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hope gave his final christmas show in vietnam after entertaining u.s. troops for nine straight years. bob hope began putting on those shows for our service members during world war ii and continued the tradition for six decades. carrying trademark golf club to boost the morale of our troops stationed thousands of miles from homes. actresses, dancers and models. you remember the pretty girls always with him on stage whipping the crowds into a frenzy. funny man bid a christmas farewell 40 years ago today. that's "the fox report" for this christmas eve monday, december 24th, 2012. i'm jamie colby in for shepard smith. i will be back here same time tomorrow a "fox & friends" christmas is next. good night. ♪ ♪
>> steve: welcome everybody to "fox & friends" christmas show. thank you for letting us share this holiday with you and your family. >> gretchen: we have amazing lineup for you billie ray cyrus is here. paula deen is is here. [ applause ] and all of your favorite permanents from the fox news channel they are going to stop by as well. >> brian: first, we want to welcome our very special audience who is here today. you have been affected by hurricane sandy and not in a positive way. but out of the destruction there is is some amazing stories of inspiration. some of you will share those stories and i look forward to hearing them and so does our audience. >> we also want to welcome everyone watching at home while you kids out there. we have a very special surprise for you. so ask mom and dad if you can stay up a little later. >> we also want to say hello to everyone serving overseas who can't be home for christmas. we thank you for protecting our freedom and we thank you for your service. >> so without further ado. let's get this celebration started with music this
evening and here is billie ray cyrus performing run rudolph run. ♪ ♪ run, run rudolph ♪ santa has got to make it to town ♪ santa make em hurry tell him he can take a freeway down ♪ run run rudolph, we like a merry go around ♪ santa to a boy child what have youline longing for ♪ all i want for christmas is a rocken roll electric guitar
♪ and away went rudolph whizzing like a shooting star ♪ run, run rudolph ♪ santa's got to make it to town ♪ santa make em hurry tell him he can take a freeway down ♪ run run rudolph ♪ we go like a merry go round ♪ ♪ ♪ said santa to a girl child ♪ what would please you most to get ♪ a little miley doll that can cry, sleep, drink, and wet ♪ then away went rudolph ♪ whizzing like a savor jet
♪ run run rudolph santa's gotta make it to town ♪ santa make em hurry ♪ tell him he can take a freeway down ♪ run run rudolph ♪ we go like a merry go round ♪ out of all the reindeer ♪ you know you're the mastermind ♪ so run run rudolph ♪ randolph's not too far behind ♪ run run rudolph ♪ randolph's ain't too far behind ♪ ♪ woo! ♪ run run rudolph
♪ run run rudolph ♪ run run rudolph ♪ santa claus is coming to town. [cheers and applause] billie ray cyrus good job billy, awesome. >> thank you. >> brian: i'm listening to this song and i'm wondering did you grow up in a musical household in kentucky? was there a guitar playing going on in christmas when you opened up the present after santa got there? >> there was guitar playing. drums. i got drums as a little boy and made a lot of noise with that. my pappa played the fiddle. my mom played the piano. my mom had a gospel quartet there was a lot of singing around the house. >> brian: growing up, what was your memory of christmas little billie ray. you still have a little kid's name billy ray cyrus never gets old. what was it like? >> you know, i think it was always about the spirit of
christmas that, you know, christmas is about, you know, our savior being born. [ applause ] >> brian: jesus doesn't get the applause usually in church but gets it here with billy ray. good job. this kentucky kid had a chance to spend some quality time in new york in the middle of sandy and sandy smashes in. in what did it affect you and what way did new york surprise you? >> well, being here in the middle of new york city when sandy hit, like for everyone, it was a different and strange time, but what i got to see was the resiliency and the will of the people of this area to stand up and love each other, to help each other, to rebuild -- this city is a great city. this area is strong. [ applause ]
>> when stuff happens, they get back up and they dealt with it you know, as well and as fiercely as it could be dealt with. i just think the humanity of the people that's what overwhelmed me the will of the people was hey, we get knocked down we get back up. new york city and this whole area it's just been an honor to be here during this time period. >> you are the perfect person to be on our show today. not only are raw great american success story you love this country and you are wearing the stars and stripes around your neck and your music is very patriotic. that's why you are always so welcome on "fox & friends" this holiday season especially. billy ray. thanks so much. >> thank you. let's go over to alisyn camerota. >> i'm joined by two people whose lives were turned upside down by hurricane sandy. pastor joseph morsey a sta ten island business. home and business were destroyed. he had only sat in his new office twice before this storm
hit. tell us what the storm was like for you, pastor. >> quite honestly, it was a privilege because as a pastor, and as someone who tries to lead by example, it was a privilege to be able to serve all those others whose lives were turned upside down. so instead of worrying and mourning and all of those things. i had the opportunity to help serve everyone else in the neighborhood. >> alisyn: that's a wonderful perspective and wonderful silver lining but we know it couldn't have been easy. tell us about some the stories in your neighborhood. >> yes, our house happened to be the first house right on the ocean and it was literally ripped in half from top to bottom. the top half was removed and went two houses up the street and got stuck on a fire hydrant and sat in the middle of the street while all of my neighbor's homes were completely devastated. it was very very difficult. >> alisyn: we can hear how difficult that was.
i want to bring in bowman now. you lived through sandy. you have loads of grandchildren. this couldn't have been easy for your family. tell us what it was like. it's devastating. >> alisyn: your home was destroyed. >> yes, it was destroyed. we felt helpless and alone if it wasn't for the people the neighborhood. they brought us down food. hot coffee. without our people we wouldn't have been able to do it. >> alisyn: that's a wonderful message also. how will you deal with christmas this year? the grand kids keep you going. even though you don't feel the joy it's there with them. >> that is the beauty of children. we are so happy that you are here with us for this christmas celebration today. we really appreciate it really inspirational message. gretchen let's go over to you. >> thank you so much, alisyn. today of course we are
celebrating baby jesus. his parents forced to find shelter in a marriage when there was no room at the inn. >> that's what christmas is all about. it's something our friend, pastor and former arkansas governor mike huckabee knows quite a bit about. he joins us now with a very special christmas message. >> mike: i hope you and your family are going to have a wonderful christmas. my guess is you will probably be very busy. busy getting the right give gift and making sure all the things on your christmas table are exactly right. you will will probably be frustrated because nothing will be perfect. never has been. and never will be. christmas is not about us being able to do something that is completely perfect. if you let that spoil your christmas if you lead that diminish what this is all about. you may have missed the real meaning of christmas. because christmas is not so much about finding perfection in what we do. the real meaning of christmas is finding when god showed up
on earth he did it perfectly. it didn't look like it at the time. it looked like a disaster. young unmarried teenage girl couldn't find a place to deliver her baby. ended up having to go to a barn. only place to lay the newborn was in the feeding trough intended for goats and animals. that wasn't a mistake. you see, god wanted to show up in the most unlikely place because he wanted to remind us that when we think he can't find us, when we think somehow that he doesn't understand just how tough life is for us, actually he understands completely. because there is in place that he can't find us. and there is no condition that he hasn't experienced. that is the real perfect christmas. >> dave: thanks governor. this may look like clark griswold's house it is actually bob beckel's home. close enough. wait until you hear why he goes berserk with the decorations. >> my favorite christmas memory it was christmas 1978,
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♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >> ho ho ho and morey christmas, "fox & friends" from the five. >> bob on the naughty list so santa might skip him this year. >> oh, man. >> i'm just kidding. what would you like for christmas, bob for real? >> what i would like is i want the menu for how you put together twinkies. >> like a recipe?
>> recipe, yeah. [ laughter ] >> greg, how about you? >> world peace. >> dana? >> i really want you to write another book. >> oh, no. >> and get me one of these. >> excellent. >> how about eric? >> eric: i have everything i can possibly ask for. a beautiful family, great friends and colleagues. for that i feel very very blessed. how about you? >> i agree. i want to wish everyone out there a very very merry christmas and thanks for watching the five and my wish is for good ratings next year. >> that's pretty straightforward. kimberly? >> i wish for the safety of our troops and our families to know how much we appreciate their service. have a happy holiday season, everyone, from the five. >> steve: speaking of the five. did you know that bob beckel has the most expensive electric bill on his block? that's because every year he makes sure to have the brightest house on the block. take a look. ♪ ♪
>> i got all the big pieces it's little things that you need, you know? drives you crazy. but hey, it's for the kids, right? that's what it is all about. >> will somebody please think about the children? ♪ ♪ >> bill: you know, 85,000 lights associated with this project. it seems to me i have unraveled every one for the last 10 years. >> do you think you might be overdoing it? >> when is the last time i overdid anything? ♪ ♪ every year it gets a little
harder. >> i don't get up there anymore. can you see that is santa up there on the roof, he is -- i used to be able to put him up but no more ♪ screams] >> it's a labor of love more than anything else. i don't know how else to put it because no sane human being would do all this work. christmas eve is when the judges come around and judge the display. so usually i find out who my competition is in the neighborhoods around montgomery county and i go spy on them to see what they have got. >> i really want my house to be seen from space when i was a kid i always saw everybody's house dolled up and ours never was and i thought something was wrong with that.
>> do you have any idea how bright your house is. >> i thought i would do it in a big way. when i had a big house it was probably 200,000 lights. it will be about 100,000 when it is over. >> hallelujah ♪ hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. >> these are some the things that i do every year. this is one of the favorite ones everybody likes. skiing dog and his friends up on the ski slope. they come on down and he actually skis and this fellow i got he shoots snow and then we have got the guard dog right here and, of course, all this is an that and the sleighs and his entourage, the anti-lopes. this is what it is all about. i had the sign -- when i tried to decide what it was why do you do this every year? it got down to this. this display is all for all the kids in this neighborhood
and the big kid who lives here. and that would be me. >> rubbish you better come out and stop me. >> it gets cold and it's worth it some days it feels too cold to be worth it. i wouldn't have it any other way. have a merry christmas. it's the best time of year. believe me. >> oh my goodness, who knew that about bob beckel. i love it. >> i wish i had some help, bon. >> how fantastic. thank you, bob. from bob beckel's house to paula deen's house. what's christmas like there. the queen of southern cuisine is going to be here. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it?
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>> three friends struggle groing pay their bills when they decided to audition for america's got talent ♪ i hunger for your touch. >> i just see that billboard in las vegas with the three cowboys on it. [cheers] >> three tenors are here tonight. i'm telling you right now. you guys are without a doubt the frontrunner to win this competition. >> they didn't win. but their top five finish and the national exposure propelled them to fame. joining us now the texas tenors. marcus collins, j.c. fisher and john hagan. good to see you guys. >> thanks for having us. >> the talent. your love of reality
television really paid off this in this case. tell us how you came together and how you ended up you a auditioning for america's got talent. >> my wife always watched the reality shows and i thought it would be interesting to put country and classical music together. these are two of my best friends and they do a little bit of everything and we gave it a shot. >> you certainly do a little bit of everything, marcus. it describes you as combining country, gospel, classical and broadway. how do those things merge so well together? >> wow, john. somehow it does. we love country and we love classical we are all three classical trained but we have country background and we love broadway. we love gospel music, you know. we are able to combine those and put on an entertaining show. >> your popularity has grown around the world, john. what was the time that you sat there and said wow, our lives have really changed when you have twitter followers facebook fans in country every
corner of the globe? >> it is surreal. we have had great experiences singing for 45,000 people with the houston symphony outside. cleveland pops. it's interesting when it's heiring in another country as it does we start to get facebook messages and fan mail from other countries when it's airing there. >> very cool. the audience will be happy to hear this afternoon you all get the texas tenor cd. free copy to everyone. here they are the texas it february nors performing white christmas. guys?
♪ [cheers and applause] >> bill o'reilly quizes steve every week on the factor. coming up, steve is going to turn the tables on bill. so how much does o'reilly really know about christmas? >> then, keeping gospel music alive one child at a time. hear for yourself right after this break. okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my motr was so wrong about you.
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>> welcome back to "fox & friends." christmas special. we're so glad once again you can join us. >> and what better way to kick off this half hour than by making bill o'reilly shall we say putting him to a test of sorts? right, steve? >> that's exactly right, gretch. every week he puts he in the hot seat and culture quiz. i turned the table. how did he do this? the spin starts here.
we thought it would be great if you wore this antler elf hat. >> bill: i thought it would be great if you bought me a condominium in monday that monte carlo. >> steve: somebody has got to wear the hat. >> bill: looks like it will be you lincoln chafee. >> steve: question number one, what does santa spin into silver for tinsel. silver coins, spider web or frozen icicles or fruit cake wrappers. >> silver coins. >> close spider webs. woman who didn't have dock core rations food. santa changed the web to tinsel. >> bill: fascinating what's next. >> steve: this is good for my image the hat. >> bill: whatever you want. get on with it. >> steve: the first christmas card was created in england in 1843, what were the people
doing in the picture in the front of the card. hanging candles on a treevment opening presents. waiting for the invention of television or sitting around the table hitting the sauce. >> i would say they are, number two, b. what was b again? >> opening presents. >> bill: opening presents. >> steve: that's wrong. i'm sorry. >> bill: what were they doing waiting you to come on "fox & friends." >> sitting around the table drinking. >> bill: how many more of these are there? >> just enough. hold on. i have got antlers you don't want to get gored. which president ordered the christmas tree to be immediately decorated 26 days after christmas. franklin roosevelt, woodrow wilson ronald reagan or jimmy carter. >> after christmas he wanted the tree deck consider rated the 26th. i have no clue but i'm going to say wilson. weighs nutty. >> steve: the american hostage held in iran came home. >> bill: that makes sense. okay. i'm 0 for 3 i'm doing real well. it's a lot of fun, ladies and
gentlemen. >> steve: do you hear the bells? [bells] >> steve: do you hear that. >> bill: i did. bill steve the movie jingle all the way what was he trying to buy his son? a poseable action figure, turbo man, tickle me elmo or lincoln last days. >> turbo man. >> there must be a turbo man around here somewhere. the last one just left. >> sorry, buddy. >> steve: you know that sock song 12 tase of christmas. >> bill: on the third day of christmas. >> steve: my true love gave to me. >> bill: that stupid hat. >> steve: what does the partridge in a pear tree
symbolize? war on christmas animals? star of bethlehem, jesus or the magi. >> jesus. >> bill: jesus is a pear now. >> england prohibit from any practice of faith in private or public they would refer to religion things in code and jesus was the partridge in a pear tree. >> bill: i was supposed to know that? what an uplifting christmas question when henry the eighth was beheading all the catholics they thought jesus was a bird so they could live. and a merry christmas to you, doocy. >> thanks very much. >> bill o'reilly, thank you very much. >> any time. >> steve: for gracing us with your wisdom. >> brian: that is so fantastic. >> gretchen: so great he wasn't out of character. >> merry christmas. >> brian: same character in the hallway or office. >> steve: usually at 9:00 eastern time. ali over to you. >> alisyn: voices of rise into
the heavens these teenagers are keeping the tradition of gospel music alive. we are joined gospel for teens and program director. it's great to have all of you here today. >> thank you. >> alisyn: thanks so much for being with us. >> it's so exciting. >> alisyn: wait until everyone hears your beautiful voices we will get to that in a second. i want to talk to you about the program. you stated that the goal is to bring gospel into the lives of kids who have been raised on hip hop. why is that important? >> we tell our kids you don't have to be hip hop. >> we enjoy hip hop. we enjoy all types of music. we have to know where the root of the music came from which is the gospel. >> alisyn: it was your momma who started this. >> my momma via higg beginson she is our leader and inpier ration. she is the engine that keeps us going. >> without further ado we would love to hear your version of this beautiful christmas song. so let me get out off the way. thanks so much, guys.
♪ ring, ding, dong ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> gretchen: what an amazing performance. coming up next, what is christmas like at paula deen's house? she is here with her inside scoop. singing sensation and long island native ashan at this is about to perform. stick around. [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind
[ laughter ] >> look at you you have not aged at all. >> brian. >> steve: wearing an apron looks like you are in the kitchen. >> i can't see very well. >> brian: we will get you a tell scope. no problem. [ laughter ] >> brian: know you look cute and gave us an real idea what happened. >> brian: you look like try athlete? how you have done it? >> moderation. it really is true y'all. moderation. i still enjoy the foods that i have always enjoyed. i'm trying to walk the green part of the meal, you know, i have increased the size of it. and the carbs i have lowered down it really is all about moderation. >> i will have three french fries instead of three orders. >> brian: that will do it. >> steve: speaking of food
because you are the queen of southern qui seen you actually helped a lot of people in our area very recently during the month of december who are sandy victims. >> let me tell you something, smithfield and the myself have been trying to get up here since sandy struck. we had everything lined up to come to be with y'all and then the nor'easter came. we couldn't get in. two days ago, y'all, i spent the afternoon at a church. >> steve: in staten island, right? >> in staten island with retired police and firemen. [ applause ] >> steve: these folks are from staten island. >> i know. god bless y'all. god bless y'all. i met some real heros in your community the other day brought in 1.4 million servings to y'all in that area
of protein. protein. so we got some hams on the grill cooking for y'all and once the cameras go by. folks of staten island and new jersey still have problemsment many of which aren't in their homes. for people around the country and around the world that watch us. >> steve: these folks are from staten island. they were talking about earlier a relief fund. if you would like to help them out. make checks available to the rotary relief fund for staten island post office box 50168. staten island, new york. 10305. or go to the web site statenislandrotary rerelief.com. >> steve: paula deen is going to be cooking in the next half hour. paulla, thank you. [ applause ]
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you a merry christmas and happy new year. >> gretchen: thank you very much, sean. he has performed on five continents for president and many foreign dignitaries. only person ever to graduate are the juld school of music with a double major in piano and organ. a near death experience at near 19 years old changed his life forever. pianist and my friend randal atcheson joins me now so great to see you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: i have been so blessed because you are my children's piano teacher as well and such an amazing my its is. you had this near death experience at age 19. you almost drowned. what happened? >> it was actually at a friend's engagement party. i was throwing him in this body of water. and i never been in a body of water bigger than a baptistry. i didn't know how to swim. i was 19 years old. i just started to the july.
i know the dogs learn to swim and you can throw them in. i thought i will imagine. i wasn't. and then all of a sudden i left my body. my spirit just left my body and went into this incredible tunnel of white life light. the most brilliant light i had ever seen. started floating effortlessly. my first thought was first piano teacher and second piano teacher and third piano teacher i realized i had a good wonderful life. how could i be dying i just got started. then i realized it was pretty great that being in this tunnel of light it was very surreal and i did have a choice to struggle and go back or i felt that i could just simply release and continue in this journey and this tunnel of light. and i know it was a wonderful
glorious thing gretchen but you were saved. >> i was saved. i did get so far as to see the face of god welcoming me into heaven and its with a beautiful cloud-like father-like face of god. >> gretchen: how has it changed how you lived the rest of your life through your faith and your music? >> it changed my life to appreciate life here on earth but also to look forward to going to heaven. >> gretchen: you say that you don't fear death in any way. >> i have no fear of death and i -- if i can offer one message to people who lost loved ones and wonder what happens after death, for me, knowing god and going to god was the greatest blessing of my life so far this near death experience. >> gretchen: i have had the privilege of hearing you perform so many times. many people often call it a religious experience to hear you play. and now we're going to be blessed to hear you play a medley of christmas music.
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>> brian: welcome back to "fox & friends" christmas. so thrilled all of you have joined us on this very special day. i never received this much applause. is it just for me? >> if you want to think so, yes. why definitely want to welcome everyone watching at home. especially the kids. we have a special surprise for you. tell your parents you can't go to bed just yet. >> steve: that's good a cliff hanger. we also want to thank the members of our military fighting overseas watching right now because you are fighting for our country. we at home can enjoy the very freedoms that you all protect. thank you. >> eric: we have -- >> we are going to eat good. >> alisyn: billy ray cyrus is here. is he going to perform "that's what daddies do." >> ashanti is here to perform the christmas song. take it away. [ applause ] ♪
♪ they know that santa's on his way ♪ he's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh ♪ and every mother's child is gonna spy ♪ to see if reindeer really know how to fly ♪ ♪ and so i'm offering if simple phrase ♪ to kids from one to 92 ♪ although it's been said many times, many ways ♪ merry christmas to you ♪
♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> merry christmas. >> ashanti, everyone, wonderful, wonderful. isn't that amazing. we have a very special audience here tonight. we have been talking throughout the show victims of hurricane sandy. all of the folks in our audience devastated by that hurricane. your family grew up in glen cove, long island. how has your community changed? >> i would say that the community has come together. because this was such a horrendous thing to happen. no one expected it to be that bad. so i feel like the community has come together and offering help and clothes and food and just trying to make sure that everyone is okay regardless
how badly you were affected or not. everyone is trying to pitch in to make sure that everyone is okay. >> on your album cover your your christmas album you and your sister are holding candy canes. >> my mom used to go to queens and get giant candy canes. i loved them. they were huge and i loved candy. that was always great to look forward to. >> clayton: ashanti, merry christmas to you. dave and al, what's coming up? the holidays are all about family. >> alisyn: fox news legal analyst peter johnson jr. and his daughters veronica and blanch. >> we're happy to share christmas eve again with you. in early december we experienced what all of us do experience the loss of a loved one. my giant of a father blanch and veronica's loving pappa
went to heaven after a long and wonderful life. he was known as a protecter of the fallen and a voice for those without a voice. >> we cried at my grandfather's passing and we wondered whether the hope of christmas would be darkened. we always associated christmas with the boundless joy he and my grandmother brought to children each year with their annual christmas party. my grandmother and uncle chris decided that the tradition should continue. they understood the birth of jesus and its message congress corresponding watt key to healing and renewal. the christmas party went on. the children laughed and the parents beamed as we raised money for charity. >> mad man slashed the face of evil newtown. 26 lives snuffed out including 20, six and seven-year-old children. i asked what could i do to help them i told the produce everies i need to go there they said peter, fleece go. >> my father arrived in newtown as the subject rose. the sky was streaked with red i asked myself whether the clouds like the grieving mothers and fathers of newtown
had also spent the night crying my father looked up at the skies and too wondered aloud how could the skies be so bright on such a dark day. we went to the church where parishioners weeped and lit candles in memo rift innocence lost. >> later that morning i watched my father interview monday senior weis. he described how he broken the news of the death of one girl to her brother. we heard how another boy lamented i don't want to die i just want to have christmas. my father noted that worshipers would march around in the church to a live nativity scene as the deacon announced there was a star over the stable. the monday senior vowed we are not just going to be looking for one star. we are going to be looking for 20 new stars too. the hope of christmas, christmas would not be extinguished. >> at that very moment as i stood in the cold connecticut air and touched by the souls of the sweet spotless stainless infants i understood the reality of the renewal and sanctifying grace of the christ child.
i reminded the audience and myself what dr. king had said death is not a blind alley but an open door. but i also worry they are so young. who will greet them at that door? we said our good byes and i prayed for the spirit of olivia ingle who was to be an angel in the christmas pageant. on that day i summoned my shaken faith and prayed that the families if they were believers would draw on that faith, too. and then it came to me, i wanted a hug and reassure them that the strongest, most nurturing garden of fallen angels i know my own lost father would be standing among those at the gates of heaven to lovingly take the children by the hand to introduce them to their new friend forever the christ child named jesus born in a little town called bethlehem. >> as we left newtown, we were more hopeful than when we arrived. we past a shrine to the children which included christmas toys. as the sky turned from red to blue the radio played angel
what's heard on high. on christmas day the sweetest filled of glories to god on the highest sung by the sweetest angels of newtown we wish you a blessed, joyful and hopeful christmas. merry christmas. ♪ >> paula deen is here. and she is cooking up a christmas morning casserole. and from youtube sensation to a major recording label. the piano guys, five dads from utah are here to perform a song from one direction. ♪ >> you know, i still remember the christmas presents that i got when i was a little boy unwrapping under the tree and so forth. but now that i'm a grown up. >> only coal. only coal from santa? >> jon: santa only brings me coal. as a grown up i only remember the family members and fun times we had at christmas time. and that's really what matters and we hope that you have a great, great holiday season with your family. >> that's absolutely true. well said jon scott.
>> jon: thank you. >> do you want anything specific this year. >> jon: i have been so blessed i just want to spend time with my kids and just enjoy the season. >> that's a good answer out in san francisco, california where i'm from we don't get any snow. >> jon: that's right. >> it's usually a bright sunny day. you can actually go to the beach. okay too. you can still celebrate with family and friends. >> jon: fog for christmas. >> that's not that special out there. we hope you have a great holiday wherever you are in the country and beyond from our show to yours. merry christmas. >> jon: merry christmas. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego.
away from their families they do the tough stuff. we just cover it merry christmas and happy holidays from all of us here in washington. >> thank you, bret. they started off as youtube sensations. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> then the piano guys, five dads from utah scored a major recording contract. joining us now with their incredible story are the piano guys. thanks so much for coming out here, guys. a year and a half ago you were all just a middle aged guys living in utah. >> we still are. >> i guess except for -- you are 27. you are the youngster of the group. the rest of you. a year and a half later a major recording contract. tell me, i just want to find out, steve, how has your world changed and how did this happen? >> it was spontaneous. miraculous circumstances. we're are all from five different walks of life. all of our lives crossed in a
small piano store in a piano store owned by paul. wants to practice. there is a piano mover that happens to edit well. i move into this guy's street we start writing songs together it just sort of gelled. >> organically. do you things with instruments including the piano things we have never seen before. it's totally unique in the music industry. john, let me ask you, you also do things with songs that we have never heard. you have one direction a song we never saw a classical side too. how do you pick songs and know they are going to work here? >> we pick the songs that sometimes you know they are popular songs. we try to make them authentic and then we record them on a cliff and lift a piano up a thousand feet or get on a train you have a lot of fun doing it we are going to show some of that here are the piano guys.
♪ ♪ ♪ [ applause ] >> that was awesome. meanwhile, coming up, christmas casserole, a country ham, gorilla bread. i'm talking paula deen is cooking up some of the favorite dishes for christmas day. >> then country sensation billie ray cyrus performs another song. we'll be right back. >> i want to wish a merry christmas and happy new year to all of you from the folks here in washington at "fox news sunday."
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>> steve: we talked to paula deen about christmas and what it is like at her house about an hour ago. we want to know what it is like to eat at her house to share one of her recipes or two. what do you make on christmas morning? >> y'all, i make several things. but this is my go-to to and that gorilla bread, steve. it's easy, i can mix it up the night before so i just pop it in the oven this morning. it's so easy. >> steve: christmas morning casserole. >> christmas hash browns. fresh hash browns or thaw frozen ones. we're going to pretend we have got spray. spray, spray, spray. so put that down. that's going to be our first layer. >> you want all of the potatoes in there? >> yes. >> and just kind of pat them. you know. now, i have got three eggs right here, steve, i'm going to salt, pepper,. >> steve: i'm cooking with paula deen, how cool is that? >> yes, you are, baby: all
right, sour cream. and we just going to beat that in. and our half and half. >> folks, the key is. >> there you go. >> not too late to make it either for christmas morning or the day after christmas. so, pour this all in here? >> no, baby, no. you pour the milk in there. oh my gosh, scare me to death. we got our taters. milk and butter. every potato needs some butter, right? >> how many sticks of butter do you go through your house these days? [no answer] [ laughter ] >> steve: you are cutting back. >> i'm never going to leave that butter, steve. i'm going to eat the real stuff. i'm going to eat the real deal. >> steve: green onions? >> the ham. >> smith field. >> what would i do without my smithfield folks. >> okay. smithfield has been on my
table since my grandmother was alive. >> steve: oh my goodness. >> so cheese, look at this. i have got two different kinds of cheeses y'all. >> that's very pretty. >> wait, wait, wait. >> steve: okay. [ laughter ] >> can't waste the butter. >> now i add that right? >> just pour it over there. y'all, we're going to bake this at 350 for one hour so while the family is getting in there and getting ready to open their gifts and have their fellowship, this will come out just in time. >> look at how it turns out. >> look how pretty it turned out. come on counsel here. let's get to the good stuff.all. >> and you can make this. >> the reason i call it gorilla bread vs. monkey bread is i put a cube of cream cheese in the center of every one of those business cuts. >> that is delicious. >> >> i think we have enough
cubes for the entire studio audience. congratulations, folks. thank you very much for making us a very, very special christmas. >> merry christmas to all of y'all out there. [ applause ] i send you all love. >> paula deen, folks. [cheers and applause] >> steve is going to eat it all. coming up. their lives turned upside down by hurricane sandy. up next, the every day angels who came to the rescue to help both people and walruses, yes, i said walruses. and oh, alisyn, look who it is. we are about to get a very special guest. don't go away. we'll be right back. [chanting] >> we want santa. we want santa. we want santa. >> merry christmas, steve, gretchen and brian and a very merry christmas to all of you at home from all of us here at
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>> welcome back, everyone to a "fox & friends" christmas. nearly two months after hurricane sandy destroyed homes and lives, the images are still shocking, but, out of the destruction there were stories of amazing sacrifice. in queens, new york, two sisters organized hundreds of volunteers to help those stranded, long before fema and the red cross even could arrive. over in brooklyn, 18 staff members at the brooklyn aquarium risked their own lives to save the lives of those that they loved so much, the animals. the people you are about to meet embodied the true spirit of christmas. they are sisters jamie and jill jordan. and john dolland, director of
the new york city wildlife conservation society. and they are my guest. so great to see all three of you. >> thank you. >> it's such a true christmas story in the wake of the destruction that we went through here on the east coast with the hurricane. john, let me start with you. you, amongst 18 other staffers at this aquarium, you stayed there when you probably should have gone home to take care of maybe your other families but you stayed there for the animals. >> right. well, you have to understand everybody who works at the new york aquarium works there because they love animals. they are comifted to wildlife and comilted to caring for these animals. even though it was a voluntary situation for all of us, we really felt like we had no choice. >> gretchen: what were. so dangers that you were facing as the storm came bearing down. >> it sits on 14 acres right on the atlantic. we were worried about the animals obviously but we were taken by surprise by the extensive flooding that occurred. so, i think all of the staff was concerned.
we were key employed around the aquarium. waiting out the storm was a huge issue and safety issue. i think we were all just worried as we could be about the aquarium itself. a lot of our animals are down and exhibits in the basements which were flooded with 15 feet of water it was pretty stressful. >> gretchen: what was the survival rate of the animals. >> we lost almost none of our animals past the initial surge. fresh water fish out in outdoor ponds so things were lost immediately. but, beyond that the staff worked day and night literally we stayed there for a week working just to keep those animals going and to keep the systems going that would make them safe. >> gretchen: from animals to human lives. you are looking at two sisters. i mean, normally sisters, i have one, we love each other, sometimes we don't always just want to hang out together all the time but the two of you decided to bond together and help the human strife that was happening in your neighborhood. the people in our audience, in rock away. these are the two sisters who
came to help you. what did you decide to do? >> well, it all started, i guess, the night of the hurricane. i was home in rock away. my sister was in garden city in long island. and she was saying "i made you apple turnovers. my son wants you to come, evacuate." and i said no, dad is not evacuating, mom, our black is not evacuating so i stayed home but all of a sudden the flooding happened and i was getting really nervous and there was no way to communicate except through facebook. so my sister along with other women in our community katie and jessica created a facebook group to reach out and just let people know what was gotten on in rock away and then we quickly realized that the most important thing rock away needed was manpower. we posted something that said anybody who can come and help, just come on down to rock away. meet us on the steps of the church and anybody who needs help, email us your address. so we have these post-its and
we were writing people's addresses. the true heros are the volunteers that came down from brooklyn and other parts of queens that weren't damaged in manhattan. they came down and they were willing to do anything. so we would just literally handing out post-its go to 225 beechwood. go in this address and that address. >> the two of you were there before the red cross and even fema? >> well, it was a huge community effort. there were people in rock away like megyn and kalin fitzgerald, a group of women mostly and joe. [ laughter ] got together and was just like our community needs to be cleaned up. so we just were like what needs to happen? we're like obviously everything -- everybody's basement needs to come out. needs to come out now before the mold starts spreading. so we just started sending outs groups. more people were come. all of the people from my school. >> just so many people came
together. these are just three of the angels who decided to help in the matter of destruction. and some people are so grateful for what you did from animals to human beings. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: let's go back over now to steve. >> steve: just a moment ago there was almost a little insurrection here because, jenna, what am i sitting in? >> santa's chair. >> steve: you got a problem with that? >> no. [ laughter ] >> yes, she did. >> steve: he had a problem with it a minute ago because you said this is the chair that santa is supposed to be in, right? >> um-huh. >> steve: michael, you said about the same thing for the most part? >> um-huh. >> steve: then you also sang a song that we can't play that on tv. sorry. >> steve: it's the first stanza that would bug people. you know who this chair belongs. >> to santa. >> steve: neil cavuto. no it's not for neil cavuto.
kids, put your hands together, santa claus is coming to town. >> ho ho ho ho, ho ho ho, merry christmas, hi. merry christmas. if he lease navidad. -- feliz navidad. ho ho ho, ho ho ho ho. >> there you go, santa, it's for a boy. >> this is for a girl. girl. girl. come on. >> everybody. my hat. my santa hat. >> steve: threw go, santa. >> thank you. >> there you go ho ho ho. all right, kids. >> >> steve: very nice.
>> ho ho ho ho. >> steve: i'm going to get a stapler. >> ho ho ho. >> steve: thank you to bass pro. hottest toys for everybody. very nice. there you go, santa. >> everybody, ho ho ho. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. thanks for coming. >> brian: you only have one more chance to speak to our loved ones that have passed on. our audience will get the pass. we have psychic medium here live. >> that would be cool. >> another by billie ray cyrus. stick around. >> this season really isn't
about the money and life. i hope you make it extra special with the priceless times you have with your family, your friends, the people that matter to you. if the market goes up or down, here is hoping regardless it's a priceless holiday for all of you. merry christmas. ♪ [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference.
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back stage unexpected. we had never met before and it was powerful and a littleery. >> thank you. but thank you for being open and when i read for people here i need you to be open-minded about everybody living and deceased i'm really looking forward for to doing that. >> holidays are particularly interesting. for many people sometimes very difficult because they want to connect with loved ones from the past. >> you know, when the holidays come we have all those memories from the past. and when that great energy of our mother, our father, our grandmother, our child, the person we love the most is not there, it's so, it's so -- there is such an empty void within us. love is the bring that connects us to the spirit world. i know that we have guardian angels and loved ones that walk with us. our loved ones will come in and our loved ones will communicate with -- your loved ones will comiewb indicate with you. you will get signs. everybody will get signs from your loved ones if you listen to it. you might be thinking of them and their favorite song comes
on the air or you're thinking of them and they're making the lights flicker on and off. has this happened to anybody here? has this happened to anybody in our audience here where you have felt your loved one who has passed over. raise your hand. don't be aphrase. yeah. so you have felt their energy with you. and it's not uncommon. it's just some people are afraid and they don't understand it. >> we will step out of your way. we don't want to impede our energy. i know alley -- alli is glowing energy. we will allow you to talk with your audience. >> i was feeling over here. do you have someone deceased that's a mary or margaret. >> margaret is your mother. >> your mom's spirit is with you. she is saying that you have, i don't know if it's her chair in your home or you have a piece of her furniture in your true? >> i have a lot of things of hers with me. >> yeah. okay. and then and also she is
saying -- did you have an issue with circulation around your foot or your leg? >> yes. my foot. >> yeah. because she is saying that you need to keep a good eye on this. it's not serious but you need to watch this. and they are showing also a j person like a joseph. >> joseph, my brother-in-law. >> is it also your grandfather or your father? >> no. >> or middle name? >> actually was my grandfather's middle name. >> it was your grandfather's middle name. that's who i feel is here is your grandfather. where is your brother? >> i don't have a brother. >> i thought you said joseph is your brother. >> brother-in-law. >> oh your brother-in-law. >> yeah. >> okay. no, it's your grandfather's spirit that i'm feeling with you. and also she is saying you had to do something recently with your eyes or your teeth and i didn't know which thing she is showing me. did you have to get new -- something with your eyes or your teeth? i don't know why she is showing that besides your foot. >> no.
>> and then she is showing me a chain, a chain, your mom -- something about a chain. >> my daughter just started wearing a chain of my mother's. >> a chain of your mom's? >> okay. she knows your daughter is wearing the chain. thank you so much. i appreciate you doing that thank you so much. >> okay. give me a second. now, i kind of feel like somebody else here had an m like here, could you put that behind -- do you have someone deceased that that's an m? >> yes. >> is that a feel male or male is it spelled mi, michael. >> michael, yes. >> is michael your -- did you live with michael. >> i worked with michael for a few years. >> you worked with michael. because i saw you spending a lot of time with him. was he like a mentor to you. >> yes. >> okay. and he is saying that you
recently got or you are going to have something good coming from your work. did they advance you or did they change you with something recently. >> they are changing me. putting me to another office. >> yeah. he is saying that you are going to be happy there but he is saying there is one person there that you both used to make fun of that you both didn't like. [ laughter ] and i see that person getting out of the way. do you know who i am talking about? that's okay. [ laughter ] >> you don't have to say but i see that person getting out of the way. and there is also in this area i'm seeing like a rose or robert or. >> >> rosa. >> rosa is your name. pass that over to rosa. so your first name is rose savment rosa do you have another rosa. >> my sister july 4th.
your sister's spirit is with you. and was it that you didn't make it in time to say good guy. she is saying it's okay. we are only a thought away from spirit. spirits know that we love them. and she i know it's hard especially the first holiday she wants to you send to your family that she is okay. she is at peace. who had cancer? >> my sister. >> she had cancer. there is somebody else who has cancer who is deceased. >> my dad. >> your dad? she is with the other -- she is with your dad. >> she is with my dad. >> thank you so much. i'm so sorry for the people i didn't read for. i hope that if you have been through this sandy tragedy that everything works -- is working out for all of you. god bless you. thank you so much. [ applause ]
>> wow, that means so much much to people. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> we will turn it over to steve. billy ray cyrus is still with us. so don't go away. is he going to perform that's what daddy's do when "fox & friends" christmas rolls on from new york city. [ applause ] ♪ that's what daddy's do ♪ shield you from the rain ♪ shelter in the storm ♪ there to ease your pain. ♪ >> merry christmas, everyone. sounds good with a british ache sent, doesn't it? now this is not the day to talk about fiscal cliff or qe 3 or anything like a that at
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