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7-year-old boy riding in a a car with his family. the winds were strong enough to toss this tractor trailer on its side and today more torrential rains are expected from atlanta to north carolina. andhe south isn't the onlnly part of the country facing travel delays this christmas eve. abc's alex perez is at chicago's o'hare airport. alex, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tom. it hasn pretty much nonstop. take a look at the mess behind me. the line is snang through the security checkpoints. one person telling us it t took
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thether side now, mother nature creating problems across the country. overnight, rain and fog causing thounds of flight cancellations and delays, nearly twice as many as you would see on a regular day. momore than 38 million people are expected to fly this holiday season and more than 3.5 million of them will pass right here through o'hare. if you're headed to an airport today, you better be rdy for some frustration. tom. >> that't's right. all right, alex, thank you very much. the homelanand secury department is reportedly planning a mass depeportation of undocumented immigrants from central america. "the washington post" reports as soon as next montnth, federal agents are planning to carry out raids targeting hundreds of families who have ignored orders from an immigration judge to leave the country. in politics now donald trump firing back at hillary clinton in a series of n n tweets, trump rns clinton, quote, be careful, hillary, as y you play the war on women card in response to clinton saying she deplores the tone and rhetoric
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otote, i deplore the death and destruction she caused. and check youredit card statement carefully if you stayeded at a hyatt hotel recently. hyatt is the latest to report a braep of its payme processing system by hackerer no word yet how many hotels have been affected. a walmart truck driver has been indicted in last year's crashhat injured comedian trac morgan and killed morgan's friend. the charges include aggravated manslaughter and investigators say he had not slept, for get this, 28 hours and wasstill driving. a terrifying keen when this helicopter carrying tourists ss lurched off the ground while landing. all seven people on board were okay. alec baldwin is back in the headlines, this time, guys, it's for s somethinggood. he and his wife rushed to help a manfter he fell unconscious hitttting his head on the dewalk.
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comforted the man placing their child's blanket under his head. a live holiday nativity scene, a goat decided the manger looked pretty comfy so hopped right inside it everyone burst out laughingn even the actors. luckily baby jesus wasn't occupying the manger yet. i don' remember the goat in the story. the goat last night at least stole the show. >> thank you so much. over to t.j. >> i'm relieved to hear that baby jesus is okay, guys. well, coming up on the "gma morning menu," yes, youou can still get la-minute gifts, belilieve it or t. also a gift coming to us from dave zinczenko telling us that we can actuay indulge and watch your waistline, whatever, man. tell me something he. all right. we got the 2015 "gma" year-ender coming up. you do not want to miss the best moments we've had this year and
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man, the manimself, santa is here. we got the new york city's children's chorus. merry christmas from "gma." we're back in times square. st with us. take a ridide the challenges facing the country never stop. so neither does the u.s. army. we train. adapt. anget smarter. every soldier. every unit. evy day. not to keep up with change; but to drive it. nobody knows what problems tomorrow will bring. but we do know who will solve them. this just . the final countdown to christmas is here. wait what? gary, is this teleprpter right? sweet molasses! i need to start shopping immediately.
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i've been a very good girl. announcement: this storm promises to be the biggest of the decade. with total accumulation of up to three feet.
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and schools are closed. george feels now. >> yeah.
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welcome back to "gma" as we get ready to celebrate christmas and ring in the new year. we want to dell great a fantastic year here on "gma." it's our 40th and here's a look baback at the biggest news and the biggest fun. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning,rica. >ood morning, ameri.
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>> the huge field of presidential hopefuls. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you. >> shoul corporate a america love hillary clinton? >> everybody should. >> are you running for president? >> yes, i am running for president. >> but why you? >> i think this country is at a generational moment.
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want an amateur hour. >> peopleant someone tre to make these digs. >> donald trump. >> they're bringing drug, they're bringing crime. they're rapts and some i assume are good people >> comete shutdown of muslims enring the united states. >> you're increasingly being compared to hitler. does that give you any pause at all. >> no, we are now at war. >> the war against isis. >> isis. >> the fight against isis. >> isis is gaining strereth, aren't they? supply don't think they y e gaining strength. we have contained them. >> the latest on jihadi john. >> believedd to be dead. >> csis in syria. >> millions have already been made refugees. >> the train attack thrted by those american heros. >>ere in paris. >> what was going through your mind. >> acting on adrenaline doing what we hadd to do t survive. >> more than 100 plus inches
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>> we are getting blasted, indeed, the blizzard in full force. >> 10,000 people without power. >> i want to go straight into that tornado. >> look at the damage to this roof. >> the winds knocking over this truck weighing tons. miraculs stories of survival out of nepal. that massive earthquake. >> they didn't think anyone here was still alive and then this morning they heard a voice. >> bombshell developments in the deflategate. dedeeetgate. >> defleetgatee scandal. >> coach, have you spoken to tom brady since the dedecision. >> i talk to the team every day. >> have you spoken to tom brady? >> i talk to the team every day. >> exclusive interview with hulk hogan. >> are you a racist? >> no i'm not. i never should have said what i said. >> naacp leader under fire for pretending to be african-american. >> are you african-american? >> i don't -- i don't't understand the question.
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>> we are curious if youou havave a message before your visit to the united states. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> historic decision by the court on gay marriage. >> the cnty clerk who refed to issue same-sex marriage licenses. >> kim davis. >> is your boss god. >> the main authority tha rules my life is the lord. >> bruce jenner's emotional roller coaster opening up. >> i am a woman. >> what if someday i could make a difference in the world. >> three brave women held captive for a decade in cleveland. >> share with us your emotions when you first realized it's over, i made it. >> this is it. i think we're free now. >> the team wins. were team. >> yes! oh glory >> that was the longest standing ovation.
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honor to dr. king. >> jennifer r aniston's top secret weding. >> how did you marriage toeep it a secret? >> where there is a will, there is a way. >> live on "gma's" 40 f f 40 live stream event. b by you're perfect ooh i want the time of my life >> our marathon 40 for 40 celebration,n, the epic good morning americaive stream. >> 40 years in 40 hours. >> unprecedented the access we've been given. >> a lot of big things. >> i've been up for almost 24 hours he and i'm getting delirious. i'm going to get loo tonight >> this was done for your anniversary, everybody. it took two days and twowo guys to pick this beautifuful -- [ laughter ] >> nick wattas been on our 40 for 40 express. [ cheers and applause ] see you on the rebound broke up w with the ex >> everyone you know and le
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>> good morning, america. >> i'm here with weather royalty from "a." the "gma" news anchors, come join me behind the desk here. >> happy -- >> happy -- >> good morning, america. happy birthday. i'm burning up pump me up that's how i'm feeling when you're nex to me >> you're on right now. >> hello, am i on? i have no idea if i'm on or not. >> oh, sorry. for reading our notes here. >> i believe this is a 2015 -- >> honeycrisp. >> welch's. >> a baby. >> we're not allowed to do that. >> you can touch tbaby. you are allowed. we're tight. you can come at m me like this -- this -- sosorry.
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>> uncle george. will baby-sit. sorrrry. >> marcia. >> robach gets a robach, strahan gets a a strahan, i never get a stephanopoulos. >> i'm short on time. cover your ears, people. >> whoa! living on a prayer sething in the way you move shake it down now shake it now watch me whip now watch me nae nae >> watat me nae nae. my amour la la la la la >> that is a drop the mike moment. >> quiet on the set! >> are youing for birdman or moa's family.
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>> wha did you say? i can't hearr you. >> oh, ah. >> i don't know how to drive this thing. >> chewie. >> monster mash dubsmash. >> taylor swift. >> the hulk. >> ed sheeran. >> cookie lyons. >> this cookie don't crumble. >> donald trump. >> your ratings will be huge! >> wak up. >> good morning. >ood morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning, america! >> good morning, america. i'm taking over "gma." >> good morning, america. >> hi, george. >> here we go. turning the tables. whoa, whoa, whoa. okay. >> crazy. >> look who is here. >> it is hot.
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>> , really? wa waag >> oooh. >> i've been hiding under that desk for three hours. >> what i he doing over here. >> be proud of his eyebroro. >> george, you have really good bonestructure. why don't you do a look? >> i'd call that one grecian bu. >> i'll take it. go big or go >> here they are your world cup champs. >> pleaseelcome team usa. so proud of you. so happ you bring us all to tears. [ cheers and applause ] >> aaagh! go big or ghome >> look at the water. here's a big one. >> whoo! >> gooo!
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timing. >> no hands, ginger. >> whoa! >> yay! i i did itt all >> good morning, america. welcome. i'm standing on this colossal alagmite, the jewel of the crown here in this cave. >>inger will t te us intoo the mouth of an erupting inging volcano with the help of a drone. >> look at this. we're just gettiting inside that crater. >> it is time for us to go above and beyond, to celelebrate the unsung heroes, all across this great country. >> weot about a thousand folks here to honor you. i did it all >> oh! >> it's overwhelming. ho do you put it into words? this is my fight song take
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>> t viral phenomenon "fight song" inspiring people all across the country. >> for these kids heroes and fathers are one in the same. who is that? >> that's my dad. >> that's your dad. >> richard, how are you? >> good. how are you, sir? >> i love you and i miss you. iiope you come back. >> i love you too, guys. >> in 2008 cheryl action jackson star a tiny food pantry for people in need in her hometown of plano, texas. >> aaagh. >> we want to bring he to your hometown, we're coming. we cannot wait to meet you. my fight song >> changing my life. >> a very scial coach helped turn around a high school football team and a community. >> all these studentss he something they want to say to you.
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>> going to disney world. >> ginger zee, how much we love u. especially because you'll do anything. >> anything. >> my most extreme adventure yet, motherhood. this is g going tbe the best day of my life my life [ cheersnd applause ] just keep your eyes on me i said you're holding bacack she said shut up and dance wh me this woman is my destiny she said ooh st up and dance with me >> ooh. >> dance. >> this. >> that is one of the songs from the show too. that you listen to. >> is that the dancing? ooh.
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dare look back just keep your eyes on me i said you're holding back she said shut up and dancece with me this wom is my destiny she said ooh shut up and dance with me >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. h shut up and dance >> roll 'em. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. makes me terry. it's an incredible year. 40 years too. >> yeah, and -- >> it flies by. so much news. >> i just have to say our team, i mean, look at the production, the work that went into all those fun celebrations, those moments that we can dance about, that's the team behind the scenes. you guys ro. i'm m so proud ofto be part of this family. >> the emotional stories are what get me when you reunite somebody. never a dry eye in the house. >> i love any chance we can see
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>> you know, some off those things i i forgot about. some of tse things i wanted to forget about. the show had a baby this year. how do you top ththat? >> we'll try. 20% -- >> what a great team we have. i want to thank the amazing team that put that piece together, matt knox, amanda keegan, dan and saval, marcello, yu-jin kim and, rob, what do you got for us?
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>>deborah: an anonymous
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holidays for several siouxland families...and he enlisted our help. the secret santa gave abc9 three- thousand dollars cash.....to give out to people who might need a little help. so, last week, with the help of the woodbury county sheriff's office...we handed out envelopes containing two hundred dollars each. as you can imagine...the surprise gifts definitely help spread holiday cheer. jessica rae: good morning we've got a quick news update for you... deborah there are many ways to receive matt:
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should start to mostly cloudy, high tomorrow, passing snow cloudy and cooler, day: light passing snow possible in afternoon, but chance increases overnight with a 60% chance mix. mostly cloudy, high 36. holiday travel plans should run smoothly weather- wise. could be blustery saturday with snow. we're are keeping an eye on the potential for a bigger system early next week. matt: good morning and happy wednesday! rain mixing with snow this morning and afternoon, should start to taper off after 2pm. mostly cloudy, high 38. tonight, clouds linger, low 22. tomorrow, christmas eve: light passing snow possible, partly cloudy and cooler, high 33. christmas
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elcome back to "gma." you're looking live at the hard hit town of holly springs,
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tornado outbreak across six states last night from alabama to illinois. nearly two dozen twisters blamed for at least seven deaths and they're getting a better look at the destruction this morning. also right now, several arrests during protests by t activist group black livives matter. the demonstration moved from the mall of america to the minneapolis/st. paul airport where officials said it caused a terminal to be shut down. christmastime is here again. thanks to the fab four. overnight 3450usic by the beatle beatles becoming available for streaming online on nine service,e, an early gift for fans like dan. >> i'm a huge beatles fan. around the horn quickly, favorite song. >> "twist and shout." >> "let i be." >> "let it be." >> not a beatles guy. >> wah-wah. >> i couldn't give you one beatles song. >> so young. >> i'm from memphis. i'm an elvis guy.
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record. >> gifts just keep coming. norad santa tracker. that is it the man of the hour flying near the solomon islands right now, already he has delivered hundreds of millions of gifts this morning. report. santa, don't forget my house. >> he won't. we also have the gift of music. it's not the beatles, don't relationship, it's the new york city's children's chorus singing "jingle bells" for us. they'll perform for us all morning. >> they soundreat but we do want to begin with madonna locked in a custody battle this morning. the pop star fhting in court with her ex-husband guy ritchie getting a court record to force their 15-year-old son rocco t to come home for the holidays with her. linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: overnight madonna expressing herself in a new york city courtroom asking a judge to enforce the return of her teenage son from london where
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guy ritchie. 15-year-old rocco who ty share custody of reportedly doesn't want to live with his mom preferring to stay with his dad in the uk. but manhattan judge deborah kaplan granted madonna's reques the megastar seen leaving court wednesday. the judge ordering rocco t to return to the u.s. the teen will reportedly get his own court appointed attorney allowing h to make a reque to live with his fatheher if he still wants to. >> reporter: the qen of pop who's in the middle of her rebel heart world tour reportedly just spent thanksgiving in barcelona with rocco and 10-year-old son david whom she adopted with ritchie in 20. madonn and ritchie divorced d back in 2008 ending their seseven-year marriage. ritchie since remarrying model jackie ainsley with whom he has threchildren. ritchie was notn court but his attorney according to "the dly news" telling the judge rocco
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york. abc newews has reached out to both madonna and ritchie, neither has responded. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> all right, thank you. we want to get more with nancy grace host of "nancy grace" on hln. this doeoes not sound like a merry christmas for anyone involved. what do you make of this case? >> well, you know, it's easy to take pot shots at madonna. everybody wants to bring up her sex book, but news flash, that was back in the '900s before she had children. everyone wants to suggest she's a bad mother. but thiss may be a case of a 15-year-old boy rebelling against living with a controlling mother. but what 15-year-old boy dsn't think his motherr is controlling? now, granted,pparently he's tired of touring with donna. he toured with her on "rebel
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he may be sick of that for all i know. know, he's got a girlfriend in london. if this is not hammered out between the parents this could go all the way to an international court at the hague. >> nancy, for now the court sided with madonna. will this impact the custody in the big picture? >> i don't think it will impact the custody in the big picture and many people function under the myth there is a magical age at which the child, a minor, under the age of 18 can pick to live with one parent or the other. that is not necessarily true. at age 16 in most jurisdictions you can be emancipated. you kno think about macaulay culkin, a example but the court very rarely lets a child choose who they're going to live with. they take into accou whatt is the best interest of the child, no we may guess that guy ritchie has more of a stable domestic life, but we don't know
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we'll find out as it unfolds. there will be a a court hearing o february the 3rd and the court for nowow that's justice deborah kaplan has told the boy he must return home and talk to madonna face-to-face. if he has any hope of ever living with his father. >> yeah, all righ nancy, i hope for their sake they think about that he's still a little boy. >> don't judge madonna on her sex book, okay. >> no, agreed. that's a greatinal point. nancy grace, we thank you. dan. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> i agree. great final point. let's switch gears a little bit here with so many people rushing to the stores today, the atms of america will be humming with activity dispensing cash for last-minute gifts but this morninge're getting a glimpse of what could be the future. new technologogy that would render your atm card a relic. abc's gio benitez is here with >> good morning. you really won't believe your eyes or maybe i should say you won't believeve what your es can
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cornea may become your xt debicard. >> agent confirmed. >> reporter: it's like a scene outf "mission: impossible" but biometrics are no longer t future. they're hi. citi bank giving us a look where they're in the early stages of testing this high-tech atm that uses your eye, not a card, to verify your identity. >> we are always looking for innotions that will bring simplicity to your life. >> reporter: deibold, the maker shows us how it works. >> please present your eyes. >> okay. this is very 007. first, you must register your eyes. then you simply schedule transactions through a mobile banking app. >> let's say you wanted $60 and you'd say, okay. >> reporter: when you arrive at the atm. >> just identify yourself, get your money. there's no more card, no more pin. >> reporter: when it comes to
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also testing them and jpmorgan says it already pla to roll some out in late 2016. >> use your fringeprint and enter your p.i.n. >> reporter: citibank says it makes your bank account even more secure. >> the iris scan is the second most reliable marker in your body behind the dna. >> reporter: it may seem silly but when they're thinking of that they're thinking of grabbing an eyeball and putting in front of a machine. >> no picture, no videos. >> no eyeballs. cybersecurity experts agree. >> it'll add security by providing a level of uniqueness that just doesn't exist with simple passwords. >> reporter: but the electronic frontier foundation says there still could be vulnerarability if an unauthorized person is able to hack into a sysm where your biometrics are stored. again, this technology is not ou yet. it's still being tested. citibank say it's important they get it right before it launches. in fact they don't even know yet
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but i kind of want itt now. it's pretty cool. >> yeah. >> gio, thank you so much. we want to say we have so much more coming up, correct? >> atm cards, the secrets on how to get the best deal on those popular plastic presents. the ultimate christmas surprise. this woman's family gave her a life-changing gift. wait until you see what it was. you don't want to miss it. fact you won't find the brand pharmacists recommend most for cold and flu relief at the shelf.
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back now with some help, for all of the shoppg procrastinators gift cards are the most pular gift this time of year and mara schiavocampo is at walgreens to tell us how to get the best deals on them. good morning, mara. >> reporter: lara, good morningng. holiday shoppers a expected to spend $26 billion on gift cards this year and what's not to love, rit, they're easy to buy, easy to use, but it turns
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them even more lovablele and get the pose bang for your buck. gift cards have becom as much of a christmas tradition as eggnog and lit up deng rations, those little plastic presents the number one most requested holiday gift for nine years running. >> if you don't know what to get somebody who has everything. >> if you feel awkward about givinghem money or buying a present you know thell turn. >> reporter: with millions of americans still not done with their holiday shopping, a quick trip to that rack of cards seems like the perfect solution. but how can you make sure you dot wrap up a bad deal? >> there's been a lot of confusion abouthether cards lose their value over time and it's important that consumers readhe kind of fine print. >> reporter: o experts say rule number one is watch out for fees. >> some cards that have a reloading fee. there could be an inactivity fee. >> reporter: rule number two, look for discounts. restaurants like outback and chili's offering bonus $10 gift cards wn you buy a $50 card. >> reporter: some retailers willl
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cacan getet aercentage off another one. >> reporter: or cash in on discounts when you buy the online only e-gift rds. amazon.com will give you up to 20% off cards for shoes, movie tickets or even an oil change. but to really save, go to rule number three, get the card for free at target, iphones, apple watches and ipads come with a free gift card worth up to $200. best buy thrhrowing in $20 for fitness trackers and $25 for coffeemakers. starbucks expects to shatter records for its cards selling 1700 cards every minute to pro-krascrtinateors becauause gifters know it's sure to get used. now, one thing to wat out for, these cards are very alluringo scammers too so whenou're buying one make sure you check for any signs of tampering
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lara, since it's never too late i was going to pick up some for you so maybe wee cld go to the movies togethers. >> i would love to. thanks for the great tips. now coming up ongood morning america," talk about excited, this mom thought her gift was her military son coming home for the holidays. ththat wld have been great, right? but she got an even bigger surprise.
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just heaaround the corner to walgreens when you're searching for thaterfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets, and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip, and a bark away.
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we have a reay cool holidaysurprise. a mom thought she knew what she was getting for christm, but, man, she w wrong and in the bestst posble way. >> it'ss impossible to oversell this story in all seriousness i want everybody to sk bk and take in . the lady's name is eva.a. you see the video, kids come home and surprise their parents for christs. that's one thing, yes, son came home but he brought someoneith him. you all sit back and enjoy is. >> huh? what's going on -- wow! oh, my god. >> wait for it. wait for it.
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>> i've been dreaming that it was a girl. >> oh. >> wait for the baby. >> oh! >> oh. >> all right.t. wow. >> let me elain. >>yes, please. the son and his wife, they adopted the baby girl and they kept it because things can go wrong in an adoption and didn't want to tell anyone until they knew for sure and they saidt's not something you can tel over the phone or e meal. we had to go there and thas the result. she just found out she's a grandmother. >> congratulations. that is a christmas gift. all right, so much more cing
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high 33. christmas day: light passing snow possible in afternoon, but chance increases overnight with a 60% chance mix. mostly cloudy, high 36. holiday travel plans should run smoothly weather- wise. could be blustery saturday with snow. we're are keeping an eye on the potential for a bigger system early next week. jessica rae: good morning we've got a quick news update for you now... for family fun will
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it's 8:00 a.m. and the dvever who crashed intoracy morgan's limo now charged with manslaughter. the walmart employee facing more than a decade in prison. coming to town home for the holidays. severe weather affecting millionsf travele snarling highways and delaying flights. what you will face as you make your way home just in time for christmas. it's the final countdown the clock is ticking. just 15 hours until it's time to gather around the tree. but there's still time to get massive bargains on gifts. we hav the last-minute deals to help you save. all i want for christmas is you and as we tart to celebrate the merryiest time of the year we'll take a look back at all the amazing moments that made this "gma's" best year ever as we say --
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>> ho, ho, ho. and heaven and -- >> there's the chorus singing christmas carols and saw the man himself. that is the official macy's nta stopping off here in times square before getting back in his sleigh for somee epic deliveries. >> the chorus. this is the new york city children's chorus, great to have them here demonstrating that it is possible to sing well with a a scarf on. so much to get to on this christmas eve, we have some last, last-minute deals to gifts you can still get before the big day. >> these deals are making me think it p pays to be a procrastinator. if it means family, feasting, how you can eat well and eat right. there he is, dave zinczenko has surprises for us in the gift boxes. >> right here. >> can't wait to see what is in herere. this is so important.
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>> that's what it's about. >> cookie crumbs on my face. a bad look. first to tom llamas with the morning rundown. >> the big story this momorning, the death toll rising after a south. violent storms spawning nrly two dozen twisters killing at least seven people in arkansas. reducing dozens of homes to that right there, rubble. a monster twister in holiday springs, mississippi, killed a 7-year-old boy riding in a car with his family. the winds were strong enough to toss this tractor trailer o its side and today more torrential rains are expected from atlanta to north carolina. and the south isn't the only part of the country facing travel delays this christmas eve. abc's alex perez is at chicago's o'hare aiort. alex, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tom. it has been pretty much nonstop. take a look at the mess behind me. the line is snaking through the security checkpoints. one person tling us it took them about 55 minutes to get to
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now, mother nature creating problems across the country. overnight, rain and fog causing thousands of flight cancellations and deys, nearly twice as many as you would see on a regular day. more than 38illion people are expected to fly this holiday season and more than 3.5 million of them will pass right here through o'hare. you're headed to an airport today, you bettere ready for some frustration. tom. >>hat's right. all right, alex, thank you very much. the homeland security department is reportedly planning a mass deportation of undocumented immigrantnts from central erica. "the washington post" reports as soon as next month, federal agents are planning to carry out raids tgeting hundreds of families who have ignored orders from an immigration judge to leave the cocountry. in politics now donald trump firi back at hillary clinton in a series of new tweets, trump warns clinton, quote, be careful, hillary, as you play the war on women card in respsponse tolinton saying she deplores the tone and rhetoric
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quote, i deplore the death and destruruction s caused. and check your credit cd statement carefully if you stayed at a hyatt hotel rececently. hyatt is the latest to report a braep of its payment processing syststem by hackers. no word yet how many hotels have been affected. a walmart truck driver has been indicted in last year's crash that injured comedian tracy morgannd killed morgan's friend. the charges include aggravated manslaughter a investigators say he had not slept, for get th, 28 hours and was still driving. a terrifying keen when this helicopter carrying tourists ss lurcd off the ground while landing. all seven peoplple on board were ok. alec baldwinin is back in the headlines, this time, guys, it's for something good. he and his wife rushed to help a man after he fell unconscious hitting his head on the sidewalk. baldwin called 911 while the man
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child's blanket under his head. a live holiday nativity scene, a goat decided the manger looked pretty comfy so hopped right insideit. everyone burst out laughing. even the actors. luckily baby jesus wasn't occupying the mang yet. i don't remember the goat in the story. the goat last night at least stole the show. >> thank you s so much. over to t.j. >> i'm relieved to hear that baby jesus is okay, guys. well, coming up on the "gma morning menu," yes, you can still get last-minutute gifts, believe it or not. also a gift coming to us from dave zinczenko telling us that we can actually indulge and watch y your waistline, whatever, man. tell m me something he. all right. we got the 2015 "gma" year-ender coming up. you do not wanant to miss the best moments we've had this year and a great crowd outside and the
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we got the new yk city's children's chorus. merry christmas from "gma.a." we're back in times square. stay with us. take a ride the challenges facing the country never stop. so neither does the u.s. army. we train. adapt. and get smarter. every soldier. every unit. every day. not to keep up with change; but to drive it. nobody knows what problems tomorrow will bring. but we do know who will solve them. this just in. the final countdown to christmas is here. wait what? gary, is thisteleprprompter rig? sweet molasses! i need to o start shopping immediately.
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ready to celebrate christmas and ring in the new year. we want to dell great a a fantastic year here on "gma.a." it's our 40th and here's a look back at the biggest news and the biggest fun. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good mornining, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> oh. >> exclusive. >> exclusive. >> exclusive first look only on "gma >> only on "gma." gloat a lot of fun to look forward to but like every morning for the last 40 years we'll start with news. >> breaking news. >> onhe sou lawn of the white house. >> dolby theatre. >> oregon. >> here in cuba. >> here is tehran. >> now to those attacks in paris and the hunt for the most wanted man in the world.
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said you killed our brothers in syria and now we're here. >> the gunman walked in during the bible study and suddenlyy opened fire. >> this churc is directly behind me. >> the naacp i is holding a rally to get this confederatate flag taken down. amazing grace >> california massacre. >> you can still see the vehicles, the cars left behd all those employees who raced out of that blding. >> i heard a lot of my coeagues running and stomping and crying. >> the huge field of presidential hopefuls. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thahank you. hillary clinton? >> everybody should. president? >>ut why you? >> i think this country is at a generational moment. >> you suggested voters don't
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>> people want someone there to make these digsgs. >> donald trump. >> there bringing drug, they're bringing crime. they're rists and some i assume are good people. >> complete shutdodown of muslims entering the united stes. >> you're increasingly being compared to hitler. all. >> no, we are now at war. >> isis. >> the fight ainst isis. >> isis is gaining strength, aren't they? supply don't think they are gaining strength. we have contained them. >> the latest on jihadi john. >> believed to be dead. >> crisis in syria. >> millions have already been made refugees. >> the train attack thwarted by those american heros. >> here in pas. >> what was going through your mind. >> acting on adrenaline doing what we ha to do to survi. >> more than 100 plus inches here in boston.
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indeed, the blizzard in full force. >> 10,000 people without power. >> i want to go straight into th tornado. >> look at the damage to t this roof. >> the w winds knocking over this truck weighing tons. >> miraculous stories of survival out of nepal. that massive earthquake. >> they didn't think anyone here was still alive and then this morning they heard a voice. >> bombshell developments in the deflategate. >> defleetgate. >> defleetgate scandal. >> coach, have you spoken to tom brady since the decision. >> i talk to the team eve day. >> have you spoken to tom brady? >> i talk to the team every day. >> exclusive interview with hulk hogan. >> are you a racist? >>no, i'm not. i never should have said what i said. >> naacp leader under fire for pretending to be african-american. >> a you african-american? >> i don't -- i don't understand the question. >> the pope will be here in just
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>> we are curious if you have a message before your visit to the united states. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> hisistoric decision by the court on gay marriage. >> the county clerk who refefused to issue same-sex marriagee licenses. >> kim davivis. >> is your bossgod. >> the main authority that rules my life is the lord. >> bruce jenner's emotional ller coaster opening up. >> am a woman. >> what if someday i could make a difference in the world. >> three bra women held capte for a decade in cleveland. >> sre with us your emotions when you first realized it's over, i made it. >> this isit. i ink we're free now. >> the team wins. we are team. >> yes! oh glory >> that was the lonongest standing ovation. >> i felt like we were paying
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>> jennifer aniston's top secret weding >> howow did youarriage to keep it a secret? >> where there is a will, there is a way. >> live on "gma's" 40 for 40 live stream event. baby you're perfect ooh iant the time of my life >> our marathon 40 for 40 celebration, the epic good morning america live stream. >> 40 years in 40 hours. >> unprecedented the access we've been given. >> a lot of big things. >> i've been up for almost 24 hours h and i'm gting delirious. i'm going to get loose tonight >> this was done for your anniversary, everybody. it took two days and two guys to pick this beautiful -- [ laughter ] >> nickk watt has been on our 40 for 40 express. [ cheers and applause ] see you on the rebound broke up with the ex >> everyone you know a love from 40 years of "gma" is back. >> good d morning,merica.
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>> i'm here wit weather royalty from "gma." >> the "gma" news anchors, come join me behind the desk here. >> happy -- >> happy -- >> good morning, america. happy birthday. i'm burng up pump me up tt's how i'm feeling when you're next to me >> you're on right now. >> hello, am i on? i have no idea if i'm on or not. >> oh, sorry. for reading our notes here. >> i believe this is a 201515 -- >> honeycrisp. >> welch's. >> a baby. >> we're not allowed to do that. >> you c touch the baby. you are allowed. we're tight. you can come at me like this -- this -- sorry.
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>>ncle george. will baby-sit. so sorry. >> rciano. >> robach gets a robach, strahan gets a strahan, i never get a stephanopoulos. >> i'm short on time. >> cer your ears, people. >> whoa! living on a prayer something in the y you move shaket down now shake it now watch me whip now watch me nae nae >> watch me nae nae. my amour la la la la la >> that is a drop the mike moment. >> quiet o the set! >> are youricaxg for birdman or momma's family.
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>> what did you say? i n't hear you. >> oh, ah. not my bu these bun >> i don't know how to dri this thing. >> chewie. >> monster mash dubsmash. >> taylor swift. the hulklk. >> ed sheeran. >> cookie lyons. >> this cookie don't crumble. >> donald d trump. >> your ratings will be huge! >> wake up. >> gd morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning, america! >> good morning, ameri. i'm taking over "gma."" >> good morning, america. >> hi, geoe. >> here w we go. turning the tables. whoa, , wh, whoa. okay. >> crazy. >> look who is here. >> it is hot.
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>> oh, really? wa waag >> oooh. >> i've beenn hidingnder that desk for three hours. >> what is he doing over here. >> be proud of h h eyebebws. >> george, you have really good bone structure. why don't you do a look? burn. >> i'll take it. go big or go >> here they aree your world cup champs. >> please welcome team usa. so proud of you. so happy. yo bring us all to tears. [ cheers and applause ] >> aaagh! go big or go home >> look at the water. here's a big one. >> whoo! >> gooo!
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timing. >> no hands, ginger. >> whoa! >> yay! i i did it all >> good morning, america. welcome. i'm standing on this colossa stalagmi, the jewel of the crown here in this cave. >> ginger will take us into the mouth of an erupting iing volcano with the help of a drone. >> look at this. we're just getting insidee that crater. >> it is time for us t go above and beyond, to celebrate the unsung heroes, all across this great country. >> we gotot abo a thousand folks here to honor you. i did it all >> oh! >> it's overwhelming. how do you put it into words? this is my fight son take back my --
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song" inspiring people all across the country. >> for these kids heroes and fathers are one in the same. who is that? >> that's my dad. >> that's your dad. >> richard, how are yo >> good. how are you, s >> i iove you and i miss you. i hope you come back. >> i love you too, guys. >> in 2008 cheryl action jackson ted a tiny food pantry for people in needn her hometown of plano, texas. >> aaagh. >> we want to bring home to your homewn, we're coming. we cannot wait to meet you. my fight song >> changing my lifefe >> a very specialoach helped turn around a high school football team and a community. >> all these students have something they want to say to you. >> this is overwhelming.
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>> gingerzee, how much we love you. especially because you'll do anything. >> anything. >> my mos extreme adventure yet, motherhood. this is going to be the best day of my life m my life [ cheers and applause ] just keep your eyes on i said you're holding back she said shut up and dance with m this woman is my destiny she sai ooh shut up and dance with me >> ooh. >> dance. >> this. >> that is one of f the songs from the show too. that you listen to. >> is that the dancing? >> ooh. shut up and dance don't you
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eyes on me i said you're holding back she said shut up and dance with me this woman is my destiny she said ooh shut up and dance with me good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning.g. >> good morning. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. ooh shut up and dance >> roll 'em. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. makes me terry. >> it's an incredible year. 40 years too. >> ah, and -- >> it flies by. so much news. >> i just have to say our team, i mean, look at the production, the work that went into all those fun cecelebrations, those moments that we can dance about, that's the team behinind the scenes. youu guys rock. i'm so proud ofto be part of this family. >> the emotional stories are what get me when you reunite somebo. neve a dry eye in the house. >> i love any chance we can see t.j. dance, i'm always thrilled.
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things i forgot about. some of those thing i wanted to forget about. e show had a baby thihis year. how do you top that? >> we'll try. 20% -- >> what a great team we hahaveve i want to thank t t amazing team that put that piece together, matt knox, amanda keegan, dan and saval, marcello, yu-jin kim and, rob, what do you got for us? >> i feel after that -- >> i thihink it's going to be huge! >> there we go. >> somome flash flood wwatch across the southeast and tornado watches. slow moving front, the record-breaking east will pump up temperatures in the 70s, oh, my goodness. santa will have a hard time skidding on the rooftop. takehe train because christmas is coming to the northern plains and rocky mountains where it will bemorning and afternoon, 70%
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expected to accumulate 2-3" south and east with a winter weather advisory in effe,
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there are many ways to receive sclarships for college... but a local high school senior has involved his iends, family, and good amount of blood. henry haafke is up for a 75750 dollar scholarship. all he has to do i gather 50 people or morto donate blood.... a project that life serve blood center created in an attempt to save more lifes with the donations. henry saysalthough he's raraising money for schoolhe feels like he's also making an n impact. "it makes me feel like i've done something always g good for money for college too," said haafke. "our scholarship program is something that we just love to have does it help us meet community...the community's blood supple needs, but it's also giving college students and hihg school students like henri a chance to get experience in event planning, leadership, recruitment...justso many things," said deroine. deborah: henry t his target goal...getting 52 people to come out and donate very cool henry.
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let's check in with for the weather. matt: good morning and happy wednesday! rara mixing with snow this morning ananafternoon, should start to taper off after 2pm. mostly cloy, high 38tonight, clouds linger, low 22. tomorrow, christmas ev light passing snow possible, partly cloudy and cooler, hi 33. christmas day: light passing snow possible in afternoon, but chance increases overnight with a 60% chance mix. mostly cloudy, high 36. holiday travel plans should run smoothly weather- wisecould be blustery saturday with snow. we're arere keeping an eye on the potential for a bigg system early
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jess thatt is the new y yk city children's chorus getting uss in the spirit for christmas all morning. their record is called "simple gifts" available on amazon and itunes in case you need a last-minute present, t.j., rob an i don't ne any help if we need last-minute presents here. we just raid the sleigh. >> we got the man. right now santaold me he's a little hot. it's 70 degrees in new york and the st is still working for him. we'll be hanging out with santa wiwi the folks for last-minute fts, we turn to lara andom for that. >> we have to find santa a pair of surfer shorts. 15 hours to go until chchristmas. tom is here to bail you out with the deepest discounts and last-second deals if you haven't gotten your shopping done yet, have you gotten yours left? >> no, i still have som big gifts to do after thisis broadcast.
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only some. >> some are r really good. >> most people can. i've been talalking to my sources in the retail world, got some amazing deals. the big board, the limited, right now, stewide you can't beat this,50% to 60% the entire ore. if you have teteenagers, some at home may have teenagers, abercrombie & fitch, that store, 40% to 60% off the entire store, the models are not for sale, 40% to 60% off. game game boreworryre gymboree, all their clothing is $14.99 and under. >> individual item what do you say for today. >> lara spencer, do y have one dollar. >> i have one dollar. >> i hahave an iphone. best plan, get an iphone6s.
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you work hard, you work long hours, doing the antique thing, you need a break. how about arecliner. i have a recliner for you. 50% off series recliner plus $50 off once you buy it. great deal, take a load off, lara. >> i agree. the first thing on myy list was recliners so -- >> nothing says i love you or merry christmas like a hammer. lowe's,45% off tools, screwdrivers, hammers, chisels, whatever you want, 45 bucks, bust out of jail, there you go >> well, they are great gifts for both men and womomen and t then christmas? >> you know, this is a traradition that goes back to the 19th century going back generations to cuba andspain, t white sale, linens, linens in january, you can get linens after christmas deals, spectacular, you can get all kinds of thing, everythihing you want. >> if this news thing dsn't work out for you -- shopping network.
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>> b real q quick outerwear,ee know it t so warar so you can get g gat deals on coats so expensive. >> wait after christmas. >> mock turtlenecks are flylyin off the shelves they're so cheap. >> is there a deal on a dickey? >> possibly. fitness equipment because we eat so much, we want to workk out, the thighmasters on sale if you want it, fitness equipment, t.j. wants some tank top, he'll look good in them, dumb many bells for rob, if you need a treaeaill -- >ny reason why w we should wait until after the holidays. >> people work out and eat so much and want to look good after christmas. >> deeper discnts. >> deeper discounts. >> okay. >> especially outerwear, mock turtleneck, trust me on this. >> you knonow wt a dickey is, right? >> i have no idea. >> a turtleneck that gs to here and can tuck it into a shirt. >> a dickey. >> a dickey. >> which is very cool --
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advice. we appreciat it. we shouldd s s nobody does christmas like disney. they're in the business of making dreams come true and robin went behind the scenes and met one very deserving family. >> reporter: it's the most wonderful time of t the year.. in the most knowledge cal place on earth. awesome crowds, toy soldiers were in place and ready to kick off christmas disney style. santa claus the pererformances are magical. >> reporter: arna, seal, oh, my. even the wicked cast of "descendants" came to play who could askk for more. >> you know janel parrish from "pretty lilittle liars" but she played a different role here.
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>> so much fun and got to meet people i admired. >> what's the most unforgettable mont. >> let's make one right now. >> five, four, three -- >> on main street i had the opportunity to meet the rogers, a family with six adopted children who spent the entire week in the park, a holiday treat for a deserving family. i mean, what's it like to be in this family. >> we all love each other so mumu and it's just likeke havavg a bunch of characterss balled up into one. it's r reallyfun. >> tell me wha this experience was like for the rogers family. >> it was a chance of a lifetime and it was unbelievable, the kids, the smiles, the quirky little moments and the shows and things that we sa the moments creaead that we couldn't have done on our own, we're so thankful. it was truly amazing. >> great family. our thanks to robin for that. disnsn park celebratesot only
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but the unforgettable moments it has created over the pt 60 years. diuney park's unforgettable christmas celebration airs on abc at 10 a.m., noon eastern, air times vary s soheck your local listings and let's get it over to rob fornother look at the weather. it is crazily warm out here santa doesn't break a sweat. breathable. protects him in the elements. look at this beautiful christmas sweater.r. come on. whe are you from? >> ohio. >> we take them all sorts and shapes and sizes and all the states. we love them. you know, how about christmas it's an annual tradition. tom spoke abobout his. chriristmas, florida, 86, rudolph, wisconsin, 33, santa, idaho, 27, evergreen -- sorry, colorado, 27 and minus 4 in alaska. the snow is out west.morning and afternoon, 70% chance. snow expected to accumulate 2-3" south and east with
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adviry in effect, > this weathercast brought to you by ashley furnure. it is christmas eve and feels like the fourth of july. dan. >> santa is definitely not sweating. >> s santa is sweating bucks. >> it's the most wonderfrf time of the year. >> right. >> say it like y y mean it next time. coming up our health and wellne guru dave zinczenko talks about havg a chrisistmas feast without derailing your diet. what's in the boxes? that's ahead as we hear the lovely voiceof the new york
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a we are a week away fromm making new year's resolutions, one of the most popular one, of course, is losing weight and this is the time of year when many of us do a lot of grazing at holiday party -- >> grazing, is that what we call it. >> i'm not really eating. >> tips on guilt-free grazing, dave zinczenko, man, it's the holidays. ki just drink copious amounts of winend go with the salt and the ham and the fat, just one day. >> you're not going to do t tt here. the average christmas day is 7,7,000 calories. i'm not going to grinch it up but we're going to have a lot of
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>> appetizers. >> starting with shrimp. this is the number one shrimp and prosciutto wrapped melon balances. here's the thing, just one of these, this is so mu protein, it's just ten calories so you could have a dozen o these o you could havav one fatty pig in a blanket. the protein will fill you up. the prosciutto wrapped melon ball is fantasticececause you're getting the italian ham but it's packed with vitamin c and in-laws talk polilitics, this helps bust stss. pass me another melon ball. >> you threw some ham in there. >>hese are 25 calaloriess each so either could eat nine of these or three little like swedish meatballs. >> main course. >> what we got? >> rht here.
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>> we're going with the ham. this is just 106 calories per serving and 85 of thohose cories is protein. this little piggy will not go to your waistlin okay. right here and, again, you're getting proteinwhich is going to help fill you up without filling you out so thatou have -- >> so far so good. i was a little skeptical. i kind of like what we're doing. >> we got anoththerone. so these are the sides. we've got brussels sprouts, the great thing abo brussel sprout, 38 calories per cup, zero fat. zero fat. which means that you can then bring the decadent add-o like maple sup and sizzling bacon and you're still only at 180 calories. >> even with the bacon. >> even with the bacon and the maple syrup. >> you know, t.j., don't just go for the bacon. go for the vetababtoo. >> don't get me started on mashed potatoes.
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here the parmesan roasted potatoes. what's great, you know what you're getting. it's fsh slices, it's finally grated cheese, olive oil, heart healthy. >> if you haven't created menus think about the r roasted potatoes instead of the more traditional mash. >> all comingnder 1,000 calories. >> including -- incncding t t coconut cream pie. >> come on, man. >> 240 calories per slice. and it's an egg based filling. we use meringue instead of flipped cream and it's just a great way to -- >> one plate. one plate. i start at that end and make it to this end. how many caloes. >> 900. >> come on. >> as opposed to 7,000 calories. >> here's a tip. use that handy device called a plate and a height restriction is in effect. >> right. if you fill that plate that's it. that's it. >> because people who don't use plates eat 100% more when theyy
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food table. >> i was skeical but you brought me around here.
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and ariana grand have all season long we've been celebrating macy's's believe campaign representing to bring joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions and donates $1 to make-a-wish for every letter dropped or or submitted online. this morning our christmas eve grd finaleo let's take look bk at everything they've accomplished. 'tis the season to believe and when it comes to believing, 17-year-old taylor hay is an expert. eight years ago at the age of 9 she was diagngnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. > there were several types i was hospitalized for five weeks straight andad allerergic reactions and it was tough. >> reporter: as difficult as it was, it cemented in her a deep sensef faith.
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faith i so important and just believe that everything is going to get better. >> reporter: i only appropriate then when taylor, an aspiring child actress was given a chance to have a wish granted she wished to voice a role in the annual holiday special "yes, virginia" and the importance of believing in santa claus. > where he you been? >> we wentnt to see santa. >>epter: she voiced the character taylor n ned after and de t t look just like her.r. >> she's so much fun. she's so bubbly and energetic. >> he brought me a dollhouse. >> i got a bow and arrow. >> it was a blast to be able to voice her. >> for taylor and her mother, the making of "yes, virginia" was just what the doctor ordered. >> just seeing her come to life meant everything to her which, of course, meant everything to me to see m daughter doing what she loved to do. >> today, taylylor's cacaer-free, ray full time college student and proof positive in the importance of believing. the world.
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wish, i'm a actually able to give back through the wish. one of my mottos eecially goin through cancer is that i have to believe that everything is going t get better and, you knknow what, it did. >> and there he is, the man himself but we are joined by martine reardon, chief marketing officer of macy's and john crowley, board chair of make-a-wish america and you're holding a very large check, all of your hardork has culminated in how much money. >> $2 million. i am so proud to say. congratulations. foundation. macy's believe campaign, the best campaign that i believe macy's does to helphe make-a-wish foundation for all of those children with life-threatening diseases to make their wishes come true. >> i want to ask, what does this mean to mama-a-wish? 2 million must go a long way. >> t the generosity of macy's, martine is remarkable.
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provide wishes for over 200 childrenen with this gift and, you know, i'm honored to be the national chairman of make a wish but i'm also t wish dad of two very special children, megannd patrick so we know as a family thee impact that a wish can have not just on the children but on the families themselves so to be able to provide that, a couple of hundred times is really remarkable and special and thank you so much, macy's and mamartine. for making this happen. >> you know firsrsthand we just saw it in the piece the impact it makes for them fighting for their lives. so generous of macy's to match and so generous of folks who decided to participate. >> we really want to thank our customers, it's our customers and employees who really help make this hapappeno raise $2 million, million i one day on national believe day while we were granting 50ishes simultaneoususly across the country. macy's loves the make-a-wish foundation. this is one of the gatest
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dna which is to really give back to all our communities across the country so i thank "gma" for helping us do this. you know, i am a boa member of the make-a-wish foundation so near and dear to my heart and john and i work hard to make suree can grant these wishes. >> we've bn talking about food and shopping but this is the meaning of christmas. >> thihis i i wt it's all about. >> the abili to share the powerf the wish whichs just great so merry christmas. >> a simple statement. santa, what would you like to sa to our viewers. >> it's the most wonderful time of the year and happy christmas to all and to all a good morning. >> yeah! congratulations to martine, to john, the entire team at macy's and make-a-wish, learn more about the macy's believe campaign at our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! oh, santa is jingling away and coming up we've got the new
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ay "good morning america is brought to you by prudential, prudential, bring your challenges. >> action fans including as i've just learned tom llamas have a major christmas gift heading their way when "point break" hits movie screens t the reimaging of the classic featuring extreme athletes pushing the lilt and abc's nick watt got to ride along with some of the stunt men. >> reporter: "point break" the
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with this ridiculous ride along a ridge filmed from a helicopr andd under the helmets these guys. >> there was a few times i got literally blown off the trail and just went down the side of the mountain because of the rotor wash. >> reporter: you have to go big and lived to tell the tale. you guys do not have death wish. >> no. it's calculated over many, many, many years of riding >> reporter: there's dustin, steve. who's the third guy? >> ah. >> they taught me how. >> i'm still alive. >> whoo! >> you cleared the tabletop. i'm proud of you. >> i'm riding the actual bike dustin rode in "point break" mercifully n not on t virgin trails in utah thepicked for the movie location. was it terrifying? >> a couple time, yeah and i think it was p pbably more terrifying for him. >> because he was in your dust. >> yeah, he c cldt see anything. >> 90% of it almost completely blind. me of the ridges are literally
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>> but they claim this, even this is safer than riding a a motorcycle on a public highway. >> people still get hurt really bad but you don't hav to worry about cars or things in the road. >> texting and riding on the tracks. >> nobody is texting and driving on the tracks. >> reporter: forgogo morning america," nick watt, abc news at the l.a. county raceway. >> i'm suddenly very impressed with nick watt. by the way, "point-blank" in theaters tomorrow. >> great. >> "point break." >> what did i say "point-blalank." >> thanks for being with us on this christmas eve. we're wishing all of you a wonderful holiday. >> poi-blank we'd like to wish you that and the official macy's's santa for spending time with us. he was a good sport even thoug it's rather warm out there. >> and a warm good-bye and a special thank you tour graphic artist wendy hirsch retiriring after 35 years here at abc news,
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>> yes, we salute you, congratulation congratulations. now to sing us into the holiday here's the new york city's children chorus with "o come all ye faithful sing all these from heaven above you now... deborah: for family fun will either be closed holiday hours ov the next few days. the long lines family rec center gym will remaiain open for the holiday break... with special hours on christmas and new years eve. however, it will be closed on chstmas daday. and the climbing closed during the holidays.. but will have tended hours from the 28th
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the sioux city art center will be closing at 4-pm today. d will close at 6 on new years eve they'll be closed both christmas and new years day the i-b-p ice center will also have som adjustments to ththeir holiy schedule, they'll be open today from one to the p-m. and closed on christmas day. opening back up onon the 26t jessicic let's check in with for the weathehe matt: : good morning and happy wednesday! rain mixing with snow this morning and afternoon, should start to taper off after 2pm. mostly cloudy, high 38. tonight, cloududs linger, low 22. tomorrow, christmas eve: lig passssing snow possible, partly cloudy and cooler, high 33. christmas day: light passing snow possible in afternoon, but ance increases overnight with a 60%0% chance mix. mostly cloudy, high 36. holiday travel plans should run smoothly weaer- wise. could be blustery satury withththnow. wre are keeping an e e on the tential for a
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