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hanukkah if you're celebra good morning, america. breaking news, the christmas market terror suspect gunned down in an overnight shoot-out after going on the run across europe as new footage emerges of that truck barreling into the holiday crowd. plus, the new terror plot thwarted in australia. five men suspected of planning a christmas day attack arrested after overnight raids. breaking news right now, a potential passenger plane hijacking. unfolding on live television. 118 passengers on board. the military rushing to the scene. christmas travel nightmare. a messy start to one of the busiest travel days of the year. back-to-back storms sweeping across the country creating havoc on the roads and at the airports. 19 states on alert from california to michigan as 100
million americans head out for the holidays. and a dramatic holiday rescue caught on camera. a young boy found helplessly dangling by his backpack after slipping off a ski lift. >> they're coming. they know. they're copping. >> the good samaritans who kept him calm and hanging on as the dramatic rescue unfolded. good morning, america. dan, you feeling better? >> i'm happy to be here. they told me i might be able to wear a matching holiday sweater with michael again. >> you have matching ties. >> we are different sizes, it may surprise people. >> only slightly. the camera guys are going what? it's christmas eve eve. that means 103 million americans are expected to hit the roads and skies for a record-setting week of travel. >> very busy out there and also
in the news department as well. breaking terror news from overnight. that berlin market suspect gunned down in italy ending his run across europe. matt gutman has all the latest from berlin. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, amy. it was a dramatic gunfight. anis amri stopped by a routine patrol outside milan. officers asked him to produce his i.d. instead pulled out a pistol hitting an officer and the other officer returning fire killing him. italian officials are saying beyond a shadow of a doubt it's him. this morning in a dramatic shoot-out in an italian train station police killing the most wanted man in europe. italian officials saying the man who allegedly barreled this truck into that christmas market anis amri was stopped in a routine patrol in milan and asked to show his i.d. instead they say he pulled out a pistol firing at one of the
officers reportedly shouting allahu akbar. a fellow officer returning fire killing him. arriving by train in milan possibly from france meaning the man whose picture was plastered in wanted photos traveled through multiple countries. the italian interior minister saying it's him without a shadow of a doubt. officials saying they matched his fingerprints to the fingerprints german forensic teams gathered from inside the cab of the semi that amri allegedly bulldozed into that christmas market. in his wake he left shattered bodies, 12 dead and dozens wounded but also his i.d. and those crucial fingerprints on the steering wheel say german officials. overnight, german officials telling abc news they thought the manhunt would be short. >> we have his photograph. we have his fingerprints and we have his dna. >> reporter: germany saying the dragnet was unprecedented. >> every policeman in berlin, in
germany is trying to find this man. every policeman in -- >> reporter: literally every policeman. >> every policeman investigate -- everyone has his photo and try to find this man. >> reporter: they knew that amri went by at least six aliases and had three nationalities including an italian one. he spent years in italy, four of them in prison partly for trying to burn down a refugee center he'd been living in. now, european intelligence agencies are going to be asking why he was headed to milan. was it perhaps to meet up with a terrorist cell, also lots of questions are going to be asked about how the most wanted man in europe whose face was plastered all over the place was able to travel on public transit through three countries without being spotted. amy. >> frightening and incredible and the investigation continues. matt gutman, thank you. to pick up on what he was saying to washington and abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas. pierre, matt raised this issue.
how is this suspect able to travel so widely even while the subject of a multinational manhunt? >> reporter: good morning, dan. we can't rule out amri had an escape plan to get out of the country immediately after the rampage. it did take some time for german authorities to discover his i.d. or at least make it known to the public. here's where the germans have questions to answer. why didn't they shut down borders quickly after the massacre and we know that amri had already been identified as a terrorism suspect as a threat before the attack. how is someone like that allowed to move so freely, dan? >> they have big questions to answer, no question about that. let's move to australia now, though, where police say they foiled a major terror attack that was planned for christmas day. what are we learning about in this morning? >> reporter: dan, yet more evidence that the isis worldwide call for attacks targeting christmas is indeed being heeded. australian authorities currently have five people in custody who allegedly were planning a holiday attack using explosives and possibly other weapons including guns and knives. their target the heart of
melbourne. authorities believe they were self-radicalized by isis propaganda which is one of the scenarios u.s. officials have been warning about since november. dan. >> unsettling news as we head into the holiday. pierre, thank you. i mentioned it was a busy news day. we have more breaking news to report as well. a potential hijacking situation involving a passenger plane with 118 people on board. military rushing to the tarmac at this hour and abc's terry moran is in london with the latest on this developing story. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is a fast-breaking situation so here's what we know right now. this morning an afriqiyah airways passenger flight inside libya was diverted to the island of malta in the mediterranean and now maltese troops have surrounded that plane which is an airbus 320 and the prime minister of malta tweeted this is, quote, in fact, a potential hijack situation. negotiations are under way. there are as you said 118 passengers on board. and at least two hijackers and the airport has been shut down.
emergency security services on the scene. nobody is coming in or out. a local official there has confirmed those two hijackers have threatened to blow up the plane. who they are, what they are demanding is unclear. what is clear this is a hijack and the lives of those 118 people on board are hanging in the balance. >> i know you'll keep us updated. thanks nothing anyone wants to hear as so many are heading to the airports. >> today is the day for the holiday travel rush. millions are hitting the road and skies but severe weather across the country is causing some major delays and our david kerley has the latest from washington's reagan national airport. how is it looking there so far? >> reporter: this is what the holiday rush looks like, michael. do you see that christmas tree way back there? the line coming to this security checkpoint snakes all the way back to that tree. the good news, it is moving. yesterday about 3,000 delays, that is the problem. everything is moving a little bit slowly and the roads could be treacherous too. overnight flood watches and
blizzard warnings causing weather alerts in 19 states as two storms preparing to barrel from the west coast to the plains this holiday weekend. the winter weather causing travel trouble. on one of the busiest days of the travel season delays rippling throughout the country because of trouble in tinseltown, day long delays in los angeles, doing runway construction during the holiday rush. >> we've been in this airport for almost 24 hours trying to get out. >> reporter: it rippled to denver. >> i got here and parked and delayed already two hours. >> reporter: and philadelphia. >> you have to come early and be mentally prepared to stand in line and wait. >> reporter: at newark airport delays of an hour reported. >> the flight was being delayed and delayed and delayed. >> reporter: major traffic tie-ups outside the terminals with many seeing red. one driver in upstate new york skidding into the back of a snowplow and in california, this car was stranded on a flooded road.
the only way out firefighters had to rescue the driver through the sunroof. you know the amazing thing when you think about it, a third of americans are traveling for this holiday and at the end of tonight over the past 48 hour, 5 million americans will have flown, we hope they get home for the holiday, michael. >> we hope they get home too. ginger, what's going on with the weather? two more major storms. >> two we're tracking. a lot of people are going to be affected. look at this video out of new mexico. so even at some of the lower elevations one to three inches of snow. the spinouts they were trying to get the cars back upright. that's going to be happening a lot more in a lot of places so we have those 19 states. there's a winter storm warning for more than 16 inches of snow for the mountains north of burbank through wisconsin and northern michigan. blizzard watch in parts of north and south dakota. the first snow going to hit parts of wisconsin and then a mix in chicago for tonight. so chicago is a problem tonight. los angeles could be a problem tonight so could seattle. that's what the first then
second and look at the rain along i-95 traveling tomorrow morning on the east coast and then that second storm comes through. this is where it tightens up. this storm is the one that i'm most concerned about that's on christmas evening. >> all right, ginger. more on that i'm sure later in the broadcast. the latest on the trump transition and president-elect's surprising nuclear weapons tweet raising questions around the world and here at home. abc's mary bruce has more now in washington. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning. well, amy, for nearly five decades presidents of both parties have tried to limit nukes but now the president-elect seems to say he wants more nuclear weapons, trump this morning is sparking fears of a new nuclear arms race with just 140 characters. in a single tweet donald trump announced what could be a dramatic shift in u.s. foreign policy. posting the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. the timing of the statement also
raising eyebrows. [ speaking a foreign language ] coming just hours after russian president putin said we need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces. since ronald reagan both the u.s. and russia have worked to cut nuclear stockpiles. during the campaign, trump sent mixed messages. >> nuclear should be off the table but will there be a time when it could be used, possibly. the biggest problem we have today is nuclear, nuclear proliferation. >> reporter: now in an attempt to clarify his tweet, trump spokesman said he's referring to the threat of proliferation and the need to improve deterrents but did not clarify what he meant by that call to expand nuclear capability and it's that word what's raising so many questions this morning. >> yeah, let's talk about some of those question, mary bruce. we'll bring in abc's matthew dowd who is in austin and, of course, matthew it's unprecedented tore a president-elect to be announcing potential foreign policy via
twitter. i'm curious about the content, though. that's what leads all of the raised eyebrows. what do you make of the content of his tweets? >> well, amy, we've been surprised along the way since election day that the president-elect would continue using twitter in a manner that he was setting foreign policy goals or setting foreign policy direction but this took it to a whole other level. there is great concerns related to the nuclear arsenal that we have and the fact that the president-elect tweeted about it at about expanding it sent all kinds of people atwitter as we would say and one of the things problematic for him is that there was all kind of warnings especially from hillary clinton that -- when she said if a guy that you could bait with a tweet is not someone you want put in charge of the nuclear arsenal so -- in one day in one moment he combined that message. >> do you make anything about the timing between what we saw from president-elect trump and vladimir putin? >> well, i think it's interesting to me if you go back and look at all of donald trump's tweets, there always seems to be something that
instigated a tweet that he does, something happened in the news, something he saw on television and then he tweets. i don't know. we don't obviously know for sure he was directly responding but it sure is circumstantial that vladimir putin says one thing and almost along the exact same lines and then he tweets but when we're in a situation where people around the world are trying to figure out where president-elect trump is going to take us the fact he has to watch his twitter feed to figure that out is concerning. >> what do you think his advisers are telling him? are these tweets strategic on the part of president-elect trump or is he just going rogue? >> well, i think that is -- i think that's a very good question. i think in the aftermath his advisers say they were strategic. i don't think they are. i think this is a person if you look at his twitter feed for -- since twitter was invented nine years ago he has used it as a manner to communicate. i don't think it's a good exchange. he is a rogue twitter user. >> all right.
"rogue one." i had to say it. thank you, matt dowd. happy holidays. >> thanks. >> rogue twitter user. more trump news. there was a confrontation on a jetblue passenger -- wean a jetblue passenger and ivanka trump who was traveling with her husband and children on a plane. the man was removed from the flight after witnesses said he attacked her with sharp words. abc's cecilia vega is here with the story. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, michael. you know this, ivanka trump is expected to play a powerful role in her father's admission and witnesses say he was not happy to be on that commercial flight with the trump family and say he doesn't like her father's politics and he certainly let her know. ivanka trump's family vacation to hawaii turning into a frightening moment on a jetblue flight. her husband and children there too when aides say a fellow passenger began yelling at her. >> he was upset. he walked on as soon as he saw her he started shaking. he was visibly shaking. >> reporter: witnesses say the man told the future first
daughter that her father is ruining the country. a college professor tweeting that his husband is the man who chased down ivanka and jared kushner to, quote, harass them and that jetblue kicked us off a flight when a flight attendant overheard my husband expressing displeasure about flying with trumps. >> she was calm. she was trying to distract her kids and was really calm so, yeah, it was -- she handled it really well. he was being rude and inconsider at. >> reporter: secret service traveling with the family did not intervene but flight attendants did. jetblue saying in a statement the decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. if the crew determines that a customer is causing conflict on the aircraft, the customer will be asked to deplane. after a layover in san francisco, ivanka and family were reportedly transferred to a private plane and on their way. yeah, that private plane was reportedly also a preplanned trip, not a result of what happened on the jetblue flight
but, guys, ivanka trump flies coach, who knew? >> a lot of people were surprised by that but after this incident you think it's something she'll continue to do? >> i wonder if she'll probably be flying rieft a lot more. she was with a big group of family members, cousins and things like that so perhaps they all just booked a big block of tickets. >> some plan way in advance. >> not in my world. i'm barely making a flight home to san francisco tonight, i think. >> i'm surprised dad didn't give her trump force one to avoid all of this. good luck getting home. it is the final countdown to christmas. if you haven't finished buying your gifts yet you're in luck. abc's rebecca jarvis hit the stores to find out where you can get the best last-minute discounts. what did you find? >> reporter: hey, dan, we found discounts galore. us procrastinators often get a bad rap. this year some of the best deals of the season are happening right now even at stores that
don't typically go on sale, they are discounting today. christmas is just two days away and retailers across the country are wheeling out the savings, cleaning house before the even steep post-christmas sales promotions begin. >> retailers overstocked for the holiday so you're either going to see massive discounts and just want to get that merchandise out. >> reporter: right now kohl's taking an extra 20% off $100 or more orders. buy online and pick them up in store. target is filled with discounts. 20% off some legos and $70 off the apple watch series 1 and at the gap all men's and women's clothes not already on sale now 50% off. if you'd rather shop from home, amazon's got you covered. with their procrastinator's delight where if you live in any one of their more than 30 metro areas you can order on amazon
now up until 9:45 p.m. on christmas eve and get your gifts by midnight. and check it out. even the high end retailers like ralph lauren offering discounts up to 65% off. let's talk about haggling. >> when you go into a store you have the option and people don't know this to haggle for that price. >> ask nicely. ask nicely. we found here at best buy this ipad pro, $125 off through christmas eve and this tv if you're still in the market for a tv this 55-inch tv at best buy, $350 today, dan. >> i bet you can get them down to 200 bucks, rebecca. just haggle away. >> reporter: i got you. no worries. >> awesome. thank you. let's get it back over to ginger for a look at who is going to have a white christmas. >> for now we got to get the weekend getaways brought to you by sprint. s
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former nba superstar shaquille o'neal. yes, there he is. the heat retiring his number last night and take a look at this show his mother drove a mini diesel truck out being shaq and being funny is one of his nicknames. moms joined in as well. what a great honor. >> what were they dumping on him? >> money. >> it looked like it. >> he needs some more. >> the big snicker. maybe those are snickers or something. a great honor for a great player. >> well deserved. but we begin with a holiday season warning. package thieves across the country stealing deliveries right off your doorstep. the serial robber caught on camera striking again in chicago and abc's gio benitez is here with more on how to keep your gifts safe. good morning, gio. >> reporter: michael, good morning. this crime is no joke. one study suggests as many asme their packages stolen. when it happens it can cost you hundreds to replace that package.
this morning, those last-minute managers are arriving at your real-life grinches may beat you to them. in chicago the hunt is on for a serial package thief, could it be this man caught on surveillance camera casually walking up to someone else's front porch appearing to talk on the phone, he bends down to grab a package while he quickly opens it and takes off with what's inside. >> he didn't care about anything. just walking around pretending like he's talking on his cell phone. i hope they catch you. >> reporter: this case just 1 of 13 other incidents reported to police so far this month and they believe the number is actually much higher. >> we think it's severely underreported, though. we think a lot of people aren't making reports. >> reporter: it's happening everywhere. in florida a creative move by this package thief disguised as a pizza delivery man. >> he took the packages apparently, ripped them open, looked what was inside, kept what they wanted and dumped all the trash and all the >> reporter: in this video you
see a woman allegedly lifting packages dropped off at a home on monday when one box doesn't fit in the first car, a second arrives. >> five minutes after she leave, a gentleman comes up, parks next door and then he helps himself to our packages. >> reporter: but in maryland a able to track down four teenage thieves involved i at least 42 packages. authorities returning recovered goods to their rightful owners. >> really none of this would have been possible without somebody seeing what happened and actually calling the police to let us know what occurred. should do to protect yourself. schedule deliveries when you're home or if there's better security somewhere else like work send the packages there or even require a signature so that the delivery person doesn't just leave it at your doorstep. that's the key. >> or stay on the porch with a loaded rifle and just fend everybody off. >> that's the dan harris style. >> that's how i roll. when is there a time when packages usually get stolen?
>> you know what, you would think it would happen under the cover of darkness but it actually happens in the middle of the day. 75% of these get stolen right when you're not at home and are at work away from the house in the middle of the day? seems like people getting more creative walking like you're on have cameras. >> where are the dumb the late bitter divorce battle between brad pitt and angelina jolie. new court documents revealing that pitt has accused jolie of releasing private information about their six children and david wright is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. you know the old notion that there's no such thing as bad publicity, well, that doesn't apply in the case of hollywood pitt accuses angelina jolie of exposing private details he says could harm their children. this morning, brad pitt is asking an l.a. county judge to
seal all documents related to his divorce from angelina jolie. in the documents pitt accuses jolie of compromising their six children's privacy insisting she exposed the children by making public the names of their therapists and other mental health professionals. >> this is the first time we're hearing brad pitt accuse angelina jolie of not having good judgment and of not being measured with respect to disclosing private information about the children. >> reporter: pitt argues airing the couple's dirty laundry in public documents could humiliate or harm the children insisting she apparently has no self-regulating mechanism to preclude sensitive information from being placed in the public record, or she has other motives for revealing such information either to the children or the general public, he argues. >> routinely documents are filed with the court that have information in them about custody disputes and just because these are high-profile celebrities they're not a
separate set of rules that apply to them. >> reporter: earlier this month a judge turned down an emergency motion from pitt to seal the entire case file. but the judge indicated at the time he would be open to sealing specific documents in deference to the children. well, during that earlier fight over sealing the case file, jolie's lawyer called pitt's motion a thinly attempted -- thinly veiled attempt to shield himself rather than the minor children from the public view. well, we reached out to both jolie and pitt, neither had a comment. >> divorce is so tough anyway. yeah, to see it all displayed in public. all right, we wish the best for all of them. david, thank you. michael, tell us what's coming up on the big board. >> coming up on our big board a new lawsuit over the tragic death of the singer christina grimmie. why her family is heading to court. a duke basketball star's on-court meltdown suspended indefinitely for tripping an opponent. why some think the punishment is
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it's time now for our big board. stephen a. smith joining us here at the table and talk to him in a moment but we'll begin with that new lawsuit over the tragic death of christina grimmie, the family of the late singer suing the venue and the promoter of the concert where she was shot and killed this past june and dan abrams joins us live. talk about why her family decided to sue. what are they alleging? >> this is a wrongful death and negligence case and basically they're saying there wasn't enough security at the venue. yes, there were bag checks done but their position is, well, why weren't there metal detectors. why weren't there body pat-downs. what is a pat-down if you don't do anything more? the legal standard is not could they have done more. the legal standard is was it unream what they did. did they not show her a reasonable duty of care and the
legal analysis there is going to be comparing it to other types of concerts, other types of venues and what sorts of security could be deemed to be reasonable. >> well, you know what, dan, her brother who was with her that night she was killed, is he a part of this lawsuit, as well? >> oh, yeah, look, he suffered enormously. he's the one who tackles the guy down to the ground. he's the one who stops the shooting. he's injured both physically and, of course, emotionally having been there when this happened but as a legal matter again the same question is going to apply with him, which is was there an unreasonable lack of security there and then, of course, you get into the question of damages, but you only get to damages once you first find that the venue, the promoter, both are being sued here, were somehow negligent in this action. >> well, that certainly is such a sad situation. >> horrible.
>> thank you so much for joining us. >> really, really sad. now we'll move on to a meltdown on the basketball court. duke star grayson allen suspended indefinitely after deliberately tripping another player during a game on wednesday and this wasn't the first time. it wasn't the second time. it was the third time he's done this in the last year. and talking to duke's coach, he said initially he wouldn't be swayed by public sentiment. stephen, you're here for this. he later reversed course and suspended him indefinitely. is that the right decision. >> it is. he needed to be suspended a minimum of five games in my estimation. mike krzyzewski has the cache to say he'll handle it the way he'll handle it to some degree but he didn't handle it last year, didn't handle it last february 9th when he did it against louisville or two weeks later when he did it against florida state and on top of it all this is the same mike krzyzewski, the great coach k who dropped the ball because he took the liberty of lecturing a guy by the name of dillon brooks
for oregon during the ncaa tournament for how he conducted himself but you haven't addressed your own player so when this happened everybody looked at coach k and said, excuse me. you'll talk about somebody else but not your own player. get it together. he got it together because he's coach k. he's smart like that. >> people who play professional sports, michael, you can weigh in know emotions run high when you're fighting to win. but where do you draw the line? you know, what is too much? >> well, in terms of, you know, you don't trip a person on the court. >> ever. >> you don't do anything that's unsportsmanlike. if you do it and get caught there are ramifications. he is a college kid even though he's 21 years of age and guys s younger held more accountable but it's not just the incident itself. he was clearly wrong but when he went to the bench that's when it looked like a complete meltdown and found yourself instead of looking at him and feeling like he needed to be reprimanded you looked at him and said he's got
a problem. something appears to be wrong and that's why coach k had to you had to suspend this guy. you have to send a message that can't be tolerated but especially from coach k who is the standard-bearer in all of college basketball and maybe all of collegiate sports, you have to set a standard. >> even olympics, great olympic coach, as well. this kid is a great player and hopefully he can rebound. >> he can rebound. there are people that will forgive him for doing far more egregious things than this but the absence of control is what stood out. it's seen that he really had a problem and you're not accustomed to seeing such things with a guy being coached by coach k. you don't see that. >> camera is always on. you can't get away with anything. >> stephen, thank you. one person's loss is another's gain at least that's the case with oprah's weight loss announcing she dropped 40 pounds. weight watchers stock gaining over 5% in one day. larry hackett joins us. some are questioning whether she had the midas touch.
what now? >> one person's loss is another person's gain. she owns a huge share of stock at weight watchers and now it's gone up. she took 10% of the company last year. stock went up 27% when that happened. when she made this announcement about losing 40 pounds it went up 10%, slid down to 5. she clearly still has cache. when i was editor at "people" magazine when we did weight loss stories whether kirstie alley or valerie bertinelli, these always sold well. people like to read them. the trick is going to be whether or not this holds. you know, can this be sustained? will oprah keep the weight off? will the story go on and will weight watchers get its act together. beyond the oprah part there's been executive shake-ups at the company. people are moving away from these diet programs and going to their fitbit and to free apps and things like that. so the whole weight loss business is changing. she clearly still has the cache. theres a huge reservoir of good will towards her.
whether it can be sustained is what we don't know >> that's the thing as you said everything oprah has touched has turned to gold but the key is how long can oprah or any celebrity of her magnitude, how long can they keep it going is the big question. >> like i said there are people out there who have known her and seen her for years and has had weight loss fights for years. there's still some string left and the commercials are clearly all about her. she's been off daily television tore a long time. her network didn't do as well as she wanted but still someone who is very compelling. people love her. she has that unextinguishable connection to people that clearly still goes on. so i think she will ride there as long as she can and it's going to -- remains to be seen whether weight watchers can sustain split she's a positive force. i love the headline oprah's loss is weight watchers' gain. perfect. >> the oprah effect. >> she's oprah. any tips? i'm trying to lose a few pounds. >> but you lost weight. how much did you lose? >> i lost about 13 pounds in the
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they're almost there. they're hurrying. >> reporter: finally pulling the boy to safety. >> you're all right. yay. >> they got you, buddy. >> almost there. here we go. >> you okay? i got you. just keep breathing, okay? >> boy, it's really tough to hear him screaming like that. he was scared and in pain. we're told the boy is doing well this morning, no major injuries but his arms, as you may imagine, are pretty sore. >> i'm going skiing next weekend with my five kids and it's always my fear, getting off the ski lift. it's like you just want to make sure and sometimes you tumble but it's all right. >> better to tumble than get stuck like that. >> don't make fun of me when i tumble off. >> it's kind of funny when big guys tumble. >> it's not. it hurts. >> don't ski around me. i'll start laughing then i'll fall. in our next hour a holiday health alert. why christmastime could heighten your risk for a heart attack. dr. ashton is here to break down the new research out. last-minute christmas gifts. where to find them when you're
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patco is on special schedule because of holiday. >> christmas two days away looking live at philadelphia international airport, lots of travel today. let's go over to karen rogers in for david. >> reporter: it's a good day to travel matt, 48 degrees is the high, clouds and sunshine. overnight tonight into tomorrow we get rain. half of rain in philadelphia brightening at the end of the day, as you celebrate hanukkah or christmas eve it will be dry. sunday, 48. up to 52 on monday, how about that. >> sounds good. a two-alarm apartment blaze claimed the life of a person in pottstown montgomery county. this broke out on east high street. all others were safely evacuated. red cross is helping 17 people
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and breaking news, that christmas market terror suspect taken down in an overnight shoot-out after going on the run across europe as new footage now emerges of the truck plowing into the christmas market and this morning, a s.ristmas day terror plot foiled the holiday travel nightmare. back-to-back storms wallopiroad. flights delayed. now a blizzard watch. 19 states on alert from michigan to california as 100 million americans head out for the holidays. ♪ final countdown. it's one day before christmas eve and if you've waited till the last minute to shop, we've got the easy thoughtful gifts you can buy on the road for all your family and friends. ♪ baby it's cold
>> and garth brooks, trisha yearwood, a very special christmas duet right here and look who is saying -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ho, ho, ho. ♪ good morning, america. and what a fantastic audience we have with us today. everybody in our audience they told us they've been nice, not naughty this year. >> he's checking. >> we've got the list. >> he's going over his list. >> i think i see michael on the naughty side. >> oh. >> he needs to update his technology. >> yeah. >> no. >> can you computerize that thing? >> no. santa is perfect. >> santa is perfect. >> listen, though, if you're not as prepared for the big weekend as santa is, we got you covered even if you're still traveling, there's still time to pick up a
gift or two on the road. >> wait. is she at a convenience store? is that lori bergamotto at like a 7-eleven. >> i did that story one year. >> she's like -- merry christmas. here's some beef jerky. >> nothing says thoughtful like jerky. >> thoughtful like jerky but also rewinding the year's best and buzziest moments celebrating 2016 the only way that "gma" knows how and that's big, the "gma" way. >> oh, yes. >> oh, look at those moves. >> what was that? i didn't know that was coming. >> some "magic mike" there. >> dan with the morning rundown. >> we'll take a look at the news this morning and begin with that breaking news, a plane hijacking over the mediterranean. the libyan plane was headed to tripoli in libya but authorities say two hijackers diverted it to malta and reportedly threatened to blow it up with grenades. 118 people on board but we're just getting word some passengers are being released so this situation may, may be over
soon. a negotiating team is right there on the scene. authorities in milan, italy, say the suspect in the berlin christmas market attack has been killed in a shoot-out with police. how he managed to travel from germany to italy is raising serious questions and abc's matt gutman has been following the investigation. matt, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. it was a dramatic gunfight. apparently anis amri was walking into the street around 3:00 a.m. outside of milan and because he was apparently acting suspici s suspiciously a routine foot patrol stopped him. they asked him to produce i.d., instead he produced a pistol hitting the officer right here in the shoulder possibly with a small caliber bullet. he was wounded. the other officer returned fire killing amri. now italian officials are saying beyond a shadow of a doubt it is him. now, lots of questions among european intelligence agencies of what he was doing in milan. was he possibly there to try to meet up with a terror cell.
also questions, how did he manage to get reportedly from germany to france to italy while being the most wanted man in europe without being detected while traveling on public transit. dan. >> as you say some big questions to be answered. matt, thank you. also in germany two brothers from kosovo have been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack germany's largest shopping mall. police are trying to determine whether anybody else was helping them. in melbourne, australia, this morning, authorities say they foiled an attack plot that appears to have been inspired by isis. five men under arrest. back in this country there are major delays as a record number of americans travel for the holidays. hundreds of flights have been delayed. one major factor is the weather and ginger has more on that. hey, ginger, good morning. >> dan, what a mess. you're going to see this in new mexico, one to three inches. this is from santa fe. look at this video. you could see what was happen in some of the mountain areas more than a foot of snow. it creates a huge mess on the
roads and unfortunately, another storm coming not only through the west but also right there in the great lakes and the northern plains so here are some of the warnings and alerts. the blizzard watch that's in effect for parts of north and south dakota even far northwestern minnesota, that's for christmas day itself. here's the travel outlook. chicago's a problem for tonight. so is los angeles, san francisco could see some delays, seattle even and then we'll go ahead and focus on christm you're traveling anywhere on sat rdans especially at the coast and get icy as you go inland. speaking of icy, wisconsin just north of chicago, this is for christmas day itself and that blizzard on the back end, severe storm, dan, right in the center, nebraska and kansas. >> warm tidings from ginger zee. thank you. finally just days before christmas the gift of a lifetime for a little boy in arizona. you are looking here at the face of joy. 3-year-old michael brown holding up a sign that says some things are worth the wait. he just got adopted after spending most of his life in
foster care. his pictures are going viral this morning. tara montgomery, a single mom of two was not initially considering adoption, but says her family had an instant connection with michael and i can see why. really beautiful and a major upgrade over beef jerky. >> what a nice way to end it, guys. >> you got news that goes pop. >> the news that goes pop. we'll begin with some tiger woods news. [ applause ] our audience. so he's getting into the holiday spirit. "golf digest" reporting he's playing a round of golf with donald trump and also planning a major comeback. woods who played in his first tournament in over a year earlier this month is currently ranked 650th in the world but says he is looking forward to a full competitive schedule next year to change it and it seems he's got some confidence, you guys. how else would you explain his shirtless santa look.
yeah, white goatee, wig, sunglasses and no shirt. he says, quote, mac daddy santa is back. number two ranked golfer rory mcelroy tweeted wake me up when it's 2017. [ applause ] >> unfortunately, we can't unsee that. >> i don't know how you're supposed to feel about that picture. >> i know how i'm feeling about it. >> just take it in. you decide. also in the news this morning, one family's quest for the perfect christmas tree and great bargain led to extreme measures. the walters couldn't resist this deal, $40 for any size tree so they were like let's go for it and snapped up a 20-foot beauty even though their ceilings are eight feet tall. no worry, though. check it out. where there's a will, there's a way. >> oh, no, no.
>> not what you're thinking. >> okay. >> it's an optical illusion. check it out again, the tree, they actually just cut it in two and strategically placed the top half on their roof. >> i was thinking it was mr. willoughby's christmas tree and cut it and give it to the mice. i like that better. >> pretty smart. >> somebody said hopefully santa won't put the gifts on the roof. >> it could happen over there planning the trip right now. >> we've seen his technology. >> and naughty list. finally happy birthday to colo, the gorilla, the oldest in captivity, by far the average lifespan for gorillas in the wild typically 35 years. colo was the first gorilla ever born in captivity anywhere in the world. the columbus zoo where our friend jack hanna is the director emeritus celebrated with a cake made interest tomatoes and apples. >> yummy. >> happy birthday. >> that's "pop news." >> thank you, lara. coming up next, that holiday
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we're back now with a holiday health alert. a new study taking a closer look at the christmas holiday effect and whether this time of year might actually increase your risk for a heart attack. abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton joins us now. is this true? >> this is legit. here's the actual study and the reason they did this, some historical perspective the others have shown a bump in heart attacks and deaths during the christmastime and the american heart association wanted to find out is it climate related. >> is it food and drink related. >> or is it holiday? >> just dealing with the stress of the holidays. >> guess what, it might be all of those things but this was done in new zealand. they did find that people died at a greater rate of
cardiac-related out of hospital deaths between the dates of december 25th and january 7th and that is something to keep on our radar. >> we just offered up our suggestion about what the causes could be. what does the study show. >> they don't know, of course. first they were just accumulating the data and making the observation but some potential theories. is there a delay in seeking care, let's say you're traveling. you don't know where the nearest hospital is or what to do when having symptoms so a delay with seeking care, stress with the holidays and i would add you have to look at other religious holidays and see if there's the same thing. a change in alcohol and food consumption. everyone overdoes it a little and then a delay in death due to the holidays. this means you know the holidays are coming and you say, this is not a good time to get sick and that then goes on to cause death during that time period. >> because you don't seek help related. >> yes. >> did they find any difference between men and women? >> so i mentioned this he need to look at other religions and
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all right, back now on "good morning america," hey, everybody's got to have their first time with santa. we thought why not have adrian's right here on television. ah, he gave the mirror ball a kiss. you already got this. what else do you want for christmas? he wants to give this to you for christmas, santa. can you give him a good ho, ho, ho? >> ho, ho, ho. >> that's not bad. he's not crying. we have won basically. hoping that all of you have the happiest holidays with your family but, of course, he's now checking him we have to get a check of the local weather, look baby, give a kiss. >> reporter: he is so cute, he was looking suspiciously toward santa. storm tracker 6 live showing we're dry, we're staying dry today. let's take a look outside, what a beautiful shot, see the sunshine down starting to build in cape may. we'll see a good amount of it for the first half of the day. here's the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 34 degrees now, 48 in the arch.
in the afternoon. sunshine and clouds, overnighter tonight, tomorrow, we get a wet start, it will be dry for the first night of hanukkah and celebrations of christmas eve. p, everyone out there still looking for those last-second gifts or even if you're pushing until tomorrow to get your gifts we got some last-minute tricks just for you. plane, trains and automobiles, the hunt for the last-minute gifts on the road is on. we all feed some help. cue lori bergamotto style director for "good housekeeping." starting in california and making her way to new york in search of the perfect holiday gift on the go. >> still have gifts to get. thankfully the airport looks like a mall. let's go shopping. >> first stop a tech store at the airport for cool gadgets. >> so the audio buffs on your list there's a whole selection of bluetooth wireless speakers.
really? it's a win/win. >> reporter: last-minute isn't an excuse to make them lackluster. >> don't overlook local souve r souvenirs or a taste of local flavor. >> reporter: back on the road a less glamorous pit stop, a gas station. >> lotto tickets are a universal crowd pleaser. find some festive ones and stick them in a holiday card. >> if you want to get creative -- >> last resort get a gas gift card. pair it with a map and encourage your loved one to take a road trip. >> finally the train station in new york city. >> train stations cater to commuters so you always find a store like this which carries items for professionals. things like ties, scarves, socks, umbrellas, but don't be fooled. these items also make great gifts. >> reporter: don't forget the local drugstore. >> create a custom diy gift. my niece loves art so getting her markers, crayons, paint and package it all up and something
else i found here a stocking. >> reporter: getting creative and looking beyond the basics. >> shopping success. i'm headed to times square. [ applause ] >> now, "good housekeeping's" style director lori bergamotto is kind enough to come back and give us even more gift ideas that you can sneak under the tree on christmas eve. even some on christmas day. >> that's right. >> yeah, so what happens? i'm on the road. i'm on my way to a party or house, i don't have anything. how can you help me? >> so whether it's for a host or a guest, we still have a gift solution for you. that will take you less time than the amount of time it takes to pour yourself a cup of eggnog. a solution is subscription services. and what that is is you can get all different gifts sent directly to the recipient's house, different denominations, different lengths of time so can do it weekly, monthly or yearly. we'll start with the very specific for the pet lover. do you have a pet lover in your
life? >> i just got a new dog. >> we have to give this to you. although we have to save the beef jerky for dan harris because i heard all of his beef jerky jokes. this is bark box. it comes with toys, treats, chew toys. you can get that from barking company and gets sent directly to the person's house. how fun is that. >> it's a chew toy. a little winter boot. >> that's really cute, right. that's really cute until you find your real ugg chewed. >> yes, exactly. those really affordable is the other point i want to make. that starts at around $25. >> i like that. >> now the more general so who doesn't love flowers? universal crowd pleaser. this is the buk's company and what i love about it, it's affordable and cuts out the middleman because they go to eco-friendly sustainable farmers and customize what you want. that's from the bouq's company.
this, everybody was all up in in this morning. okay, this is really cool. this is from a company called gold belly. they work with small batch regional foods so we're here in new york and a lot of us new york ers will know magazine yell ya cupcages, sherry b. desserts, ovenly but let's say you want to send something from new orleans and mouffaleta sandwich. go to gold belly and pick what you want. >> food from around the country. >> yes. >> what do we have here? >> maybe you want to do an experience. cloud 9 living a great way to do it. do anything -- this is a painting party we found you could have people come to your house and do a painting party. they have skydiving. they have helicopter lesson, literally anything and christmas eve is their busiest time of the year, so if you still haven't gotten anything, you have 24 hours. >> that's what amy is big at. you never forget an experience but may lose a toy. you never forget an experience. >> our next is being delivered
by a special guest. come on in. so here we have santa and this experience, michael, is from opentable. open table allows you to give the gift of dinner for your favorite couple or friends or take santa out here. works with over 24,000 restaurants and it's nationwide so really this is like a go to because it works for everyone. >> you know what, those cookies don't work for you, santa, that's all for -- >> let's do a happy holidays cheer and don't forget to give santa a cookie. >> cheers. >> thank you, lori. coming up an unbelievable mash-up of your favorite moments right here on "gma" of 2016 and superstar couple garth brooks and trisha yearwood with a special holiday hit.
we have an eastbound accident long gone. it's slowing from montgomery to girard. westbound is sluggish from gladwyn to the curve. overall not too bad and no major delays coming south on i-95. but we have this, chopper 6 hd was overhead earlier this morning in queen village all lanes blocked on columbus south. northbound gets by, instead of d street. >> karen rogers in for david murphy. >> reporter: we're enjoying the sunshine while it lasts. 25 in the poconos, 27 in allentown. philadelphia, 34. 29 in millville. satellite and radar showing starting with sunshine, but the clouds are filling in from the west it will be a mix of sunshine and increasing clouds. today's high, 48. a look ahead at the weekend, tomorrow, christmas eve, it will rain the first half of the day. second half of the day is okay.
♪ well, it's been a fantastic year here at "gma," but before we celebrate the holidays and ring in 2017 we want to take a look back from the biggest breaking news stories to the buzziest highlights. these are the moments that made 2016 a year to remember. ♪ ♪ make your hands clap ♪ said i can make your hands clap ♪ ♪ said i can make your hands clap ♪ good morning, america. we have a lot of breaking news. >> here in philadelphia. >> at the vatican.
>> wimbledon. >> times square. >> san francisco. >> tragic shooting, the deadliest in u.s. history at the pulse nightclub in orlando. >> mateen called 911 to pledge his allegiance to isis telling them america needs to stop bombing isis. >> so he was calling people on the phone. >> yeah. >> the police shooting in minnesota that took the life of philando castile. >> what made me record the live video was god telling me it's your word over theirs. >> hurricane matthew is obviously very close to us here seeing gusts up to 65 miles an hour. >> the deadly storm claiming at least 900 lives in haiti and here in the u.s. at least 22 people have died. >> horrifying scene in dallas overnight. the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. >> it started as a peaceful protest but in the end it turned into a targeted attack on police
officers. >> you saw some police officers get shot before your eyes. >> attack on police is an attack on all of us. >> we are live in iowa. >> hillary and the democratic party declared her the winner. >> no matter what happens what the caucuses you're in it for the long haulover beach. >> absolutely. >> ted cruz surging past donald trump. can donald trump bounce back from a loss? >> the republican national convention. >> trump continues to make history last night. >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination. >> the democratic convention. >> really looked like hillary clinton was trying to take all of this in trying to remember this moment in history. >> i accept your nomination. >> you have sacrificed nothing. >> i think i made a lot of sacrifices. i've created thousands of jobs. >> those are sacrifices?
>> oh, sure. >> the most stunning upset in political history, donald trump, the next president of the united states. >> i will be president for all americans. >> the latest on the zika. >> zika. >> zika virus and the olympics. >> all eyes are henri joe. >> olympic superstar simone biles fresh off winning five medals. >> it's an honor. >> the cubs win the world series. >> the fans of chicago are so excited. >> never lose your natural god-given optimism. >> i can drown a drink of water and kill a dead tree. wait till you see muhammad ali. >> legendary coach, it's like once you're a lady vol, always a lady vol. ♪ purple rain purple rain >> as an artist, i just went
there. >> groundbreaking singer, david bowie -- ♪ ground control to major tom ♪ here's the story of a lovely lady ♪ ♪ come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination ♪ ♪ >> news that goes pop, robin. this. >> i'm going to a knick game. >> oh. >> you know, i can't do that. ♪ for the rest of our lives >> 21 oscar, very difficult because i'm only 24. >> cheeseburgers. >> this is the best audience. >> got a great crowd. >> i heard you were the best audience all week.
♪ this is our time ♪ this is our time >> come over here and have one of these bad boys. ooh, robin. >> ooh. >> so good. >> frozen hot chocolate. >> really good. >> it has two straws. >> thank you, thank you. >> mm-mm. >> that's enough. thank you. they brought it for me. they bought it for me, robin. >> robin roberts has done it again. >> i have a question. can i get my back scratched? >> if you want with my hands or my feet. >> oh! >> everyone is like this. >> i'm guilty of that. >> everyone is doing this. >> i hit a tree branch the other day in that's never happened to me. >> but it ripped my -- [ laughter ] >> you said it, george. i didn't. >> do you want to do a sing-along. one, two, three. ♪ i want to ride my bicycle
♪ it's all right it's all right ♪ ♪ the hills are alive oh, no, it's just me! ♪ we will we will rock you >> come on, george. sing it. >> the three of us, we were just -- george. >> really getting down. >> just one shoulder pop. >> announcer: "good morning america's" oscars after party. >> george, where are you? >> gosh, i'll be right there. ♪ taking its toll >> whoa. >> both: come play with us, lara. ♪ long >> welcome to "gma's" haunted pokemon celebrity party. ♪ perfect illusion >> what's your name, man? >> laraxander hamilton. ♪ something in the way you
move ♪ ♪ something in the way you groove ♪ ♪ something in the way you move ♪ >> are we on tv right now? >> are we on tv? >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> all: good morning. >>. ♪ good morning >> america! ♪ welcome to "gma" >> oh. >> wake up. >> good morning, united states of america. >> maybe we'll change the name of the show. you know who we have coming up here. >> meg ryan. >> you had this close to having america's sweethearts reunited on the set of "good morning america." there's meg right now. >> i love you, sweetie. >> your earring. >> you getting up? >> yes, is that okay? >> such a girlfriend. >> no, but i'm keeping it. >> where should i look? i said just look at me. i've waited my whole life to say that to you. look at me, ryan. >> you're my lighthouse in the storm. >> i'll be your harbor. >> put him on the payroll and have him here. >> there's a guy with a gap in his teeth. >> i'm here. that's it.
>> i'm taking over "the pyramid." we'll be right back. ♪ and the story goes on. >> welcome back to "gma" in africa. we are going to take you inside the crater. ♪ ♪ that's how the story goes >> t.j. is in colorado. >> good morning from 2,000 feet. i am literally hanging from the black canyon of the gunson. >> how do you get permission from your wife to do this. >> she thinks i'm in vegas. ♪ i don't know who's going to kiss you when i'm gone ♪ ♪ so i'm going to love you now >> a huge wedding celebration. >> 100 couples, 24 hours all around the world. ♪ i don't want to think about >> i now pronounce you married. please kiss your spouse. ♪ ♪ who will love you now [ laughter ] >> she's the woman breaking the internet known affectionately as
chewbacca mom. what's the best part of all this. >> being able to share joy and from one momma heart to another momma to see a child laugh that you haven't seen laugh, those are the stories i'm going to take with me every day. >> one of my favorite places on earth, st. jude's children's research hospital. >> i think my hero is dr. armwan. >> she makes school fun even when i'm feeling bad. >> when you see the impact you've had what goes through your mind. >> it's a privilege to take care of them. ♪ i am way too young and i won't stop running ♪ >> jarious robinson isn't your average new orleans saints fan. he's been battling chronic liver disease his whole life. >> we'll sign him today to a contract to become a new orleans saint today right here. >> sign it. >> you don't have to tell me twice. >> ginger is waltzing off to do
"dancing with the stars." we're your official woo girls. ♪ >> 10. >> 10. >> 10. >> you don't know you can have it all and right now i feel like i do and it's really special. ♪ ♪ you move so carefully >> the party starts right now. ♪ to me baby come on baby uh-oh lose your mind ♪ >> kind of cool. >> i was trying to -- >> i saw you doing it. >> are you still going with it. ♪ let's lose our minds and go crazy crazy ♪ ♪ i keep on hoping for cake by the ocean ♪ ♪ talk to me baby >> our big "gma" bollywood dance party. >> i can't stop watching gio. >> is he listening to the same song? >> oh. gio. ♪ i keep on hoping cake by the
ocean ♪ >> i'm going to stop. i want to keep my job. ♪ >> what a great morning it's been. have a great day. ♪ cake by the ocean >> i'm such a happy chewbacca. >> wow, what a year it's been. i want to thank our team for putting that together, producers matt knox, amanda keegan and deya riley. sybell polycastro and albertoreos and seth anyoneton. >> well done. you're the best. [ applause ] >> everybody, stay right there. coming up, the special holiday performance you won't want to miss by garth brooks and trisha yearwood. we'll be r ig
you have secrets upon secrets. i was trapped in the same nightmare. >> now the story you haven't heard. thursday january 5th on ab [ cheers and applause ] back here on "good mor the holiday spirit so we thought we'd share a couple holidayties. christmas, florida. yes, there is a christmas, florida. there's our dancing elf. 82 degrees and sunny. can we all go t hope you're having a great christmas eve, eve, now we'll get a check of the local weather. we're having a good day here, ginger, hope you are, as well. looking at the weather outside we're dry, we'll start with sunshine and increasing clouds, high of 48. it rains overnight the first
half of tomorrow and saturday night and sunday are dry. our b annual believe campaign finale. they partnered with make-a-wish and so many of you out there have helped bring joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions by making some amazing wishes come true. let's take a look. >> dear santa. >> dear santa is. >> 'tis the season to believe and all of you delivered big with letters sent to the jolly man up north. for every letter macy's received in stores and online, $1 was donated to make-a-wish helps hundreds of wishes across the nation come true. >> i love makeup. it's fun to experiment with. >> we met megan a yub mamakeup and gave ginger a makeover. >> it looks pretty. i love it. >> i never miss a raider game ever in my life. >> and tagged along on josiah's
football fantasy. >> welcome, oakland raiders. >> who became an honorary raiders captain and took the 50 yard line for a game day coin toss and watched avery compete in her own gymnastics competition winning first place. >> gives presents to all the good little children in all of you kept the ho, ho spirit alive online with #santaproject joining in the macy's movement to make christmas special for generations to come. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, make-a-wish. [ applause ] >> and thank you for participating. joining us are macy's chairman and ceo terry lundgren and david williams, make-a-wish president and ceo. we want to make an announcement now. tell us, if you will, the big total. >> all right. >> drum roll, please, everybody. [ drum roll ] >> big total is macy's raised $2 million for the make-a-wish foundation.
>> there you go. >> there it is. >> $2 million. make-a-wish. [ applause ] >> so, only possible because of all of our customers and our employees writing letters to santa claus in the macy's mailbox and we matched every letter we received with a donation and came up with 2 million bucks to the make-a-wish foundation. >> so many of you did it. listen to this. i mean, since 2003, $100 million raised by macy's. unbelievable. i'm looking at this like $100 million. >> since 2003. as you look back talk to me about what it's all meant to you. >> first of all, it really -- i am still stuttering with the number myself, $100 million, one company, paste, one organization charity organization make-a-wish and so many grants of wishes for these kids with these serious diseases and it's been such a pleasure to actually watch these experiences take place in our
stores where we introduce them and put them on to your show or have them become a makeup artist at macy's. >> i've seen those stories. >> it's been amazing so i think the most amazing part is to see our customers and our employees respond the way that they have to this amazing program. [ applause ] >> david, i want to thank you for all you do making these dreams come true. >> yes, and we couldn't do it without companies like macy's. there's a wish granted every 21 minutes in the world and it only happens because of volunteers and great corporations like macy's so we're just thrilled to participate. >> well, the numbers are staggering. we cannot thank you enough and can't thank you enough. congratulations to terry and to david and macy's and make-a-wish. visit our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! so worth it. thanks, you guys. coming up, garth brooks, trisha yearwood with a spectacular performance.
special performance from superstar couple garth brooks and trisha yearwood off their holiday album "christmas together" which is available right now. here's the duo singing "baby, it's cold outside ♪ merry christmas. >> i love that. are you ready? ♪ i really can't stay baby it's cold outside i've got to go away baby it's cold outside ♪ ♪ this evening has been been hoping that you'd drop in so very nice i'll hold your hands ♪ ♪ they're just like ice my mother will start to worry beautiful, what's your hurry ♪ ♪ my father will be pacing the floor listen to that fireplace roar so really i'd better scurry ♪ ♪ beautiful please don't hurry well maybe just a half a drink more put some records on while i pour ♪ ♪ the neighbors might think baby, it's bad out there say what's in this drink no cabs to be had out there ♪ ♪ i wish i knew how your eyes are like starlight now to break this spell
i'll take your hat ♪ ♪ your hair looks swell i ought to say no, no, no, sir ♪ mind if i move in a little closer at least i'm gonna say i tried what's the sense in hurting my pride ♪ ♪ i really can't stay baby don't hold out ahh, but it's cold outside ♪ ♪ i simply must go baby it's cold outside the answer is no baby it's cold outside ♪ ♪ your welcome has been i'm lucky that you dropped in so nice and warm look out the window at that n, s my brother will be there at the door ♪ ♪ waves upon a tropical shore the neighborhood talk is vicious ♪ ♪ gosh your lips look delicious maybe just a half a drink more ♪ ♪ never such a blizzard before i've got to go home oh baby you'll freeze out there ♪ ♪ say lend me your comb it's up to your knees out there you've really been grand
♪ when you touch my hand ♪ but don't you see how can you do this thing to me there's bound to be talk tomorrow making my life long sorrow ♪ ♪ at least there will be plenty implied if you caught pneumonia and died ♪ ♪ i really can't stay get over that cold out ahh but it's cold outside baby it's cold outside ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> merry christmas.
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before we go, watch the disney parks magical christmas celebration. jesse palmer will be out on the parade route this sunday. check your local listings for air time right here on abc. >> all right, everybody. have a great day. see you tomorrow. >> thanks for coming, santa. >> merry christmas. >> ho, ho, ho. >> see you next year. ♪ things you know ♪ >> good morning, everyone, 8:56 on this friday, december 23. let's take a look at i-95 with matt pellman. >> reporter: and we're looking at it and it is looking good,
matt o'donnell by columbus boulevard, the southbound off ramp is open this morning, the issue is once you get off the ramp you'll have to go northbound on columbus boulevard. the southbound lanes are blocked all repairs due to the water main break in queen village. meanwhile, on the big picture, no delays on i-95. sluggishness on the eastbound schuylkill expressway from montgomery to girl. had a crsh on the boulevard -- crash on the boulevard at 9th street that's cleared out. kings grant by the hilton watch out for a bad accident. avoid 320 an accident involving injuries at sproles avenue. patco is on a special schedule because of the holiday. have a great holiday, matt. >> you too. let's go outside to karen rogers in for david murphy. hey, matt, sunshine is out, we'll start with sunshine and clouds, 48 degrees for the high. overnight tonight and into the
first half of tomorrow it rains, it's a wet start, 48 is the high. it's dry when you celebrate the first night of hanukkah or evening festivities for christmas eve. sunday, nice and sunny, 48. monday, 52, tuesday, warm for winter up to 55. it's cooler on wednesday, but we bounce back on thursday and it's mild began. >> a fire killed a person before christmas and forced several families out of their home. we'll have a live update on "action news" at noon. "live with kelly" is up next. i'm matt o'donnell have a great friday and great christmas weekend!
>> male announcer: it's "live with kelly." today, mega movie star tom hanks. and from "quantico," actor blair underwood. plus "broad city's" own abbi jacobson. and today's co-host is michael bublé. all next, on "live." [upbeat music] ♪ now, here are kelly ripa and michael bublé. [upbeat christmas music] ♪ >> kelly: whoo! thank you. >> michael: [humming] >> kelly: thank you, thank you. thank you. hi! hi! >> michael: hey. >> hi! [cheers and applause]