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be back up here for local updates in just a few minutes. >> always get the latest news and werlth onather on our website, nbc10.com. >> have a great day. good morning. christmas crash. hackers target sony once again. and this time microsoft. could it be connected to that massive cyber attack on sony pictures as "the interview" finally hits theaters to a sold-out crowd? > shoppers taking back an estimated $20 billion in unwanted gifts. what you can do to make your exchanges hassle free. michael sam, first openly gay man drafted into the nfl speaks out. and reveals he has talked to other gay players currently play nth league. officer, hey, somebody's having a baby. >> christmas bundle of joy.
helping a woman deliver her baby on a subway train. the drama caught on tape. the holiday delivery you'll never forget "today," friday december 26th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm carson daly. >> and i'm tamron hall along with sheinelle jones, dylan dreyer. matt savannah al natalie, rudolph, blitzen, they're all off today. >> almost a different network. >> i like blitzer. is that a new reindeer? >> it was a long night. >> it was a long night, carson knows. one delivery won't be returned.
>> great story out of philadelphia. >> right? a group called lizard squad claiming responsibility for a massive new cyber attack against the networks for two popular video game systems. hallie jackson is in los angeles. hallie good morning to you. >> good morning, tamron. overnight we saw reports of intermittent outages and the timing of this crash could not have been worse, people unwrapping the hottest gifts of the season could not logon to play. it doesn't look like the outages are related to the original cyber attack against sony but yet another headache for a company that has had plenty. >> i never heard of microsoft getting hacked into before. >> reporter: hoping to log back on to x box and playstation after a disturbing christmas outage that had many lighting up social media to complain. playstation tweeted engineers are investigating. a hacker group called lizard squad is taking responsibility
for the network crash with one twitter account posting we truly are the grinch. >> what the heck is happening? >> reporter: the outages happened the same day as the big screen release of "the interview." sony owns playstation and sony pictures. right now there's no. that hacker group called itself guardians of peace and threatened retaliation if "the interview" went public. but it did in a big way, with sellout crowds lining up coast to coast. and the film's co-star saluting those who showed up. >> if it wasn't for theaters like this and people like you, this literally would not be happening right now. >> it was hilarious in a stupid
way. >> reporter: moviegoers hope their message gets out. >> i enjoy their work their comedy. but it's as much if not more so a freedom of speech issue. >> reporter: we could find out box office numbers for "the interview" soon. some predict "the interview" would earn a fraction of what the top releasing movies will make. post holiday shopping. gabe gutierrez is in atlanta to show you what you will be saving. good morning, gabe. >> reporter: carson good morning. we're here in atlanta, one of the city's busiest. doors should be opening in less than an hour. retailers across the country, some of them, are opening as early as 6:00 am. it is down to the wire for brick and mortar stores. they're hoping to make up for disappointing and lackluster sales on black friday and super
saturday. customers are eager to use those gift cards before they lose value. customers should expect heavy discounts on clothing which has not been a hot seller this year. for those of you planning returns -- and there's plenty of you -- here is some simple advice. know the store's policy bring your receipt and bring your i.d. more retailers are asking for it, to cut down on fraud, which is estimated to cost the industry $4 billion a year. the national retail federation had forecast holiday sales this year would jump more than 4%. today for retailers here should be crucial to meet that target. >> gabe gutierrez on the story for us this morning. now to that tragic ambush of two police officers in new york. wake for rafael ramos as more information leads to a new
arrest. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. a real sense of tragedy to what should have been a week of celebration and tradition. since last weekend's ambush killings of two officers new york city police are stepping up efforts to enhance their own safety after receiving threats, resulting in arrests of at least six people. officials said one man was overheard on a phone threatening to kill more cops, search turned up weapons in his own home. nypd officers rafael ramos and winjin liu were shot sitting in their patrol car. the suspect then killed himself. heels of high had been profile deaths of two black men, michael brown in ferguson missouri eric garner on staten island here in new york. in both cases, grand juries
decided not to charge the officers setting off unrest around the world. rekindled in missouri after an 18-year-old man was killed by police tuesday night five miles from the ferguson flash point. dozens of protesters gathered some shutting down an interstate highway. releasing security video they say shows the man pointing a gun at the officer. back in new york the slain officer s officers' families in mourning. the family of officer wenjian liu made their first trip to the crime scene christmas eve, laying two wreathes one for liu, one for his partner, rafael ramos. >> my father was an incredible man. he was an incredible husband to my mother and he was a really dedicated officer. he truly cared about the people of new york city. >> reporter: the ramos family
was back here at the scene yesterday on christmas day. funeral services for him are set for saturday. vice president biden ares expected to attend. jetblue is offering to fly liu's members from china and cops from around the country who wish to pay their final respects. tamron? >> thank you. >> nice gesture there from jetblue. protests unfortunately got violent. >> yes. demonstrators protesting police killings of black men nationwide organized what was supposed to be a peaceful march. instead some of them shattered windows and set fire to dumpster dumpsters, vowing to not give police time off over christmas. george h.w. bush remains hospitalized. nbc's jacob rascon is in houston
and join us with the very latest on his condition. jake jacob? >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning, the former president is going on his fourth day at the hospital. he had a quote, terrific christmas day. tuesday he suffered what was being described as a shortness of breath and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. bush 4 is the oldest living president. although parkinson's disease make it is difficult for him to speak and walk he has remained active even skydiving on his 90th birthday. he was also at houston methodist two years ago, suffering from bronchitis and a persistent cough. that time he was here for two months this time around we're told his health scare is not that serious. sheinelle? >> we certainly wish him the best. jacob rascon thank you. the president and first lady visited a nearby marine base. thanking the men and women for their service and saying that
afghanistan has a chance to rebuild thanks to their service. by next week they plan to pull out most of the troops. starting in january, customers can order large fries again in japan. for almost three weeks, mcdonald's was running short on fries. labor disputes in the u.s. crippled the supply chain to japan, home to some 3,000 mcdonald's restaurants. it was a warm welcome from the miami heat for lebron james. king james kicked off the christmas night game by hugging his former teammates as most cheered for the man who helped to bring championships to miami. he hasn't talked to pat riley since his disputed return to cleveland. a big win for the cavs. business as usual after its
beloved panda cub came home for christmas. the drama began wednesday when the giant panda cub touched a hot wire that marks the boundary of her habitat. the mild shock scared the 16--month-old panda and stay there had for more than a day in a tree. she finally came down in time for a big christmas dinner. >> that's nice. >> i've been obsessed with that story since -- >> you have? >> yes. she runs up the tree and is looking down like i'm not coming back down. >> i'm not going to let this happen again. >> a lot of people on facebook were talking about the mom pacing overnight, frantic, hoping she would come down. >> and she finally came down. adorable. >> happy ending. >> yes. let's get a check of the post holiday weather in for al. >> post holiday much better than
preholiday. we lost a lot of the rain. we have snow showers and rain across southern new mexico. this will turn into a bigger storm system into saturday especially. we have winter weather advisories in effect. blue areas are your winter storm warnings. that's where we'll see most of the snow in the highest elevations. a foot of snow in parts of the rockies. an additional six to nine inches. we're looking for this to turn into more of a free storm in parts of nebraska mississippi. you can see this warm air out ahead of this frontal system will trigger more showers and storms. as for snowfall, we're looking not as much accumulation in denver but in aspen, we could see more as well. up into the northwest and snoqualmie pass we could see up to a foot of snow and nine to 12 inches in parts of idaho, dakotas and western montana, too. your local forecast is coming u
good morning, i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. today sunny and mild and less wind than what we saw on christmas day. temperatures range between 52 and 55 degrees, well above our average of 42 degrees. as we head to the rest of today, 54 degrees heading into tomorrow. sunny and mild and then we see clouds moving in overnight saturday and a chance of showers lingers into sunday with a cold front approaching. by next week very cold temperatures in the 30s for your daytime highs.
>> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. christmas presents can come in various shapes and sizes. for one couple this came in the best way. >> this is being called what else a christmas meerk snl a woman went into labor on a subway car and couldn't get to the hospital. >> officer, hey, somebody's having a baby. >> reporter: a special christmas delivery no one expected. southern pennsylvania transit police were alerted thursday night that a woman was going into labor on a subway train and two on-duty officers quickly jumped into action. >> i was praying for the medics to come and take over. it was happening so fast. the baby was already coming out and we did our training and what we should do. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows the officers with the couple during delivery. they were able to help with the birth and remove the umbilical
cord wrapped around the baby's neck. >> the mother wanted to hold the baby. the father offered the shirt off his back to warm the baby up. >> reporter: everyone was overjoyed to learn it was a healthy baby boy, especially his proud dad, posing with the two officers. >> there was excitement. everyone was excited, happy, congratulating the police officer. >> reporter: onlookers were captivated one witness capturing the video of the officers carefully carrying the newborn to the ambulance. >> it was wonderful. they cuddled the baby rushed it into the ambulance. very good. >> reporter: transit police celebrated the good news too, chief of septa saying i have waved today's fare for our newest rider. >> i was hoping for a quiet shift. don't we all? this experience was pleasant. it was. during the holiday, this is the right time. >> very memorable. both mom and baby are in the hospital doing well.
no word on what they are naming the baby tamron and carson. some are saying noel works. >> oh, pretty. betty, thank you. >> great story. unbelievable. >> adorable. today marks ten years since the deadliest tsunami on indonesian's coast that killed more than 220,000 people. katy tur has more. katy good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was a decade ago today that the world woke up to an unimaginable disaster a tsunami that ripped through 14 countries and left towns flattened, including here where today, survivors are recounting those scary moments and remembering those lost. >> on 26th of december 2004 we woke up and took a stroll on this beach. >> oh, my god! >> 15 20 feet tall. >> reporter: an hour later, the beach was overcome and a wave like no one had ever seen was
crashing into petra's hotel room. >> i never heard the word tsunami before. >> never? >> never. >> reporter: suddenly she and the love of her life were sucked out to sea. eight hours later the super model was clinging to a tree. >> palm tree like this one was my savior. >> reporter: her boyfriend, simon atley, one of more than 5,000 on the west coast of thailand who didn't make it. a decade later, it is rebuilt and the tourists have come back. but the lost are long but forgotten. banda aceh 150 miles away from the epicenter of that 9.1 quake that caused the tsunami. there, the anniversary was marked with prayers for the dead. 130,000, one-third of this coastal community, killed in a matter of minutes.
this woman never found her mother brother or sister. >> the worst thing is, you could not do anything. >> reporter: from aceh the focus now is on a brighter stronger future mangrove trees to protect the coastline, the face of a lost loved one in a 1-year-old child. and on a thai beach where so much was taken, a smile from a survivor. >> tsunami has given me many gifts and one of them is to be -- to have this consciousness of how lucky i am. >> reporter: and she says she's so lucky because she's been able to open 107 schools for kids in places that have been torn apart by national disasters. that is why, she says she smiles every day. guys back to you. >> katy tur, thank you. jenna is covering the orange room since carson is here. we had a baby delivery on the subway in philadelphia. >> no. >> delivering here? >> i am not going to top that. i am not going to do that.
i am not going to mimic that. i walk around wherever i go just in case -- it's not going to happen. >> get the camera right up here. >> that's disgusting. so we're coming off the holiday season. it's so rare we can walk away from the holiday season saying i got the perfect present. it's rare someone said that. not money orphansiness just the perfect present. that guy right there not only got the perfect present, come with me -- >> take a look. >> #the perfect present, posted his hash tag of the perfect present t kind of was. his beautiful wife got this t-shirt, lax to jfk, a route he knows oh, so well he can practically fly the plane himself. not to be outdone, my daughter is obsessed with music. we both got guitars. >> adorable. >> this holiday season. two ladies, two guitars, one cool version of "you are my
sunshine." so lame with harper. i played like most of it. #perfect presents. from leslie my 4-year-old's reaction on christmas morning. priceless. kristin, my number two pencil socks. look we all have our own. to each his and her own this one, michelle said surprise it's a girl. second granddaughter on the way. i would eat maybe half the chocolate but to each his and her own. little dominic and his new tool set. he's already building something. >> so cute. >> so cute. so perfect. what if you didn't get the perfect present? what are you going to do with the gift you don't love? the big question will you regift it? is it right? is it are wrong? we want to know. head to facebook. we want to know. we'll have the results for you. >> jenna, thank you. i'm so torn about the regifting thing. >> why? >> somebody knows somebody who will know that -- >> i don't want to get busted. >> perfect wine or something that could work out.
coming up the end of an era. frat house that inspired a hit show as it comes to a close. and on trending what a mess. adorable videos capturing dad's styling their daughter's hair for the very first time. we'll have all that for you coming up. but first your local news and weather. suffering from the flu is a really big deal. with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. attack the flu virus at its source with prescription tamiflu. and call your doctor right away.
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good morning and happy friday i'm christine maddela. let's get the first alert forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. >> beautiful shot of cape may as the sun continues to come up. plenty of sunshine in store for us today. temperatures warming above average, once again. into the 50s. 38 degrees currently in philadelphia and a cold 30 degrees in allentown and only 31 in mount pocono. as we head into the rest of today, the sun will continue to shine and we'll see calm conditions. temperatures by 9:00 a.m. 40 degrees. >> let's get a check on traffic by katy zachary. >> this is 76 westbound right at city ave where we're not seeing
a lot of volume at all, which is very uncharacteristic at this time. a lot of people are staying home or taking an easy day off after christmas. drive times on the pennsylvania turnpike between route 1 and the exit for valley forge. only 22 minutes in both directions. funeral services held today for a chester county high school student who died after getting the flu. andrew specht collapsed while working at his part-time job a week ago. his family said he died from complications from the flu bug. further tests are needed to confirm the cause of death. i'm christine maddela and another update coming your way in 25 minutes. remember, you can always get the latest news and weather on our website, just head over to nbc10.com. now, we'll send it back to "today" show. have a great day and a wonderful holiday weekend.
7:30 now on this friday morning, december 26th, 2014 the day after christmas, of course. the royal family including the duke and duchess of cambridge celebrating, attending the traditional church service at an estate near london. we hope you had a happy day where you live not a royal one. but -- >> a crown royal one. >> i like that. sony and microsoft working to investigate and prepare damage from another possible cyber attack both the playstation and x box live gaming networks experienced widespread problems. a hacker group called lizard
squad is claiming responsibility. the family for rafael ramos made an emotional visit to honor him last night. they were ambushed over the weekend while sitting in their patrol car. former president george h.w. bush spent another night in a hospital. he was admitted tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath. the former president is said to be in great spirits. coming up a very emotional good-bye as washington, d.c.'s real-life alpha house closes its doors. we'll hear from those who shared cramped quarters for years. a new space race on for 2015. we'll tell you what's planned. let's begin this half hour with with a revealing new interview from michael sam, the first openly fwai player drafted into the nfl. you could be surprised to hear what he has to say now. craig melvin has more.
good to see you. >> tamron good to see you. it's been a challenging year after michael sam was wave friday the dallas cowboy's practice squad. he has impacted the game in different ways off the field, telling oprah he's not alone. >> there's a lot of us out there. i'm not the only one. >> yeah. >> i'm just the only one who's open. >> reporter: michael sam says other gay players have quietly contacted him since he publicly came out. >> a very few reached tout me. >> meaning one, two, three, five? >> very few. >> okay. >> reached out to me and pretty much told me their gratitude and how they were thankful that i had the courage to -- they wish that they had the courage to come out. >> st. louis rams select michael sam, defensive end, missouri. >> reporter: drafted in may, it marked the turning point for the nfl. >> i'm a football player and i'm gay.
>> reporter: milestone noted in the sports world and beyond. >> i was nervous. it was like man, i'm actually doing it. but saying it how everyone's reaction was, it was so awesome and not like these are my teammates, my brothers. i can play for these guys. >> run on the old network, sam admits growing up with his own brothers wasn't ease. >> i they called me a fag. they called me gay. anything you could think of just to hurt me. >> reporter: now he says he appreciates the gestures made by those other gay players in the nfl. >> gay men in the nfl? >> gay men in the nfl. show their respect and admire my courage. it was very good. >> reporter: despite the fact that sam was cut from the rams and waved by the dallas cowboys, many believe by publicly coming out he changed the culture of the nfl. >> i think michael sam and what he did was very courageous. i think it had an impact,
definitely. >> reporter: so as for those who say sam has been kept out of the nfl because he's gay, sam says he does not believe that. earlier this month he tweet identity know i have the talent to play in the nfl and look forward to getting the opportunity once again to prove i can help a team win. so far, no teams have come forward. >> it could happen. >> oh, definitely. >> it could happen. >> craig, thank you very much. let's turn and get a check of the weather from dylan. >> it's been pretty mild most of december. we are going to start to see some changes. this dip in the jet stream producinge inging snow in the rockies. mild in the southeast and midatlantic a little while longer. st. louis, up to 57 today, 17 degrees above average. chicago at 49. you go back to rapid city and denver temperatures will be about 15 to 25 degrees below av good morning.
i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. today sunny and mild and less wind than what we saw on christmas day. temperatures range well above our average of 42 degrees. as we head into the rest of today, 54 degrees heading into tomorrow. 58 sun eny and mild and a chance of showers lingers into sunday with a cold front approaching. by next week very cold temperatures in the 30s for your daytime highs. we are getting closer to the weekend. that means sunday night is football night in america. the steelers are hosting the bengals. they both already clinched playoff berths. i'm sure they wouldn't mind home field advantage, or the steelers. cloudy showers early in the day. 37 degrees. not too bad. little warmer than what you would expect for football. that's sunday night, football night in america. >> could be a goo good game.
>> yeah. >> appreciate it dylan. most of us grow out of the roommate phase. in our 20s probably. on capitol hill longstanding frat house of sorts that they have called home for decades. that historic era is coming to an end. for more than three decades, this charming spot has been home to a high-powered but lovingly low rent congressional frat house. >> who is the messiest? >> i must confess. >> you, senator schumer? >> i am. >> reporter: senior senate democratic leaders by day. >> that's where i sleep. >> reporter: squeezed in next to the kitchen. why do you live like frat boys? >> it's close, affordable and it's been a good pleasant social -- i'm the newbie. >> reporter: arriving 22 years ago with his cast-off family heirlo oochlt m. >> first piece of furniture my
wife and i bought when we were married. >> reporter: congressman george miller bought the place in the 1970s. >> he is the best landlord anyone could have. >> i've been subsidizing for years. >> reporter: >> low rent. >> reporter: check out the record collection. yes, lps. linda ron statd still on the shelf. rat trap. >> a dozen of those around the house they go off every now and then. >> reporter: lawmaker lodging launched the theory alpha house. >> i'm good. >> me too. >> no you're not. >> reporter: real life cast once included former defense secretary of state but then congressman leon panetta. >> that's the leon panetta bed. >> reporter: the arrangement here never really involves cooking. >> that's it. >> beer wine and mustard. >> reporter: smithsonian, i believe, is calling for this. what do you think? >> george washington used that
teapot. >> reporter: this month, miller retired. he sold the house. schumer and dur bchltbin will move on separately. >> 22 years? most marriages don't last that long. >> reporter: they realized this was their real send-off. >> bye, george. >> reporter: roommates no more. the band is breaking up. for "today," kelly o'donnell nbc news near capitol hill. >> it's almost hard to believe that that's true. >> you want to psycho analyze why they like it? is it nostalgia? frat house. >> no it's close to work. >> it's more than that. >> the neat freak in me is like fix the blinds. straighten it out. dust it off a little bit. >> theres the rat ss goes the rat traps. >> keeping the pizza delivery business in. the perfect combination of
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asteroids. then by 2030 to mars. >> things we're learning on the space station, those are the lessons we're going to need to get to mars. >> reporter: a dream that keeps inspiring. grooch group of entrepreneurs want to create a permanent settlement on mars offering one-way tickets. that's right, no return. >> makes this possible without -- >> reporter: they believe the first team headed for the red planet could be a decade away. >> there is no such thing as a safe human mission to mars. of course we will need to make it as safe as possible. >> reporter: others are trying to get there, too. a new space race. and already 2015 is looking out of this world. for "today," keir simmons, nbc news london. >> this should be right up your alley. >> it is. i wanted to go to nasa school when i was little and got denied. i guess i wasn't smart enough to get in. but whatever.
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i'm with the regifters. someone's terrible gift could be my perfect gift. do you know who else agrees with me? american express. they did a study. 76% of americans find regifting acceptable. this viewer's comfortable with the concept, let the regifting begin i feel sorry for those that have birthdays in january. that's actually funny. how about this guy? they all got slippers a present he gave his dad 30 years ago. that's what we call a regifting investment. the key here be smart with your regifting. don't regift in the same circle of friends, label baby junior maker. if you find a gift completely awful, why pass it along to someone else unless you really can't stand them? don't get branded as a regifter. nobody wants that. keep sharing your stories with #orange room. we want to hear about them. >> sometimes you can tell too, if it's like the little shampoo, conditioner, lotion with the little bowl you know. >> just ahead, if you are
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm christine maddela. much colder today than we were this time yesterday. let's get the first alert forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. >> it is a cold start, but we'll see mild conditions as we head into the rest of today. same thing heading into the weekend. let's look outside right now. the sun is shining%>brightly over cape may and we will see plenty of sunshine today, which will be a nice change heading into the rest of your week. our current temperature is at 34 degrees in tom's river and 38 in philadelphia and 38 in allentown and just below freezing in the poconos and 35 in dover. today's high will range between 52 and 55 degrees. plenty of sunshine and mild less wind and warmer by saturday. we are getting a break from the normal morning rush hour. let's get a check on traffic
from katy zachary. >> hi christine. not a bad time if you have to be out on the roads this morning. taking a live look at 95 north and south 95 looking really clear and drive times are great between wood haven and the vine 13 minutes in both directions. finally for new jersey drivers, your drive times between along 32 freeway 42 and walt whitman bridge just about 15 minutes. load it up with our two nbc 10 apps. all new nbc 10 news app and weather app. tuesday lawmakers from philadelphia will be in court to face corruption charges. representatives ron waters and vanessa lowery brown are set for a preliminary hearings on bribery and conspiracy charges. authorities say they were among five lawmakers caught in an undercover sting. philadelphia d.a. selthth williams got a grand jury after they said the case was racially targeted.
coming up red, set, return. it doesn't have to be a headache. your guide to hassle-free holiday gift exchanges. plus love your selfie photographs inspiring women to own their curves and truly believe they are picture perfect. and the power of dance. the story of one family that is hoping to take wheelchair ball room dancing to a whole new level "today," friday, december 26th, 2014. hi to my five grandkids in
wisconsin. welcome to the big apple. hey, y'all! >> happy holiday. >> it's my birthday! >> we love today. >> happy holidays. >> all right. well good morning, everybody. it is the day after. the plaza is packed. some early returns today or just holiday shopping. >> yes. nice crowd. looks like everyone had a happy christmas around here. >> tamron is here dylan and jenna. the usual gang has the morning off. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> you're so like low key right now. what's going on with you is this. >> it's unseasonably warm. feels nice out here. >> you got a shave. >> oh, you did. that's what's different about
it. >> looks nice. >> thank you very much. >> sheinelle jones has an update on the top stories. >> good morning. we start in new york where people have arrested six people accused of making threats against officers. guns were found in the home of one man overheard on his phone threatening to kill cops. the arrests come ahead of saturday's funeral for officer rafael ramos, one of two officers kill bid a gunman who posted online citing the killings of two men in ferguson and new york city. no evidence that the apparent hack is related to the earlier cyber attack on sony over its release of the movie "the interview." the few hundred movie theaters that showed "the interview." it was drop bid major chains because of terror threats.
co-star seth rogan showed up at one screening to thank fans to support the movie after it was stifled. gabe gutierrez is in atlanta this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are here at lenox square mall typically one of atlanta's busiest malls. the doors just opened. many other national retailers started inviting shoppers in as early as 6:00 am this morning. it is down to the wire for many brick and mortar stores this year after lackluster sales on black friday and super saturday. retail analyst says shoppers should expect heavy discounts on clothing and apparel because that hasn't been a hot seller this year. of course, there will be plenty of returns today. the national retail federation expects that holiday sales will rise just over 4% this year when compared to last year. for many retailers, they're hoping today will put them over
the top. back to you. >> gabe gutierrez, thanks. now to a dramatic rescue caught on camera. two people were badly burned in a fire in los angeles overnight. check out this close call. a car and a truck collided in the middle of an intersection in china. look at the third driver who comes along, moments later, cruises safely between the smoking wreck. look at that. some drivers have all the luck i guess. tailback jason carter proves you can't judge a player's heart by his side. 4'9" carter carried the ball just once in his college career coming into this hawaii bowl game. carter got called in for one more carry gaining a couple of yards and admiration of fans and teammates. well wishes to him.
>> so you're nana. how many people are here celebrating your birthday? >> 23. >> 23 people? >> 23 people all hanging out in new york city? and it's christmas, too. this is fantastic. we are celebrating all things christmas this time of year. down in florida a lot of people going on vacation. what you can expect. a lot of my family headed down to florida, too. we are going to see temperatures topping out in the mid 70s today. we should be in the 80s tomorrow. then on sunday we should top out around 83 degrees. panhandle up near tallahassee. still in the mid 70s. very pleasant. if you're looking to head some place warm we have snow in the rockies. we had a foot of snowfall already. we could see another six to nine inches also back through especially the rockies. but three to six inches up through nebraska and even into southern minnesota as we go through the day today with a little area of low pressur
good morning, today sunny and mild less wind than what we saw on christmas day. temperatures range between 5 2 and 55 degrees, well below the average of 42 degrees. today 54 heading into tomorrow 58, sunny and mild. then we see clouds moving in overnight saturday chance of showers lingers into sunday with a cold front approaching. by next week very cold temperatures in the 30s for your daytime highs. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. >> up next on trending, dads and dos. >> didn't quite love that sweater or blender and didn't get a receipt? what you need to know before you brave the mall today. love your selfie. capturing the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes. but first these messages. suffering from the flu is a really big deal. with aches, fever and chills- there's no such thing as a little flu.
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[ kevin ] this is connolly cameron, zach, and clementine. we have a serious hairball issue. we clean it up, turn around and there it is again. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle ] underneath the kitchen table underneath my work desk we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪ ♪
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he has said presidents should never put things on their heads because it's never a good look. even last year the president refused to wear a helmet given to him by the navy football team. all of that changed in an instant when the president met a couple of persuasive young girl scouts. convinced him to wear the tiara for this post posted by the white house. the president caved to the girl scout lobby. made that same decision to cave? tea parties. >> he has two daughters. >> president obama can probably relate to dads and what they'll do pretty much anything for their daughters. remember that viral photo holding one daughter in a baby bjorn while braiding the other's? the guys get an a for effort.
>> i'm here for papa to do my hair in a braid. >> it's hard to do her hair. she has so much hair. >> do you think i do good braids nora? >> no. >> a really simple hairstyle. so i'm hoping he can do that one. >> are you nervous about this dad, doing your daughter's hair for the first time and i'm finally growing up? >> no i can't stop that. >> if i mess this up, you're going to be mad, right? >> yes. >> i do know how to braid but i haven't done it since i was -- >> 7? >> yeah like 8. >> we made your braids. >> i like them. >> you do? >> yes. >> can you see it? >> i love it! dad, you're the best hairstylist boy i ever met! >> i probably messed it up huh? >> yes, you did. >> the results were a bit mixed but the girls seemed to at least
appreciate. >> the first two weren't bad. do you braid? >> i don't know. three strands of hair crisscross it. >> the kids are so honest. you know whatever you get from them is just pure, real -- >> so happy, oh, my god, did you it. >> their expectations were so low. it's like we still have hair. >> we didn't pull every strand out. thanks dad. >> it's adorable. now to the most adorable stocking stuffers. hospitals around the country have this tradition when they put babies born around the holidays into these stockings, making the fleece stockings since 1930. adorable. >> that's a holiday card. zoom in on your little one. isn't that cute? >> this last video needs no special introduction. it's a dog riding a roomba vacuum. bringing joy, of course to people all over the internet. take a look.
♪ >> great song choice there. ♪ it's christmas eve ♪ >> poor thing. >> the easiest way to get around. >> don't you wish you could pick their brain and find out exactly what they're thinking? >> they want me in this costume, put a bow on my neck on a roomba and spun me around. >> the most popular video on facebook. >> really? >> in its entirety. go to today.com. >> it's like an hour and a half. awesome. >> that should replace the yule log. show that on the tv screen. that's what's trending. up next, get in, get out. your complete guide to conquering all of those holiday returns this year.
all right. let the gift swapping return. estimated $20 billion in holiday returns will be heading back to stores today, starting today. there's a lot that's going on. it can be a hassle. we are going to help you out. good morning. >> good morning. >> i don't want to take the cheer out of the holiday. but that's happening today, people are going back to the store with his returns. help us help them. why more return this is year than usual? >> i think a lot of people have been buying online. they came out with a study, said about 30% of people out there shopping were using their mobile devices. that basically means people are
buying stuff online and online stores have more return policies than the brick and mortar stores. >> what do i need to be armed with? >> be armed with a smile. no one wants to deal with someone's angry, annoyed that they have to return something. receipts and be armed with your i.d. i tend to have receipts all over the place. i take a picture of that receipt. that way -- >> that's a good idea. >> i can send it to someone or ask the merchant to send it to me. i can send it to the person i gave the gift to. >> everyone has their own set of policies. >> return policies that's what you have to actually look at. look at your receipt. that's probably where they'll have that written out. in terms of during the holiday, some stores usually have -- >> charge a restocking fee? >> yes. because people are buying a lot of technology they tend to charge restocking fees 15% to
20%. instead of buyer beware buyer be careful. what you're going to do you want to make sure you're getting the gift that people really want so they don't have to pay those restocking fee. >> all sales are final? >> right. all sales of final. >> that means -- >> people give gifts, buy them on final sale. you can't go back to the store and return them. so unless you're nice right, you may be able to you know talk to that sales person and get that return that merchandise back for store credit. but you probably won't get a refund on that. >> so tiechlming must play an important part in the process today. >> right, right. in terms of timing you want to make sure that you are looking at different merchandise. for technology for example, you want to make sure you're getting that back in in 15 days or less. >> why? >> basically just that different stores have different policies. apparel, it's about two months and then housewares you have about a month to return that.
i like to tell people to go to a store right around the morning time because again the salespeople they don't like to deal with angry people. they're nicer in the morning versus the afternoon. >> salespeople are in a better mood probably in the morning as well. >> i think so. you're in a better mood too. >> would you recommend to take it back today, tomorrow or wait a couple of weeks? >> try to do it within the next couple of days. look at your receipts. they'll tell you what the return policy s you don't want to miss that window. because if you do you're not going to be able to return that. >> are there actual stores that you like that have great policies for returning? >> oh, yes. l.l. bean, for example, you can purchase a merchandise from that store have, it for ten years. wash it, you can return it and get a refund for that. also do yoga wash the yoga pants, return it without a receipt, they'll give you a refund. >> no kidding? >> no kidding. >> anything that you got that you should not try to return? >> use your best judgment there. swim suits, underwear, half
eaten food. probably not wanting to return that. >> good helpful pointers there. we appreciate it. let's go over to tamron. >> thank you, carson. now to our ongoing series "love your selfie" on a mission to get women to love their curves started a kick starter campaign to release a book about the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes. victoria is here with us along with one of her models. good morning, ladies. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> congratulations on this. you have been a fashion photographer for years. you turned your attention to this special project. what was the moment -- or was there a moment you said i've got to do this? >> to be honest with you, i had a model who walked into my studio a friend of a friend very famous and beautiful plus-sized model. i've never seen a plus sized model before. i never knew what they looked like. we had a very beautiful photo shoot with bare skin and it was very amazing. and i never had a picture that
really touched me so much. we went to the press and i see all the social media response and so many girls who started writing me e-mails from all over the world saying how this made them feel beautiful as well. and i just thought it was so special. i never thought a job as superficial as photography can actually change somebody's life. and it just made me feel very special. since then it just started taking more and more and more pictures of curvier women, women of all different shapes and sizes, ages races. >> how is your goal going on kick starter right now? >> it's going good. i'm hoping we'll be able to publish the book t means so much to me. it will be a project i would like to get going. >> denise you're here considered a, quote, unquote, plus-sized model. when you hear victoria say that all those years as a fashion photographer and she didn't know or hadn't seen a plus-sized
model, how does that make you feel? >> well, i think that it's very eye opening. we're at a point in the industry where everything is changing. i remember growing up that's part of what i love about my industry. i didn't realize there was plus sized modeling until i became one. i'm not six-feet tall. i'm not a sized two. i never thought there would be an industry for me to fit into. we're all learning pushing boundaries. as a mother it's so important to change the perception of beauty sbchlt i'm so proud to be in the position to do that. >> did you have role models or people who gave you the confidence to say, listen there's a type of model we're used to but my body is also an image that women should see in fashion magazines? >> absolutely. i feel like so many times i felt misrepresented in the media and my mom struggled with her weight growing up. being a mol there's so much i stand for and believe in. i was told in my acting days if you lose 10, 15 pounds you'll be perfect. i didn't want to change who i am
to fit into it. right now i feel all woman. i feel proud i didn't have to alter myself or feel bad about myself. i'm proud of who i am and i'm glad i can show that to women that you can be curvy and absolutely flawless. >> a couple of people have victoria on your kick starter page wonderful comments. from one woman, as someone who is considered plus size your work is breathtaking seeing women feel as beautiful as they do your photos inspire me more than you can imagine. >> you have no idea but i get those e-mails and messages many times a day. that gets me going. to be honest with you, i really don't even care if it gets picked up that much as long as you touch one person it already make it is worthwhile. if one person feels so good about themselves after seeing a woman with a similar body being represented and artistically photographed it's already worthwhile. >> the work is stunningly beautiful.
congratulations. denise congratulations for you, speaking up for women and showing that beauty comes in all shapes forms and sizes. i love that dress, by the way. >> thank you. >> thank you both. carson over to you. >> i love my selfie after seeing that. i couldn't stay out of the orange room for too long. i joined jenna here who has an update on the million meals. >> glad to have you here. lot of pressure on me. make sure i get my words out right. >> okay. do it. >> here we go. as we announced, we decided to extend our digital food drive by a few days of by christmas to end of year. 31,000 servings of snacks equaling over 7,000 meals. our total is at over 960,000 meals donated. so close to our goal of one million meals. our city challenge also continues. meteorologist from the city who donates the most will come here to our studio and do the weather
with al. check it out. still sitting at the top is st. louis, detroit and baltimore. the cities are only separated by a few hundred dollars. we'll be announcing the winning city on monday. keep those donations coming so we can hit our mark by the end of the year. head to today.com to see how you can help. so great. so close. we're excited. >> very, very close. >> much more on a busy friday morning. first your local news.
good morning, and happy friday. let's see what our weekend has in store. >> temperatures will continue to warm into the weekend. but for today we'll warm into the low 50s, a bit cooler than yesterday but plenty of sunshine and it is a cold start, grab your jacket before you head out, 37 degrees in philadelphia. 33 in wilmington and 36 inj millville and 41 in wildwood. temperatures in atlantic city at 35. clear conditions will continue into saturday as we head into the rest of today pushing into the afternoon hours, we're warmging in the 50s for philadelphia. 40s in allentown. people are off of work and
school again today, right, katie? >> it's nice to see some sunshine on the roads and we're not seeing as you can see behind me, a lot of cars on the roads. evident by your drive times between the vine and blue route in both directions. it will take 12 minutes this morning. can't beat that. we're following a new accident in bucks county in falls township along route 1 northbound near route 13. three people made it out safely of this house fire in north philadelphia. the flames broke out at 8th and jefferson at 2:30 this morning. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the fire. today marks the start of kwanza, each day carries a core principle. today's theme is unity. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com.
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8:30 now on this friday morning, the 26th of december 2014. and we are so happy and honored to have such a fantastic crowd out with us on this christmas -- post christmas holiday. >> shopping. >> i like to call it festivity friday. there you have it. it's nice. >> speaking of celebrating, it is our friend and colleague, savannah's birthday tomorrow. we would like to wish you,
savannah and mike and vale very happy birthday. >> they put vale on her first airline trip. >> oh! >> yes. savannah tweeted out the picture. we haven't heard from her since. so we know they're having a good time. >> she didn't know if she would be able to fly out on wednesday. she e-mailed me that they made it. so they were good. >> oh, good. >> happy birthday to you, savannah. >> coming up the beauty and joy of dancing through the eyes of one remarkable young girl. >> and we're going to take your boring roast chicken to a new level with one secret ingredient. dylan has a check of the weather for us. >> carson call it is unseasonably warm. >> all the women are huddled together. >> we are going to see temperatures today begin to warm into the upper 40s in the northeast. we're looking at 50s down in the southeast. we've got mountain snow especially back through the rockies where the snow continues. but as we go into later today we'll see that stretch up into
parts of nebraska three to six inches of rain possible. strong storms are possible down across southeastern texas, and in southern louisiana, we could see isolated stronger storm with his isolated tornadoes, too. otherwise, rain stretches from the gulf coast up into the great lakes, little bit of wintry mix further to the north and west up into wisconsin. we're looking at a bigger storm system that's going to hit the pacific northwest as we go into the weekend. tomorrow's savannah's birthday. do you want to wish her happy birthday? >> happy birthday. >> happy good morning, today sunny and mild less wind than what we saw on christmas day. temperatures range between 52 and 55 degrees, well above our average of 42 degrees. as we head into the rest of today, 54 degrees heading into tomorrow, 58 sunny and mild. then we see clouds moving in overnight saturday. a chance of showers lingers into
sunday with a cold front approaching. by next week very cold temperatures in the 30s for your daytime highs. and, of course for your latest forecast any time check out the weather channel or go to weather.com. guys? >> dylan, thank you very much. now to the power of dance. sheinelle has the story of one family hoping to take wheelchair ball room dancing to a higher level here in the u.s. >> this is a good story. dancing, as we all know is a great form of exercise and fun. when you're dancing on wheels it's even more physically and mentally exhilarating. once elena cardenas got started, she couldn't get enough. 12-year-old elena cardenas loves ball room dancing. >> the costumes the thrill you get when you're like performing for people and like the wind going through your hair when you're spinning really fast. just the entire experience is cool. >> reporter: it was a dream her parents never thought would come true. >> i'm going to get emotional
now thinking about it but going off of what you see when she was born and you try to project what her life is going to be like what are her struggles going to be? she just does whatever she wants to do. >> reporter: elena was born with spina bifida abnormalities in the spine. >> that affects mobility and different muscles. it kind of varies as to where their level of paralysis and level of mobility. >> reporter: but that hasn't stopped elena. >> she can walk with crutches. she's very athletic. there's really nothing that she doesn't do. she does horseback riding. she swims. wheelchair basketball. >> reporter: now she's taking up wheelchair ball room dancing, inspired by "dancing with the stars," even meeting one of the judges. >> before i was like oh, yeah that looks like fun. when i'm at home i'm like i want to do this! >> reporter: e-mail to the american dance foundation led her family to the dat dance art
project in connecticut. >> turn this way and then this way. >> reporter: the sport is gaining ground in other countries. >> very popular in latin america and europe. it's called wheelchair dance sport. they have national championships out there. >> the cardenas family is hoping to gain more ground here in the u.s. spreading the word about wheelchair ball room dancing. >> what it does for these kids both physically the regimen, the workout to get stronger and build strength is immeasurable. what it does for us emotionally, dancing and performing in front of people and getting applause and it gives them a whole ne new sense of i'm doing something really great and something really special. >> and then in the end when people are clapping how does that feel? >> like i just climbed mt. everest. >> focus on abilities rather than disabilities it's a more
positive way to view the world. there's no limits. you can do whatever. >> raphael is hoping to make ball room wheelchair dancing part of the paralympics and there's an toaster get more instructors certified in ball room wheelchair dancing. veterans that do wheelchair ball room dancing has helped them with post traumatic stress. i am forever changed by this young lady. when i danced with her -- first of all, it's exercise for you, too. you're moving your arms. the thing that is you're able to do. i'm amazed her partner is able to pick her up spin her around. >> lessons learned for us. what a great moment when they say you focus on your abilities rather than your disabilities. >> absolutely. i walked away with that message. >> incredible. >> absolutely. >> look at that. they say it's good for her. it's pulling her spine. >> upper body. she was knocking out those
push-ups did ten in that one segment. >> it's a win/win. >> the way the music makes you feel moving to it. >> that you never think you're capable of getting that feeling when they applaud for you, but you are. bonding with his stepdad through the game they both love. plus secret ingredient of a simple chicken recipe to take the stress (vo) nourished. rescued. protected. given new hope. during the subaru "share the love" event,
regardless of the situation. when i was 14 my little cousin got into an incident with some grown men and i tried to help out, but i got punched. next thing i know i was waking up in the hospital with a brain injury. injury. >> after a month in the hospital and over a year of rehabilitation trayshon lyons got back on his feet. unable to play football he found an outlet coaching his stepson, keon. >> i never knew my father growing up. football has given me an awesome way to show him that love from a father that i wasn't able to receive. >> my role model is my dad because he cares. i like playing for my dad. a lot of kids don't get to experience that type because some kids don't even have their
dad. >> tony dungy, always positive on the sideline. >> the colts are world champions. >> as a father he is a role model to most men in the world. >> i like this keon. i like this. good job, keon! good play. >> tray uses football to show him how to be a man. it's always good to have that male figure a positive male figure. >> welcome, everybody, to the postseason team project. >> little did trayshon know the party had one more guest. >> i've surprised a few people. not on camera before. this is going to be fun. >> our season was successful. you have to look at it and say can this kid go to the next team next year and bring something to the team or is he going to sit on the sidelines? if he's a sideline kid, we weren't successful as a coach.
oh my god! oh my! wow! wow. wow. oh my -- wow! >> for those who don't know my name is tony dungy sbchlt i. and i used to coach a little football at one time. what you're doing not only for your son but these young men in this community is fantastic. coach is in the final six to get a chance to go to the super bowl. you, your wife and your son. >> wow! >> it was a shock. i was just trying to not fall down. i mean to be honest with you. i can't stop saying wow. i need to find another word. it's so surreal. i can't even imagine, in my wildest dreams. >> look on his face. coach dungy standing there, in
shock. >> double take. >> you feel a presence behind you and it's tony dungy. >> that was like my kid's face at christmas. just in shock. of course it's your turn to make someone's dream come true and send them to super bowl xlix. head to together we make football.com. watch all the amazing stories of the finalists that are there and vote for your favorite. >> speaking of football you can catch the bengals and steelers on sunday night on nbc. coverage begins with football night in america at 7:00 pm. when you say that and don't do al roker -- >> i tried to do it after weather but it's never the same. >> i hear it in my head however. up next tom brokaw shares the never-before-heard story of world war ii survivor held in a p.o.w. camp. first this is "today" on nbc.
the remarkable story of louis zamperini. tom brokaw is here with a story tied to the greatest generation you haven't heard. >> tamron there's so many stories about the greatest general rag. what we're going to talk about today, the fact that 27,000 americans were prisoners of the japanese during world war ii including louis zamperini. compared to 1% in the german prisoner of war camps. of course the germans have the holocaust. so many other extraordinary accounts from that time. one remarkable man from nebraska also survived and 50 years went by before he spoke at lengths about his experiences. in the spring of 1942 clarence graham from eastern rural nebraska was taken prisoner by japanese forces on the philippine island that's him with a towel around his neck.
>> always that question in your mind will i make it or won't i? >> reporter: clarence would spend the next 3 1/2 years in japanese prisoner of war camps wearing scant clothing did he hard labor at a coal mine. how many hours were you in that coal mine every day? >> 12 in 12 off. >> reporter: what did you have to eat? >> rice. very little. not enough. we were not considered as human beings. and if we weren't able to work, we weren't fed, period. >> reporter: you witnessed some terribly brutal acts. there was a filipino woman who wanted to give you some water. >> yes. she got killed. >> reporter: right in front of you? >> yes, uh-huh. >> reporter: what about your commander? >> well they asked him to bow. he spit in their face so they cut his head off. >> reporter: were you witness to that? >> yep. >> reporter: how did you deal with that yourself? >> just ignore it. look for the good. look for the good. you don't want to think about things that are going to be
depressing. >> reporter: if disease or torture didn't get him, japanese troops had orders to kill all american prisoners before they were overrun by the approaching american forces. were you prepared for the idea that you may have to die? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: but before that could happen japan was shocked into surrender. 1945 clarence witnessed a massive explosion. when did you learn that was the second nuclear explosion in the history of mankind? >> i didn't know that for a long time. i was standing watching it. i could feel the hot blast of the wind coming from it. >> reporter: that moment spelled the end of world war ii and clarence at last returned to the united states. >> i was bitter so bitter. you know then. i'm not now, you know. i'm a survivor and i'm thankful for it. >> now in his 90s, when he returned to the united states he worked for the department of
agriculture as a park ranger. still full of life living in oregon surround by his family his wife and his children. so these are just remarkable stories from these people who had an ability to survive against the worst possible circumstance. >> it's so beautiful. they are still with us to tell their story. >> that's the great thing. >> by the way "unbroken" is now in theaters nationwide. up next are you entertaining for family and friends this weekend? we have your recipe for a stress-free dinner. first this is "today" on nbc.
all beds. know better sleep with sleep number. this morning on "today's" holiday kitchen, easy recipes for a busy weekend. >> you don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a meal for your visitors. ed brown, chef and innovator, and ed's chowder house here in new york has the perfect meal for you. thanks for being here. >> what have you got? >> you talk about a secret ingredient. you want to get that out of the bag? >> i do. the idea is big cooking yesterday for christmas, coming again for new year's. let's keep this simple. food we can prepare, stick it in the oven. roast chicken. what's different about it? rub some soy sauce on the skin t seasons it. let it sit in the refrigerator with no cover and the skin gets a little bit dry, causes for when we roast it to get crisp
skin. >> crunchy. >> right. >> how long do you leave it in with the soy sauce? >> two day. >> really uncovered? >> uncovered. do it just overnight. you can still make a great chicken. >> little butter on there as well? >> salt butter lemon. >> fill the cavity with all that stuff? >> thyme there. >> garlic. whole garlic in there, too. >> tasty. >> do you know what the purpose of that is? >> what? >> everybody thinks it's the flavor of the chicken. >> what is it? >> the chicken flavors that and that will make the jus. instead of on a rack i sit it on a rack of big pieces of onions which will also flavor the jus. we'll put water in the bottom of the pan to have a jus at the end. the onions will flavor the jus and we'll eat the onions as well. cook it low and slow at 300 degrees, much lower than most people would think. >> it is. >> for about 45 minutes. then we crank it up to 425.
>> crisp it up at end? >> get it nice and chris zblp nice nice. >> i made these on this show many times. we get so much response. we get really nice medium sized fresh farm carrots, olive oil, salt fresh pepper. >> we really are keeping it simple here. these are basic thing that is you would have. >> after the prime rib i made yesterday, this is what you need, something simple and healthy. >> turn this guy up to 425 the last 15 minutes or so these get popped in the oven. boil nice potatoes with a bay leaf and garlic cloves salt. and i just smash them up. >> put some muscle in it carson. you've been cooking the last few days. keep it going. >> rough mash on this? >> call it a smash. >> all right. >> what's that black olives? why do you like olives with that brianiness to it? >> salt of the dish.
parsley not just for the look but the flavor. could you put some salt in there for snus. >> will do. this looks fantastic. >> how simple is this right? >> might be dinner tonight for me. not the one you just cooked. i really will make one at home. >> we made enough for you to take some home. >> we go over here. got some carrot notice oven. >> i'll help you with that. these are beautiful. >> right out of the oven. >> i love roasted vegetables. you still get that crunch with it nice little flavor. you politic it. very nice. >> so beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> your chicken sit and let it rest too, all meat, right? >> i like to let it rest. >> before you cut into it? >> what's your secret to carving? >> take off my wings. cook the chicken low and slow the meat just falls off the
bone. so easy to cut. >> i'm hungry. >> reading my mind. right down the back. >> let's try the skin. >> delicious. >> see how easy that comes off? >> carve it up a little bit. you have your juice, your gravy. >> i have some jus. we can make a -- >> come none. >> hi guys. come on in. >> come in ladies. >> carrots. >> what do you have for dessert there? >> ooh, what's that? >> for dessert, this couldn't be simpler, fresh clementine with some orange liquor simple syrup. serve it in a glass bowl drizzle some grenadine there and you have that tequila sunrise-ish look. >> is there alcohol in it? >> orange liquor in there. >> keep the party going, did. ylan zblooks so good.
>> easi and simple. thanks ed brown. >> thank you, ed. >> oh, my god, it's great. >> happy holidays. more fun coming up in the next hour. sheinelle and dylan will join me for the take. you'll be fine. good morning, i'm chris cato it's 8:56 time.&fwc first alert forecast. >> plenty of sunshine for today. temperatures will warm above average heading into the 50s instead of the low 40s, that's a beautiful picture of cape may. and as we switch over to satellite-radar, you can see
quiet conditions expected for the eastern half of the country. 39 degrees right now in trenton, 39 in toms river and 40 degrees in philadelphia 37 in pottstown and when you head out the door. as we head into the rest of the afternoon, temperatures will push into the lowv ñ to even warmer than that heading into the start of your weekend. here's what we're following today, a ceremony will be held in wilmington to remember the victims of the unsolved double murder that happens 10 years ago today. a robber shot and killed two employees at the big and tall store. a friend of the one of the victims organized a balloon release for 6:00 p.m., he's hoping a decade of guilt will lead someone to come forward. >> two state lawmakers from philadelphia will be in court on corruption charges today. ron waters and vanessa lowery
brown. the da seth williams got a grand jury indictment after they found the case was racially targeted and should not be prosecuted. today starts kwanza the holiday dates back to the 1960s, each day of the seven-day celebration carries a core principle, unity, self-determination and faith. we'll have another update in 25 minutes, you can get the latest news and weather at nbc10.com. have a nice day.
>> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this friday morning, december 26th, 2014. i'm tamron hall along with sheinelle jones. >> good morning. >> dylan dreyer. >> good morning. >> the crew. the rest of "the take" at home relax relaxing. >> what do you say? >> a lot of people say happy holiday weekend because you have kwanzaa come inging up and new year's. >> happy holiday weekend.
>> yesterday how did you spend your christmas? was it a good day? >> it was awesome. you can't get better when you surprise family for christmas eve. i went up. we drove up to boston. nobody had any idea we were coming there. >> oh, you really did surprise them? >> we literally surprised them and we all sang "the 12 days of christmas." >> is this like a tradition? >> seven swans of swimming. >> that's my voice. >> six geese a laying. >> who is that? >> my niece, ava. my mother squealed and there were tears. >> how long does it take to get up there? >> about 5 1/2 hours to get up there because of the rain. driving back it took three hours, record time to get back from boston yesterday. >> what did you do? >> totally worth it. this was our first holiday in new york city. for the first time ever i'm ashamed to admit, i have two 2-year-olds and a 5 wrrld and haven't taken an official family picture.
we tried. this is my imperfect perfect picture. the twins, my little guy, is ready to get off my lap. little uche and clara. they hold on to one gift. my little guy is you know feverishly trying to open all the packages. take a look at the next picture. he looks at it for a second and now he's moved on. >> that's what every kid does. >> yes! >> let me go on and go back and play. >> sometimes you fixate on one thing. my daughter she got one of those little strollers, kid's stroller. all day long yesterday. that's all she did. >> something more about girls versus boys and our attention span. speaking of boys, i spent -- >> yeah what did you do? >> i spent my christmas with boys. i worked hosting nightly news filled in for brian the last two days. i have a picture of my view look out rockefeller center. >> beautiful view. >> it was beautiful.
it's a beautiful shot. but the people -- there were just hoards and hoards of amazing people all over. >> everyone was amazing, right? >> it was the temperature. we reached nearly 60 degrees in the city. i left nightly news around 7:00 pm and headed to my friend's home. i cooked christmas eve at my house. christmas day, my friends cooked for me. i headed to harlem. we have a picture of what was a phenomenally beautiful dinner put together by my friend professor eva at yale. my bestie who is always there. composer with broadway inspirational voices. i was doted on by my men last night. >> nothing wrong with that. you were the only girl there. >> i was the only girl there. >> nice. >> i got home. it was 1:00 am when i got to bed. >> last night? >> this morning. >> this morning. >> and i debated coming straight in. i made myself eggs to get myself --
>> sangria. >> to soak up the orange juice i drank last night and came in at 4:00 am this morning. >> you don't look tired at all. >> i'm happy. you both have great energy. i'm feeding off you. >> it will hit you at 2:00 pm maybe. >> i'll be asleep by then. >> as soon as the show is over. >> another big story we talked about yesterday on nightly news of course "the interview." >> no surprise topic of conversation at my table. a lot of people had opinions whether it should have been released. it got its debut christmas day. >> sellout crowds around the country. seth rogan made a surprise appearance thanked people for coming. >> he had a beer in hand and did a lot of swearing. full celebration mode. >> party mode. >> i'm sure he's happy that it's released. >> he has to be at this point. i was intrigued by the fact that it's available online now and you can rent it. >> $5.99.
>> wonder how that cut into the amount of money they made at a box office. >> it's not the most christmas thing i've done but it was the most patriotic thing that we've done. >> a lot of people thought that way. as a tradition, a lot of people go see a movie and to see "the interview" was almost a statement of some people. >> most of the reviews are pretty bad. but people wanted to speak up for free speech. >> we'll talk more about the hackers a little later this morning. tons of christmas presents given out yesterday. do you have anything you want to return? >> i can't admit it now because everybody i know is watching this morning. >> so no, dylan, everything was absolutely perfect. >> you may want to return it. will you actually return something? >> you know what? should i -- i think i would regift it. >> is that okay? >> if it's something -- jenna said it earlier. what i may not like, somebody else may love. if i think you'll like it -- >> you're not going to physically return anything? >> the crowds around here are -- >> people are ready. >> some stats here about
returning gifts. average american returns four gifts. i thought that was a lot. >> really? >> i have some things i want to sxhing because the sizes were off but to return four gifts. 60% of people. i guess i'm included in that. sheinelle, maybe you, too -- don't return anything at all. i thought that was interesting. walmart is accepting gift cards from any other store or restaurant or airline. >> it doesn't have to be a walmart gift card. >> it loses value a little bit. amazon is worth about 95 prs of its value at walmart, gap gift card is 89% and others are only 70%. i don't know if you should take the gift card and go to where it's -- i'm sure you could find something at the original store. otherwise you're starting to lose some value. >> if you live closer to a walmart, for example, or looking for a wider selection and have a gift card -- >> sometimes you can use it to get all the supplies you need. get the paper towels toilet paper. >> i have a couple of gift cards from my wedding back in 2007 and
they just sit and sit. >> they expire. >> it's probably better if you lose a little bit of value and actually use it. >> i lose track of them. >> they're in a drawer somewhere. this is an interesting thing from walmart. we'll see. i've never heard of this before i have to admit. i'm looking forward to it. this morning, we have a glitter speed painter. where was this profession when i was growing up? he has been featured on america's got talent. he will be speed painting our faces today. now he is going to start with me apparently. this was his idea to start with me. not that i don't trust you, robert. >> we're going to have some fun, tamron. don't worry. >> i have really big eyes. if you could make the eyes -- you have 1:30. are you ready? >> i'm doing it.
>> he's in the dark. >> he's moving. >> that's not sped up. >> no that's robert. >> you can light me up a little bit. >> through go. >> that's my head. >> i see the shape here. >> democratic ylan and sheinelle also. so we can put these up in our homes, glitter image of ourselves. >> that's what i always wanted a six-foot tall picture of myself. >> i'm sure you do. >> put it above your bed. >> that's not what anyone wants to see in my bed. robert when did you realize you could make these portraits so fast? >> when i was 4 years old, i started painting and discovered a different medium which is glue and glitter. trying to have some fun with you. might be a little sloppy. at the end hope you might like what i have. >> better than the glitter project we did in school you shake it up remember? robert good luck. we can't wait to see. and dylan is coming up after this. >> i'm curious, is there any face that is a challenge to you? >> just the one i'm doing right now is a little bit of a
challenge. >> really robert? you came for me on christmas day after? really robert? i was rooting. >> we're going to see what robert has for us after this. >> glue for the glitter to stick to. >> you'll do the weather and we'll check back in? >> you tell me when to hit it. i'm ready. >> is he ready? >> you tell me when. >> okay. let's see it. >> let's do it. >> let's see what we've got. here is the big reveal. one, two, three. >> no way! >> brilliant. >> not bad, right sh. >> is he in the board room? don't look at myself as if i don't do that enough. >> be careful of the glitter. >> how are you? >> oh, my gosh hi. >> looks like me. >> that is -- >> it's going to look so good in my house. that is my diana ross moment. you walk into my house with a picture of myself. >> you're beautiful.
>> you made me look beautiful. we'll get dylan and sheinelle. >> i'm going to let you work on mine robert. i'm going to do the weather. i'll take my time. that is so cool. i can't wait to see my face in glitter. let's look at the weather right now. we are going to see the chance of snow showers back through the rockies. we already had about a foot of snow fall the past couple of days. more snowfall this area of low pressure some of this stretching up into nebraska. we could end up three to six inches possible. because of that winter weather advisories. down into kansas most of colorado. winter weather advisories and warnings too. most of the snow through the day today. here it spresd eastward through this evening and into early saturday morning. then it it turns into a rainy event for the southeast. warm air off the gulf of mexico that cold front will trigger stronger storms. right down into louisiana, we could end up with three inches of rain. this could lead to some flash
flooding. i'm going to keep in mind especially as you good morning, today sunny and mild less wind than what we saw on christmas day. temperatures range between 52 and 55 degrees, well above our average of 42 degrees. as we head into the rest of today, 54 degrees heading into tomorrow, 58 and sunny and mild of the then we see clouds moving in overnight saturday a chance of showers lingers into sunday with a cold front approaching. by next week very cold temperatures in the 30s for your daytime highs. >> and that's your latest forecast. dylan, thank you. hugh jackman and taylor swift spend christmas together. what's the scoop on that? we get an update on the glitter photo on the orange room. >> you have glitter on your face right here.
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>> oh, my gosh! you got the hair and everything. that's amazing. >> amazing. >> wow! >> look like her? yes. >> oh, yeah. >> don't you think so? >> you look beautiful. >> oh, thank you. i like being in gold. >> something about being in gold. >> where would you put that in your house exactly? >> i told tamron when you walk in. >> i will find a place for that. maybe put it in the hallway of my building. >> all the neighbors can just bow down. welcome to my building. >> dylan lives here. next we'll reveal sheinelle's at the half hour mark. >> i'm excited. hugh jackman, taylor swift. jennifer lawrence has kids on the mind. >> sneak peek at a new film everyone is talking about. >> founder and editor in chief of showbiz.com. happy holiday weekend. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. what came out of this weekend? >> big whirl dls wind box
office christmas day, angelina jolie came out the big winner $15.6 million at the box office. it's pacing about $45 million on monday. that is a huge deal for angelina jolie. this puts her in hollywood as a bona fide director. >> good for her. >> great news heading into the oscar as well. >> she was snubbed at the golden globes. >> major snub. and disney's musical "into the woods." not many people thought musicals would be a big thing, kind of dying out. >> lot of stars in that. >> all-star cast and seen on christmas day and "the hobt" peter jackson's last film. a big fan of it of course. this is that prequell about the trilogy. >> you have no idea how obsessed i am. >> they've already made $382 million worldwide. >> amazing. >> we also want to talk about the photo of the week. this one has so many people
saying ahh. jennifer lawrence at the children's hospital in kentucky. >> she went back hometown took some time out for the holidays out there. on christmas eve she decided to go visit and sort of brighten up the day for a lot of sick children at the children's hospital. there is something that you know she has done before. she did it last year. something very near and dear to her heart. it's not a publicity stunt. she does it out of the kindness of her own heart, took some pictures with the kids. her family used to run a summer day camp and she used to be the assistant nurse to. >> really? >> this is something she carries with her all the time. >> as if we don't love her enough already. >> let's get to some tweets of the week including a picture of hugh jackman and taylor swift. talk to us a little bit about this. this is on christmas, right? >> christmas eve. she decided to go with her whole family to watch hugh jackman's broadway play "the river." jackman at the end decides to ask for donations for a great charity and taylor swift donated
$6,000 for this cause, went backstage, took some pictures with hugh. it's great to see these celebrities get together and, you know donate for such great cause causes. >> james franco celebrated a little bit with seth rogan. >> actually james franco was with frances ford coppola. and decided to do this when "the interview" was coming out online. >> seth was at the opening. >> seth was at the opening and tweeted out hey, merry christmas from the coppola-franco family. who knows what -- >> exactly. >> absolutely. >> sneak peek of this new movie directed by michael mann called "black hat." >> yes. it's actually a term a crime term for these hackers who do these crimes on a malicious and very sort of personal gain way.
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kicked off the highly watched game by hugging his former teammates as most of the crowd cheered for the man who helped to bring two national championships to miami before his return to cleveland. thanks to a christmas surprise win over the cavs. christmas subway surprise is still the talk of philadelphia. two police officers heard a train passenger shout "somebody's having a baby." there was no time to wait for the paramedics. the officers delivered the baby boy and swaudled him in the father's shirt. how sweet is that? both officers are dads and agreed it was wonderful to be part of the best christmas present ever. business as usual at the national zoo this morning after its beloved panda cub came home for christmas. the drama began wednesday when the giant panda cub touched a hot wire that marks the boundary of her habitat. mild shock scared the 16-month-old panda and she sought refuge up a tree staying there for more than a day before
good morning, i'm chris cato it's 9:26 on what's shaping up to be a nice start to the weekend. >> it's also1 you head out. temperatures in the 30s and starting to warm in the 40s, currently we're seeing lots of sunshine so it is going to be a nice end to the week. 40 degrees in philadelphia. wind speeds out of the west at 9 miles per hour but feels like 34 degrees. for the rest of today we'll see temperatures by noon in the high 40s, today's high 54 degrees in the city and by 6:00 p.m. dropping back down into the 40s as you head out to dinner. i'll track your 7-day forecast in the next cut-in.
a funeral will be held for a chester county high school student whose death appears to have been caused by the flu. he collapsed and died one week ago at his part-time job. he died from complications of the flu virus, chester county healt|=] officials are confirming the cause but say the virus was prebt in his body at the time. getting an annual shot is the best way to protect against it and washing your hands regularly can prevent it from spreading. the rush to buy gifts in time for christmas is over but now comes the rush to return the ones that didn't quite work out. nbc 10 had a camera at macy's in northeast philadelphia as the first shoppers arrive very early and employees got red to open the doors. after christmas sales are expected to break records. as much as 60 to 70% off some items. we'll have another update for you in 25 minutes. remember, you can always get the latest news and weather at nbc
this friday morning, december 26th, 2014. you are looking at glitter artist robert channing creating our portraits all morning long. >> i love it. >> he does this in the dark. it adds to the reveal the drama of the reveal. we are waiting now fo see sheinelle's big reveal. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> sheinelle, are you ready? >> and one, two, three. >> whoo! >> i like it. >> stand next to it. let's see. >> perfect likeness. >> that looks exactly like you. i love it. >> robert how long does it usually take? you want to keep it under a minute? what's the timing?
>> minute and a half to sometimes up to four minutes. i paint with paint as well but this is a new medium i'm doing with glu and glitter and people really like it. hope you guys do. >> if we put these up in our homes, will glitter fall down randomly? >> children covered in glitter had. >> i'm going to finish these up a little bit, take them home and spray them so none of the glitter gets anywhere and i'll send them right back to you glie gooi. >> i love that you are choosing to wear black. you're owning the glitter. >> makes me look skinnier. >> everyone i'm passing has glitter on them. they're going to think you were somewhere dubious. >> i have glitter all over my hands. across the country, we are going to see some nasty weather right in the middle of the country. it's mostly back through the plains states and into the rockies where we have most of our snow. a lot of it is on the ground and starting to spread out through nebraska and minnesota. you might see a little bit of light snow.
not a whole lot of xhoougs accumulation. eastern half of the country enjoying high pressure that will keep things nice and dry. into saturday an area of strong storms isolated tornadoes, damaging wind gusts possible from eastern texas into southern louisiana. more or less just some scattered showers out ahead of this cold front. back behind it we are going to get back into that cold air. temperatures back to the plains only in the 20s as we good morning today sunny and mild less wind than what we saw on christmas day. temperatures range between 52 earn 55 degrees, well above the average of 42 degrees. as we head into the rest of today, 54 degrees heading into tomorrow, 58 sunny and mild. then we see clouds moving in overnight saturday. a chance of showers lingers intg ]w sunday with a cold front approaching. by next week, very cold temperatures in the 30s for your daytime highs. >> and that's your latest
forecast. tamron? >> thank you so much. you got the go pro you've been asking for all year long. now the hard part, reading through the manual. >> let someone else do it. we'll help you hook up your new tech toys. to hook us up so to speak, consumer tech columnist jennifer good morning. >> good morning. >> launching into the smart phones and tablets. you see them everywhere. once you get your hands on them as a gift you're like okay. >> now what? >> where do we start? >> good news is that all of these come out of the box with a handy dandy little quick start guide. one or two pages long walks through the nuts and bolts. >> very basics. >> of turning these on. >> okay. >> the other great thing to notice on these, there's a setup assistant. on this new iphone 6 it comes with a hello. you can set up your language. just go through it step by step. >> do you think that's worth it to do that? i will admit sometimes i don't.
>> you have to go through the setup. you have to have an account on whatever kind of phone, whatever platform microsoft account or a samsung. you have to set up your account and log in. you want to get all of your information in place. set up some privacy controls. >> what about additional help is there a phone line or someone you can call if you need it? >> absolutely. every one of the gadgets on the entire stage here has a lot of setup assistants. it helps etet set up customer support. you have a may day button. any of the amazon technology you can push a button and get right to help right away which is fabulous. >> may day button. >> absolutely. and one of my biggest tips when you take all of these things out of the box, grab a sharpie. grab a ziploc. label everything. new iphone. everything. including the box. stick the quick start guide, everything in. and later down the road when you want to resell it it's all
there. >> let's move on to tvs, smart tvs. >> before you take that giant big awesome tv out of the box, label everything. i actually use a little label maker. >> that's smart. >> label the cords, cables. i have a bunch of different ooh ideas to keep your cords separate and neat. a lot of moms ut thereout there, that cable tangles, bird's nest mess makes us crazy. hdmi cable when you get this tv. if they tell you to buy expensive ones don't do it. if they're over $10, take them back. go on amazon. get them $10 or less. they're pretty much the same for the normal person out there who needs a tv. you will need hdmi cables. plug it in. match the colors up. for all these tv add-ons most people got a streaming player -- a lot of people i know got these
streaming players this year. >> you can watch things onbehind on your tv? >> plug one of these in to your television connect it to your wifi or eatinger net erthernet. it's wonderful. you need to know your password. have your wifi -- have your box be able to see the connection to this. it's long and complicated but basically sometimes longer than ten or 15 feet. get a wifi extender. >> go pro, so popular. hugely popular. what do we need to do with the setup? >> getting it out of the box. wrap rage. >> wrap rage that's funny. >> be patient. put all the cords and cables in one place. how do you open these clam shell cards? >> i use scissors. >> go pro, you'll need an extra sd card place to put all that information. can opener. >> are you serious? >> super simple easy way for
that clam shell packaging. >> all these years when you cut your fingers. >> you had no idea it was a simple can opener. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> very helpful this morning. up next if len berman is here it can only mean one thing, we're about to go spanning the wacky world of sports. a look back at the year in sport and we want to thank robert channing for the portraits we're all putting above our bed. magical. magical.
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the year is coming to a close. it's a perfect time to take you on one last wild ride through the world of sports. here with unforgettable moments and bloopers our friend len berman. >> hello. >> i feel like i stumbled into a sorority house. >> do you want some of tamron's glitter? >> good look. >> the last 12 months were highlighted by champions like the seattle sea hawks and san francisco giants. what were truly the top sports stories of 2014? let's go spanning the year. >> unbelievable! >> oh! >> all right. so let's all rise for the canadian anthem. but, you know you really do have to look out for that carpet. oh my goodness. you know he doesn't miss a
beat. i like this guy. the show must go on. all right. play ball. on your mark 101-year-old kitty cohn in toronto. get set and, please before you turn 102, kitty, come on. all right. >> her moment. >> now play ball. our second best home run catch of the year in san francisco. >> wow! >> let's hear it for the missouri football team. >> yeah. >> twerking. that's what you call backfield in motion. the moves of the year the number one home run catch. conrad gregor hits his first homer for quad cities. who catches the ball out there? right. that's his father. >> no. >> dad caught the ball. unbelievable. >> and then there's the flagman in california. wave that flag. yeah. oh my goodness. oh no. our oops of the year.
lsu baseball little pop-up in foul territory. >> oh! >> that's a heads up play. thanks tamron. >> you're welcome. >> told to us run a post pattern. that's what they told the guy. perfect. that's what he did. brazilian police academy. she throws the live grenade just a bit outside. >> oh, no! >> and nobody got hurt. >> good going, girls. our winter sports of the year. perfect texture for running. this is jogging on the ice in portland. >> i remember that. >> perfect time of year. >> yeah. >> and high heels on the ice in los angeles. that doesn't work even the second time around. >> oh! >> our premature sxil ration exhiliration. he's showboating and gets himself disqualified for that. what a knuckle head. in california celebrates
winning the stage. one minor detail. one lap to go. he finished 56. >> oh, no. >> our fans of the year. paul mccartney really really wants a free t-shirt in brooklyn. you know you can't have everything paul. and dancing kevin in columbus. >> my favorite. >> you know he really really needs to win a free t-shirt. oh come on kevin. get yourself a shirt. our reporters of the year. standing out in the snow in new jersey. dylan, you've done this. >> i've done this just not this. that's funny. i was anchoring that day. >> how about this one? in the netherlands, interviewing an olympic gold medalist on a boat. that's a terrific idea. >> oh, no! >> the boots she's wearing. animal of the year in russia. sing us a song. you're the piano dog. ♪ sing us a song tonight ♪ whatever. and the coveted spanning athlete of the year award goes to soccer player in lithuania.
he scores the goal. he runs into the stands. he takes a seat and he cheers for himself. yeah. yea, me. >> i love that. >> yea, me. >> that was a good one. >> bravo. >> yea, me. you got to do it. >> give you a fwlirt party, by the way, when we clap. >> coming up next hollywood's hot new couple miley cyrus and patrick schwarzenegger. how did they spend their christ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ even if it's your last one always share the softness of kleenex tissues. and share your kleenex care story at kleenexcare.com
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all right. >> it's the version of the pop fix. hold up your mugs baby bottles, whatever it is that you have. make sure it's alcohol free because we partied too much last night. keeping the reese witherspoon viral sensation, smiling behind her wreath with a caption, wishing y'all a very merry, peaceful and family-filled christmas. couldn't resist. remember the original reese witherspoon launching a viral moment of reese wreath. kaeling regrammed -- resent -- >> what tamron? >> i'm tongue tied. you win christmas queen wreath. and you can't forget kaeling's
own willie geist. that may challenge our glitter photos i don't know. >> i think our glitter wins and and lie put that wreath up in his bedroom. that's honeys spent christmas apart. miley posted a bunch of selfies, including this one where she's snuggled up with a stuffed pizza, hot dog and a s'more. wish i was cuddling some pizza for real. that's what she put. meanwhile, patrick schwarzenegger spent christmas morning in matching pjs with his brother, sister mom and maria shriver, simply saying merry christmas. i like them as a couple. >> i like the pj party. >> i was in pjs all day long. >> did you? >> even drove back from boston in my pjs. >> nice. merry diva christmas for two
of music's biggest stars. only the elusive, my girl mariah would be able to find vixen and what did you call the other one? >> blitzen not blixer. >> #real reindeer. only mariah gets a real reindeer. santa cannot be far behind. mariah posting the man himself, mr. claus with her. britney spears had a very merry christmas in matching pjs like sheinelle and dylan. >> mine didn't match anybody. >> and her new boyfriend. keeping this strong. charlie eversol. matching pjs. that means real love in my opinion. >> sthaes doing great. she looks great. >> all that other stuff is behind her. >> sure and the boys are growing. >> and that show in vegas is fun. >> a few hollywood couples did get to spend christmas together. as if hollywho will hawaii is not hot enough
sofia and her man, joe, took themselves to hawaii. posting this photo of her family and friends, her hand on joe's face with the caption feliz navidad. showing off her killer abs. >> oh, my god, look at her body. >> of course. >> sure. >> look at her. i don't know a couple that handsome. >> it's ridiculous. do they stare at each other? how does that work? >> you're hot. no you're hot. no you're hot. that's our pop fix. thank you very much. >> cheer. >> cheers. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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brooklyn nets inspiring others while battling severe hearing loss. the team the coaches, nobody knew he couldn't hear. he didn't want to tell anybody. and eventually they realized it. he is a rock star amazing dancer. he proved that you can do anything. he is doing all of this and he can't hear. he feels the rhythm picks up the beat. michael jackson, we'll show you, all over his bedroom. super impressive kid. >> very nice. thank you, ladies for joining today. we're both off. you're off this weekend. i'm off this week. >> glitter for everybody. kathie lee and
good morning, i'm chris cato it's 9:56. let's see if things are warming up out there. >> still a cold start, temperatures feeling like they are in the 30s. a live look outside, we're going to see plenty of sunshine today and light wind speeds out of the west at 8 miles per hour currently, 43 degrees in
philadelphia. 39 in pottstown and 42 in allentown and 44 in mt. holly and temperatures pushed into the mid-40s closer to the shore. the high today at 54 in philadelphia by noon 49 by 6:00 p.m., 46 and cool. a ceremony will be held in wilmington to remember victims of an unsolved double murder that happened ten years ago today. a robber shot and killed two employees at the big and tall store on this day in 2004. a friend of one of the victims organized a balloon release for 6:00 tonight, hoping to drum up new information. a rally and march is planned for noon on the atlantic city boardwalk to show solidarity following a protest where traffic was shut down. investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire in north philadelphia. it started around 2:30 on the second floor of this home at 8th
from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. it is try day friday december 26th. we hope you had a very very merry blessed christmas. >> we have a lot of fun for you today. and if your resolution is to find love in the new year we have couples therapist mike down. >> really? >> two ladies in the world of online dating, which is complicated and muddy and not easy. >> he thinks he can find them the so-called perfect mate. this is the problem. there is no such thing. >> yes. that's right. >> right off the bat, we got a
problem. >> did santa throw a few duds under your tree. mr. manners is here with the proper etiquette with handling unwanted gifts. >> be careful with regifting as i have learned by handing the gift back to the giver. the purse -- >> it was jill. >> i was thinking of you, here she's, like i gave you this purse last year. never forget it. i was, like wow. that was a mistake. anyway -- >> you're adoreable person. grab your popcorn. we're headed to the movies. the real moms give us their take on the biggest movies annie, night of the museum, secret of the tomb. >> we're going to try something on this try day friday the day after christmas. >> why are we doing this. >> after you have all the christmas meals, there are lots of pieces of pie laying around. so what do you do with the extra pie and ready whip and things.
>> and wouldn't you know marie callenders has something for you. i remember there was one in los angeles before it became a chain. >> it is called pie cycling. pie cycling. what you do is take your pieces of pie and what not, and you turn them into milk shakes. so in this -- this one is -- >> dutch apple pie shake. has apple pie, ice cream, apple cider and cinnamon. they took the old pie, ground it up in a cuisinart-ish thing. look how thick and delicious. >> can you have that? >> i think mine is dairy free. we'll find out shortly. >> oh yeah. we'll all find out. that's a lot of fun. okay. >> taste it. what does it taste like? >> i don't want the calories. i'm trying -- it looks delicious. >> take a little bite. dunk it. >> i dunked it. i got to be -- that's good. that's delicious. >> oh my god. >> this one -- this one is the
almond cherry shake. >> take the cherry pie, ice cream, milk almond extract, sliced almonds, grind that baby up. what's happening here? >> i go for the cherry. >> oh, my god. oh my god. just throw your pie in a blender with some stuff. that's delicious. >> throw your pie in the blender. >> all the recipes are on forkful.com. >> i'm forkful for you. >> that was cute what you said. at the end of the year, the lists. >> these are all the great ones. the end of the year list. the top album of the year what do you think it was? >> of course it was -- >> "frozen." >> from the movie. >> and best song which does not surprise me at all, pharrell's "happy". best-selling single. ♪ because i'm happy ♪ >> can i take a guess of what next year's number one -- top selling song will be of next
year. "uptown funk" by bruno mars. that is the happy of next year. that's it. remember i said that. we are here and you will be here with me sitting at this table a year from now. >> that's what you wish for. >> all right. >> also in the top five albums of the year taylor smith and sam smith. >> one of my favorites made the top album too. remember the soundtrack from "guardians of the galaxy," the oldies. >> yeah. those aren't my kind of oldies. ♪ >> what's better than that? >> it goes to a song you like, remember? ♪ i got this feeling deep inside of me ♪ >> i don't like the -- the top selling book on itunes was john green's 2012 novel "the fault in our stars" even though he wrote it a few years ago. it was adapted into a movie. he was here with us. a very nice guy. >> we had the two stars of the show shailene woodley and that
cute kid. >> hot, adorable. they were both here but all the -- it seems like he john was the star. >> for the ipad mine craft was the best-selling app. >> what about candy crush and candy soda? what about those? nobody cares about those. >> no. >> remember i thought that would be the stock to buy. >> you bought stock in it. >> candy crush. >> she has a money guy, she calls him matt money. she doesn't know his real name. she gives her -- all her money and says whatever you think, money matt. >> he has not much to work with. i said the only thing i want you to do is buy candy crush. he's like what's wrong with you? you're a loser. he never bought it thank god. >> our friend ellen degeneres heads up was the number one paid app on iphone. i have no idea what i'm talking about. you know what but i'm happy for her. i am happy for her. god knows she needs more money, okay. match.com year in review says
online dating is hotter than ever. one of the most popular topics that comes up on profile -- >> the most common word use this year which makes no sense to me on a profile, was zumba. >> maybe it is code for something -- >> that's what i think. do you like to zumba? >> i like to zumba. you're right. >> i zumbaed all over the world. >> other words common in profiles are travel down to earth. welcoming. crochet. sewing. >> and ladies. >> as in hey, ladies. >> that's a turnoff. >> biggest turnoff. don't do that. >> and selfie and the movie "frozen" were mentioned in more than 5,000 profiles. >> why? >> i don't know. >> coming up -- >> the words you should put in your profile. a lot of people are looking for their second act, love after divorce, they have children they don't know how to do it. >> go to church. go to a synagogue.
go to a soup kitchen. you'll meet like minded nice people. >> some people live if the same town they see the same people and he's not there. >> move. >> all right. >> time for my friday funny. i'll wait until the end. a sweet little boy, very cute little boy wanted to surprise his grandma so one morning he brought her a cup of coffee in bed. he made it himself and he was so proud so he stood by the bed waiting to hear if he did a good job. she took a sip and it was definitely worst cup of coffee she had ever had, but she swallowed it down and smiled at her grandson. he got such a big smile on his face that she felt she had to take another sip. she noticed something floating in the cup t. it was three little army guys. sweetie, asked the grandma, why did you put army guys in the bottom of my cup? her grandson smiled and said
you know grandma, it is like on tv -- ♪ the best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup ♪ >> cute. >> i worked hard on that one. >> you sell it. you do with the voices. >> they're not drty ydirty jokes, you have to sell them. >> what about the snowman one? >> the difference between a snowman and a snow girl. courtesy of roke. >> snowballs. >> what? >> say it. >> that's it. >> the difference between a snowman and a snow girl -- >> is what? >> snowballs. >> just wanted to be on camera for that moment. >> we ask him every day what his excuse is today. what is your excuse today. >> i don't remember. it was so long ago. >> that wasn't funny. you can't always hit it out of the park. >> when he know he's not on tv he's hysterical. time for johnson's baby announcement, we celebrate new moms.
>> the first baby is lincoln matthew markman born november 21st in las vegas. his parents say their baby was born with a million expressions and offer this advice to new parents, try not to worry so much the baby is fine. >> now to dimar antonio scotland jr., excuse us born in greenwich, connecticut, on november 17th. probably the same hospital my children were born. his parents say their new son loves to stick out his tongue and they remind parents to have fun. >> a baby born on november 14th in san jose california her name is luna miette nelson the fourth child for parents julie and james who say luna is alert and bright eyed. >> our final johnson's baby of the week is ellie jean davis, born on november 24th in torrence california. her parents rebecca and brian say little ellie loves to be read to and sung to and they suggest that other parents try to take a lot of naps and listen to kathie lee's good night sweet angel cd. >> congrats to all of our
babies. if you want to submit your baby for our johnson's baby of the week contest, go to klgandhoda.com. >> hit the connect button. is it okay or not okay for adults to break up while expecting? >> here's what we had to say about it. >> sometimes they cannot be helped. they're never convenient. try to be as kind as possible during the difficult process, hoda. >> as long as they're both supportive of the baby the grown-ups have to do what they have to do. >> quite adult of you. >> kind of harsh, but all right. >> what are those? >> i don't know. >> i like them. >> we'll tell you the proper etiquette for handling the unwanted gifts. >> and this couple's therapist will help these ladies and you find love online right after this. [ man ] i think this is a good time to tell s therapist will help these ladies and you find love online right after this. you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway,
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than over-the-counter remedies. attack the flu virus at its source with prescription tamiflu. and call your doctor right away. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people 2 weeks and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction, a severe rash, or signs of unusual behavior stop taking tamiflu and call your doctor immediately. children and adolescents in particular may be at an increased risk of seizures confusion or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. ask your doctor about tamiflu and attack the flu virus at its source.
have you made a resolution to find love in the new zbleer you may want to consider that one in four people meet a spouse or find a long-term relationship online. >> here to help you reboot your love life is mike down who hosted an online discussion about relationships co-sponsored by zoosk and he brought two clients here today. >> joanne patterson, a mom of four kids divorced for 11 years and goes on dates every so often, but still hasn't found the one. she is looking to find someone who is the whole package, playful, protective and good looking. >> nice. clea is a 32-year-old mom of adorable 4-year-old zaire who says she hasn't been on a date in eight months.
she's been in long-term relationships before but still hasn't found mr. right. >> well well well. >> you're the guy with all the answers. >> i am kathie lee. >> a lot of women are online dating because people are busy they have a lot going on like these ladies have children. is that the way to go? >> it is the way to go. it takes about 17 months and 26 days until people are ready to move on. so first of all, these people are -- these lovely ladies are ready to move on. >> they have been ready. >> they have been ready. >> especially joanne. >> were you hesitant to go online? it seems like a scary world out there? >> i was very hesitant to go online. i felt like online dating was for people that can't get a date or people that i don't know want to cruise the internet and see what's out there. >> not serious. >> never feel like it was serious. >> clea same for you? >> yeah. and i know what i don't want. i like the fact with online dating you can kind of specify what you're looking for. and that was really great with
zoosk. >> you don't have to meet every single person. >> yes. >> they posted profiles. >> they have. >> and you are going to tell us what was wrong with the profiles. >> yes. >> or what was right? >> yes. >> joanne's is first. let's look at hers. what was first thing you would change on joanne's profile? >> the great thing and exciting thing is that science can really tell us now what works and what doesn't work. so, first of all, look at your photo. joanne she's beautiful. the one thing i would change you know but look at this smile. >> the shadow. >> look at the smile. the sunglasses. we know from research that the most attractive thing are women who smile. you smile with your eyes not your -- not just with your mouth. i would change that. the second thing i would change is that we know that women will get 200% more responses with a full body shot. i would make this not a half body shot but a full body shot. >> what if you don't have that? that's a cute picture, i think.
>> it is. but she can take another great picture. >> what if you're not fond of your lower region? >> you don't want to put a false picture up. >> right. >> you say when you asked her to write what her ideal date was, she did something you didn't think was right. >> there was something, she's talking about her ideal date first of all, she does a lot right, but joanne i love that you said you're fun, you're energetic, you're a sentimental person. in her profile, she already mentioned she was divorced but there are two words that have been shown to actually get you less messages. lonely and ex. >> don't ever say those two words, ever. >> never. look at clea moving on with time. what adid youdid you think of clea's profile picture? >> the most attractive thing to
men is a beautiful smile, but she is covering up the left side of her face. did you notice we show more emotion with the left side of our face. so first of all, i would get the hair out of her face. i would also once again -- >> gorgeous hair. >> get a full body shot. i notice down here -- >> you're a full body kind of guy, aren't you? >> i am. but look at this down here. there is a beautiful full body -- >> i would swap those. she's going to get 200% more messages that way. go to her profile. >> we have to scoot along, but what are the buzzwords to use to get more dates? >> these four words have been shown. creative ambitious, healthy, and laugh. you're going to get more messages if you put that in the profile. >> did you use those? >> no. >> do everything he said and see if things change for you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we really appreciate it. thank you. >> all the best to you. to keep or regift or return to the store? >> mr. manners with the proper etiquette for handling the
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we're back with more of "today" on this try day friday the day after christmas. if you're like many people you probably received some gifts that might be better for someone else. >> here to guide us through the proper etiquette for handling a gift you most likely will not use is the founder of what manners most.com manners and lifestyle expert thomas farley. >> hello, thomas. >> this can get awkward when friends and family gather right. >> day after christmas, the holiday glow is wearing off. it is time to decide we have some gifts, do you want to keep them or return them. >> who is first? who is bringing us a gift. >> you each got dry erase boards. you'll write on your boards as we go through each character, this is a gift you keep or return. you don't like any of them based on etiquette, keep or
return it. okay. we'll start with -- >> i don't know. >> let's start with grandma. >> grandma, hardly. >> i spent months knitting this lovely sweater for you all. >> oh grandma, i love it and will wear it often. >> you wasted your time. >> it is a keeper baby. >> it is a keep. and she's going to expect you to wear it next time. >> here is what i suggest. for whatever reason you don't like the sweater, maybe it doesn't fit you well it is not your taste -- >> or what if it is ugly. >> clearly maybe it is ugly. you want to do a thank you note and with grandma, give her a picture of you wearing the sweater. it may be the only time you wear that sweat, she can put it on the fridge or mantle and she'll be happy. >> you can't e-mail. >> not to grandma or anyone else. >> can you pick up the phone and call? >> i would, but i would follow up with a note. >> next? >> to the boss. >> he's our boss? >> yes.
i got you a book on business because things could get more professional. >> i say keep and regift. i say keep and regift later. >> okay. so here is the thing. the boss you want to impress. >> he won't know. >> read the book. >> read the book. read the book and then put it up on your book shelf at work so he sees you've got it there in a place of honor. >> you're going to be completely inauthentic and phony. >> you may get something from it you never know. >> of course. he can give you the raise. next. >> welcome to the corporate world. >> our sister. >> our sister kate. >> i got you this pillow. >> oh my gosh. >> yak, yak, yak. that's what you guys do. >> that's supposed to go in your living room. >> that's for the couch. >> it is funny. >> see -- >> keep it but only put it out when she comes over. >> yes, good one. >> you're very gracious in this regard but this is your sister i'll be honest with the sister. you won't put it out, it won't
be on the sofa i would ask for the receipt. you'll give her -- it doesn't go with my decor, i love it but it is not right for me. >> you know me all these years and you think i'm going to like a yak yak pillow? >> you would say that? >> no i would not. she wouldn't do it. >> it is funny. >> i keep it. it is from your sister. >> i would give it to somebody trying to save a yak. >> every time she comes to your house she'll wonder where it is. if you don't have it out -- >> it is in dry cleaning. >> moving on. we have your adorable son. >> yes. >> that's a keep. >> did you make it? >> i got you this lovely necklace. i thought it looked pretty. >> that's -- that will take up half of hoda's neck. >> you know what? it is an anklet. on me i will wear that every single day. >> i'm glad you gave it to hoda.
>> i'll share it with kath. >> yes. i want to see you both wearing that tomorrow. >> no matter what. >> you'll keep that no question. even if you hate it you want to make this boy feel good about what he did and you're proving he can pick out jewelry for a woman and he's good. >> what's left? >> last but not least, your husband. >> oh. i've never liked anything yet. >> i got you yet another beautiful piece of jewelry. >> yeah. >> this is a very expensive piece of jewelry. he spent a fortune on this. >> but you have four others he forgot he got you, right? >> that's right. >> i would return it. i hate to say that but i would. >> he'd rather have you get something you love. >> return. >> he spent several weeks paycheck on this perhaps, don't want it to go -- don't want it to sit in a jewelry box. go back to the store together -- >> i would compliment him to death and pick something else. >> and next year give him better
hints. >> it is our fault. >> hello. story of our lives. >> he tried his best. >> thank you. >> merry christmas. >> yak, yak, yak. >> next year give to charity. night at the museum and into the woods at the box office. >> movie picks for the holidays. >> and what do you do with the wrapping paper? >> we'll show you how to put it to good use right after this.
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it is the day after christmas and you're staring at a giant pile of used wrapping paper. >> rather than tossing it out, how about figuring out how to put it to good use. >> here with creative ways to repurpose all that gift wrap is art director and budget design specialist stacy nelson. >> stacy is here. >> so good to see you again. don't crinkle it. you're killing me. you can save so much money. >> by not crinkling it. >> calm down stacy.
>> what about the excitement of the morning? who wants to be you know peeling -- >> she's a rip it -- >> i'm a rip it. >> oh no please don't do that. you can still use little pieces for some things. >> what should we do? >> you can repurpose, look at the silver and gold here for new year's eve. you can use your everyday things like posters and place mats wrap them up into paper. it makes free decorations. cover trays, serving traze inging trays, put paper in the bottom. >> like a place mat. >> it is for new year's. >> crinkle stuff, go ahead and wrap it around wine bottles. >> what is this behind us? >> red, white and silver works fantastic for valentine's day. all this is is crinkle paper, roll it in tubes, glue is in the middle and you have a cool wreath. >> kids can make crafts. save the bits and pieces and give it to them for valentine's day. and look at the flag in the
front. little pieces of paper, you can do great things for valentine's day. >> if you received a gift that was really exceptionally wrapped, what you need to do is use that gift wrap for your thank you notes. all you need to do is cut a little piece -- >> that's clever. >> put it on construction paper. print out your little thank you. so much more meaningful than a store bought card right? >> mr. manners would like that. >> that's a clever -- i never heard of that. >> don't forget the bows. use that stuff for bows. fold it into a v. look at this cool bochlt. >> yes. >> what about the stuff that comes out of the gift basket. >> i hate that. >> make a bow out of it. >> oh my gosh. this is gorgeous. >> what are you doing? >> we need -- no it is fine. >> she needs some xanax. >> good job, stacy.
>> you want to save money. >> yes, we do. use all brown gift wrap. >> that's clever. >> just make little tags and, you know little ornaments that go on your package. >> that's smart. that's smart. >> we're not done. >> of course not. >> what about making bookmarks? you could put on the "today" show and repurpose. >> you are awesome. and there's more. >> there is. >> for everybody at home that is hating me right now -- >> they're not hating you. you're adorable. >> if you dread, just shred. >> what? >> if you dread, shred. >> she made that up. >> shred your wrapping paper. >> you have free packing supplies throughout the year. >> now you're talking. >> don't buy any of that stuff. >> what is happening here? >> sillver and gold is great for
new year's eve. large sheets left or take it off a big package, this is great for shfl shelf paper. if you have drawers or shelves designated for holiday supplies you can -- >> see? >> jump up and down. >> there's more to come. >> there's more? >> but wait there's more. >> what you need to do is tape it on the colored side use scotch tape, tape it together flip it over, put it on the wall or the ground, and the kids can draw and paint right on top. >> they're going to be so thrilled. thank you so much stacy. you're adorable. >> a pleasure to be with you. >> exhausted. >> get ready to entertain. >> our real moms weigh in on the holiday movies coming to a theater near you right after this. understand? of course not. and that's the point. making credit confusing has made me boatloads.
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we have our popcorn, so you know what that means? real moms are back. >> they're here to weigh in on some of the films you may want to take your family to over the holidays. >> mother of three, tara mcnamara is co-host of moms movie minute on fan dango, owned by nbc universal. that's how she got here. >> exactly. suzanne rusk is a mom of two and lifestyle editor at family circle magazine. >> do we own that one too? >> yes. >> and liz stern, mom of three, is ceo of diva moms.com. i can't do it and eat popcorn. >> let's get started. >> you know who she is. >> here we go. a new generation is about to fall in love with annie all over again. tara, what do you think of the remake so far? >> i love it. it is fan dango's top selling family film of december. and i think it is because we can't wait to see how they did it and they did it amazing. it is so fun. >> i heard there is mixed reviews on cameron diaz as miss
hannigan. >> i thought it was fine. it wasn't my favorite part of the movie, but the rest is just nice and current. they play with twitter and all those types of things. >> what did you think of -- >> wonderful. >> i thought she was wonderful. >> i hope she can keep going. i thought she was wonderful. >> she was so precious in that movie. >> is it exactly like annie? are there a lot of differences? >> it is -- it is more modern. it is really -- >> 2014. >> good. for all ages you think? >> i think if you go with -- there were 4 and 5-year-old next to me and they were bored. but i think 6 and up and little girls especially will love it. >> and cute too. my 7-year-old turned to me about going back to cameron diaz miss hannigan she's drunk, mom. >> they can tell. >> oh yes. >> she was great. >> moving on to ben stiller's night at the museum secret of
the tomb. this is such a great little franchise. >> we love it already are. >> i love that these movies always bring history to life for kids in a fun and funny way and get them involved with the characters. this is about saying good-bye to the franchise. >> the final one. >> what they're doing is just loving all over the characters that we know and love already. and it is a good-bye for robin williams as well. >> what did you think when you saw him? >> heart broken. just edit it a certain way that made it feel like it was his swan song. >> i want to say this my 7-year-old as we left the screening, turned to me and said this is best one of the three. i love this one the most. >> okay. >> stephen sondheim's "into the woods". >> what do we think? >> it is an adaptation of a broadway musical.
>> and kind of dark. >> it is. it was intend for adults and they toned it down for the pg version. but it still has a high body count. there is -- there is like pecking out of eyes. it is a little unusual, little dark for kids. i would say not for 10 and under. >> what did you think? >> my 15 who gets bored, she loved it. the whole thing we were riveted to it. it is not for little kids. it is not really strong but it is a musical. i loved it. >> the soundtrack you're going to love it. >> and all nominated once again for a golden globe. >> my little 7-year-old my movie critic he turned to me and he said first, i prewarned him, there may be scary parts and might be a wolf that is a little -- johnny depp. of course coming from a 7-year-old he thought he was the best character. the funniest the coolest, the scariest but i prewarnd him and
going ging from this movie, he was wowed by this film. he really -- >> shady character. if you have a 15-year-old, there is innuendo. >> now let's pretend, cold snowy and want to stay home and cozy up to watch a movie. what is your pick? >> you want a movie that involves snow and kids stuck at home. chronicles of narnia the first one, has all of that. the kids are stuck inside. they find this winter fantasy land perfect. >> suzanne? >> i love freaky friday. my whole family. over and over again, mother/daughter tale full of laughs. good old days. >> and my boys love john hughes and they love ferris beuller. >> they do? >> they do. it is my movie from the '80s. my 11-year-old and 7-year-old think it is the funniest movie. i just think it is one of those -- it is a classic and my boys just think it is hysterical the way matthew broderick takes
off the day of school and -- they crack up my boys. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> merry christmas, happy holidays and happy new year. we're going to be back right after this with more on "today" on nbc. [male announcer] it's in the nows that life is is lived. don't let them pass you by. jump into them. immerse yourself in them. ♪ because it's the nows that make the journey worthwhile. the wild atlanti c way.
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right now at 11:00, the rush to buy gifts is over. now comes the rush to return those gifts. good morning. i'm keith jones. the national retail federation says people return an average of four gifts. nbc 10's monique braxton is live at the mass ycy's in northeast philly. are they busy? >> reporter: half of the people are returning items. the other half with coming here for the deep discounts according to what they tell us. they are predicting today to be the second busiest shopping day in terms of traffic. >> guys,