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great to have you with us. merry christmas. >> thanks for being with us. i'm around all afternoon. for all of us here merry christmas and i'll see you tomorrow. enjoy your family and friends peace. >> merry christmas everybody and welcome to a "fox and friends" christmas special. we want to thank you for letting us into your home. >> we have an amazing line up for you including pastor rick warren and our favorite tv family, duck dynasty. first we want to well you you to our audience. we want to thank you for your service to our country. [ applause ]
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>> merry christmas to all of our service people who can't be home for christmas. we want to welcome all the kids to the studio and watching at home. we have a big surprise for you. >> let's get this show started with country music super star craig morgan. ♪ chestnuts roasting on an open fire ♪ ♪ jack frost nipping as your nose ♪ ♪ yule tide caroles being sung by the choir and folks dressed
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up like eskimos everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe ♪ help to make the season bright ♪ ♪ tiny tots with their eyes all a glow will find it hard to sleep tonight ♪ they know that santa's on his sleigh ♪ ♪ he's load eed lots of toys an goodies on this sleigh ♪ ♪ and every mother's child is gonna to see if reindeer really
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know how to fly ♪ simple phrase ♪fering this ♪ for kids from one to 92 ♪ although it's been said many times many ways, merry christmas to you ♪ *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- ♪
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>> and so i'm offering this simple phrase for kids from one to 92 ♪ ♪ although it's been said many times many ways merry christmas, merry christmas, merry christmas to you ♪ plau plaus [ applause ] >> i tell you what was that not fan ts tick or what?
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>> craig, morgan, you are outstanding. thank you all for your service. this is remarkable to have you here. this is my first time here with the fox family and it feels like home. you have given so much to this country. ten years of active service and you continue to do tours ten tours? ten tours to either and or iraq or afafghanistan. >> you continue to give. tell us what christmas and this song means to you? >> for me it is really about the chance to give back and to show our appreciation ultimately i'm one to confess our faith. i know that christ came and died on the cross no greater gift. i think that is the wonderful thing about these men and speak.
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they make such great sacrifices the spouses that stay home. they are the ultimate givers in my opinion. >> that is rate. we are ultimately thankful for you being here. you are going to sing another song. he is going to join us later in the show with a tribute to our troops. >> and you have a treat for us? >> we have a christmas message for our service members from one of america's favorite families. >> hey, this is willy and kori robertson we want to wish our men and women of the service happy holidays. we know it is hard out there with the sacrifice and a lot of you guys being away from your families. thank you merry christmas and have a great new year. >> merry christmas. >> our next guest is the best
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selling author and founder of one of america's largest christian choices. >> pastor rick mar rwarren. >> people of ten ask me what is the purpose of christmas. the angels said i bring you good news of great joy, peace on earth goodwill toward men. celebration, salvation and reconciliation. i would encourage you to have a party. >> i'm ready for that. >> by the way it says which shall be for all people. second, it is salvation. i give you a savior in the city of david. what do we need saving from? our past, guilt, grudges.
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if we didn't need a savior, god wouldn't have sent one. and then he says peace on earth and goodwill toward men. there are old feelings of families and gifties it is a good time for reconciliation. i would like to thank the men and women in uniform and those serving in our armed services thank you for helping us have peace on earth this christmas we love you all. >> thank you we do indeed. i love your message a purpose gri ven christmas. but you are missing out on something. you didn't mention the gifts. for some people it is all about the stuff. >> the wise men brought gifts to jesus. and so now we give them to each other. can you imagine going to a birthday party wherever i one
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gives gifts to each other but to the birthday boy? what gift are you going to give god this year? you give him your time and love. >> merry christmas all of you in america. thank you personally for all your prayers this year. it was a very tough year for kay and me and we are grateful for the prayers thank you. >> coming up. jeff shares with his version of "the night before christmas". >> he wowed the crowd when he belted out god bless america. he is here to perform "silent night" we'll be right back. >> oh my gosh.
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. he's known as america's favorite comedian. he and his pal peanut join me now thank you for joining us. >> we have been all over the place. >> before we do our thing i must say you are in the christmas spirit are you not. nothing says christmas like a turquoise sweater. >> do you see any turquoise anywhere. >> it is blue. >> thank you for introducing us. >> thank you for joining us. >> what kinds of traditions do you have at your house. >> we would read "the night before christmas" and we would like to do it now for you now. >> a very traditional story. >> yes, but now it has changed.
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>> no it hasn't. >> yes, it has just go. >> twas the night before christmas. >> and the obama care website still did not work. >> just keeping it real. >> hold it who says twas. >> it is in the story. >> it is old and stupid. >> timing. >> it is tradition. >> tis it? >> twas the night before christmas and all through the house. >> the nsa was listening to that call with your spouse. >> not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. >> mouse, we are in new york that is a rat. >> the stockings were hung by the chime any with care. >> with the aroma of socs filling the air. >> with mama in her kerchief and i in my cap i had just settled
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down. >> to watch miley twerk on somebody's lap. >> when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter. >> it was michelle obama saying we are all getting flatter. >> it was justin bieber in the yard who was apparently smashed. >> down the chimney saint nicholas came down. >> this is a large guy right? >> why does no one see that santa is drunk? this is a horrible horrible story. >> he was dressed in fur from his head to his feet. >> look out for peta cause your gonna get beat. >> the stuff of a pipe he held tight in his teeth. >> was toronto mayor rob ford
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underneath? >> he sprang to his sleigh to avoid such a thisle. >> they picked ben afleck to play the dark knight. >> and that is our "night before christmas". [ applause ] >> the kids not a lot of yourva >> coming up two people who make america great. the other a 72-year-old complete stranger who swooped in like an angel to help. and then he made an name for himself playing gangsters but did you know his first love was singing? he is here to perform "have yourself a merry little christmas". >> i'm bill henry and we were
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thinking it would be a good time to express other appreciation and gratitude who made it such a fantastic year for us. >> what says it better than this little kitty cat. >> thank you milmiley. >> merry christmas ho, ho., ho everybody meow. [ male announcer ] dayquil cold and flu doesn't treat all that. it doesn't? [ male anner ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. oh, what a relief it is!
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merry christmas. you know him for his roles in hit movies like "the license to kill" and goonies but did you know he got his start in music? >> there are many peoples but
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two figures in an italian household. the pope and sinatra. now they are both francis. >> what are some of your italian traditions. of course midnight mass. having the nativity scene up you put the christ child in there and then the big tradition the feast of the 7 fishes where you make a bunch of these fishes my mother and dad which i probably ate. the rest i couldn't go near. all great stuff and then the midnight mass. >> and i know your dad played a big part in your life too. you have a special connection through the military. my dad and his father as well was an a gunner in the merchan
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marine ship and tore ppedoed in world war ii. every veteran's day he put on his uniform until the day he died. >> you have a new cd out. >> yeah, i do. it is called "new york city christmas". >> thank you so much and going to sing "have yourself a me h merry little christmas". >> this is for the troops. this is for you guys. ♪ ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas let your heart be light ♪ ♪ from now on our troubles
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will be out of sight ♪ ♪ have yourself a merry little christmas keep the yuletide gay ♪ ♪ from now on our troubles will be miles away ♪ ♪ here we are as in olden days happy golden days of yore ♪ ♪ faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more ♪ ♪ through the years we all will be together
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if the fates allow ♪ ♪ hang a shining star upon the highest bough ♪ ♪ and have yourself a merry little christmas now ♪ here we are as in olden days happy golden days of yore ♪ ♪ faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more ♪ ♪ through the years we all will be together
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if the fates allow ♪ ♪ hang a shining star upon the highest bough ♪ ♪ and have yourself a merry little christmas now ♪ >> merry christmas everyone. god bless you. [ applause ] >> thank you robert. coming up they know the richg r and still choose to protect our country. but when they are wounded the reality can be devastating.
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and coming up craig morgan will have a tribute. >> i'm shepherd smith. from oall of us merry christmas. let's hope that the news doesn't break out. these people want to hope presents and drink the eggnog.
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live from america's news
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headquarters merry christmas. christians around the world are celebrating the birth of christ today. the pope spoke to a massive crowd today. urging all to work together for peace. bethlehem seeing it's biggest crowds in years. many more lining the streets to hear holiday songs and parades. one targets war shippers as they were leaving christmas mass. al qaeda terrorists remain the suspects at this hour. now back to a "fox and friends
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christmas". welcome back and merry christmas. we are so glad that you can join us. as we get together celebrate the boirnlg bifrn boirnlg birth of jesus there are those that cannot because they are overseas fighting for our country. and here to sing for them is country music super star craig morgan. ♪ he said mama i know you had a lot of plans for me, college in the fall hey i'm almost 18 ♪ ♪ i've been doing lots of think ing i went down to the recruiter today and i signed up because if
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not there then where, if not now then when, if not this then what else can i defend ♪ ♪ being gone and being scared what else can i do if not me mama, if not me than who ♪ ♪ he's up stairs shaving he's clothes starched and pressed i'm down here praying my mind is in a mess ♪ ♪ i ask where he got this crazy idea anyway he just smiled and said it is the way that i was
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raised so if not there then where if not now then when if not this then what else can i defend ♪ ♪ being gone and being scared what else can i do if not me daddy if not me then who ♪ ♪ we went for letters e-mails and satellite calls down the politics that is number 84 wide receiver for the wildcats his picture is hapging in my hall ♪ ♪ next to the soldier standing proud and tall ♪ ♪ he said if not there then
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where, if not now then when, if not this then what, else can i defend ♪ ♪ being gone and being scared what else can i do, if not me dear god, if not me then who ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> craig that was simply awesome. now onto a story about two more of america's heros.
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major dan rooney is a fight eer pilot. he is joined by this wife karen and their daughters. thank you for being here you all. this is incredible to have you. your stories are exceptional. i want to start with you. folds of honor is something that came tow. what is the mission of folds of honor. our mission is leave no family behind we provide scholarships to someokids who have had someo killed in afghanistan. as an f-16 pilot i did three tours of duty in iraq and i understood that freedom isn't free. i felt called to god to do
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something about it and didn't do anything until a fateful commercial airline flight from chicago to michigan and i get on this flight and we land in grand rapids after midnight and the captain said that we had the remains of corporal bucklynn and his identity kal brother had brought his brother home. he saw the other side of war. this family welcomed brock home for the last time. it was one of the most emotional things that i had witnessed in my life. and god called me to do something and we had the courage to do something. >> the outreach is continuing. major polito your story is one
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of pure gift, service, resilience, and now you found folds of honor 2004 take us back. >> i always told everyone that my life is about god, country and the enlisted are the backbone. that is who saved my life. i hit a roadside bomb that would change my life forever. the first fragment broke my knee in three places i arrived in baghdad 17 hours in surgery, blood transfusions, i say a got a little female blood in me because i cry all the time. helped to germany where i would be reunited with my family and in october 1st of 2004 i prayed to god and my mom was there and
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my wife held my hand and we made a decision to amputate my leg. god bless the united states of america. >> amen to that. [ applause ] >> major give me a chance to serve be enlisted as a non commissioned officer to give scholarships to the fallen and the wounded and i thank my wife and my two girls for being there every step of the way. and major rooney and knowing and understanding that as ground pounders we can't leave each other behind. >> i see you every time you hear that story it is not like you get used to it. folds of honor understands what families need. how has it changed your life? they give you that security
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back. you don't have to worry about your children. that is one load lifted from me. not to worry about their future. one thing you don't have to b e worry about. there are worries that go with the situation like this. it has given my husband a new purpose. he is a driven man, most of the time you forget he has a handicap. most of the time we are running behind him trying to keep up with him. god's hand print was all over this situation. >> a blessing for sure. caitlin and kinsley i see you smiling. how do you feel about folds of honor and your dad and mom? >> i think it is a great foundation. it does so much for a military family that has lost someone or
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somebody who has been wounded. >> i love your smile. i know it had to be scary right to snow this was happening to your dad and what a blessing and what joy you must feel to see him racing ahead of him now. is it true you can't keep up with him/. >> you know i think there are so many kids out there who have stories that are similar. they share your heart. what do you say to kids out there in the military to their friends maybe who want to understand what it is like and the sacrifice that your families do make what do you say to them? >> well, since like all of us it is great that daddy sacrificed and i just really love everybody. >> big hearts in this family
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major. we'll say major hearts in a major's family. >> brian i hear you coming. with jingle bells. >> merry christmas to you. and merry christmas to you. you can open them on camera if you want. go ahead. this is because christmas is about getting presents. >> go for it. ta tear into them. >> they are officer's children. >> of course folds of honor. we play golf with you. we both played together. >> what was his game like? >> outstanding? >> you are not telling the truth. >> what did you get? can you hold it up? >> caroline. american girl doll. and that is a must-see. >> and what about this?
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>> i got an ipad mini. >> special thanks to target for providing that. >> and thank you to american girl for the dolls. perfect for you both. thank you for your service and thank you for sharing your stories with us. you girls are awfully special. >> up next an incredible story of a young man who became paralyzed after a horrific car crash and a complete stain jran who strepp stepped up. >> and then the brooklyn tabernacle choir. >> i'm happy celebrate with you. i thought wow it would be great if i became friends with steve ducy, brian, and elizabeth h hass hasslebecome.
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i signed up for their facebook pages. and steve and brian unfriended me. elizabeth kept me as her friend. that makes me a friend of fox and friends. he hope you and your family have a wonderful and a merry christmas. and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪
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22-year-old and 72-year-old may seem like an unusual pair but ask anyone
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who knows them and they are definitely a package deal. joining me now with their amazing story of kindness and joining me now with their amazing story of faith collin smith and ernest green. collin you were gravely injured i met him in a rehab hospital. i knew his face but didn't know who i was. i was like wow what is going on here and he was there learning how to take care of me and do things for me. >> ernest you have had a long career you have had a long career with children. what moved you to develop this time in your life to someone you never met. >> i enjoying being able to help
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others. collin is the latest in the number of kids that i have done special things with. but, i just have a feeling for people that need some help. >> does that come from your faith? >> that comes from my faith. that is what christianity teaches you. >> tell us about what your relationship is like. the practical element of it. you graduated from north carolina and you helped get collin to class every day. tell us what that meant. >> it meant that i had to be up early every morning. >> how early? >> i got up at 4:30 and at his house at 6:00 every morning and got him ready and got him up and showered and dressed and bre breakfast and school and class and whatever else came along
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during the day and sometimes at 8:00 at night getting home. >> that is such a relationship. that is more time than most married people spend together. how deep has your relationship become? >> it is hard to describe. i mean the only reason that you can see what it is, is if you have time away and we have had a couple months away and i have gotten to think and see actually what he does for me. there is no way to describe it. >> ernest a christian group is making a movie about your relationship called "package deal". >> my initial reaction was no way. i'm not out to promote myself. and so i wasn't that interested when i found out that it was being done by people that are strong christians and that their
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aim was to portray someone doing kindness and someone sacrificing that type of thing i felt like that was something that would speak to the people that would come to see the movie. >> thank you both very much. >> coming up. he is the mystery priest that kim from nowhere to pray with the victim of the scene of the accident. he is no longer a mystery. >> and he wowed the crowd at the world series. and now petty officer brings his incredible voice to our christmas celebration. >> this past year you probably made a lot of money in the markets. if you weren't in the markets well you hit a home run.
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regardless hang onto what is important and priceless. there are all those folks right around you. make it special. merry christmas everyone. [ male announcer ] 'tis the season of more.
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left millions of people speechless when he bemt belted "god bless america." gerald wilson is about to do it again. this is an incredible honor and treat for us to have you here. wasn't to know how did you end up singing at the world series this year? >> i've been singing professional games since 1999. and major league baseball just got on to it, i guess, back in 2011, doing two world series. and then i did this one. >> they brought you back. so many times you hear singers and you'll realize what a great voice. sometimes you hear somebody sing and you understand the lyrics.
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and that's what happened when you sang this. i get a feeling you have a sense of the flag in a way that you can tell us something we can learn from that. >> of course, of course. you know, being in the military you know exactly what this uniform stands for. and what we stand for this country. so it is a lot of people that are just live just to be living. but to understand what the reason for being here, the freedoms that we have, just the different things of people fighting for this country, is a big deal to those men and women that wear this uniform. >> understanding of that came through when you sang that. how has military changed your life? >> well, it was the military or i guess staying at home with mom, you know? mom or dad. i really wasn't a college guy. i really didn't like school. so i had to go to the military, and the military, of course, trains you to study because that's how you advance. so that's where i got my
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studying from, the military. and 21 years late, i work for the va now, so it is an honor to be part of that. >> and then you have the side thing where you sing. you can sing. >> yeah. thank you. praise god. >> the moment we have all been waiting for, he's going to perform "silent night." take it away. ♪ silent night holy night ♪ ♪ all is calm all is bright ♪ ♪ round yon virgin mother and child ♪ ♪ holy infant
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so tender and mild ♪ ♪ sleep in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace ♪ ♪ silent night holy night ♪ ♪ shepherds quake at the sight ♪ ♪ glories stream from ♪ glories stream from
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♪ glories stream from ♪ glories stream from heaven above ♪ ♪ heav'nly hosts sing alleluia ♪ ♪ christ the savior is born ♪ ♪ christ the savior is born ♪ ♪ silent night holy night ♪ ♪ all is calm all is bright ♪ ♪ round yon virgin mother and child ♪
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♪ holy infant so tender and mild ♪ ♪ sleep in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace ♪ ♪ o sleep in heavenly peace
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>> coming up, he gives religion a good name. timothy cardinal is here to talk about the real meaning of christmas. >> and then leona lewis is here to perform winter wonderland. >> from our fox news family, we want to wish all of you the merriest of christmases and the happiest of new years. and santa, if you're out there, what i would love for christmas in my christmas stocking is a copy of brian's book about george washington's secret six. please, santa, that's all i want for christmas. [ sneezes, coughs ] i'veot a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's te for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is twon't relieve all your symptoms. new alka seltzer plus-d than any other behind the counter liquid gel. oh what a relief it is.
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merry christmas and welcome to the second hour of "a fox and friends christmas special." we want to thank you for welcoming us into your home on this special day. >> and, folks, we have an amazing lineup for you, including timothy cardinal dolan, trace adkins, leona lewis and one and only bill o'reilly. he doesn't sound like that, steve. but first, we want to welcome our audience here, the men and women who served our country from each branch of the u.s. military. want to thank all of you for your service. and your families. >> absolutely. and we also want to say a big merry christmas to our servicemen and women who can't
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be home this christmas. thank you so much for defending our freedom. >> we want to welcome all the children watching at home. we have a big surprise for you. so don't go away. >> without further ado, let's get this party started. here to perform "carol of the bells" is the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ hark how the bells sweet silver bells all seem to say throw cares away ♪ ♪ christmas is here bringing good cheer to young and the old weak and the bold ♪ ♪ ding dong ding dong that is the song with joyful ring all caroling ♪ ♪ one seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere filling the air ♪ ♪ oh, how they pound raising a sound through hill and dale telling a tale ♪ ♪ gaily they ring while people hear songs of good cheer christmas is here ♪ ♪ merry, merry, merry merry christmas merry, merry, merry merry christmas ♪ ♪ on, on they send on without end their joyful tone to every home ♪ ♪ hark how the bells sweet silver bells all seem to say throw cares away ♪ ♪ hallelujah christmas is here ♪ ♪ hallelujah
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christmas is here ♪ ♪ merry, merry, merry merry christmas merry, merry, merry merry christmas ♪ ♪ on, on they send on without end their joyful tone to every home ♪ >> wow. fantastic. >> unbelievable. >> the brooklyn tabernacle choir. fantastic. so, first off, fantastic, good job. >> you especially. >> the one in the red. >> in particular, can you believe how far this group has come, since 1970. started with nine, right? >> started with nine people. and it grew to 300.
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we couldn't bring everybody with us today. but we have 300 in the choir and it is amazing. >> what is amazing about this group, from all walks of life, this choir must be so special to you. >> it is so special because it is so diverse. we have people from every country, practically, represented so we're, you know, i think heaven is going to be like that. i think everybody from every country will be in heaven and it is just wonderful to work with all of these people. >> i love this, you say talent is easy to come by. not to those who want to gloir p glorify christ, what do you mean? >> the whole purpose of our ministry is to glorify christ. so we want to have people in the choir that really love jesus christ and want to minister to hurting em. >> back here, you have lawyers and professionals. it is so obvious you love what you do. thank you for coppiming down an making our christmas special more special.
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>> thank you. >> let's send it over to steve. >> it is easy to find yourself consumed by the stuff, you know, the gifts and the food and the whirlwind of activity surrounding christmas. it is always important to remember the true meaning of this very special day. right now, joining us is the archbishop of new york, timothy cardinal dolan. >> a blessed christmas to you and all of fox. good to be with you. >> merry christmas. we invited you here tonight to give us a christmas message. >> sure, sure. you know what, it is all about a baby. now, a lot of people listening now know the transformation a baby can make in your life. a baby, the arrival of a baby changes one's identity. becomes a father, a woman becomes a mother. the center of your life is on that baby. focused on that baby. that's what god the father intended when he said the son jesus christ is a baby. when you think about it, steve, a baby is at the center of history. everything in history is dated from the birth of that baby
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before christ and after christ. and that baby is intended to be the center of our lives. that's the christmas message. and as the arrival of the new baby is almost an affirmation from god that life, that that family is meant to go around that's what god the father says when he acceptsends us his only begotten son. >> even though we're at the end of the year, it is the start of something new. >> christmas, as catholics, we start the year with the first sunday of advent, four weeks preparing for christmas. christmas always does bring renewal, right? a renewal of hope and promise. christmas morning, i can remember, steve, looking at my mom and dad. my dad worked hard. we didn't have much. i can remember my mom and dad just for the sense of peace and joy and contentment, looking at their five kids and it just gives hope. you know the story of how date wise, the birth of the son comes very near to the rebirth of the
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sun when the sun is at its lowest and begins to be reborn, with the winter solstice, that's when we celebrate the birth of the son of god. and that means winter doesn't ever last long. spring and summer do. the sun continues, light conquers darkness, life conquers death. that's the meaning of christmas. >> that's lovely. when you watch television, you see all the commercials about get this stuff for everybody in your family, got to have a lot of stuff. stuff is good. >> yes. >> but at the same time it is not the stuff in here. it is not the substance. i kind of like some of the stuff too. >> i like turkey stuffing too, by the way. but anyway, yeah, there is a lot of good stuff out there and sometimes i'm tempted to get down with all this flurry of buying and consumerism, but i think, you know what, these people out shopping 99% of them are buying stuff to give to others so that sharing, that generosity, that giving, but we
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do, this is where our buddy pope francis comes in. he reminds us the real contagion of this getting and buying and hoarding and accumulating is we begin to equate our worth, our value on what we got. and when we can buy on what we accumulate. and he says, no, we can't do that, because our real worth, our value, our importance, comes from who we are. >> you mentioned pope francis. i would -- is it just my imagination or it seems like this christmas people -- i'm catholic. i'm a lecturer in our church, people seem to be more excited. >> he is a genuine christmas gift, pope francis is. he has the world's attention. i can't walk down the beautiful streets of new york without people stopping me and saying, hey, you did a good job in electing francis. we love him. they'll be quick to say, i'm not even a catholic or a believe, but i like this guy. there is a sincerity, a warmth, a tenderness, a simplicity to
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him that captured the world. he is a christmas gift. >> he is, indeed. your presence on our special -- >> i hope so, steven. listen, you know the day after christmas, the feast of st. steven, right? happy feast day, a day in advance. you should get presents on december 26th as well. >> the day after christmas, my wife is going to have me take some stuff back to bloomingdale's. >> stop by st. patrick's. >> i would. thank you very much. >> thank you, steven. a blessed christmas. >> merry christmas to you. elizabeth, over to you. >> looking at the pictures it is hard to believe the driver of the car made it out alive. but she did. and that's in part because a complete stranger, her angel, kept her alive through faith. joining me now, katie lentz and father patrick dowling. welcome to you both. merry christmas it will be indeed. >> happy christmas, yes. >> your story, everyone was talking about it. katie, that day, august 4th. >> yes. >> can you tell us what happened?
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>> i was driving from my home in quincy, illinois, to my internship in jefferson city, missouri, i was going to church that morning and i was three miles away when a car pulled into my lane and head on collision, and at first i didn't know what had happened, but when the cars behind me, people had come up to me and asked -- asked is this real life. is this really happening? what happened? they told me i was trapped in my car and they had called 911. >> your car was flipped? >> yes, flipped -- the officials believe it rolled and then landed on its side. >> so you were trapped under the car. what is the first thing you asked? >> i asked for them to pray with me, to pray for me and to call my mom. >> which they did. >> yes. >> they did both. did they start praying with you? >> yes, immediately. i asked them pray out loud for me, to pray for the pain and the rescuers would come quickly. >> your angel must have heard it, he was driving down that road, because, father, you are driving by, and you see the
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accident. right? >> i see the car slammed off for quite a distance. and i stopped in the lane of cars. i knew there was something wrong ahead. and then when i began to diverge the traffic to come back around, i drove off instead of following the cars that were leaving. >> so many were turning as they were being detoured. you didn't take the detour. you went directly to the site. >> i did, yes. i asked permission to approach, just to anoint katie. >> why? >> anoint people, when, you know -- you do it for peace, every priest does this, they don't pass by. that's what they do in hospitals. they pray for people who are sick. >> when you approached katie, katie, you were praying out loud for a while. you had your mom on the phone. father came up, he begins to
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pray with you as well? >> yes. and anoints you. you get out of the car and you've been rehabbing, i understand. you then have august 4th the accident, your birthday is when? >> september 20th. >> so katie has her birthday party who shows up? >> father dowling, yes. >> interesting thing, though, had you seen him? >> i had seen him the week after the accident, i was in icu, it was a very short visit, and i do remember it, but it is one of those few things i remember from icu. i'm so thankful we got to meet and on my 20th birthday we really got to talk about that day and it was so special to me. >> your angel remained a mist troy so many because you didn't want credit, you didn't want to come forward. >> i didn't -- i don't watch television much. i'm literally too busy. and a week went by and one of the priests told me, they're looking for you. told one of the priests, no -- >> you're a wanted man.
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>> they're looking for you. you better come forward. then i did contact katie's mother and tell her who i was. and then it -- it grew from there. >> your mom told me when you walked in, you heard father's voice. what went through your mind? >> i recognized it immediately. the way the car was positioned, i couldn't see anyone unless they physically got in the car with me. i heard father praying for me at the scene of the accident and i knew it was the same voice. not one you would forget. >> some people use cpr and other people use faith as their first aid. so thankful you did and so great to know the man behind the mystery is you and katie. when a miracle. merry christmas to you both. clayton and anna, over to you. trace adkins next. find out what christmas means to him. >> and simon cowell, not known for liking anybody, but he made an exception for her.
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trace adkins is k. trace adkins is known for his country hits. we caught up with trace on his latest tour. ♪ hallelujah hallelujah ♪ >> trace, just wrapping up the christmas show tour. great tour. you just released this christmas album "a king's gift."
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tell me about this album and what makes it different. >> it is very organic and very . and we did them in a kind of celtic kind of irish type of treatment, just something i've always wanted to do. that was the vision i had for the christmas record i wanted to make years ago. and finally got around to doing it. >> what about for your fans who maybe, you know, coming to the show or buying the cd and expecting a little bit of that honky honk. why are they going to like it? >> i hope they do. i love this record. >> how can you not like it? >> musically this smoeft beautiful project i've ever been a part of in my career. i can say that because i didn't produce the record, i didn't play on the record, but some very, very talented musicians did. and had some genius producers put it together. i'm just fortunate to be the guy singing on it. ♪ star of wonder star of night ♪ ♪ star of royal
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beauty bright ♪ >> wanted to ask you about your christmas traditions. what have you done as a child you're going to continue on as you're raising your five girls. >> i talk about this in the christmas show. little anecdote about when i was a kid and my granddaddy would go in the woods and never bought a christmas tree, one thing i loved about him, but he would go find this scrawny charlie brown looking christmas tree and cut it and my mother had five sisters and two brothers and they all had a bunch of kids so like 60 people gathered around this tiny little tree, couldn't even really see it, but it was that, you know, that bringing together of the family like that that i continued on. >> so you still go out and get a scrawny little tree? >> i don't do that, no, no, no. we get one we can see. >> one about that size? >> not far from that. yeah. ♪ shepherds keep their flocks of lamb ♪
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>> what is your advice to people who are out there, still struggling in jobs and those still looking for work? there are a whole lot of them right now. >> i'm very, very lucky. very lucky. i've said over and over again, publicly, that this is simply a hobby that got horribly out of control and turned into my career. those folks out there that are still hammering away every day, that's what they have to keep doing. can't lay down. you just got to get up and go again tomorrow. and just keep plugging along until you make something happen. >> music gets us through tough times. >> it has me. it has me, yes. >> we also know you as such a big fan and supporter of the wounded warrior project. do you have a message for the troops this christmas? >> our heart goes out to them and we wish them all a meer arr christmas and godspeed and hurry home. >> thank you. merry christmas. ♪
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coming up what is christmas like in sarah palin's house? you're about to find out because she is here next. >> and simon cowell, not known for liking too many people, but for our next guest, he made an exception. x factor champ leona lewis takes us through a winter wonderland. exception. liona lewis takes us through a winter to all of our friends that watch the fox news channel, merry christmas, merry, merry christmas and have a great, happy, safe and prosperous new year. merry, merry christmas and have a
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♪ she's a multiplatinum singer, songwriter, spreading holiday cheer with her first
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christmas album "christmas with love." joining me now, the talented leona lewis. thank you so much for joining us here today. such a pleasure to be here with you. and you had so much success in the music industry. you've sold millions of albums. you have multiple grammy nominations and also awards. what inspired you to do a holiday or christmas album? >> well, i think it is timing, really. i just finished my third album, came off of tour, and it kind of just came together really naturally. i sat with simon and we discussed a christmas album. and i wanted to do something that was kind of out of my genre. and decided to go for like a motown feel. and, yeah, like it was so much fun. >> and it sounds wonderful. >> thank you. >> you and simon cowl met during "the x factor." i watched you. a huge fan of yours then. what your relationship like together? >> he's head of my label, so we work together on all of my records really. and, yeah, he's a great guy.
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he really looked out to me and for a long time. >> you look like you have a great relationship. what do you like to do during the holiday season. do you and your family have any special traditions? >> yeah, i hang out with my family, we veg all day, like it is a nice couch day for all of us. but right now it is really special to me because i'm on the ready a lot, for the past few years, so every christmas i know i'm going home, i'm just going to relax, turn off and be with my friends and family, and, yeah, just nice to see everyone. >> you like to open with some of your christmas gifts a little early? >> i was so naughty. i used to go and rip all the presents my mom put under the tree, i would make little tears and see what it was and then angle so my mom couldn't see. but by the time it got to christmas day, the whole back of presents were all opened. so she let us open our christmas presents on christmas eve and that's a tradition we have kept. >> same tradition my family and
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i have as well. now you're going to perform a song from your album "winter wonderland." take it away. >> thank you. winter wonderland, take it away. ♪ sleigh bells ring are you list'nin ♪ ♪ in the lane snow is glist'nin ♪ ♪ a beautiful sight we're happy tonight walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ gone away is the bluebird ♪ ♪ here to stay is a new bird ♪ ♪ he sings a love song as we go along walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ in the meadow we can build a snowman and pretend that he is parson brown ♪ ♪ he'll say ♪ "are you married" we'll say ♪
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♪ "no, man but you can do the job when you're in town" ♪ ♪ later on, we'll conspire as we dream by the fire ♪ ♪ to face unafraid the plans that we've made walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪
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♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ walkin' in a winter wonderland ♪ >> coming up, sarah palin with a special message about the true meaning of christmas. >> but first, incredible voice captured our attention. it was his incredible story of battlie ining torretts that cap our heart. but the incredible story here happening now, santa claus is coming. and, jena has been especially good. >> i have, john. i'm glad someone realizes it. hope you and your family have a great holiday. get everything you want and no coal. >> no coal in the stocking. have a great holidays, everybody. nd no coal. nd no coal. >> no coa ick with innovation.
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live from america's news headquarters, merry christmas. on this christmas, the weather outside is frightful for millions of americans. bitter cold making it a tough christmas from maine to michigan. half a million people are without power after an ice storm rolled through the region last weekend. one utility company calling it the worst holiday week outage in its history. crews are working around the clock to restore service.
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many folks without heat are spending their christmas at warming centers. a different scene in hawaii where first family is enjoy a warm christmas holiday. president obama spent time on the links. he and the first lady took time to deliver the annual white house christmas message. fist couple thanked our men and women in uniform for their service and encouraged everyone to spread the message of christmas. i'm leeland vitter. now back to "fox & friends family christmas." now, back to "fox and friends." >> welcome back and merry christmas. we're so happy you could join us on this special day. >> yes, so true. now we have a story that every kid should see, right? >> absolutely. i totally agree, laenelisabeth. it was the story of never giving up that captured our hearts. >> i was kind of always different. my face was doing weird things
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and my body was moving without me realizing it. when i finally got destinatiiagt was an answer to everything. ftorretts is frustrating. music is the only medicine that worked. ♪ gravity >> with music, you heal. it is just magical. >> joining us now is carlos queva. thank you for joining us here. you're in tenth grade, you have torretts. what made you think you could go in front of a national audience and sing? >> i don't know what made me think that. i've loved singing all my life. and the opportunity came to -- it was an hour away, i was, like, let's go audition and now i'm here. >> you killed it. you did fantastic, almost the entire way. as you did the -- through torretts and having to overcome that, what do you think it did for people who have similar
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hurdles in their life. >> hopefully showed people, that sometimes there might be thing that hold you back. there will always be a mountain in your way and you got to climb it. >> your career is on the trajectory up, everybody knows you from coast to coast. what about your family that supports you and pushed you to do this? >> my family has been amazing to come back to north carolina. they're my backbone, they're the reason i'm here. they're the only reason i've been able to handle my life so well through all these conditions. i'm so blessed to have them. >> we love your story and your voice. you have a song for us? >> yeah. "o holy night." >> let's hear it for carlos, everybody.
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♪ o holy night the stars are brightly shining ♪ ♪ it is the night of the dear savior's birth ♪ ♪ long lay the world in sin and error pining ♪ ♪ till he appeared and the soul felt its worth ♪ ♪ a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices ♪ ♪ for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn ♪ ♪ fall on your knees oh, hear the angel voices ♪
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♪ o night divine o night when christ was born ♪ ♪ o night o night divine ♪ ♪ o night o night divine ♪ ♪ fall on your knees oh, hear the angel voices ♪ ♪ o night divine o night when christ was born ♪
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♪ o night o night divine ♪ ♪ o night o night divine ♪ >> great job. by the way, the reason why it went so well, lauren green, our superstar anchor on the piano. good job. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. >> all right. so congratulations. keep in touch. can't wait to track your career. tell me what's coming up next. >> governor sarah palin is on a mission to preserve the true meaning of christmas. >> her book "good tidings and great joy" has been an instant new york times best-seller and a call to action for christians everywhere. governor palin joins us now.
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we're so happy to have you. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. so much for allowing me to be here. >> this is a treasure. i always say it is a teeny book with a big heart and i can see why it has been on the list so long. you tell stories of your childhood. >> usually i'm outside in the snow, outside skating on the lake with friends and with family. you know. in alaska, you can't escape the reality of a real white christmas. being outside with those whom you love, being active and enjoying it. so all those memories have to do with outside. >> we're having a memory right now. who are those people? that's what, 1968? >> probably. yeah. in skagg way, alaska, little gold mining town where my dad was teaching school and coaching basketball and that's my older brother, and older sister. and then that was on a college break, we were all in college at
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the same time, my siblings and i, home for an alumni basketball game in alaska. >> that's the key, isn't it, as we look at another picture. >> one more. >> there they are. that's part of the family. not all. it is a big family now. >> it has grown now, right? i was reading a book. you had the kids go to nativity, track the nativity. sometimes they -- after they got their oatmeal, why is it important to take them there every year. >> when i was the city mayor and manager to sanction the idea of allowing the real reason for the season, jesus' birth, to be portrayed and kind of lived out again in the public square because it is very dangerous for a civilization to try to boot god out of the public square and still expect his blessing on civilization. wanted to make sure the kids grew up knowing that it was important for whether you're a
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mayor or just a hard working american to be out there supporting what the true meaning of christmas is, and promoting it. >> it seems like for so many people, christmas is just about the stuff. it is how much stuff can you have under the christmas tree. but what i've noticed in our family and elisabeth and i have been talking about this today, the important -- most important thing to us as parents, my wife kathy and i is to have all our kids in the same room with us. that is better than a pile of toys and stuff and the height of the christmas tree. >> i love the stuff. it is part of the fun and festivity. but at this stage in my life, to have all the kids there, my son home from deployment overseas, the youngest one there with us happy and healthy and then everybody in between. that is the most fun. >> governor, you just talk about being a military mama and the
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heart of one and speak to those out there that sacrifice. do you have a message? >> perhaps i could speak on behalf of many americans and just thank them for the sacrifices they make, especially those who -- their love one is perhaps overseas, far away from that wonderful atmosphere of family being tight knit and physically close around a christmas tree, to know how much we appreciate what it is that they're going through and for them to have some kind of assurance that they'll be blessed for what it is that they're giving to this country. >> great message. governor palin, thank you for being with us. merry christmas to you and the family. >> merry christmas, happy new year. rick and tucker, over to you. >> this year the average american family will spend about $700 on christmas gifts. >> what happens when you give a family that $700 with the condition they only buy american? >> made in china.
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>> there wasn't a thing in there. >> made in america. >> even some that had american or usa in their name of the store did not have products from the usa. >> we're joined by the ceo of keep america.com, the group behind that project. tell us about this buy america project you did. >> it was great. the team went out there, hit the streets of new york city, surprised three families, the economists say the average american spends $700. so we create 200,000 jobs in our country just this month alone. i grabbed three families who donated to give back to our troops and wounded soldiers and took them on an all expense paid shopping free. had a great time, had a real har time finding american made products. >> a lot of people have this as
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a goal, i do. but it is hard to determine what actually is made in america and what is just designed here. >> ght. >> how many products are on your side. >> 300 vendors coast to coast. and you get high quality, safe products, made here in the usa. >> you brought some of them with you. take us through some of these. >> this is my favorite product on the entire said. this thing is a piece of historhistor history. meryled. this is a replica of a handwritten diary. true american hero. 82% of our troops didn't make it back home so the heart breaking story and these stories -- i was reading through this. beautiful. >> from the sublike to the
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creative, what is this? >> one of the most reordered product on our site. these are phenomenal. my wife uses them too. this thing here, if you a curling iron, arts and craft, a glue gun. put this right there. i hear from women could call up and say i used to get blisters on the back of my ears from the uraling iron. >> christmas tie is abotime is buying american made toys for the kids. these are all -- >> these are cool, step stools we personalize with your child's name and the best part, it slides out as a pusle. while you're improving your fine motor skilled for your children, great time doing it as well.
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>> that's fantastic. i want to endorse the dog treats, they're delicious. i just had up with. not for your dogs about mate meat in america. merry christmas to you. >> coming up next, peter johnson jr. and his daughters with a christmas message. >> and more song of the season with the tabernacle choir. >> merry christmas this is a christmas greeting. they make me do this. to everybody, give elisabeth a big round of applause. kill me who knew. always out with tennis racket or golfing, writing, nobody new. it is a big hit. all the fox and friends crew,
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they're in a festive mood. so am i. you should be too. merry christmas, everybody who watches "fax & friends." .
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and now a special christmas message from peter johnson jr. and his daughters veronica and blanche. >> for the past five years, blanche, veronica and i have
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been blessed to share our family christmas experiences with you. tonight we share our nativity moments. as a child of eight or nine, i would sit near a large wooden nativity scene from italy similar to this one. when you wound it up, it would play silent night. i would get up close to it peer into it, as if to transport myself in time and imagine myself becoming witness to the birth. >> at first i thought my father was kidding. then i thought of the nativity scene on the pacific coast highway and a homeless man bowing in prayer at the entrance, as if waiting to be invited in. i asked, must one be invited to the nativity. >> i summoned my own memory as an angel in the procession at st. joseph's church. i was 6 years old, wore wing and a halo and i believed i was an angel. >> you are. you both are.
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i thought christmas is not really about a diorama or procession, it is about a living, breathing nativity. how can we be invited into the stable. how can we be angels heard on high? how do we assume the humility of the shepherds and have the wisdom of the three kings. there was no room for mary and joseph. >> is there room for all our fears. do not be afraid, i proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. >> today, in the city of david, a savior has been born, who is christ and lard. and this will be a sign for you. you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laying in the manger. >> we are summoned from the cold winter night into the warm
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stable. the price of admission is neither power, nor riches, but mere faith in a gentle baby born in bethlehem. born in bethlehem. ♪ >> so from our family to yours, merry christmas. >> merry christmas. merry christmas, girls. >> merry christmas. >> peter, veronica and blanch. coming up, we have a special guest making his way to the studio. so kids, stay right where you are. >> fox and friends, merry christmas from all of us here in washington. you know, there's nothing like christmas morning, seeing little kids run to the christmas tree, seeing their faces. i'll have the video rolling from my 6-year-old to 3-year-old this year. i guarantee you i cannot wait for that. here's to a happy and healthy
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welcome back, and merry christmas, before we go, more sounds welcome back and merry christmas. before we go, more sounds of the season from the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ we wish you a merry christmas, we wish you a merry christmas, we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ and a happy new year ♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ and a happy new year ♪ ♪ good tidings we bring to you and your king ♪ ♪ good tidings for christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry
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christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ joy to the world the lord is come ♪ ♪ let earth receive her king ♪ let every heart prepare him room ♪ ♪ and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing ♪ ♪ he rules the world with truth and grace ♪ ♪ and makes the nations prove ♪ the glories of his righteousness ♪ ♪ and wonders of his love and wonders of his love ♪ and wonders, wonders of his love ♪
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[ applause ] >> stay tuned for a very special guest. [ applause ] >> merry christmas and happy new year to elisabeth and brian. what? doosy? i have to say doosy, too? he's never nice to me. does he work here? okay. merry christmas to steve doosy, too. ♪ fare thee well ♪ farewell ♪ mr. gloom be on your way ♪ ♪ though you haven't any money you can still be bright and sunny ♪ ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪
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. well, before our surprise guest joins well, before our surprise guest joins us, we want to thank all of you for joining us today. >> we hope you all have a very merry christmas. and a special thank you to bass pro for our awesome set. >> that's right. but what would christmas with without a visit from the big guy? santa claus is here. >> ho, ho, ho! ♪ we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ we wish you a merry christmas, we wish you a merry christmas, we wish you a merry christmas ♪ ♪ and a happy new year
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♪ good tidings we bring to you and your king ♪ ♪ good tidings for christmas and a happy new year ♪ >> ho, ho, ho. ♪ we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year ♪ ♪ christmas eve in manger square at the church of the nativity in bethlehem. the birth of jesus christ has been celebrated here for nearly 2,000 years. the condition continues today, with joyful music and thoughtful prayer. for christians around the world, this is when god became man and a simple message of peace and love changed the world forever. ♪

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