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this morning on "today's take," want to get your hands on a hatchimal? we're giving away the hottest toy of the season. stay tuned to win. and presents for you understand $50. and fun with the tv icon henry winkler our co-host. perfect! coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, welcome to a tuesday morning, december 13th, 2016. we are so happy that henry winkler is back. i even made some more cold brew for everybody. >> yes! cheers! >> good morning. and to you. >> yes.
is the new trend. like you go a lot of places, they have the cold brew. what's in yours? a secret recipe? >> i add some chicory to it so it is a little new orleans style. some cinnamon. little clove. vanilla. >> how long did it take to you make this? >> the actual cold brew takes about 24 hours, the coffee concentrate. then i make a simple syrup. >> there is a camera above our head? >> you never knew that? they get the shots right over there. >> oh, hey. hi there. >> that's our cold brew. it's delicious. takes 24 hours. is there a machine? >> well, no. there are devices. but there's nothing other than putting it in, taking ground coffee, putting cold water in it, letting it sit. and then you -- it drips into a -- >> if you don't have that thumb, if you don't have that instinct, this is honestly the best coffee i have ever had anywhere in the
business, folks? >> i don't think so. >> can i -- >> we're doing a segment on it. >> 20 seconds. you sit at home. then you get a call. they say, hey, would you like to co-host on the "today" show? you go, yes, that sounds like fun. then you think, oh, my goodness, i'm panicking now. i've never done that really and how am i going to be and how am i going to fit in and how am i going to be accepted. i just want to say to you out there, these two human bs i feel like i have been here forever and i wanted to say thank you. that i went from panic to joy. and that's all i have to say. >> we love henry winkler. >> we love you so much. >> that's just the truth. i with a is thinking about that when i woke up this morning. i wanted to say that. >> is this something you could get a hatchimal for? >> my grandchildren want to have this toy! >> you, unfortunately, are not
"freebie friday." we can't wait until friday. we can't. so this morning we are going to be giving away the hottest toy of the season. hatchimals. not just the hatchimal. >> not just that. >> what else? >> a $500 gift card to toys arous. my first job at age 15 was toys'r'us. >> you work at toys'r'us? >> yeah. my first job. i worked in it the plush section at toys'r'us i was 15. lied on the application. and i worked. >> i lied on my first application. >> back then they didn't check things. >> working at shop rite. >> how old were you? >> i was 13. i said i was 15. >> i was forced to work at my father's office. you will come with me, i will give you like 50 cents for the day and you will file. >> you were in the filing cabinet -- >> i was in a filing cabinet. being dyslexic, i had no idea
still looking for letters since 1962. >> who got the last laugh? >> what's so amazing, you hear about these toys. your kids say they want them. then they're sold out. how do you hear about them before? >> i think there are people who watch the trends and look for these things. don't you worry at home, weaver's got you covered. i was looking at your social media last night. at the white house. really? >> got invited to the white house christmas holiday party. >> it is like us and 600 of their closest friends. >> look at that couple. there's katie couric. >> who is going to be hosting while savannah is away. the tradition of course that gingerbread house. >> did you eat any? >> i ate a little bit of the west wing. it was fantastic.
henry, you weren't here. tamron -- tamron had lost her tree. >> i didn't lose it. >> it was lost in shipment. >> i ordered -- >> she always gets an artificial. >> i like different colors. last year was hot pink. this year the viewers said turquoise but i couldn't find an inexpensive one so we went with grey. basically ombre. so the tree after al roker taught me what tracking is -- do you ever track anything? >> we do. we track a i track my grandkids. we have a chip in them. >> i into you what tracking was. i just never had to implement it -- anyway, federal express save the day along with treetopia. ladies and gentlemen, i'm almost done. >> almost done? >> i'm not quite done yet. that's the tree. i have to put a foo you more bows on it.
obsession. i love christmas trees. and now i'm prepared to buy the next one for next year early because they're all on sale. >> go on the street and get somebody's discard -- >> i donate for the shelter i work with. you're just saying grab an old -- >> what the heck? go for it. >> i'm very happy. the tree is almost done. >> growing up in new york city, i lived in -- before we moved to that was predominantly jewish. so we would hear dradle and things like that but there were no hanukah songs. then adam sandler, of course, creates a -- and you are in the hanukah song. >> are you? >> i am. >> yes. let's listen. ? guess who eats together at the
goldie hawn's half jewish put them together what a fine looking jew. >> so i called adam and i said, you know what? i just want to thank you for putting me in your song. he said, would you like to be in the water boy? i said, can -- yes, i would. >> and boom. there you are. >> and there i am. >> you weren't sure. you were doubting henry. >> i was scene. there you are. i guess, also, so here with al, then i stare at you. you just say theseind things about us. but it is like being magical next to you. >> he's henry winkler. >> you are so sweet. >> i like being here. >> guess what? >> "love actually" is your favorite rom com.
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it's proven to keep you feeling fuller longer. henry winkler, follow baby animals on twitter. tip of the day. we're back with our co-host, henry winkler. talking rom com? >> a new study confirms what many have suspected. watching rom coms makes you a constant exposure to both romantic and action movies for five weeks changes college students' perspectives on different moral categories. >> if you are a parent and your college student is home for the holidays, sit them in front of the tv in front of rom coms? >> the group that watched them exclusively were said to be more thoughtful and respectful.
>> i've not seen that. who's in it? >> well, it's -- but steve mcqueen. james garner. you will love it. >> your favorite rom com is? >> "love actually." it is like you walk through the room and "love actually" is on. you watch it for a minute. you sit down and watch it no matter where you are for the rest of the movie. >> that young girl is now like 26. i jt saw "where are they now." she's 26. >> i don't know. but this movie is shear perfection. >> you have an interesting rom com. i would not have put this in the category of rom com. >> "sausage party." herary the deal. the bun and the hot dog are in love. she gets lost and the whole comedy is about them finding each other again and him standing up for love.
>> a cartoon -- >> after the first four months of g o wit somebody, that is what the -- the bun gets. >> henry, if you haven't seen thismovie, it is cartoon food that has relationships. >> yes. >> they're in love. it just makes me happy. i realize that -- it does all of the sensations on that list. that's how i feel when i watch "sausage party." >> but it is brand-new. >> yes. it just came out. >> what was it before party"? >> "bridget jones' diary." >> mine i more traditional. "deadpool. request the. >> that's a romantic comedy? >> oh, yes. that's a love story. >> i love the scene right before that when they walk in to confront and they play the dmx song. >> there's so much romance in this movie. >> what does thisay about us with be mr. y have henry winkler with a classic
"deadpool" and i've got ausage party." much wveryt ethought.tty >> i'm going o gethem both on dvd. >> christmas. we're going toet them for you for chstmas. another study. that's right. we live on studies here. a new study found that asking a stranger for something face to face tends to get better results than asking via e-mail. >> makes perfect sense. >> of course, first, if you ask >> c i have $100? >> no -- yes. because it is face to face, i will give it to you. >> when will i get it? >> you stand by. the study also found that people tend to think of e-mail as a lot more effective than it really is, which i agree. >> i don't really e-mail anymore. now my e-mails are yes, no. i don't get into prolonged observation changes for a number of reasons. >> i write my e-mails as i would
because i'm dyslexic and i think people don't want to read dense paragraphs. >> no. no. >> so i write in bullet points. >> that's very smart. it just keeps it -- >> concise and to the point. and can i have the $100. >> we g another story here. this man took his love of ac/dc -- >> the rock band? >> yes. and christmas love to a new extreme. ? thunder ? ? thunder ? ?? >> he's got fireworks coming out of his chimney. that's crazy! >> is that legal? >> i guess. it is in australia. >> until about 11:00 at night. in our neighborhood, the kids had to shut their party down at 11:00. >> so you mean like the holiday
sound, mostly. 11:00, neighbors. >> really. >> there are like christmas wars out there. >> my dad passed a i way when i moved here but one of the things that i cherish i think about all the time, my dad would compete so hard on christmas. he wanted to have the best -- i would go home like, dad, he's like hiring people from across the neighborhood. come help me, come help me. >> national lampoon's christmas vacation. >> that's my dad. >> a 75,000 bulbs. across seven acres. >> we have like the inflatable things at one point i came home and i think my dad had like six inflatable things in the middle of our front yard. >> we had a menorah with one light. >> there you go. see? but it was simple. >> we're minimalists. >> do we have a simple forecast or we got something complex? >> just before you say that, can
are -- lulu and jules. i love you. >> those your grandchildren? >> yeah. >> that was like an awards show. we were playing the music and you got in there. >> i needed to say hi to them. >> let's play me off. let's show you what we have happening. my goodness, it is getting cold, my friends, especially over the weekend. look at this right now -- tonight, it is going to feel like 5 below in minneapolis. 5 in chicago. 22 in st. louis. then tomorrow morning, 4 cleveland. it will feel like 5 below in green bay. 13 in kansas city. it makes its way to the east. eventually we'll be seeing teens and 20s as you get ie nto th northeast and new england as well. we've got lake-effect snow because of all that wind coming across the open waters of the lakes anywhere from 6 to 18 inches of snow in western new
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i will give away one, you will give away one, and i will give away another. watch your st. y! oh, my gosh! hatchimal! hatchimal! >> hi, everybody! >> come on. okay, mr. >> okay. who needs a hatchimal? hold it. hold it. where is your mommy? is it okay if i give her a hatchimal? are you ready? are you ready? wow! >> hold it. i need a kiss. right here. i need a kiss. >> i'll give you one. >> i've got one more for you to give away. he's getting a kiss.
>> johnny's birthday! is it okay? is it his birthday? how old? >> 10. >> okay. do you need a hatchimal? >> yeah. >> are you going to take good care of it? >> yeah. >> are you going to love it. >> yeah. >> is it going to hatch? >> yeah. >> is it okay if i give it to him? happy birthday. >> let's go in to al roker for something special for you at home. that's right. you bet, tamron. we are giving out two prizes on our facebook page. our viewers have a chance to win a hatchimal and a $500 gift card to find out how, visit facebook.com/"today's take." and please "like" us. that's not the only way to win a hatchimal before christmas. if you are a toys'r'us rewards member, sign up in stores through december 22nd and you'll have a chance to win a $1,000
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how beautiful is that? let's go ice skating. admit it, no matter how ahead of the game you are, you still have some people left to shop for. your child's teacher, baby-sitter, maybe hair stylist. e budget-friendly ideas. lifestyle expert melissa garcia is here to start us off with items under $10. >> this is the hard stuff to figure out. these are adorable. these are personalized little books that you can fill in about the person. this is super personalized. you don't have to take the time to think about the person. why you are so awesome. all the things you love about the person. we have these are incredible. jane's bakes cookies. all natural.
you don't have to worry about wrapping. >> are they tasty? >> all natural and super tasty. you're going to love these. sticker beans. these are great for teenager, baby-sitter, little girl. little line stone bling stickers. they put them on everything from their phones to their laptops. your nieces would love, love, love these. >> these are from uncommon goods. chalkboard coasters. take chal write guests' names. little drink menu. >> it is a nice hostess gift. >> under $10. >> mr. winkler is over there with you. >> melissa, how are you? >> how are you? so nice to see you. >> under $20. >> are you a sock guy? >> i am. >> you're going to love these. normally we would hate getting socks for the holidays but not if you get these. these are the socks to have.
they're all under $20. my boys are fighting over these. these are amazing. these are water bottles from uncommon goods. but how smart is this? this is like why didn't i think of that. you can put your phone inside. >> but it is inside. then liquid surrounds it. >> you can put money in there, so smart. great gift. this is a great gift for anyone who takes lunch. a teacher,r some of these had the ice pack built in already. you just pop the whole bag in the freezer. you don't need the brick. these are from built new york. this is a great gift for animal lovers or dog walker perhaps. i love a coffee table book. all about dogs. this is cute because it features dogs from the shelter and helps them find a forever home. >> we have a dog from the
you laugh. >> then again, these are leashes. another animal lover present. this is great because it has a pouch. you can put in dog treats, your phone, keys, whatever it may be so you don't have to hold something in your hands. all under $20. >> unbelievable! >> we're going to do under $30 now. hi, melissa. i love these phone cases. >> great phone cases. this is from mega they stick on to essentially any flat surface. say you are getting dressed in the morning, on the mirror, watch espn, the "today" show. if you want a more personalized gift, take any picture. they will put it on to the frame for you. these are such a huge hit. teachers love these. personalized stamp for a teacher. miss harrison or miss thomas.
this is something they will actually use. >> these look very comfy. >> these are from rising tide. scarves are 100% recycled material. keep you really warm. they are an infinity scarf. don't have to worry about how to tie it. it does it self-. proceeds also go to charity for this. >> then the tile? >> are you a misplacer? >> all the time. constantly. >> i into ed this everywhere in my life. this is the tile. you attach it to anything then you download the app on your phone. if you lost your keys, just press find. it should ring. where are the keys? >> henry has them. very nice. wow. that's amazing. wow. >> found the keys. >> who knew he was a kleptomaniac. that's fantastic. melissa garcia, thank you so much. how the kindness of strangers has saved 80,000 lives
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six months later we learned -- it was really scary and definitely life threatening. >> when we first started looking for donor marrow we started with our other daughter who is four and she was not a match. so we went to the registry and there was two. unfortunately both of them were unavailable. >> that was a hard moment for me. about a week later they said we beli w match here. then a few days after that we found out that the donor indeed agreed and she did three weeks of chemo and august 17th she had her transplant. >> and the funny thing about a bone marrow is it's kind of anticlie mack tick. it happens in the room. they bring it in and i held the cells in my hand and i looked at them and thought this so so
from halfway around the world t.'s something you regenerate. you don't have to give up to donate. >> it started by swabbing a cheek and it turned into a long life for a beautiful little girl. >> it's 100 times better to be back in our own house. >> melissa has become a full-time nurse and says support ovom the community has been whelming. my daughter is the bald headed girl you see on facebook or in the grocery looked more beautiful. >> i think abo our donor a lot and i hope to meet him o day and tell him from the bottomo o my heart how grateful i am to him for saving our daughter's life. ey've helped more than 80,000 have a chance at life. including this 18-year-old who
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both markell and anna are doing quite heavily. her recovery has been helped by steven dwye her who also had a transplant and died his hair to support her. vis today today.com, very kind man, very smart man, al rock ser standing >> you ever noticed she's wearing a christmas version of colonel sander's tie? get your chicken at kfc. very nice. all right. dense fog down in the south. we're looking tomorrow, lake effect snow. 5.99. >> why are you doing that voice? >> heavy rain and snow in the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine through the gulf although there will be some
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actress lisa rinna was our celebrity elf hauling away gifts for our toy drive. one of the wonderful companies helping us out again this year is amway. jackie, thank you so much. good to see you. >> good morning, tamron. >> happy holidays to you as well. why is it so important for amway to help out again drive? >> amway has been part of this for 11 consecutive years. we're thrilled to be a part of it. our mission at amway is helping people live better lives. causes that help children are very near and dear to our heart. in fact, we have a gift for you. >> let m know what it is. a donation of? >> we'd like to provide $25,000 to help provide holiday gifts for children aosunco >> thank you! this is fantastic.
family. we are still in need of toys for millions of children and teens so you can certainly donate until december 23rd. if you can't be here in person, donate online, amazon.com/today. our website has all the details. thank you again. what a generous donation. >> thank you, jackie. want to thank you, henry. it is been such a joy having you. >> this has been my holiday gift. >> really? >> we have one more gift for you. take a look. we found -- there you go. who wore it better? $5.99. >> last week i was jerry thank you, mr. winkler. class up this joint. jackie, you are a classydy you, get out of here. kathie lee and hoda. >> pentatonix, one more >> have a great day. >> all coming up.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio >> hey, everybody. we're so glad you're with us today for booze day tuesday. >> our favorite day. >> it's december 13th and that's i don't want to live forever. why not? if i were taylor swift, i would want to. >> you're right, if you were her. >> it's her birthday today. she's 27. can you imagine having accomplished so much? >> i'm kind of surprised she's close to 30. i always picture her in her 20s. >> think how long she's been
today, kids. we are so glad they're back with us. >> our cooking twins. >> we'll be back in a little bit with you guys. we also have an actress who grew up in the glare of hollywood cameras. now billy lord is going to sit down with us in a little bit. >> she likes those earmuffs. >> that's kinds of her signature. i'm noticing a similarity, like mama, like daughter. >> yeah. >> plus two-timera pentatonics would have grammys, sung with dolly parton. do you remember where they started? >> right here, baby. >> their first national performance was with us. we're always so proud of that. then what's better than a gorgeous man cooking for you? two of them. yes, the alberte twins will be with us. >> how cute. >> one of them is sugar and one of them's spice. >> you decide. >> what are you guys going to make for us today?
>> festive. >> i have no idea what you say. why can't i understand your brother and not you. >> i don't know, weird. >> all right. we'll reveal pinterest's top trends of 2017. >> so i thought i was losing my mind when i was looking at this this morning, penta tonics and pinterest on the same show today. we have the congratulations, don't we, to one of our dear producers, ally berger. >> ally is an amazing human being and even better mother. she has a beautiful baby girl this morning. congrats to dad. some boxing fans may know him as kid chocolate. the baby's name is valencia
named joaquin, who we love. if you're looking at that saying, wait, why doesn't he have a shirt on? is that what you're thinking right now? we should let you know that there is, as a lot of new moms and dads know, there's a skin-to-skin thing that happens right after a baby is born to promote bonding and that is a result of that. >> so he was holding his new little daughter. >> congrats, ally, we love you. >> enjoy your time together. all right, there's another couple in town today it is lionel ritchie and mariah carey. >> can you imagine, your head explodes right now. so they're going to do a 35-city tour. it's called "lionel ritchie all hits with very special guest mariah carey." >> so it's lionel ritchie, big, with mariah carey. >> yeah. >> so you wonder if they're co-headliners, so that means she's probably going to join in partway through. >> yeah, it will be fun.
here in new york this week. posted on instagram. she was there with her daughter and some friends. >> first of all, if you were at this concert, can you imagine looking over and going the two divas are together and with all their children. we've got mariah's twins, blue ivy with the fan and some other child just there they are. >> some lucky kid. >> a friend of blue ivy's. >> we love neil patrick harris. he's got a 6-year-old, he's got twins, but his christmas list to santa. neil shared it. >> his son wants two things. a bounce house and a life-size rocket ship. those are the two things. we don't know what harper wants. but it's so cute, there's something about seeing it written out, you know, just that way. but if you guys have kids and they have written letters to santa and you take a picture before you send it off. >> before you mail it. >> we'd love to see it. we might show it on the air, because i know kids love a lot of different things.
>> and also our facebook fans, pets wish us happy holidays so we want to thank facebook fan jackie hurtig henry for sending in this picture. she wrote we just wanted to wish you happy hannukah and merry christmas from our family to yours, love barny, bella and baby bailey who is our hannukah princess. >> look at bailey in the middle. omg. >> yes. >> we do want to see those snap a quick pic and send it to us. so i did a story with some young kids writing letters to santa and santa's elves were helping fulfill those dreams. when i read some of these letters some of these kids had written -- >> on the radio? >> we're going to air the piece on friday but we did it already. i was looking at these letters and all you want to do is like there's so much need out there, and it just struck me. there's something about seeing
little handwriting that makes you want to -- >> everybody uses computer now o. it's something so intimate and personal about it. >> what did you ask for when you we a little kid? what was the big gift? >> i was very entrepreneurial. i wanted -- it was called the corner store. >> what? >> that's all i wanted. i remember, isn't that funny, you remember. it was cardboard and it was in the shape of a corner. and you're supposed to probably use it inside your house. i put it up on our corner and really opened a store. >> yd?ou di how old were you about? >> well, we moved to maryland when i was 5 or 6, so probably 7. >> oh, my gosh. >> and then i wanted every barbra streisand and beatle cd. they weren't cds, they were records. >> did you want instruments? >> i wanted a guitar and i loved learning the guitar. i was playing the guitar until my mother backed out of the driveway and over my guitar.
>> into smitherines. what did you want? >> i wanted a trumpet. i'm not musical but i remember my parents got me this plastic trumpet and i loved it. it was like i couldn't believe it was under the tree. >> the kind you play or you press something and it plays something. >> no, no, no, you play it. you blow into it. i remember thinking i was a real musician. whatever. so sad, so sad. >> you just moved i this, but in the month of december -- are you guys married or do you have girlfriends or boyfriends? >> girlfriends. >> so be careful how much time you spend together because according to a new survey, the average couple has four fights a day in december. which is if you do the math 124 over the course of the month. >> so here's why. they say couples are spending more time together during the holidays. they end up getting more stressed. there are always financial
>> one person loves to spend and spend too much. >> yes. and sometimes it's about family conflict because usually families who may have some issues all cram together during the holidays and then it explodes. >> and, of course, the increased consumption of alcohol. so you know what that leads to? >> what. >> january being the most common month to file for divorce. >> oh, my gosh. all right. would you like to know the top movies, christmas movies and christmas songs of the year? are you ready? >> ye ever? >> mine is "it's a wonderful life." >> so here it is, according to saintly owe university polling institute, the top three movies are "a charlie brown christmas" is number three, that never gets old. number two is "it's a wonderful life." and number three is "miracle on 34th street." >> what about the christmas songs? >> number three is "jingle bells."
?? >> bing crosby. >> i had a version of it, it would have been nice if you've chosen it. >> number one, maybe this one is yours. ? silent night, holy night ? >> where are you all working in the new year? that's funny, i'm the one that's not going to be guys, and this is really big news for households across the world. >> if you have a cuisinart, look at the date that you bought this thing. they are recalling 8 million food processor bought from '96 to 2015 so chances are the one that you have in your cabinet may be one of them. >> you guys probably have one. >> here's what the problem is. there's a riveted blade that can
metal pieces and fragments have broken off in the process and they end up in the food. it's caused lacerations in mouths and things like that. >> and livers. >> 69 cases of injuries of mouth and teeth. so they say contact cuisinart and they will replace the blade. >> oh. you have to put it in yourself? >> well, it's just the kind that you lift up. you know what i mean. you rinse and put it in. >> you can call toll 877-339-2534. >> or go to cuisinart.com/recall. >> i'm just thinking now of thanksgiving. i used it for like two days straight. >> you know what, i bet you most people have one of these in their thing. all right, check it out. >> we don't have time to seat -- see the baby. >> yes, we do. >> look at this. his name is dean and he's a 1-year-old from ohio. >> oh, he was at his grandma's
like, oh, look at me. and then he couldn't stop missing himself. oh, is that me? his mom said she couldn't drag him away from the mirror for almost 30 minutes. [ laughing ] wait a minute. >> a narcissist is born. oh, he's precious. hoda, did you ever practice kissing on mirrors when you were growing up? >> i practiced on my hand. you practiced on mirrors? >> on mirrors, and theeo maryland, lovely, lovely people said the doors of my sister's and my room were covered with kiss marks. >> you kissed on the mirror. >> but that got cleaned up but the door never did, never got painted. >> you kissed on the doors. >> that's how you practice. >> y'all were really something. >> yes, we were steamy. coming up, she's a force in hollywood. >> put on a little chanel number
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it it may be cold outside but that's not the reason we're almost wearing these fabulous pink ear muffs. >> we don't want to mess our hair up. we're wearing them in honor of this woman right here, billie lourd. >> billie is on the fox series "scream queens" and she is the daughter of carrie fisher who
"star wars." what about your wonderful grandmother and grandfather. >> i'm debbie reynolds' granddaughter. >> and eddie fisher's. >> and much back to her mother, much like her mother, billie is making her own mark in hollywood. in the second season, she and her fuzzy fashion accessory are inseparable. take a look. >> i did something fool a few weeks concussion and i was released. >> when you're talking, are you aware of the way you talk sort of shifting? >> i speak the way i speak. i don't know what you're getting at. >> can i just say i think it's fascinating that she's doing all these accents but she hasn't done one that can find offensive. >> why is everyone bringing up my accent. i told you i am from the midwest. >> okay, never mind. >> insane one. that was a fun episode.
you do. >> yeah. >> your mom is one of our favorite guests. >> we love her. >> we wait with -- we're terrified that the five second or seven second thing is not going to work because she does speak her mind. >> do you need a delay too? >> maybe a three-second delay. and i don't have gary. >> and gary -- >> i know, it's devastating. >> do you love gary? >> i love for gary. he was mine first and she actually stole him. yeah. >> i didn't know that. >> with a side tongue and the whole thing. >> i know, i know. >> she said it's not his fault, it's just too big for his mouth. >> his throat is too small or something. i'm not really sure what's wrong with him. but that's scary to me because that tongue is everywhere. >> it's been everywhere and probably with everyone. >> yeah, i know. that tongue gets around. >> so when you have a role, like
yourself, well, i wonder if i'm being compared to those who came before me, my mom, my grandmother, or do you do your own thing. >> i try to do my own thing but when i'm wearing something like this, it's kd o hard to escape the comparison. >> that's true,t's her hair style. >> that is her hair style. >> i never made that connection because it is pink. if you didn't start out wearing it all the time. >> no, no, no. in the f eso i only wear them in a few scenes because it was kind of choice in the beginning. i was drawn to it because of genetics and no one wanted to wear them. they tried to give them to aby or emma and they didn't want to put them on their thing. i saw them and said i need these. this is my destiny. >> and now you are in some of the latest movies as well with your mom. >> i am. >> is that your first time making films together? >> yes. that was the first set i'd ever been on because my parents
do this. >> tell everybody who your father is. >> my dad is brian lourd. he's a beautiful an, an agent. >> so your parents didn't want you anywhere near a set but you went anyway. >> not at all. i ended up auditioning for "star wars" and i got this little role. i brought in my professional resume. i brought in all my internships. but i work really hard and i would love to do this. i did my audition and ended up getting this role and had one of the best times in my life. >> and nobody knew that you were princess leia's daughter until tell them what happened when nature just -- >> it just all came in. so i was basically just a background so i went everywhere with the extras. i didn't want to ride with my mom, i didn't talk to my mom on set, wouldn't call her mom, would call her carrie and try to avoid that. and then one day she had like a
bad mood and i went over, mom, it's going to be okay and all of the extras looked at me and were like, what, that's your mom? oh, no, i'm caught, i'm caught, it's over. >> that's great. >> i tried not to be carrie fisher's daughter on the set. >> she is a whack job. she's crazy. >> a beautiful whack job. >> she's got a beautiful soul. >> before you go, we want -- look what we made for you. wait, i know, it's your destiny. >> it's >> made from an old pair of slippers from hoda's. >> they smell beautiful. >> these are stunning. >> will you ever wear them on the show once? >> i will. if it comes back. >> yay! we love you. >> you're the best. >> lots of love to your whack job mom. we just adore her. watch "scream queens" tonight everybody and every tuesday night on fox. is sleepwear the new daywear? >> find out what the folks at
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it's brain teaser tuesday, and before the break we gave you this riddle. >> the name of what month could decoded from this image we showed you on tv. >> and it -- >> the answer is -- >> you use a line and look at the answer. it is -- >> all: july. through the middle. >> right through the middle, july up and down. >> whether you are a pinterest user or just like being ahead of the trends you've come to the right place. >> the top 100 biggest trends to show you. >> here with a sneak peek, pinterest user researcher and in-house, martha brown. how are you? >> doing great. >> and a cozy looking bed.
huga. it doesn't translate into a word in english. closest, feeling of coziness and an element of self-care trying to enjoy the simple things in life. classic huga, sitting in front of a fireplace and some mold wine. >> i don't usually like mold in my wine, but -- >> it's warm. >> and a cinnamon stick. >> the idea, cozy with your closest friends and fy. >> it's delicious. hmm! we're happy. >> and a cinnamon stick. >> has a scandinavian look to it. >> and another trend, copper? >> copper is the new gold. that comes from the pop lampula of rose gold and rosy tones making it into the home. whether on a tray or a lamp. >> let's go over to the nightstand. most people clutter theirs up, by most people i mean, me.
de-clutter? >> exactly. the idea of the nightstand, your command center, making it really clean and zen. so it's peaceful as you go to bed. >> i don't see any social media stuff there. >> right. so you shouldn't put your phone, plug your phone on and put it there? >> no, hoda. you shouldn't. >> oh, look at the -- >> oh, my gosh. those are adorable. >> look at those little slippers? >> very textured. >> exactly. textured. faux fur. >> on trend with thomas. >> on this one. okay. looking at you miss trendsetter. >> talk style? >> yes. >> come on! >> okay. what are you wearing, by the way? got something there? >> first on christine we have, this is nightwear for daywear. so that's things like this, pajama top. >> no? >> uh-huh. >> wait a minute. what about the purse? >> and i actually, when i walk the dog, and i don't mean to be flip about it, i sometimes just take my pajamas and stuff them
>> you don't sometimes, you always do. >> lazy! people are going outside and wearing it? >> right. they really are. >> where would she wear this? >> wear this to the office. wear it on the weekend, and what she's done is pair it with another trend which is this increasing diversity in denim. it's not just about that skinny geniemore. it's finding whatever works for you, and we're seeing that people, pinners grabbing towards lighter washes, higher rises and details like a raw edge hem, distressing and even patches. >> what gentleman? >> before him, i have to tell you about my sleeves. >> okay. >> so the idea is statement sleeve as the new cold shoulder. so shoulders have such a time. cold tops. shoulders cut. fun sleeves, the trend we'll keep seeing in 2017. a bell sleeve or a ruffle like this. >> that's your trend. >> uh-huh. >> what's his trend? >> so this is our mountain man athleisure.
taken the styled world by storm. now the lumberjacks are getting in on it, too. >> i like this. >> you take a cozy outdoor jacket, pair it with knits and dark jean and a boot instead of that sneaker that you kind of come to associate with athleisure these days. >> by the way, i love that. that's a great, great trend. they're all good. pinterest is a fun placeto find great trends, like you did. >> to see what people are being a great place to spot emerging trends. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, larkin. getting ready for their big christmas special. >> a capella sensations pentatonix giving us a preview. >> when it um cans to dessert you always want seconds. >> the alberti twins are whipping it up. >> did someone say whipping?
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the season for holiday sweets and treats. why our "today" food team invited these two sweet brothers to make not one but two sweet desserts with tweets to match. >> the alberti twins. alberttwins.com. >> who's who? >> i'm kathie. >> i'm hoda. >> we can't understand him. >> he speaks -- he speaks scottish! >> we don't know what he says!
food, fashion and family recipes. we love when you come here. you are big fan favorites. >> thank you. >> what are you making today? >> not that they'll understand. >> but go on. >> first up, naughty chocolate hazelnut cake. naughty because we're making it. >> he says naughty. >> chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, baking powder, musk pony, hazelnuts and -- first mix eggs and sugar together. until pail in color. >> hoda loves that stuff. >> you're good at -- >> messy. >> and what are the dry ingredients? >> baking powder, new nutella.
>> y'all are both messy! >> right -- >> oh, my gosh. i do. the messier the better! >> okay. >> and then what? >> put it in the oven about 40 minutes, 340. >> interesting, 340? >> oh, fart-ee. >> and icing, sugar and chocolate haze. nut spread. >> a lot of that in nutella. it's good. >> gives it a denser flavor. >> and mix together. >> powdered sugar? >> yes. mix them together, and -- >> i don't know if they really cook. >> and they pose with food. >> and this is -- >> they want to -- when cake comes out, love it all over. >> more nutella. >> we should be in -- yes. spread that all over. >> look.
>> can we try it? >> it's supposed to be messy. >> you're fun. >> and hazelnut on top. >> doing it. >> totally in. >> this looks so good. >> especially -- >> oh, m gosh! hmm! th's the best. an -- >> so, the taste. going back there fo -- >> try that espresso. that's .good a good wakep drink. >> it is. >> now back to the -- >> it's good stuff. >> it is good stuff. >> all right. >> okay. so, again, the dreamy cake we have ingredients, eggs, sugar, polenta and brown almonds. >> dreamy because we make it. >> and look at hoda. >> and mix this together.
the cooks. >> and wet ingredients. >> put it into the cake and oven about 35 minutes. >> right around 340. >> and orange sauce bring it to a simmer in the pan. sugar a. you get nice, thick syrup. >> okay. >> okay. >> and the let the cake cool down. >> okay. >> and then -- >> with vanilla ice cream,nd a biscuit on top. >> ooh! >> for you, hoda. all about you. >> and a bisitn top. >> and the ice cream. >> there. i'm going to scoop some for kath. >> i'm good, sweetheart. >> this one for ? >> thank you. >> okay. >> and try it? >> yes. >> this is served with an albertteeny cocktail. an alberti special, this one. >> oh, my god! >> gosh, you guy, all fantastic. >> this is delicious. >> too bad we don't know -- >> everything you said. >> delicious.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. they've been together only five years, and now they're one of t most successful a cappella groups in the entire world. >> they are4b pentatonix. the group is out with their third holiday album called -- >> "a pentatonix christmas."
and we have them right here on nbc. congratulations, you guys. >> welcome to you all! >> hello, kids. >> we were like, your fairy godmothers. >> do you feel that? >> yes. >> absolutely. >> from the beginning. >> well, the first time we heard you, we went -- oh -- >> drop jaw, and now doing a special on nbc. tell us a be that. >> it's unreal. a dream come true. definitely a highlight of our career. to have a whole hour of primetime television. that's about us a christmas music. >> you have guest stars on it, too, right? >> yes. reba mcentire, kelly clarkson and dolly parton. >> oh. come on. >> what are you singing for us? >> "up on the housetop." >> great. >> here they are, pentatonix! ? up on a house top, yeah, up on a house top, yeah, yeah ? up on a house top, oh-oh ? up on a house top click, click,
fly ? out comes good old santa claus ? down through the chimney with toys all for the little ones christmas joys ? oh, oh, who wouldn't go ? up on a house top click, click, click ? ? down through the chimney with good saint -- up on a house top ? yeah, yeah, up on a house top, yeah, yeah ? up on a house top ? oh-oh, up on a house top click, click, click ? first come as stocking of me and giveer a dol that laughsnd cries ? one that can open and shut its eyes ? ? oh, oh, oh, houn wouldn't go ? oh, oh, oh, who wouldn't go ? ? up on a house top click, click, click down through the chimney with good saint -- up on the house top ? up on a house top ? yeah, yeah ? ? up on a house top, yeah, up on a house top click, click, click ? look in the stocking of little
fill ? a hammer with lots of tacks a whistle and a ball and a whip that cracks ? oh, ho, ho, ho, ho wouldn't go ? up on a house top click, click, click ? down through the chimney with good saint -- up on a house top ? ? yeah, yeah, up on a house top, yeah, yeah ? up on a house top, oh, up on a house top, i'm talking about the ? ? dasher, dancer donner cupid donner blitzen ? that's just dasr dancer prance vixen prancer vixen comet cupid donner and brits ? oh, oh, who wouldn't go, who wouldn't go oh up on a house top click, click, click ? ? down through the chimney with good saint nick ? ? oh, up on a house top, on a house top, yeah yeah ? up on a house top ?
click, click, click ?? >> yes! >> perfection. that is perfection. >> beautiful! you guys. >> who does your arrangements? >> we do it all together. >> unbelievable. you're awesome. >> oursome. >> thanks, you guys. pentatonix christmas special airs tomorrow night at 8:00, 7:00 rigentr here on nbc. so proud of you guys. merry christmas. pulling back the curtain and
>> have you seen it yet? >> moana. >> it's good. >> what are you donating this year, hon. >> told me final number is over $130,000 worth of toys to the toy drive this year. >> wait p. what? >> did you say -- >> all: $1,000? >> wow! >> that is awesome. >> it's a lot of toys. a large variety ofiffere i one with me. iroug >> making someone very, very happy. >> someone poo year. a lot of families in are need. >> absolely toys bring joy toe littlkids. give them the thing they reay wanted and you know the look on their faces christmas morning. >> when they have so little to begin with. >> can't thank you enoug for everything you do this time of year. >> thank you so much. >> you have until december 23rd to donate on the plaza or at amazon.com/today. >> and tomorrow, 6-year-old singing sensation jackie is
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