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oh, welcome back. hi, little girl, do you have a elf on the shelf like she does. anybody in the house tried to touch that elf? that is against the rules. you know where i learned that? from that four year-old little girl that lives in our area. >> from video games to frozen dolls kids are asking for a little bit of everything this season. so we're going to take a look at the most popular toys state by state. we will find out what is most popular here in pennsylvania. >> state by state. >> yes, that is interesting. >> yes. >> all right now, check out this christmas tree. it is in the house of one of our fox 29 team members. >> um-hmm. >> that is elaborate. >> look at that chandelier.
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>> you are right. >> that thing is huge. >> look at the size of the ceilings, they are so high. >> is this a hotel or a home. >> this has got to be somebody who is kind of fancy. >> okay. >> that is a hint. >> i got an idea who that is. >> i wonder. >> are you enjoying my fire. >> i am it really gets me in the christmas spirit. you have to have fire there, everybody gathers around. >> i think it is going out. hold a second. you have to keep it stoke. >> that is true. >> don't let it go down. >> hold on, where is the poker. i'll just blow on it. >> wow, look at that. >> it is huge. >> now we have a huge fire. actually, it looks like my hair is on fire. my goodness. >> my hair is on fire. >> well, that is really magical, mike. i'm all warm and a toasty inside. >> yes. >> okay. you know, kids all around the area opening up presents.
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>> while you open up your presents let's throw out some news headlines and come back and talk about all of the gift that i got you. >> i got you something. all right. merry christmas. and, yeah, it is christmas morning. i'm sue serio, two minutes after 7:00 o'clock on a unseasonably warm holiday morning. we will get to your forecast in a second. here are headlines for christmas day 2014. >> ♪ >> there they are, hundreds packing the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul on the ben franklin parkway for midnight mass. now mass is celebrated traditionally at midnight to commemorate the birth of jesus at night, there will be more masses at the cathedral throughout the day-to-day and you can bet each one will be very, very crowded. pope francis celebrated christmas eve at the vatican with mass and he said during the services that the world
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needs tenderness. he said people are desperate for god's patients, god's closeness, god's tenderness. the just hours earlier pope francis talked to christians in iraq, driven from their home bias lamb i can state terrorist, and in the city of bethlehem christians gathering for christmas day services at the church of the nativity. pilgrims from around world are in bethlehem celebrating, the at the birthplace, of jesus christ. happening right now many people headed to the movies, today, a tradition in a lot of families and this movie the interview has caused a lot of confusion, backlash, threats, but it is opening, and is a sabina kuriakose is at penn's cinema in river front but there is no showing just yet, are there. >> not yet, sue. the first one is a matinee at a 1:00 but everybody is waking up to their christmas morning. there might be a crowd here when the movie theater opens
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and that movie theater is shown. this is a total reversal from just last week, the advertisements for the the interview are up, tickets are ready to be pick up. but if you are looking for a theater to go to to watch the interview in, well, it is still tricky. penn cinema is one of three in delaware, 300 nationally screening the movie, still limited release it was expect to be released in 3,000 theaters nationwide of course, just a fraction on of that today. penn cinema is telling local media any security concerns it may initially have, have been addressed, but you also can catch the movie at home, sony released the movie on line yesterday, catch it on you tube, google play, all of those have it. this is a victory for free speech advocate who put sony on blast for deciding to pull the movie. here's a movie goers who said he might come watch it on opening day to day. >> i'm glad to see sony change their mine. i think censorship in any form is bad particularly when we're
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being vaguely threaten by terrorist. >> i am glad to see the movie. nothing but more on principal. >> reporter: something tells me a lot of follow action gree with him judging by social media reaction. back here live those are movie times, matinee at 1:00, it will be shown five times today at penn cinema. other cinemas in delaware showing interview the rehoboth beach and middletown, delaware. so again, three movies showing here in delaware showing in limited release. you can watch it at home if you don't want the experience of the coming to the theater and sitting with the big crowd, sue. >> somehow popcorn is always better at the movies, isn't it. >> reporter: i think so, i agree. >> okay. >> and just having have been around. >> maybe they will pop some for you soon, sabina, we will see you in a bit. in the meantime you saw it is damp out there in delaware and every where, in the delaware valley, and so we are going to have a damp start to the day, rain is still with us but it is on its way out, sun will
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emerge for your christmas day and the wind will pick up as well with the high temperature of 53 degrees. as you open up your presents is a preview of coming attractions looking outside your window and see light rain in some places this morning but that is on it way out, so things are looking better, still heavy rain in southern delaware, it looks like most of it is out of here by 8:00 in the morning and if it is not it is just lingering at the shore a little bit but look at noon we have got sunshine every where now keep in mind it will be windy today. so lets check current temperatures in the bad 45 degrees in allentown and pottstown, 51 in the city and in millville 50 degrees in wildwood and checking wind as they pick up out of the northwest at 20 miles an hour in mount pocono, 13 miles an hour in philadelphia and 7 miles an hour down in wildwood, new jersey. seven day forecast has your high of 56 degrees today, lower 50's tomorrow, and for boxing day and for first day of kwanzaa and the saturday
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looks fantastic high of 54 we have a chilly change though as we get in the beginning of next week and possibility of a wintry mix on monday, so that is a look at your seven day forecast. of course, are probably opening up presents. if they are up watching the show, well, thank you. i know you have your mind on your present. go ahead and start opening, what do you say. >> yeah. >> depending where you live you have a good idea what is under the tree this morning. >> yeah, because e bay tracked this years top toys, to identify the most popular, in each of the 50 states. so, let's just break it down into this tri-state area. >> okay. >> for children of pennsylvania, hottest toy this year was the new super mario brothers game on nintendo ds. >> um-hmm. >> yes. >> and then legos comes in second. >> legos, i love legos. >> have of course. third is another video game, we all know this one call of
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duty. >> well, nothing says christmas morning like a violent video game. then in new jersey, wow, call of duty again. it rules. that video game is the most popular toy right now in the garden state. elsa. >> of course. >> from the movie frozen. >> and video game, my goodness, are you kidding, assassin's creed. so elsa is second and assassin's creed is third. >> there is a variety under the the tree. >> happy holidays, to you. >> okay. so, in delaware the little pet shop play set is especially hot. >> well, that makes me happy. >> it does. >> lego in second. that makes me happy. super mario on nintendo ds comes in third. >> thank you delaware citizens for being so peaceful this holiday season. >> yes. >> on christmas morning. >> okay. i say we call for more music. >> okay. >> we will do more music, celebrating the reason, the the true reason for the season. >> doing us honors this time,
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from the omni hotel is new jersey based singer, andre, singing, mary, did you know. mary, did you know, that your baby boy, would one day walk on earth. mary, did you know, that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters. did you know, that your baby
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boy has come to make you new. the child that you delivered will soon will be new. mary, did you know, that your baby boy. mary, did you know, that baby boy will come up with his hands. did you know that your baby boy, will walk where angels
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talk. when you kiss the face of your baby, you kiss the face of god. did you know, did you i know. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> mary, did you know, that your baby boy would lead all creation. mary, did you know, that your baby boy would one day rule our nation. did you know, that your baby boy. >> ♪ >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> all i can say is wow. >> that was beautiful. oh, my god, that song, every time it gets me. >> yeah. >> nice piano playing too. i do know that my parents, insisted that we know the real meaning of christmas, celebrated the birth of the baby jesus. we had to go to mass at 6:00 o'clock every christmas morning. >> that is beautiful.
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>> 6:00 o'clock mass. >> okay. so the bucks county playhouse is into the holiday spirit, for sure. the legendary plaids, they are called plaid tightings, they were on our show, "good day philadelphia". so they dress up in plaid coats and they call them self plaid tiedings and they are at bucks county playoff until december 28th. so they will run until sunday but they stopped by "good day philadelphia", to give us a little taste. tieding. >> merry christmas, have a very, very merry christmas. when the church bells ring like the angels sing, and you hear the joyful hymn each time. joy to the world, joy to the world. the world has come. love and joy come to you, and to you, let tidings of comfort
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and joe, comfort and joy. plaid tidings of comfort and joy. oh, there is no place like home for the holidays, and, for no matter how far away you've rome. when you pine for the sunshine of a friendly days, for the holidays you cannot be home sweet home. i met a man who lived in tennessee, and he was headed for, for a pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie. >> to be driving down the dixie sunny shore. >> from atlantic to pacific, he is the traffic is horrific. is there no place like home for the holidays. the holiday you can be home sweet home. >> sleigh ride, sleigh ride comfortable sleigh ride.
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>> jiggle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. what fun it is to ride in the one horse open flared. jingle bells, jingles bells, jingles all way. all the fun it is to ride in the one horse open sleigh. >> bring out the bells, it is christmas day. we're going for a sleigh ride. christmastime, it is here again. come on, we're going for a sleigh ride. to share good cheer, again. jingle, jingle, jingle, plaid tidings. jingle, jingle, jingle plaid tidings. oh, saint nicholas took a flight, and shining bright, bring out the bells. jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle bells all the way. jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. what fun it is to ride, in the
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one horse open sleigh. >> ♪ >> plaid tidings. >> yeah. >> wow. >> boy, they're good. just a reminder here their show runs at the bucks county playhouse. >> from now until sunday. >> you got it. >> that looks fun. >> yeah. >> apparently we have a couple tickets left. >> it is time for a little more music, no, we will just stuff this show full of music on this christmas morning. >> that is what we love to have on christmas morning. >> the the music to get you in the spirit. so here is the philadelphia boys choir singing merry christmas, merry christmas. ♪ merry christmas, merry
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christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for the glorious season ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for a happy new year ♪ ♪ sing merrily, merrily, loud and strong ♪ ♪ welcome the wintry season ♪ just follow along with the holiday song ♪ ♪ santa is here again, yes ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for the glorious season ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for a happy new year ♪ ♪ the reindeer fly, if you need any proof ♪ ♪ it's merely a matter of reason ♪ ♪ just listen, you'll hear when they land on the roof ♪ ♪ santa is here again, yes ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for the glorious season ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for a happy new year ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for the glorious season ♪
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♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for the glorious season ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry ♪ its a magical, miracle, annual, lyrical ♪ ♪ sing along now, sing a song for a happy new year ♪ ♪ sing merrily, merrily, loud and strong ♪ ♪ welcome the wintry season ♪ just follow along with the holiday song ♪
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♪ santa is here again, yes ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for the glorious season ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for a happy new ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ merry christmas, merry christmas ♪ ♪ sing a song for a happy new year ♪ >> man, they're good. >> philadelphia boys choir. >> so i have some candy for you. >> okay. >> because even though it is early, we're hungry. i think this is one of my qvc purchases late at night. >> you are addicted to qvc. >> yes. >> not just eggnog, spike eggnog. >> i have eaten a couple just to test them. this is the one i want to you
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try. i believe this is best piece of candy i have had in years. open it up. >> okay. >> hurry. >> okay. >> i'm trying to see what you are giving me here. >> i want to get out of here. >> it is pennsylvania hard pretzel. >> this is a pretzel. >> now it has got the the white chocolate on the top. >> i was trying to read it before you stopped me. >> it is white candy coating carmel holiday sprinkle. >> owe day. >> now, get like the funky end around here, there you go. >> oh, my gosh. >> show it to the camera. it is carmel oouzing out of it. >> yes. >> seriously. >> sweet and salty. >> seriously. >> seriously. >> andy's
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i saw a commercial that said you can save $500 by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ] what are you doing. >> a complete mess. >> okay. >> that is how you know something is really good when it is a all over the place. >> okay, while i clean up here, here's a young man by the name of aidan coal performing one of my favorite
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christmas course, winter wonder land. ♪ sleigh bells ring ♪ are you listening ♪ in the lane ♪ snow is glistening ♪ a beautiful sight ♪ we're happy tonight ♪ walking in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ gone away, is the bluebird ♪ here to stay, is a new bird ♪ ♪ he sings a love song ♪ while we stroll along ♪ walking 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 no man ♪ but you can do the job ♪ when you're in town ♪ later on
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♪ we'll conspire ♪ as we dream by the fire ♪ to face the unafraid ♪ the plans that we've made ♪ walking in a winter wonderland ♪ ♪ in the meadow we can build a snowman ♪ ♪ and pretend that he's a circus clown ♪ ♪ we'll have lots of fun with mister snow man ♪ ♪ until the other kids knock him down! ♪ ♪ later on ♪ we'll conspire ♪ as we dream by the fire ♪ to face the unafraid ♪ the plans that we've made ♪ walking in a winter wonderland ♪ >> alex, i'm conspiring. >> oh, by the fire he said conspire. i used to think it was
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perspire. >> wow. >> you are cleese to that fire you are perspiring. >> conspire while you sit by the fire. >> come on back. >> will you do a dance for us. >> okay. so, we know the story with the elf on the shelf. you cannot touch it. >> can't touch this. >> yeah. >> one local girl, she's everything that she could to make sure her elf didn't lose i'm sheldon yellin,
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y'all still wrapping gifts out there. >> yes, i think some people are this morning. >> did you know there is a proper way to wrap. >> okay. >> we make sure, and we can see if you can pass this test. >> okay. >> and we have great holiday music for you this christmas morning. a very special performance from the enan baptist tabernacle choir is on the way. >> they are always great. >> and did you have an elf on the shelf, at your house this season. >> yes. >> okay. so that is right, mom. you cannot touch it. how this four year-old girl gives her mom a will schooling on don't touch my elf.
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>> that is sweet. >> um-hmm. >> hi, everybody. >> merry christmas. >> merry chris in mass to you. >> what do you think we should do now, alex. >> i think we should listen to some music. >> why don't we toss it up to the news room forehead lines. >> and then we will have some music. >> and then we will talk about the l if on the s yeah, that is not the only one has had a few beverages. good morning, merry christmas. i think elf on the shelf is back at the north pole for another year, so that is it for that, so hopefully santa came to your house, i'm sue serio, unseasonably warm holiday morning we will get to weather in a moment but lets look at your head lines right new for christmas 2014. >> ♪ >> every year hundreds of people pack cathedral of basilica of saints peter and paul for midnight mass. the last night was no
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different. kicked off christmas holiday for so many people, more masses on the schedule, throughout the the day, and you can bet, each and everyone will be very, very crowded. get there early. meantime overseas pope francis celebrated christmas eve mass at the the the vatican and during services he said that people are desperate for god's patients, god's closeness, god's tenderness, just hours earlier the the pope talked to the phone with christians in iraq, who are living in the refugee camp and driven from their home bias lamb i can state terrorist. back here in the states former president george hw bush still in the hospital this morning, he was taken to houston methodist hospital on tuesday evening for shortness of breath, doctors say he has been there ever since but it is just a precaution. it is not immediately clear if the 90 year-old bush will spend part of his christmas at home but spokesmen said he did have a good day and his prognosis remains positive. happening right now, lots of people like to go to the movies on christmas day and there is one that has been
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talk about a whole lot that is actually in a few theaters after a a lot of confusion and backlash and even threats, sabina kuriakose is joining us live from penn cinema river front in wilmington, delaware from the the first state, good morning, sabina and merry christmas? >> reporter: good morning to you, sue, merry christmas. well, here it is, nearly banned now you cannot miss it. it is, of course, one of the handfull of theaters actually showing the interview penn cinema here in wilmington is showing it at 1:00 o'clock. they will have a few more show times throughout the the day. middletown west town movies is showing it and rehoboth beach movies at midway, three theaters in delaware that are found that are showing this film. they are all independent theaters who have signed on after sony reversed its decision not to release the controversial film, which centers around the cia plot to assassinate north korea dictator after hackers
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threatened 9/11 style attacks at theaters who screened it. penn cinema says all security concerns have been addressed, they even signed off on their facebook announce b. releasing the film with the hash tag america, this issue has been talk of the nation here's one movie goer talking about why this movie now means so much more than just entertainment. >> i'm glad to see sony change their mind i think censorship in any form is bad when we're being vaguely threatened by terrorist. i do plan to see the movie, see it nothing more than on principal. >> reporter: and sony did release movie yesterday on its digital platform you tube, google play, they will all of it. you can watch it at home, come to the theater showing up or don't watch it at all but now sue, you've got the option. >> well, we will see how many people show up to see that film today. meantime sabina you look very festive in your red coat this morning i wanted to make sure i mentioned that.
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>> thank you. >> merry christmas again. we will check back in a little while but lets check the the forecast because it is still a little will rainy out there but now all of the presents are under the tree. hopefully santa came to your house. you will have a nice christmas. it will be a sunny day eventually but it will be. wind picking up throughout the afternoon gusting up to 30 miles an hour. let check the current ultimate doppler radar still plenty of rain around and light rain and on its way out from west to east we are seeing things clear up and we are still seeing the daylight dawn so sunshine will be happening but not until maybe a couple more hours, there is a future cast showing that by 10:00 o'clock we will start to see sunshine through most of the area cloud lingering at the shore but now noon everybody sees sunshine and yeah you will have to have hold on to your hat. it is 40 degrees in the poconos 51 in the city. we have 52 in atlantic city. wind we're checking them all morning because they are
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getting stronger 13 miles an hour in philadelphia, 20 miles an hour out of the northwest in mount pocono and head to the seven day forecast we will see a nice couple of days, for tomorrow, for saturday, most of sunday late shower with the cold front and then really getting chilly by beginning of the next week starting to feel wintry by new years eve. let get back to michael ex-and the christmas show. cannot figuo wrap this properly. >> so she got me a gift. look at wrapping paper she used, what is this the inquirer. >> a lot of people do it. in my family sometimes, the comic section of the paper, you take them and you wrap gift with it. >> that would be colorful. >> yes, but this is the black and white version. >> yes. >> ebony and ivory. >> yes. >> so, this is for you. >> thank you. i'll open it, after the break, okay. >> okay.
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>> did you wrap your presents better than this? of course, you did. you did it the right way. i found a piece of tape that shows you how to wrap a gift, in 15 seconds. >> okay. plus, you cannot touch it. >> you can't touch this. >> no, not the l elf on the shelf. we will show you
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i saw a commercial that said you can save $500 by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ]
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welcome back to the most weird christmas show ever. >> no, we're having so much fun. >> yes. >> well, merry christmas to you. >> merry christmas to you alex holley. >> yes. >> thank you for my gift. it is time to open it now. >> do you like the way i wrapped it. >> it is beautiful. i love the inquirer this time of the year. daily news next year maybe. >> okay. i'll take that. >> can i give this to teddy, my granddaughter. >> yes, you should, i think she will like it. >> you are a tv producer, do you know why. >> why. >> we had a story about wrapping, and a story about elf on the shelf. >> let's do it. >> maybe we will talk more about wrapping, with newspaper, you know. >> yes. >> you know there is a proper way to give your holiday presents. it is all about the wrapping.
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>> well, you give out holiday presents to, right. >> that is true. >> professional gift wrapper renee goods is making sure your presents show up under the tree, in style. >> okay. >> she wraps 2,000 boxes and other objects every year. >> she must be tired good her secrets wrap each present with three boys, two pairs of cyst ars, one for paper and one for ribbon, double sided tape and a japanese feeding technique. >> alex, please, help us out here. describe to me with the pieces of paper that you have there, what is the japanese, what sit called. >> pleading technique. >> what would that be. >> well, obviously you can tell by this i don't know what that is all about. well, let's see. >> it is, you know, like pleading in your pants. >> and you have to crease it. >> i just pennsylvania make triangles really. you make me do it.
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i fold it into a try angle here. >> okay. >> yes. >> and then fold it over and tape it. that is all i do. that is all i'm good for. >> now you have a choice, ladies and gentlemen, use renee's technique. >> who is a professional. >> oral -- or, alex technique. >> lets get to elf on the shelf. one of my favorite things about christmas. >> okay good kids have have so much fun to do it. >> i learn from a little girl from our area. her name is a list a she's four year-old. i did not realize how important it was not to touch the l if ever. >> it will lose its magic good this little girl's mom went to touch it. >> do not touch it. >> i cannot touch him. >> no. >> what happens if i touch him. >> he is magic, i told you. >> you told me already. >> yes. >> never touch him. >> okay. >> you got a deal. >> well, that is so cute.
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her name was alyssa, four years old, so cute. >> her mom taped that. her name was christina thank you for send ago this in. >> we will take a quick break, but man, it would not be christmas morning on our show without a performance from the e-nan tabernacle baptist choir.
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ask your doctor about invokana®. merry christmas, mike. >> merry christmas. >> i love you. >> i love you. >> i'm glad you are in my life. >> i'm glad you are in my life. >> and, we keep running the same graphic because we could only afford the one graphic this year. >> no, i like it. winter wonderland. >> making you hungry. >> yes, that ginger bread house i just want to eat it. >> okay, the enan baptist tabernacle choir, one of the best choirs in the country. >> yes, they always perform great songs, so here they are
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now, with the performance of what child is this. ♪ what child is this, who, laid to rest, on mary's lap is sleeping? ♪ ♪ whom angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? ♪
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♪ this, this is christ the king, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of mary. ♪ ♪ this, this is christ the king, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of mary. ♪ ♪ so bring him incense, gold, and myrrh, come, peasant, king, to own him. ♪ ♪ the king of kings salvation
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brings, let loving hearts enthrone him. ♪ ♪ this, this is christ the king, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of mary. ♪ ♪ the king of kings salvation brings, let loving hearts enthrone
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him. ♪ ♪ this, this is christ the king, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of mary. ♪ ♪ this, this is christ the king, whom shepherds guard and angels sing: haste, haste to bring him laud, the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪
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the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪ the babe, the son of mary. ♪
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>> mary, did you know that your baby boy would some day rule our nation. mary did you know? ♪ >> that was something. >> fantastic. >> it remind me that jesus is the reason for the season. i love that. remind me of when my family would all get together on christmas day, sometimes a sunday before christmas, we all get dressed up in our sunday christmas best. >> yes. >> listen to the choir.
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>> yes. >> boy i have they have a great choir. >> somebody on twitter asked me are those real gifts behind us. >> yes. >> this is tv, folks. i got one of them here. >> are you going to tell the secret. >> printing paper. >> they make nice gifts here. we all run out of paper here. >> i'll tell you what it is good for too, printing paper out to really go up, don't you think. >> it should. >> all right. here we go. >> okay. >> wow. >> wow. >> that is a big fire. >> that is pretty cool. >> way to go, mike. >> well, while mike is getting that fire together because it seems to be getting bigger, we will be right back. >> lucy. >> my favorite holiday memory from when i was a tiny girl was when the arrived from vietnam and we didn't have any money. they took me to a toy shop and said, well, you need to pick out a present for your cousin
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in vietnam who is your age. so i was looking way up because all of the shelves were way taller then i was. i saw this doll there that said it could walk. i pointed to that one. they said are you sure that is the doll your cousin would love. i said that would be the best present ever. that is the doll. so, christmas comes, there is a couple of presents there, which was amazing. do i go to the tree, and i open up, one of the presents, and i knew that my mom and dad must have told santa that was the the doll that my cousin in vietnam would want, so they got it for me through santa, of course, and it was a huge big deal because i knew they could not afford it but yes, i still got it. >> go to my fox philly.com to help families make memories of your then and visit pandora at king of prussia mall, cherry hill mall, quakerbridge mall king of prussia mall, cherry hill mall, quakerbridge mall for great
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welcome back and merry christmas. so you are having people over to celebrate today? this morning we will get you red which some great ideas, mike is over at lowes hotel getting great holiday drink ideas. >> hi, i have come to the corner of 12th and market in center city philadelphia a to the beautiful lowes hotel right here in the lobby and look at at this, what is still new, a beautiful restaurant called, bank and bourbon and standing next to me is somebody called a bourbon master. >> yes. >> frank, good to see you. >> nice to see you mike. >> you are open tonight christmas. >> absolutely. >> okay, cool. here is my concept. i'm having people over. around 6:00 o'clock. now throughout the evening i want to make different
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cocktails for them. >> what do you want to start with. >> eggnog, one of my favorite. >> perfect. >> it is, taste on general harrison's eggnog which was president harrison, didn't last too long in office, but it wasn't because of the eggnog. >> yes. >> this is a dairy free eggnog made with apple cider. >> okay. >> so first we will do an egg. >> a reallying. >> whole egg. >> yes: i thought it came in the box or something or other or a bottle. >> a little protein. kind of fits the rocky balboa theme here in philadelphia. >> yes, i gotcha. >> how long have you been doing this. >> i have been bartending for 15 years. >> you must be tired. >> so after that, a little syrup, we will do a ounce, simple syrup is sugar water. >> is that all it is. >> yes, that is all it is. we do half ape half. half water, half sugar. >> okay. >> 1 ounce of cider which is fresh, apple cider.
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>> fresh apple cider. >> yes. >> and this is your take on eggnog. >> yes, it is: i like this as a self serve eggnog. instead of the big punch bowl. >> what is this. >> this is snap, they base this on a lot of historic recipes. >> what is it though. >> it is local, it is going to have ginger, cinnamon to it, cloves, really good christmas spices. >> okay. >> a local company owns it. >> we're going to to have half an ounce. >> do you have anything beside bourbon here. >> yes. >> bank and bourbon. >> yes. >> it used to be a bank and a ton of bourbon here. >> a a lot of american whiskey too good what is this. >> buffalo trays. it works well with this cocktail. >> is this bourbon. >> yes, we will start with bourbon since we are bank and born or. this has spices, sweetness,
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carries over eggnog really well. >> there is a lot going on in this drink. >> i could do this. >> it is reallies i. >> it looks more difficult good okay. >> it is called a dry shake, and just give a cup a shake. >> you have very strong biceps. >> fifteen years of doing this. >> yes. >> and then a shake. your typical eggnog you will want to shake really hard. this is part of the party where you could look really good, impress people. >> dang, dang. this is a work out. >> yes. >> man, that is sick. >> oh, baby. do you put anything on top of it. >> yes, we will do some fresh nut meg and that is it.
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this will settle out. you will see it in a little bit. two different colors. >> is it ready. >> it is ready to drink. >> here you go, ladies and gentlemen. that is fantastic. i can just drink a lot of eggnog. >> that is the point, this is dairy free. >> yes. >> that is really good. >> oh, isn't that great. let's hope mike is being careful there with that. well, good day to you. it is thursday, december 25th, 2014. merry christmas. one of our favorite parts of the season is of course getting a a christmas tree. my family started a new tradition this year here in philadelphia. i will show you how it all went. and it wouldn't be christmas without music, this
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morning we have some great very special holiday performances for you. and how fast, did you wrap your gifts up this year, we bet not as fast as this guy? you won't believe how fast he can wrap, two gifts. >> you are talking about fast, look at how fast i am, i ran from 12th and market all the way back here. >> how about that, glad you are here. >> hi, alex. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. merry christmas to all of you. you know what, i stopped and got a snow man too good oh, really. >> yes, i put it back here, next to, well, on the ledge, how does that sound. >> okay, yes. >> nice and festive. >> are you good right there. >> thanks for bringing that in. i'm not blocking him, am i? no. perfect right there. >> almost like a elf on the shelf. >> yes. >> you got it. oh , come on. >> oh, no, he wants to give us a hug. >> okay, hope that christmas morning is going really well for you. i feel good today. >> i feel good too.
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>> what we will do is play some music in just a second yes, indeed, i'm sue serio on this unusually warm, holiday morning. i mean warm for december. it was so mild yesterday you could, put away the the winter rain code and, you know, speaking of rain it is almost out of here and we will look at weather in a few moment but lets look at your head lines right now. christmas around the world, in bethlehem, christians gathering for christmas day mass at the church of the nativity, christian pilgrims around the world are in bethlehem celebrating at the the birthplace of jesus christ, pope francis celebrated christmas eve mass at the vatican, pontiff says the world need tenderness, just hours earlier pope talked on the phone with christians in iraq who are living in the refugee camp driven from their homes bias lamb i can state terrorist. back here at home pope francis will not be visiting philadelphia until september
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but planning is already underway, organizers say that they are buying and storing millions of mass booklets and communion wafers and they are also housing and transporting more than 1 million expected visitors. this doesn't happen until september. local residents say they he cannot wait for the visit of the pope. >> yeah, we love it, we're pretty sure he will be here he has add great things to say in the past year and it is exciting. >> and, of course, people packed cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul at midnight for mass and there will be many more masses throughout the day-to-day and just like it always is on christmas it will be crowded. the question is, will the movie theaters be crowded today a tradition for lots of folks to go to the movies on christmas but what about this one the interview the one that had confusion, backlash, threats associated with it, welshing we will find out that it is opening up after all and sabina kuriakose is in
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delaware, some penn cinema river front in wilmington, one of the only theaters around that is showing it. >> yeah, sue, that is what i found, movie goers out there to watch the interview and you have an interesting reason why >> we support and it is great to go out to a movie. >> it is your right, as a citizen, to watch a movie, freedom of speech, so i support that. >> reporter: when you found out that the movie might be banned what went through your head. >> it was very distressing to me. >> reporter: you thought you had to see it. >> i came all the way from penn state to see it. i came home and said why not. >> i didn't even want to see it. >> reporter: that is why i was asking you did you want to see it before all this hype. >> i had no interest, but, to
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fight terrorism i thought i had to be here today, and then the interview at 1:00. >> yes, perfect christmas day for you guys. >> foined guys out here early. >> yes. >> thank you, you guys as well. here in wilmington pen pen cinema one of three theaters in delaware screening movie, only 300 national thely and new we found two movie goers, and now plenty more out here hoping and exited to catch the film, sue. >> now we have the option. >> you have some company out there sabina. >> yes. >> and i'm so glad we ran up to these guys, but they are excited revved up to go. >> all right. merry christmas to all three of you and you know what it was if you were out and about yesterday a windy wet christmas eve. it was treacherous travel, so many places, yesterday with deadly storms blowing through the south and more than 300 flights canceled, all across the country, chicago's o'hare
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international was hardest hit, 100 canceled flights there. it was smooth sailing for one important flight, santa officially back at the north pole right now so they have shut down the norad santa tracker for another year. for this holiday morning. hopefully your stockings were full when you woke up this morning too, looking forward to the windy, chilly, christmas day but it will feel colder than that because the wind, will be gusting up to 30 miles an hour. rain is on the way out, we have lingering cloud around but things are certainly improving from a couple hours ago, and we still had a quite a few heavy downpours and rain pulling away, within the hour, really, by noon, a whole lot of sunshine every where and wind picking up, temperatures 50 degrees in philadelphia, again, we will head to that
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high of only 53, not too much warmer today wind picking up as well, mike and alex. >> thank you for that. merry christmas. ree, right. >> yes, i did. we cannot stand for that. we have a new tradition now you that i'm here my first christmas here in philadelphia so i had to get my own tree. >> where did you go. >> now that it is time for holidays, i had to come to the perfect place to get the perfect philadelphia tradition and that is coming to the linvilla orchards. i'm so excited. this is a a big year. this is a centennial celebration. let's bring in former norm. >> sure thing, in problem. >> let's do it. i'm ready to go. well, wait a minute, wait a minute, this looks kind of empty, doesn't it. >> yes. >> you say this is a family tradition. let's bring in my family, come on, mom and dad. all the way from texas.
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>> hello, hello. >> all right. all right. now, i think we're ready to go. >> over the river and through the woods, to the christmas tree farm we go... >> bottles of hey. >> she knows it better than me good this is linvilla orchards remix, that is what we are calling it. how far is this ride out. >> about a quarter mile. there is 40,000 trees in the ground, and there is about 4,000 that are in the five to 8-foot range that people have available to cut. good so thousands of trees, how do i pick what is the right tree. >> that is the great thing about pick your own, it is all in the eye of the beholder. >> what about this one? wow, wow, this one, this one? no. you know, this story is starting to feel a lot like goldie locks and the three
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bears, the christmas version, but after the third try. okay, guys, i think this is it. i think this is the one. what do you think. >> i think it looks beautiful. >> yeah, nice. >> christmas feeling. >> we got the the feeling. >> now it is time to get chopping, that is why they call it cut your own. >> i think we will have to bring him in, he has the whole family working together. that is right, keep it going, dad, team effort, we're working hard here. timber. >> it is okay. yeah. >> okay. now it is time to pack up the the tree and get it ready to go home. >> how much do you think this thing weighs. >> it is probably, 60 pounds. >> linvilla a folks take it from here, they take it, shake it, bail it, wrap it up and they put a hole in the base for the tree stand for you. of course, we have have had to finish off our holley day
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tradition with s mores and hot cider. what a day, thanks so much for having us. >> thanks for coming out good this is how you close it out. >> successful tree hunt. >> successful tree hunt. >> cheers, everybody. holiday tradition. >> a happy holidays. >> that is just a great place. >> it is. we had a lot of fun. >> wow. so glad my parents couple there and they are here. >> how did it go loading it in the apartment. >> that is the other part, but i think it is safe to a we have a new holley day tradition. >> that is right alex holley day. >> all morning long i'm getting drink holiday christmas cocktail drink ideas. >> so what are you going to learn this hour, mike. >> well, there is more bourbon. we will do an up scale manhattan. manhattan, philly style. >> bring in the bourbon. >> yes. >> my favorite holiday memories from when i was a tiny girl was, when we had just arrived from vietnam and we didn't have any money. they took me to this little toy shop, a and they said, well, you need to pick out a
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present for your cousin and in vietnam who is your age. so i started looking way up because out of the shelves were way taller then i was. i saw this doll. so, i pointed to that one. they said are you sure that is the doll that your cuss bonnie love? i said, yes, best friend ever that is the doll. so, christmas comes, and there is a couple have of presents there which was amazing. so do i go to the tree, and i open up one of the presents. i knew that my mom and dad must have told santa that was the doll that my cousin in vietnam would want so they got it for me, through santa, of course. it was such a huge big deal because i knew they could not afford it, but yes, i am's still got it. >> go to my fox philly.com to help families make memories of your then and visit pandora at king of prussia mall, cherry
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you tell us what you want to pay and we help find options to fit your budget. nah, nah, insurance, nah, nah, nah, discount. my name's flo, you want to go out with me? no. uh-huh-huh! welcome back. well, can you believe it? mike has made his way back down to the lowes hotel or the hotel bar, and i guess this is where we get through the holidays. his relatives are in town, that might be it. all morning long we are
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learning how to make great holiday drinks. so lets get to mike to see what he has this hour. >> i am back at 12th and market, lowes hotel lobby, beautiful restaurant and bar, of course, it is called bank and bourbon. this is a beautiful place. with bourbon master brian. okay. you know what brian, last hour, you never mentioned this sweater. >> great sweater, very upset i don't have one. i almost ran out to macy's to get one. it is christmas day, you know. >> okay. we will do a manhattan. is this cruel willly something i can do at my house. >> yes, absolutely. >> it is a stirred drink but many ways to make it that you can batch it good batch it. >> yes. so we have this barrel here. we made this drink ahead of time, a couple weeks, you can put it in the barrel. holiday party, self serve. >> that is a good idea. >> yes. >> okay. so what kind of bourbon. >> i will go were four roses, a high class bourbon. and this has a lot of spices
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to it. >> okay. >> so, we will go with that. >> this is a a really good bourbon. so we will go 2 ounces. >> all right. why not. >> putting a little bit more in here. >> you guys are opened today, of course. >> yes. >> the hotel, you would have to be opened. >> yes. >> and this is a vermutth but now it is a lot of good stuff, coming into the country. we will go half ounce. >> you have been doing this for 15 years. >> fifteen years. >> amaro. >> another italian style liquor, probably one of the first types of alcohol. this is really trendy these days good people loving this one. >> it has a brightness to it, yes. brighten this up. it is not your traditional heavy drink. >> okay. and then there is so many on the mark. you can try anything you want with this. >> they will all work. >> i will just go with your
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bidders, tradition willal. >> it is very bitter. >> this is more cloved, and you can have check late, any of these will work. anywhere you you are at, just pick up with anything. >> what did you go with. >> traditional easy to find in any store. >> this is a strong drink. >> it is not going to be. it is only right here because i made it a little bit stronger. >> okay. >> it is the the reputation i have. >> yes. and, bring it down. here's a main ingredient. >> this is a sophisticated drink too, isn't it? people in manhattan. >> this is america right here. >> cary grant. >> yes, manhattan. >> and served up on the rocks, however your guest likes it. >> i will go here. >> okay. >> it looks like a champagne glass. >> thinks your traditional, champagne serving for sure.
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>> okay. >> marie antoinette. >> really. what a manhattan. >> oh, man what is this. >> garnish it with a orange and set that off with cloves to make it nice. >> you stud you. >> then you just drop it in the drink. >> if this is on the rocks you you can just place it. you can do whatever you like. >> that works. >> get the the oils out in there. >> so when it comes to your nose. >> yes. >> so do i leave that in there while i drink. >> yeah, your choice. it will be a nice aroma to the fixed nose. >> you were right, i thought that was going to blow the the back of my head off. >> it is light. >> it is not strong at all. >> good. >> as i said you you can add it to a barrel, self serve,
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when you are a host for a party, we don't want to be making any drinks. >> that is a a nice christmas present. of course, he needs a barrel because one drink is not enough. we are having fun, hopefully i can convince him to come back here to the studio in just a bit. how fast did you wrap your christmas presents under the tree? we bet not as fast as this guy? you have to see just how fast he can wrap, two presents. plus we will continue our morning of great christmas music, with another performance, that and so much more, when good day returns. my favorite holiday memory is christmas at my grandmother's birthday so it is special when we can celebrate christmas. we have a big birthday celebration, and this year she will be 84 years old. happy birthday. >> go to my fox philly.com and help families make memories of their own and visit pandora at king of prussia mall, cherry hill mall and quakerbridge
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mall for great holiday gifts. grandma is so happy to be here for your very first christmas.
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i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. ♪ you're daddy made this when he was a little boy. ♪ this is your dad in my house, where he had his first christmas.
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thanks for making the coffee. well look who's up. i'm really glad you're here, mom. me too. ♪ look who's here! oh, mike, is what wrong. >> what? >> that drink is strong. >> yes. >> i bet it was. >> i'm back, i'm fine, i'm fine.
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>> let's play music. >> all this morning we have been playing great holiday music. >> one of my favorite, here is carol of the bells performed by students over at the performing arts charter high school. ♪ hark! how the bells ♪ sweet silver bells ♪ all seem to say ♪ "throw cares away." ♪ christmas is here ♪ bringing good cheer ♪ to young and old ♪ meek and the bold ♪ ding, dong, ding, dong ♪ that is their song ♪ with joyful ring ♪ all caroling ♪ one seems to hear ♪ words of good cheer ♪ from ev'rywhere ♪ filling the air ♪ oh how they pound ♪ raising the sound ♪ o'er hill and dale ♪ telling their tale ♪ gaily they ring ♪ while people sing ♪ 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 ev'ry home ♪ christmas is here ♪ bringing good cheer ♪ to young and old ♪ meek and the bold ♪ ding, dong, ding, dong ♪ that is their song ♪ with joyful ring ♪ all caroling ♪ one seems to hear
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♪ words of good cheer ♪ from ev'rywhere ♪ filling the air ♪ oh how they pound ♪ raising the sound ♪ o'er hill and dale ♪ telling their tale ♪ gaily they ring ♪ while people sing ♪ 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 ev'ry home ♪ christmas is here ♪ bringing good cheer ♪ to young and old ♪ meek and the bold ♪ ding, dong, ding, dong ♪ that is their song ♪ with joyful ring ♪ ding, dong, ding, dong >> that was really good. >> it was. >> that is a great school my goodness. >> i love that song carol of the bells. >> dingdong. >> where did the little pot go. >> dingdong. >> dingdong. >> my favorite song. >> let's dot whole song, three minutes,. >> dingdong. >> i don't think anybody wants to hear us sing.
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>> can we say thank to you one of our viewers who watches every single day, wild on twitter every day, her name is norma. she sent us a little gift. >> i feel like it is christmas here, on good day. look at this, she wrapped this so nicely. >> open it up. >> when it comes to like wrapping gifts, that is really something. some people can do it really fast. >> oh, in fact, if you want to see a guy wrap two presents completely in 28 seconds, watch this. >> yes. >> yeah. >> look at that. >> doing two presents in 28 seconds. >> yeah, 28 seconds. >> really showing it how it is done. >> it is in a interesting way. >> triangle will that is the secret. >> boom, boom, boom, boom, bam. twenty-eight seconds, two of them. >> one of our favorite players chase utley from the phillies made a special appearance on the ellen show this holiday season.
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we will show you how chase, brought a huge, smile to this woman from, tabernacle, new jersey.
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okay. see if you got, the same thing from norma that i got. she got me a little penguin. >> thank you so much, norma, this is so sweet. >> oh, no. >> look at this. >> it is a little elfie the l if.
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candy dispenser. >> yes. >> what did you get. >> mine is a penguin and it came with little, well, little chocolate things. >> great. >> chocolate drops. >> you load it into the penguin's head. >> yeah. the the hat comes off. then watch this. >> oh, wow. >> that is a a lot to eat. >> my goodness. >> will you eat some now, oh, wow. i also got this great book from norma, santa is coming to philadelphia. isn't that sweet? >> how about that. >> yes, that is so sweet to think of have me. for my first philly christmas. i appreciate it. >> there may be a gift for the news room. >> y
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all right. thank you. let's get to this chase utley story. >> yes, he brought a big smile to one local fan this holiday season. how he surprised a local cancer patient, on the ellen show. >> yeah, go phillies. >> part of the holiday was when my dad would bring out all of the model railroad cars, you know, four-by-eight piece of plywood put that green grass down and set up trains for christmas. i can't wait to do that this year for my little three years old. >> help families make memories of their own and give them a gift they need on triple a membership, visit triple a.com good morning, merry
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christmas. i'm sue serio. it has been an unseasonably warm christmas eve and christmas morning. things where to change weather-wise. we will talk about that in a few minutes but before we take a look at that lets look the at christmas around the world. we will start off in the city of bethlehem, christians are, gathering for christmas a day mass at the church of the nativity christian pilgrims around the globe are in bethlehem, celebrating at the birthplace of jesus christ. pope frances celebrated christmas eve mass at the vatican and says that the world need tenderness, just hours earlier the pope talk on the phone with christians in iraq who are living in the refugee camp and they have been driven from their homes bias lamb i can state terrorist. back here at home pope francis is visiting philadelphia in september. the planning has already started, organizers say they are buying, and storing millions of mass booklets and communion wafers and they are going to help them transport more than a million expected visitors, so that requires a lot of planning, local residents say they cannot wait
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for this visit. >> yeah, we love that he is going to be here. i think he has had a lot of great things to say over the past year or so and it is exciting. >> and, of course, people pack the cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul at midnight, there will be more masses, here throughout the day, probably standing room only. happening right now many people headed to the movies to day but will they go see the interview? there are only a few places to see it in the theaters and you know the the interview the much confusion and backlash and threats all about this movie, well, sony decided to release it, i guess limited release and one of the theaters is in wilmington delaware there is sabina kuriakose and good morning to you, merry christmas. >> merry christmas, sue. we got so excited two movie goers a father and son and they were so determined to see the interview and come back later they said to watch it.
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we are hearing a lot of people talk about why they want to come out and hear more about that in a little bit but take a look right here do you see this coming soon marquis on the movie poster outside of the theater here? they didn't even have time to change the marquis to showing now, because all of this happened so soon, the reverse alibi sony, to actually show movie last week, just last week they said they weren't going to release it now they are. here in delaware three theaters are showing the film but only 300 nationally, again, limited release but controversy is motivating people like bob and glenn, to come out and see the move if i nothing else based on principal. here they are talking to us. >> we're here to watch the interview. we want to be first in line get the the best seats in the house. >> reporter: why is it so important for you. >> to fight terrorism and support freedom. we had no interest in seeing the film until sony pictures was hacked and then we felt it
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was our duty to come out here as american citizens we have a right to go see the movie and somehow it was going to be oppressed. they made the right movie, and scheduled. >> they were early, first showing here is only at 1:00 o'clock but they say, they are going to come back and took a couple pictures, snapshots and there will be more people, coming along with them. i have a feeling you are right. in the meantime we have other things to tell but this morning, including your christmas forecast. a look at ultimate doppler radar shows improving we are seeing it leaving our area from west to east. we will show you it is still raining at the shore but we are seeing tapering to showers in the philadelphia metro area so that is a good thing. cold air is moving in behind this rain so temperatures have
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gone down, 39 in mount pocono, 45 in reading and lancaster, 50 in philadelphia and a 48 in wildwood but wind are a big factor to take. we have 10 miles an hour wind out of the northwest in philadelphia 21 miles an hour sustain in the mountains and we will check wilmington delaware, 15 miles an hour wind. few wind gusts as of note as well, as we have seen win gusts of 38 miles an hour in the mountains and we will see higher win gusts throughout the afternoon after the sun comes out the wind will pick up, so this will get through the next couple of days, we have oh, there is santa, 53 degrees today with sunshine eventually, friday high of 51 and saturday a high of 54. that is a look at the the next couple of days of the weekend and is there your ultimate doppler radar picture at least rain is in the process of leaving, and things are improving, certainly hope that santa has been good to you this christmas. lly your christms
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morning is going fantastic way. >> we love that, christmas mornings. >> i think that this next story is good for christmas morning. a young woman named julie crammer, she lives over in tabernacle, new jersey was on the ellen show the other day, to discuss her battle with cancer. she's only 23 years old. >> take a look at this. >> you are 23. >> yes. >> and you were diagnosed with stage four sarcoma. >> yes, sarcoma. >> what is that. >> it is a very rare form of soft tissue cancer, very, very few percentage of the people in the world get it how rare is it. >> what i read on line, thank you, i think around 4 percent around. so i get out, nurses help me. i have my little wheely thing. and i'm walking around the hotel level and i just, i don't know, i was feeling something inside and i was
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like i will make this fun because obviously being in the hospital for a week isn't fun. >> no. >> how are you feeling now. >> i feel a amazing. i mean, the supportive gotten from friends, my boyfriend, my family. >> yes, just a real charming woman. >> she is. ellen presented julie with a check for $10,000 to help her pay for her hospital bells. then she brought up julie's favorite sports team, you know, the philadelphia phillies. >> i am a huge philadelphia philly fan, i don't know if anybody else but go phillies. >> and hoist your favorite player. >> chase utley. >> chase is your favorite player. >> yes, yes. >> second base, number 26. he is the man. >> he is the man. >> he is a good man too. he does a lot of stuff for animals. >> yes, his wife is involved, yes. >> we got you, phillies heard about this, they wanted to bring you you some swag. hey, chase, bring it out. >> shut up, shut up.
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>> oh , my god. >> i cannot say anything. >> do you mind if i sit next to you. >> i had a's love to. please sit down. >> isn't this cool. >> oh, my god. >> look who it is, right there. >> we can rely on this guy, big time. >> julie, how are you doing. >> great. i'm sitting next to you. >> i hope you like the the phillies gear good what a great reaction. he goes on to say this in a little bit, why don't you go to as many phillies home games, as many as you want next season and come to batting practice and meet all of the players. >> my gosh. >> that is so amazing what they did. >> her reaction, i just love
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it. >> terrific. >> yes. >> we have to move along here. one of the best parts of christmas is all of the music. we have another great performance when this christmas addition, of good day, returns. this guy is good. my favorite holiday memory, probably about seven years old and i got roller skates with the palm palm's on the side, little jingle bells, i roller skated all around our driveway for about three or four days. >> go to my fox philly.com and help families make memories of their own and visit pandora store at king of prussia mall, cherry hil
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ask your doctor about invokana®. mike, christmas isn't christmas without a little charlie brown. >> i always did watch those growing up, charlie brown christmas. >> especially the songs. >> good stuff. >> you like the the songs. listen as piano player david gilbert performs christmastime
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>> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> ♪ >> wow, that is nice. >> he is still going. >> we were talking with how we wish we continue our piano lessons. >> i really do. i stopped.
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>> it would be great if we were able to sit down. >> my mom could do that, cook all of christmas dinner and sit down and play classical music. >> my grandmother was great with the piano, my mommies, and then there is me. i can do chop sticks maybe. >> you broke the chain. >> yes, something special. >> i like hearing your memories, alex, let's hear another. >> my memory is one year all of the younger cousins we decided to put on a talent show for our parents and some of the older folks. it was a great time. we all dressed up and did michael jackson in the living room. this was on christmas eve. then we all finish with baking cookies for santa. it was a great time. it wasn't about the the fact that we were playing around and having a good time dance to go michael jackson but just the fact that we were all together having fun. the last year, the smiles, the laughter, you could feel the love. that is great thing about the holidays. it is one of the times of the the year when everyone stops, sit and just enjoy each other.
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enjoy and feel the love. >> go to my fox philly.com to help families make memories of their own and give them a gift they need, a triple a membership. visit triple
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i saw a commercial that said you can save $500 by switching to progressive. that was me, mom. [ laugh ] i thought you said, "that was me, mom." [ laughter ]
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welcome back to our little workshop. >> yes. >> yeah, keep bringing up my mom, i have another mom story. >> you do, let's hear it. >> her favorite christmas carol, oh, holy night. >> that is a a good one. >> we've got gabriel hurtsmart from the new covenant church in philadelphia to sing oh, holy night. she's accompanied by dancer amber anderson. ♪ oh holy night! ♪ the stars are brightly shining ♪ ♪ it is the night of the dear savior's birth! ♪ ♪ long lay the world in sin
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and error pining ♪ ♪ till he appear'd 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 ♪ oh night divine
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♪ oh night when christ was born ♪ ♪ oh night divine ♪ oh night divine ♪ fall on your knees ♪ oh hear the angel voices ♪ oh night divine ♪ oh night divine
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♪ oh night divine ♪ oh night divine >> all i can say is, wow. thank you for that. now, i know that writes up a burning question in your mine on a christmas morning, how is kevin heart spending his christmas morning. >> let's get quincy hard toys find out. >> okay. >> they sat down together as you can see right th
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welcome back, our last hour of our christmas show but jerry blav on the who walks by the show every single day, he was bringing this for us. >> isn't this sweet. >> huge, thanks. >> we appreciate it. >> but there is a pine apple in there. look at that. >> and an apple, oranges. >> yeah, one of the heaviest baskets i have ever seen. >> it is a work out trying to lift it up. >> while you took a break there alex was telling me about her christmas traditions. what did you say they soak in cool aid or something. >> it is not a christmas tradition but what we have is we usually get a dill pickle, a pepper mint stick, stick it in the middle

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