm just sitting here making some apps. >> all right. maybe we'll go to you later. >> we'll give you time to figure it out if you want. >> yeah, rick's behind the curtain. >> i'm right here. >> don't mind the guy behind the curtain there. >> yeah, why, i had no idea. >> no big deal, buddy. >> people always want to know, rick, behind the scenes of television. this is what it's like. >> so right behind this wall is right here where i was standing. i was drinking something, eating some of santa's candy and making a mess. >> reindeer crackle. >> reindeer crack is what they called it. that might make sense now. all right. here you go, big storm for tomorrow across the central plains. snow across parts of the dakotas.
a blizzard warning in effect. i think we'll see winds maybe 40 to 50 miles an hour along with that snow. so whiteout conditions, dangerous heading to grandmother's house tomorrow. some severe weather also across parts of the central plains, but really warm across the south. in fact, not just the south, 62 for a high in kansas city. currently you're 25, but get ready for this warm air to start moving up in there and that's where we might see that severe weather. aside from that for today we've got some storms across parts of the tennessee valley. those are not going to be that bad though. they will be gone by this afternoon and people can do some shopping. there you go. i'll go back around behind the wall. >> on the fly, i got to say. >> thank you, i had no idea. >> i give it the chocolate candy. >> i'm full. i feel like it's christmas day right now like after you've had christmas dinner. just from that santa candy. >> it's good, isn't it? >> i know. christmas eve clash, president obama on the way out the door. >> yeah. >> basically a big snub to israel. and don't take it from us, the new york daily news, which has been very supportive of president obama, hillary clinton during the campaign, obama
shafts israel. that's their lead headline today. before the u.n. basically this u.n. resolution that the u.s. could have vetoed and it's been longstanding u.s. policy, democratic and republican presidents, that israel should stop the settlements, but it's also been longstanding u.s. policy, democrats and republicans, to make sure you veto these resolutions, block these anti-israel resolutions which the u.s. could have easily done before the u.n. security council, but instead the u.s. abstained allowing this to go forward and among other things makes it illegal for jews to pray at the western wall. >> this is something only president obama had the power to veto or not to veto. and obviously he made that decision yesterday. people are up in arms today including a number of democrats, by the way, who are angry at this decision. we had governor mike huckabee on this morning. he said this is basically president obama giving the big middle finger as he's walking out the door.
and charles karrauthammer, he w speaking last night, here's what he said, he said this is going to be a very tough thing to overturn -- oh, we don't have that sound. but he was just saying basically what president obama did was throw out a bunch of land mines that are going to be really tough for this incoming administration to have to fix. >> there's no way president obama would have snubbed israel like this. because he'd want to set the table to have a new day between president-elect hillary clinton and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. instead a little stink bomb for donald trump. >> a nkt in office say remember there are a lot of democrats that support israel, we might need them four years from now when president hillary clinton would be up for re-election. so you do wonder how much of this is just about making a mess for the next president, donald trump. but -- and donald trump did tweet yesterday as to the u.n., things will be different after january 20th. but you've got ben rhodes, the white house deputy national security advisor now, he's out
there -- again, he's somebody who had to apologize to a lot of people for a "new york times," i believe it was -- >> "new york times" magazine piece where he said, set up this fake narrative. >> a fake narrative about the ie iran deal. >> listen what he said about trump doing all of this and how he thinks it's not right because there should just be one president at one time. >> on the president-elect, the first thing i'd just say is that there's one president at a time. president obama is the president of the united states until january 20th. and we are taking this action of course as u.s. policy. and as i also said, this has been longstanding bipartisan u.s. policy to oppose this type of settlement activity going forward. >> the talk about one president at a time, you wonder how much of that is just because the president-elect is getting all the attention for anything
domestic. he's making deals with carrier and boeing and lockheed, international tweets about nuclear arsenal -- nobody has any idea what the president is doing unless he breaks decades of diplomatic protocol. and the other thing that is so surprising is that this is what ben rhodes is getting upset about because they know that stuff is going to change. president-elect trump said that he was going to undo basically every executive order that the president has put in place. >> sure. >> what if ben rhodes was more exercised in doing something about the slaughter in syria, what about the hypocrisy. mainstream media freaked out when president-elect donald trump took a phone call from -- this is not diplomatic niceties and now president obama snubs israel and democrat senators like chuck schumer, not according to republicans and mainstream media, okay, this is fine. >> this is a tough one to criticize president-elect trump on because he's tweeting again about another victory. he talks about cutting costs and bringing more jobs back to the
u.s. in this case lockheed martin, the ceo, she's committing to driving down the cost. this is what trump tweeted yesterday -- or thursday after the meeting he had with the ceo says, based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the lockheed martin f-35, i've asked boeing to price out a comparable f-18 super hornet. this is a statement that was then released from the lockheed martin ceo marilynn hewson said i had a very good conversation with president-elect trump that assured him i heard his message loud and clear about reducing the cost of the f-35. i give him personal commitment to drive the cost down aggressively. this is one of those things where you think if people just had conversations, if they just meet in person and say, you know what, this doesn't make a lot of sense, we've got to bring this costs down. to which the ceo says you're probably right about that, let me see what i can do. >> well sure, but why did it take for some tweets for them to say we're going to be more careful with taxpayer money. they should have been from the
first day whether it's democratic or republican. >> you know why? because their stock tanked when the president-elect said he was going to give boeing a chance instead. boeing, who he had a very nice meeting with, boeing guy said, yeah, we're going to make air force one for cheaper and make the f-35 components for cheaper. but also the f-35 is 20% -- makes 20% of all the revenue for lockheed martin. so if that goes away, that ceo would be in really big trouble. and this is, you know, donald trump wrote a book the year i was born, "the art of the deal." it's completely different now. he's got twitter. twitter wasn't around in 1987. now all he has to do, hey, boeing, you're in trouble. >> but when it comes to taxpayer money -- >> then go to florida and okay, we're sorry. >> when it comes to taxpayer money, this is a big deal. >> this is billions of dollars. billions of billions, not chump change. >> if there's one thing mr. trump understands, it's the business world. he's saying when i come in there, it's going to be different. it's going to be a new chapter. whether it is dealing with our ally israel or if it's, you
know, dealing with -- >> what about all this russian interference in the election? now post election vladimir putin calling democrats sore losers. and what's interesting, you know, the left is getting upset about this, even more outraged about it and basically saying, you know, because he called them sore losers and donald trump is saying, yeah, it's not so bad. it's true. and people are freaking out about it. >> yes, we're going to have juan williams on the show to get a little reaction to what he thinks about all of that. >> that's not all. you want to know what christmas is like at the huntsman household? abby took us home for the holidays. first, a christmas message from one of our troops serving overseas. hey, guys, first class hart stationed in germany, want to wish my family a merry christmas and happy holidays. love you guys.
and vladimir putin sending a strong message to hillary clinton and other democrats yesterday, don't be sore losers. >> yep. the russian president slammed white house leaders for blaming their loss on russian hackers during his annual press conference. president-elect donald trump agreeing on twitter writing this, vladimir putin said today about hillary and dems, in my opinion it is humiliating, one must be able to lose with dignity. that is so true. >> here to weigh in he's co-hosting "the five," our buddy juan williams.
>> good morning, juan. >> good morning. merry christmas to you. for friends, you got to say a special merry christmas. >> that's right. you're one of my dearest friends. >> oh, i love that. >> we're very close. >> i have no doubt you've got some thoughts on this tweet yesterday from president-elect donald trump. >> well, you know, i really like the end of it. you didn't show this, but he said, you know, that's fine what mr. putin had to say, but he hopes they can have some comedy and don't have to go and here i'm paraphrasing if not quoting we don't have to take an alternate path, and that would be more towards the idea of a nuclear arms race or some conflict between russia and the united states. but, abby, overall, you know, being the christmas season, i'm kind of reminded of like "the grinch," or scooge turning to the child that got cold and turning and saying why don't you just be more dignified about
getting the coal, about being a sore loser, i thought that was putting insult to injury. >> when you talk about our relationship with russia and sort of this new chapter with president-elect donald trump going in there, seems like every presidency passed the american people have allowed them to press the reset button, let them see what they can do. it doesn't seem like as many people are allowing at least at this point early on for president-elect donald trump to do that. just to at least see what he can do, to press that reset button. why are people not willing to just give him the benefit of the doubt here? >> well, i think obviously all the events of the campaign season color our view of the relationship between donald trump and vladimir putin and the idea that they've had a bromance and that they praised each other. leads people to really kind of cast a quizzical eye at what is the reality of that relationship skpr , and is it the case putin wanted trump to win because he believes somehow that's going to help the former soviet union,
russia, regain some of its power and influence in the world. there are many americans including president obama who said recently that ronald reagan would be rolling over in his grave to see so many republicans and so many americans now open to the idea of doing business with putin. and yesterday putin had a very intriguing response, abby. he said, you know, he thinks that democrats should realize that franklin roosevelt would be rolling over in his grave to see them suffer so many defeats in the recent election. >> on that point about democrats, juan, as a democrat, what do you think about -- abby raised that point, about giving each president a fresh start. even if there are raw feelings about the past election, you have this guy getting on a jetblue flight a couple days ago and accosting ivanka trump and her small children sitting right there. and then you have these hollywood stars saying they're going to do an alternative event. it's a free country, they can do whatever they want, but they want to try to counter donald trump's inaugural ceremony. they want to boycott anybody
performing at his inaugural. why can't the man have a day? >> hey, i think he should have more than a day. and as a democrat, i think i am even more of an american. and you've got to say he's our president. so i didn't vote for donald trump. no surprise. but you know what, i have to hope for donald trump's success because i want my country, i want my family in this christmas eve to do well, ed. i think all of us want success for our country. >> i like that message. you're not going to get coal for christmas, i have a feeling. >> you're a sweetheart, abby, thank you. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas, guys. bye. >> just when you thought she was gone for good, jill stein is back. >> really? >> she's got a bone to pick with the doj. >> up next, what is christmas like in my house? i'm going to take you home for the holidays. >> awe. >> we all shared a room for how many years? >> a long time.
some quick headlines. vice president joe biden blaming hillary clinton directly for her embarrassing election loss. biden telling "los angeles times" that she didn't know why she was running saying, quote, i don't think she ever really figured it out. and going onto say, she thought she had no choice but to run as the first woman who had an opportunity to win the presidency. and jill stein just won't quit. after failing recount bids in pennsylvania, michigan and wisconsin, the former green party candidate is now calling on the department of justice to investigate the integrity of the nation's electoral system.
all right. we are all about the family traditions. we've been watching christmas home videos with the doocy family all morning long, which has just made our day. but i went home and saw my family a few days ago because we're not able to be with our families this weekend to show just some of our traditions and the chaos that ensues in the huntsman household with dogs and seven kids. >> big family. >> yeah. >> hello! >> hey! >> home for the holidays, so nice. and it makes you think about all the years growing up and the traditions that we have. we do pajamas every christmas eve we open them up together. we stay in them the whole next day. we all kind of jump in bed early together, watch a christmas movie, make cookies. that's what the holidays are for. i have such good memories of being together.
>> gathering around and reading from the book of matthew. >> uh-huh. >> you know, the scriptural references, the bountiful blessings of life, the book of christ, and what you can do to help lift the lives of other people. >> you guys would always use christmas as a time to give back to people. we'd go to the homeless shelter. >> the best one was in philadelphia when you kids were little. a mother with tears streaming down her face as she's opening her bags. moment you never forget. >> we always go to the homeless shelter on christmas day so we don't have time to make christmas dinner. we walk in the door and we're usually starving. so we make na chchos. >> comes out and all the kids jump on the table. >> it's gone in 20 seconds. >> every year we're somewhere else for christmas. and what was so nice is we keep those traditions wherever we go. >> two of my brothers are in the military, so they couldn't be
with us tonight so we thought we'd facetime them. >> merry christmas! >> love you guys. >> the best memory, we all shared a room for how many years? >> a long time. >> so when we would go to bed, i would always say i think i hear santa claus. >> and we never slept. we would pretty much stay up all night. >> those are my first all-nighters. >> we would have never sleep. >> and we passed tradition down. >> how much do we do, all of it? >> abby likes a lot of chocolate chips. >> i had to bring my son because my son now loves making cookies with me at home. >> oh, grace, probably our biggest helper. >> it's a family affair. >> jingle bells, jingle bells. jingle all the way. ♪ >> dad, has there ever been a christmas where fwhenever had m.
♪ >> so nice to be home. >> nothing better than the family on the holidays. >> how did you get used to my family? >> patience. >> cookies. >> well, that's the only reason i come really. >> of course dad walks in right when they're done. of course dad walks in. >> right, where are they? >> should we leave some for santa? >> it's a long trip. >> you know, the big takeaway from that is how many girls my dad has. he's surrounded by women. >> very patient. >> around the holidays how many people do you guys have? >> well, that's just our family. but on one side i'm one of like 60 cousins. many of them are in utah. and, you know, big, big family. >> that's a lot of cookies. >> as you saw we don't wait for them to cool. >> well, when there's 60 people running in to try to get them. >> sometimes my husband's like slow down, i'm like someone
might take it. he's like there's only two of us here. so you saw what it's like at abby's house on christmas. this is what it's like at my house. >> that's when i got an air hockey table. again, part of the reason it was so exciting is because that was in the basement and there's a 90-degree turn down the stairs. how did santa get an air hockey table down a 90-degree turn? >> put it together downstairs. >> i don't know. you've been sending us your christmas traditions. keep them coming. >> let us know what you guys do. >> are you still looking for a last-minute christmas dinner recipe? we've got you covered. chef david burk is cooking up something special for us next. >> smells good in here.
♪ do you know who that is? that's a young ed henry. >> you look the same, ed. >> i do? >> you really do. same haircut too. >> where's the pocket square? >> it wasn't there. my mom got tired of watching peter doocy all morning. she's like what about you. >> what are you holding there? >> some sort of batman thing. i don't know. i think i have superman on my
shirt and batman like a book or something. >> you know what i love about these photos is just remind you of how simple life can be when you're that age and you get a coloring book and you're the happiest ever. hockey game. >> an air hockey table, yeah. >> you were just the happiest guy in the whole world. >> where's that video? can we roll it? >> probably, somewhere. >> yeah. we got it. >> the doocy video. >> there's also -- abby just had a picture. >> i had a christmas photo as well. they've already seen my whole family. there's our family, everyone goofing around, which is pretty normal for us. there's the whole huntsman clan, as you can see, a lot of different characters there. my two brothers in the military, a lot of us. oh, this is the worst photo ever. we all have the pajamas photo. why would my mom send this in? this is so embarrassing. >> that looks like "morning joe". >> there i am with santa claus. >> he was just here. >> he was here. >> you know, when you talk about the wonder of children. >> an ta. >> getting a gift from santa.
>> there's peter doocy. >> coming down the stairs. oh. as fast as i can. i can't let any of those neighbor kids come and get there before me. yeah, that's my sisters. our tradition is to run down and see what kind of power wheels santa brought us that year it was barbie. >> that was a nice gift, the barbie car. that was like the dream. >> she took her driver's test in that car. >> did you get a lambo? >> that's the doocy family tradition, down the stairs as fast as possible to the tree. try not to topple the tree. while we see what's under it. >> so we've been asking you what your family traditions are. and people have been sending us what they do at their home. this is from regina, tradition we're starting this year is video calling with our daughters and opening presents together online. that's certainly a 21st century tradition. >> oh, yeah. >> and susan e-mailed, our family goes to church and then has dinner at a mediterranean restaurant because we think what would jesus eat. >> i like that a lot.
michelle on facebook posted this, my mom would wrap every little gift in our stockings and place it on our beds during the nights when we woke up, spent a good hour opening and playing with our stocking gifts in turn my parents got to sleep in a little longer. i now do it for my kids. >> i love that. we had governor mike huckabee on earlier in the show. and he says our tradition, we go to chinese food. in arkansas. who knew? >> yeah, it's known for chinese food. >> and he says he even leaves it for santa as well, the leftovers. >> the reindeer love the sesame chicken. >> santa tells us he likes chocolate chip cookies. we have other headlines to get to this morning on a serious note, starting with a fox news alert and isis calling on followers to attack churches as millions of americans prepare to head out for midnight mass. pro isis websites publishing a list of churches and pastors in the united states. father johnson morris addressed the concerns that priests face earlier on our show. here's what he said. >> we're a target. you know, you're a target for
people who are maybe crazed, but you're also a target in this case for people who say we have an ideology of hate and it has to do with our, quote, religious beliefs. >> officials saying there are no credible threats, but sent the warning out of an abundance of caution. four police officers hailed as heroes after saving a man from a burni ining car. the incident all caught on camera. officers find the car upsidedown engulfed in flames. the officers springing into action. >> the driver pulled out on to the pavement alive and luckily safe, he is now in critical condition but is expected to recover. and my favorite story of the morning, this will melt your heart. a picture of a 3-year-old boy, sheer excitement over his
adoption now going viral. michael brown was placed with his third and now final foster family in arizona who decided to give him a forever home. michael holding a sign reading, some things are worth the wait. after 832 days in foster care, today i am adopted. and look at the smile on his face. how adorable is that? guys, over to you. >> we're just hours away from christmas morning. and if you're still looking for a last-minute idea for a delicious meal tonight, we've got you covered. >> here to help us get into the holiday spirit is the one and only chef david burk. merry christmas and thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> what are you cooking today? >> well, we're going to give you a couple ideas on holiday dishes whether it's hanukkah or christmas. so we've got a pot roast in the front similar to what a brisket is. again, the ingredients are here. it's either brisket or a shoulder, vegetables, stock and put that in. this is the porterhouse, we
feature these at my latest restaurant on the upper east side. so this cis last-minute dish fo someone who wants to try to do something gingerbread pudding or dumpling. bread and onions, milk and eggs. so you're making almost a bread pudding, not a sweet one. again, you could do sweet if you like, but this is eggs, milk, salt, pepper. >> what kind of bread are you using? >> this is whole wheat. >> and this is a christmas only edition -- >> or winter edition. >> wintertime edition. what is it? >> it's gingerbread men. >> the ginger snaps? >> these are ginger snaps. again, you mix them in, bake them in a rem kin just like this. they're easy, stay warm, reuse them. i like it. an easy dish and underused for -- they should be used every
time of the year, they're not. if you don't have the machine to do it, all you need to do is, you know, cut potatoes. they don't have to be paper thin. and cut french fries type of stuff. and do the same with sthing wit zuccini. again, those can be batched out for the holidays. a couple other dishes we made for breakfast the next day we do scrambled eggs ostrich egg with lobster, called the angry lobster scramble. >> got a lot of people watching college football. >> i know. this is our number one selling side dish at the blt prime in the trump hotel in d.c., which i'm on the way to tonight and tomorrow we're open for both holidays. called couch potatoes. i know it's cute, on a cedar couch by a man hand carved, he made candle holders, i said make me a couch. >> what's on top?
>> onion rings. >> there's another celebrity chef who has criticized you for opening a restaurant in there. >> i didn't know that. >> i mean, anthony bourdain came out said he doesn't think much of people who open restaurants in there. first of all, do you think it's a big deal having something in a president-elect hotel? >> i happen to like being there. i like the president-elect and his family. >> okay. there was one more dish you had in the front there in the front corner. >> oh thrks is port shank. this is another dish on both the tavern 62 menu and -- >> so what is that? >> this is crackling pork shank or individual ham. fried rice. >> crackling. >> this is pork shank. what is that? >> it's a shank -- >> how is it prepared? >> you want a pork shank thrown on a plate -- >> there's like shrimp in there. >> right. shrimp and chinese sausage. plum sauce. so it's peking style.
it's very crisp. it's braised in pork fat for a long time and then crisped. >> new restaurants always stir up news. >> new one in new york blt prime is in the trump international. >> i was in the lobby there, haven't eaten but heard good things. >> we got good reviews. it's a beautiful hotel. and we're open for christmas. there's a buffet tomorrow. i'll be there and i'll be dressed like santa. >> merry christmas. >> happy holidays. be happy. all right, up next, a new poll says 77% of americans feel the nation is greatly divided after the election. so how do we bridge the gap? pastor daryl scott has a message for everybody to hear next. >> and speaking of things you need to hear, he's the man behind the hit "grandma got run over by a reindeer." he'll perform christmas classic next. ♪ you can say there's no such thing as santa, but as for --
some quick headlines. tonight marks the first night of hanukkah. the annual jewish festival of lights overlapping with christmas for the first time since 1968. hanukkah will last through january 1st. and researchers may have s discovered the oldest nativity scene ever. two parents, a baby and a star in the east, the rock art is 5,000 years old, predating the christmas nativity scene by some
3,000 years. abby. thank you, ed. so americans more paralyzed than ever. a new poll taken after the election reveals that 77% feel that the nation is greatly divided. >> so as 2016 comes to a close, what must americans do to bridge this gap in 2017? dr. daryl scott is the pastor for new spirit for bible center and member of the new trump transition team executive committee. he joins us with a message. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> merry christmas eve. >> yes, doesn't seem like it though. came too fast this year. >> also doesn't seem like it to that point because there are a lot of people going home still very upset about what happened in november. how big of a problem is that? >> i don't think it's as big a problem as the media depicts it. one thing i always say about anger is that anger wears off. i think it's still pretty new, the feelings, the emotions that either result of a long arduous
sometimes bitter campaign. and, you know, there's a spirit of fear and apprehension and nervousness is based upon political propaganda. once it wears off, things will begin to normalize. but americans aren't walking around hating each other and just being divided like that. you know, we're still fresh, the results -- especially with the recount and then the electoral college attention that it got. so this election is still fresh in everybody's mind and still causing some polarization, but things will begin to normalize. >> we have a lot of americans still skeptical about president-elect trump. you were one of those folks years ago you said you had an interaction with mr. trump that changed your opinion about him. tell us your story. >> well, i met mr. trump nearly six years ago. and he was requesting prayer. he was deliberating whether or not to run for president in 2012 when he asked a group of ministers to pray for him in private that god would give him wisdom and lead him in the right direction in making his decision. that's a side of donald trump that a lot of people don't see.
we just didn't get out cell phones and take videos of it and post it on social media. but he's been deliberating being president for quite a while. and i got to know him, he's a great guy, charming, gracious, humble, hospitable, not a racist, not misogynistic, i know that donald trump. so it's easy for me to support him. it's easy for me to defend him because i know him. >> so what is your message to those that haven't had the opportunity to get to know him the way you have that are skeptical, that haven't seen that side of him and feel divided right now, especially during this holiday season? what is your message to all those americans out there that are feeling a bit divided right now? >> relax, chill out, take a deep breath. after january 20th, we're going to enter into a great time in america. he's going to be a great president. he's going to work very, very hard. and he's not going to be satisfied simply being a great president or good president. donald trump is going to do everything he can to be the best president america ever had. you're going to find out your fears and worries and concerns and nervousness is unfounded,
unnecessary. it's going to be a great time. he's going to be a great president. >> all right, dr. daryl scott in cleveland this morning. thank you for coming on. >> thanks for having me. >> merry christmas, thanks for being here. up next, he's the man behind the hit "grandma got run over by a reindeer." dr. elmo, he's going to perform his christmas classic for us right here in studio. but first, a christmas message from one of our troops overseas. hey, guys. lieutenant nero here at air base in qatar. i wanted to wish my family happy holidays, love you guys and i can't wait to see you in the new year.
"grandma got run over by a reindeer" has been a staple of holiday radio since 1979. joining us now is the man behind the music, dr. elmo, thank you for being here this morning. >> great to be here, abby. >> give us a little bit of history behind the song. we all love it, we hear it and go nuts. >> well, it was written by a friend of mine named randy brooks whose friend would -- during the holidays. when the holidays were over she could be a little hungover and they thought she had got run over by a reindeer, so it's a real story. >> so if people don't have you in the living room, you can just buy this at walmart and press a button and it will sing it for you. >> that's right. sounds just like me. >> i'm guessing when you play it people just start going nuts. >> well, it's wonderful to have that recognition. >> all right. let's play the song. >> all right. here we go. ♪ ♪ grandma got run over by a
reindeer walking home from our house christmas eve ♪ ♪ you can say there's no such thing as santa, but as for me and grandpa we believe ♪ ♪ she'd been drinking too much eggnog ♪ ♪ and we begged her not to go ♪ but she forgot her medication and she staggered out the door into the snow ♪ ♪ when we found her christmas morning at the scene of the attack, she had hoof prints on her forehead and incriminating claus marks on her back ♪ ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer walking home from our house christmas eve ♪ ♪ you can say there's no such
thing as santa, but as for me and grandpa we believe ♪ ♪ we're all so proud of grandpa, he's been taking this so well ♪ ♪ see him in there watching football drinking beer and playing cards with cousin mel ♪ ♪ it's not christmas without grandma ♪ ♪ all the family's dressed in black ♪ ♪ and we just can't help but wonder should we opener gifts or send them back -- send them back ♪ ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer walking home from our christmas eve ♪ ♪ you can say there's no such thing as santa, but as for me and grandpa we believe ♪
♪ now the goose is on the table and the pudding made of fig ♪ ♪ ahh ♪ and the blue and silver candles that would just have matched the hair in grandma's wig ♪ ♪ i've warned all my friends and neighbors better watch out for yourselves ♪ ♪ they should never give a license to a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves ♪ ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer walking home from our christmas eve ♪ ♪ you can say there's no such thing as santa, but as for me and grandpa we believe ♪ ♪ sing it grandpa ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer walking home from our
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♪ oh, this is a classic. you know what. >> yeah? >> all four of us get to spend christmas here tomorrow on the curvy couch. are you excited? >> and we'll be opening gifts because there's going to be a secret santa. this is not the secret santa. >> ho, ho, ho. come on in. >> pick a name for secret santa tomorrow. and we're not going to tell -- it's a real secret santa. >> for the four of us. >> yeah. >> i don't know what's in there. >> oh, ladies first, what do i get? do i get to say? i can't get myself. >> okay. >> at least you can do is like your gift. >> all right. here. we're running out of time, santa. >> oh, let's see what i got. >> okay. so tomorrow -- wait, i got mine.
>> all right. we're excited. >> wait for it tomorrow. >> $50 or less. >> have a good christmas eve everyone. >> fifty? no way. terror attacks and plots rising across the globe. we now know the deceased suspect in that berlin christmas market rampage was an asylum seeker, and that has president-elect donald trump reminding us of his campaign promise to ban immigration from terror hot spots and anyone who cannot be fully vetted. would that help protect us from future attacks? hi everyone. merry christmas. happy hanukkah. i'm lauren simonetti in for brenda butner. our bulls and bears this week, gary b. smith, along with john -- welcome to all of you. is trump right we should