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have a >> stay with us for "g joy to the world good morning, america and merry christmas. this morning as you gather with your family around the tree we are unwrapping the meaning of the season reflecting on pope francis' historic visit to the u.s. and coming year for all faiths. underneath the tree and our "gma" holiday gift guide. we've opened those gadgets. now what, the dos and don'ts of electronics so you can get the most out of them right now and if your presents weren't perfect we'll tell you what you need to know about returns, regifting and post-holiday sales deck the halls not. we're sharing our favorite christmas commercials of all time. >> what? he does exist. >> the ads you love and the secrets behind why we love them. all i want for christmas is you
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christmas is mariah. the pop superstar sharing the story behind her holiday classic. all right here on a very special christmas on "gma." caroling all the season here words of good cheer from everywhere filling the air grazing the sound joy gaily walking singing songs of cheer christmas is here. merry, merry, merry, merry christmas good morning, america and merry christmas to everyone at home celebrating. we're really not here. we're at home too. this is all on tape. we wanted to be -- >> i had a baby. [ laughter ] >> it's a christmas miracle. >> we went back in. >> we are spending the holidays with our family this glorious
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but we wanted to be here with you too. >> yeah, on a very special holiday show ahead. the baby is watching at home and while you here the singers here singing all morning long. >> our friend, emeril is with us with some great ways to help you celebrate. he'll show us some holiday hors d'oeuvres and deserts. >> now a check of the news and weather from cecilia vega. >> good morning, and a very merry christmas to everyone. we begin with a holiday message from pope francis. thousands gathering at the vatican to celebrate the holy day. pope francis urging the backing of peace agreements for the war-torn countries of syria and libya and with more now on the millions celebrating christmas around the world, here's abc's lama hasan. >> reporter: this morning, from the majestic balcony at st. peter's square, pope francis is delivering his traditional message to the city and to the world as christmas services and celebrations around the world get under way.
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as the birthplace of jesus, worshippers arrive for morning mass at the church of the nativity to nearby syria away from the guns and the conflict, a parade and presents to celebrate the holidays. ushering christmas in the land down under the surfing santas were out ruling the waves in australia. in south korea, the santas in seoul doing what they do best, bringing cheer and handing out gifts. back here in britain, the crowd out in full force braving the rain to catch a glimpse of the royals heading to a church service. but this year there were no little heirs stealing the show. here's hoping we'll get to see them next year. for "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> our thanks to lama. in nigeria, tragedy. more than 100 people after a tanker truck ignited at a crowded industrial gas plant. they were lining up for cooking gas and it raged for hours
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back here at home instead of opening gifts many in the south will spend the morning cleaning up. a severe storm bringing deadly tornadoes to the region. at least 14 people killed. half of them in mississippi alone. one of the twisters had the longest ever recorded path for the month of december, there was also torrential rain, flooding and a mudslide. in north carolina chaos after gunfire erupted between two groups of feuding teens. police in charlotte say an off-duty officer shot and killed one of the gunmen. the officer was placed on administrative leave until an investigation is complete. and there were black lives matter protests across the u.s. on christmas eve. in chicago, about 100 demonstrators marched along the busiest shopping district there. also yesterday police released recordings in the high profile fatal police shooting of teenager laquan mcdonald, the new recording shows at least one officer asking for a taser
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appear to be anxious until police fired. and it took 36 years but 53 americans held hostage in iran will finally be compensated. they'll receive $4.4 million each, that's 10,000 for every day of captivity seize by an angry mob in '79 they were held for 444 days. news of compensation bringing tears to the eyes of those
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and it is now tim on this christmas for you. online fantasy sports powerhouses fanduel and draft kings are suing to stay in business after the illinois attorney general banned them for violating gambling laws. illinois is just the latest state to challenge the companies. they are still fighting to operate here in new york. and finally, the carolina panthers have it all. they are undefeated after 14 games and now it appears they have some musical talent too. here's running back fozzy whittaker and a friend, take a listen to all of you all of you and we mean it merry christmas >> yes, this football thing doesn't work out there is always showbiz. those are the headlines this morning. have a very merry christmas. thank you, cecilia. now i had a chance to talk about the deeper meaning of christmas
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father thomas rosaca. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you. >> the pope inaugurated this year of mercy and called christmas the feast of god's infinite mercy. >> that's right and called christmas a feast of tenderness, mercy, kindness, goodness. this has been a consistent theme in pope francis' message from beginning but christmas more than anything when you stop and look at the whole story, its origins, the simplicity, the vulnerability of god, the way that god chose to enter the world, it really is not a form of con dedescension but tenderness and mercy reminds me of pope francis meeting with the families in philadelphia and gives that incredible teaching on a saturday night and said where did gauze choose to send his son, to be in a business or big enterprise or send him to some factory and office building, no, he sent him to a family because the family was the source of love and a family
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very powerful message especially for this christmas. >> and what a jolt the pope sent on his mission here to america this year. it was almost thrilling. >> it was a great gift to the people of america, but also to the people of the world. i mean you and i both covered it. we were there moment by moment and as i think back to those moments entering the congress of the united states, speaking at the united nations, ground zero, who could ever forget those kids that were singing about peace. i mean, pope francis brought us all back to our origins and called us to our greatness then, of course, when he mentioned those four individuals in his address, the special session of congress, i had tears in my eyes, you know, who would think that you hear the pope, the pope of the holy see speaking about dorothy day and abraham lincoln and martin luther king and calling us back to who we are. >> what a gloss on american history that speech was.
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>> on many different levels, there's been impacts. i had the privilege of being with the pope every day during the month of october during the synod of bishops and referred to that visit. for him he was touched by the simplicity, the warmth and welcome and vibrancy of the american church. and of the cuban church, as well but i hi here in america it helped us all to realize that the pope is still of great interest to people. all of the media stopped and covered that visit so there was a great success there, but also the simplicity and profundity of the message no matter where he spoke he went right to the core of things and everybody could understand what he said. i've had priests talk to me since the visit, priests in the united states, priests in canada, others and they've said, you know, people were so moved that they've come back to confession, people are coming to the sacraments, people are giving the church a second chance. >> he underscored the message by driving around in that will i will fiat. >> it's simplicity, it's
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and the core. >> what is your hope for the new year. >> my personal hope for the new year we hear once again the message of the angels on christmas, glory to god in the highest and peace on earth to the people whom god favors and the world needs peace. this is the worst i've seen the world in my short lifetime filled with tension and fear, so i hope that once again we can all be committed to peace, i also hope that as the pope sat in philadelphia on benjamin franklin parkway the lord came into the family because the family had its doors open and none of us out fear motivated by rhetoric would shut our doors to strangers and we know that there's this massive movement of refugees across the face of the earth, let us not be afraid that we can welcome those who are strangers because at one point in our lives we were all those wandering refugees seeking a home. that would be my deepest hope and that we all come back to our simplicity and the core of who we are as human beings.
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the world that he gave us his only son. the pope helps us to focus on the world that god so loved and at christmas we focus on the son that god gave us, this wonderful incredible gift. >> thank you very much. merry christmas. >> merry christmas, george. >> for any working parents the holidays are a challenging time but for one group of working moms, this season is especially difficult to balance and i know you have that for us, ginger. >> talking about the group the rockettes. they are women who dance four shows a day up to six days a week all while also playing mom. well, some of them and i spent the day with run rockette who has three little ones and gave me advice on how to get a leg up on the work/life balance. >> want this one? >> reporter: like working moms the world over, nicole baker is forever trying to balance the needs of her kids with career demands and never does the mom of three work harder to balance it all than now, the holidays are her busiest season. it's when she really kicks
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literally. as a radio city rockette. you are a mom and a rockette. >> yes. >> when you tell people that, or at least they know you as mom and find out you're a rockette, what is their response? >> they're shocked and can't believe i'm still dancing after having three kids. >> reporter: she is one of three current rockettes also moms and performed while ten weeks pregnant and reported to rehearsal few as three weeks after giving birth. >> i think of rockettes as like a different character. the men i get off the stage i'm nicole, the mom and make their lumps and clean up if i need to and get them red i. >> reporter: being a rockette isn't easy. rockettes dancing up to four shows a day as many as six days a week changing clothes more than three times in a 12-hour period often transforming from one look to another in a matter of seconds go squish it down on your head. >> i have a big head. >> we'll make it work then we
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>> ah. >> ah. >> it's just tape you put on your face. >> perfect. the best blush i've ever had. nicole says she's well aware not so long ago women were forced to choose between career and family so her ability to be a mom without having to hang up her dance shoes, well, it's not something she takes for granted. >> i don't want to give up. types are changing. it's extremely exciting. >> reporter: her family couldn't be prouder. >> she was born to be a mother. she was born to be a dancer. it's part of her spirit. >> reporter: and this dancing mom couldn't be happier. >> i always wanted to be a mom and performer so i never gave up. it's definitely possible. >> the radio city christmas spectacular is playing now through january 3rd. always a great show. i already saw it once. whiching to see it again. >> thanks, ginger. we no the nba for its larger than life players. they don't just give their all on the court but give back off it as well. part of nba care, it's now celebrating its tenth
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holmes caught up with nba greats spreading cheer and some ballhandling tips all for the holidays. >> reporter: the jolly old guy in the red suit can wait. today it's the 6'10" guy with the size 15 shoes, these kids are happy he's paying them a visit. amar'e stoudemire, arron afflalo and hall of famer bob lanier put on a basketball clinic at the boys and girls club in the south bronx sponsored by nba cares, a branch of the nba now in its tenth year. >> t.j., what's up? >> reporter: we sat down with the tall guys to get perspective on what it is to give in a season so often associated with getting. all right, fellas, we know why we're here, we have 40 kids in there excited to see you guys, but what are you getting out of and a vent like this. >> it's great for us to give back to the community. >> it's just part of being in the league.
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appreciation for being a part of nba family but also, you know, creating inspiration for the kids. >> definitely for me being a young guy, you know it wasn't too long ago that i was looking up to people like this, so for me the biggest thing just seeing a smile on the kids' faces. >> reporter: nba cares has grown the past decade and now reaches out to communities around the world. >> oh, okay. >> reporter: clinics like the one we saw provide an un unforgettable experience for an ecstatic bunch of kids. come on, now, you are not going to let a news anchor beat you. have you ever met an nba player. >> no. >> you're meeting three nba players and a hall of famer. were you nervous? >> yeah. >> reporter: and community leaders couldn't be more grateful. >> this is the south bronx so to know the sports celebs came to the south bronx at boys and girls club and spent times with kids in the afternoon is a wonderful thing to do. >> no red suits in sight but a
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>> on three. >> all: one, two, three, nba cares. >> reporter: for "good morning america," t.j. holmes, new york. robin got the one she >> mine. >> the teams are going to be wearing them today only. catch a full day of games with the pelicans versus the heat on espn and highlighted by a rematch of last year's finals with the cavs taking on the red hot warriors at 5:00 p.m. eastern on abc. >> what i love and nothing says christmas than nba. that says christmas to us. >> you know what else says christmas, commercials. of course. so many memorable christmas movies and tv specials but what about those ads that really stand the test of time and nick watt takes a look at what makes the perfect holiday commercial. >> reporter:
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norelco shaver and a snowman melting eating soup. >> it's powerful because of the magic and sent many. >> reporter: now as much part of the holidays as drunken uncles and chuckling children. >> reporter: and the best christmas commercials of all time most lisp makers suggest m&ms. >> he does exist. >> i do exist. >> oh. >> it's clever. it's memorable. >> reporter: any one of coke's christmas jolly gems. i'd like to find a world of coke and keep it company >> coke was the company that really created the modern conception of who santa is. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: but the king of
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folgers's 1987 and it ran for 17 years straight. that was then. >> wow. >> this is now. you slurp. i'm surprised you got the gig. greg wrangler, aka peter as done, film, tv but he will forever be peter. >> peter! >> he's every man, she's every mom. do people still come up to you and go, oh, peter, you're home. >> i can't tell you how many people say that. that commercial makes me cry and i think the thing that does it is the moment there where the mom comes down and she recognizes that i'm home and i missed you mom. >> oh, you're home. >> i missed you, mom. >> i can't believe i'm saying this. >> reporter: perfect christmas commercial, so potent we all still think we saw it just last year. we didn't.
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watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i like the one that you love. >> m&ms. >> what did you sayy. >> he does exist. this year, everything -- >> yes, we do. >> what about the clydesdales. they're always great. >> coke does the polar bears. it's sweet. you have to watch commercials we love commercials. >> i like the old norelco one sledding. >> that's manly. forget all that. coming up this christmas morning, your complete guide to holiday gift, how do get the most out of those brand-new digits and post-holiday shopping tips if you didn't get exactly what you were looking for. >> christmas, a great time to head to the movies. what to see this weekend with the oscar race heating up and hear the nyu magical singers and jazz choir here all morning.
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>> we're stationed in japan and would like to wish our friends a merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> hello. >> hi, i'm specials stacene hud hudson and say happy holidays. hi, mom, dad, natalie and chanel. i love you, merry christmas. i think it's important for everyone to know that there is so much more to memory support than the stigmas you hearabout. that these residents still have lives and their lives still matter and that they are still living their lives. that they're not locked away and that they still have a lot to live for, you know, that they have people that care about them and they have people that love them and i love them, so their lives still matter. that is what i do this for. kohl's after christmas sale starts 7am saturday with amazing early bird specials like 60 to 70% off sweaters outerwear and sleepwear and up to 70% off trim! plus take an extra 15 or 20% off these already great savings! this saturday
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arturito soup! okay, okay. arturito soup! hi! arturito soup? campbell's new star wars inspired soups. arturito soup! yaaa! made for real, real life. this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 7:24 on this friday, december the christmas morning, i'm lauren glassberg. topping our news at this hour, a mother and her two daughters are badly hurt after being hit while crossing the road. it happened just before 10 last night on old country road and new bridge road in hicksville.
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woman and her 4-year-old and 11- year-old daughters were not in the crosswalk when they were hit by the driver of a honda accord. the mother and 4-year-old are the 11-year-old is seriously hurt. the search is on for a woman accused of using a taser island. police say victoria deon had attacked the worker who tried yesterday afternoon in riverhead. the 33-year-old is accused of tasing the target employee with a stun gun and taking off. the employee was treated at a religious services mark the start of the christmas holiday, and they continue this morning. right now mass is again being celebrated at st. patrick's cathedral hours after timothy cardinal dolan led the annual midnight mass. thousands packed the cathedral
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fedex delivery men will be out in force today making up for packages that didn't make it under the tree in time. fedex says it wasn't able to make all its scheduled christmas eve deliveries. to try to catch up it will deliver packages today and open its express offices so customers can pick up packages. fedex blames the delays on bad weather in parts of the u.s. and a last minute holiday surge of shopping. that happens lee, last minute gifts. >> yes, i am the ultimate procrastinator. meanwhile we have a gorgeous sunrise on christmas morning. so nice out there, we're at 58, some 40s north and west. have some fog along the coast that will be lifting slowly this morning. we're in the top spot for the warmest christmas ever with a 66 right after midnight. we'll go back to that 66 this afternoon. clouds thin out at times, maybe some rain and drizzle coming in tonight. it will be light, not a washout. big difference is a lot cooler, warm it right back up on sunday
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some showers later in the day. rain on tuesday could begin a little icy north and west. then we're around 50 as we go into wednesday and thursday of next week. the long range outlook for new year's eve should be in the 40s. overall i think after we get through this extreme warmth over the next couple of days we go back to somewhat normal temperatures as we start the new year. lauren back to you for now. >> winter will eventually come. thanks lee. that is our news for now. good morning america continues right after the break.
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welcome back to "gma" on this christmas morning and there you see it, "star wars: the force awakens," a huge hit at the box office released just a week ago and a lot of families will be going to see it this holiday weekend. we'll tell you about some of the other movies you may want to check out as well. as we say good morning, america and merry christmas to everyone celebrating. if you hadn't guessed we are on tape this morning so we can spend the day with our families. we have a lot to get to including gifts. we all love getting gifts, a great time to give. some great ways you can give back. >> the holidays are a great time to get together of course with families and friends and eat and our friend emory is with us and brought along some really great starters and desserts that you can make at home.
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>> oh, boy. when we saw emeril walk in, yes, we're going to eat really well today but we'll begin this half hour with those gadgets always one of the most popular gifts. you probably unwrapped yours already but now what do you do? our resident tech expert, you know who i'm talking about abc's becky worley has the answers to help you get the most out of yours right now. >> good morning, guys. merry christmas. you just unwrapped all your presents and now it's time to play with them. i mean, properly set them up so here you go, top hacks to get your gadgets up and running. new tvs, gaming consoles and drones, these were some of the top gifts this year. let's start by maximizing that new tv. most have specialized viewing modes. sports, cinema, vivid? no. modes. standard mode is the best option in almost all living rooms
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cave then go for cinema. also many come preset to dynamic mode. turn that off. as this youtube video perfectly illustrates it will change the back lighting as the scenes get darker and lighter. super annoying and gaming console, a due musts, hard wire it. wi-fi can cause slowdowns. while my shooter skills are weak even i know, ah. you got lag. you get fragged. one time to change the mode on your tv. gaming mode will reduce the amount of screen processing and keep your graphics up to speed with the game. okay, lightning round, got an e-reader like the kindle. first did you know you can e-borrow an e-book from your local library all remotely and free. and another trick, if you see a long article online you can send it to your kindle to read later even offline. you just install this browser
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those tldr, too long to read, articles to your device. whether you got a new tablet or a wearable you want to set up your charger now and think about it a little bit. do it neatly or else, it'll look like that by valentine's day. oh, so much better. kids get a new device from santa. two words for you, parental controls. i have programs, ourpact for ios and dinnertime for andreis to give you a kill switch remotely. my most controversial advice ever, you do not need the manual. i am giving you permission, you can take this thing and throw it away. all that stuff is online now and you need the extra space. happy holiday, america. go forth and get geeky. information on all that is on our website and merry christmas
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to that becky in their home right now to help out? >> on speed dial. >> well, her tech tips and tricks can you can find them on our website, on yahoo! >> what if you didn't get what you want, we got returns and regifting and post-holiday sales. rebecca jarvis to help you find the best deals. >> good morning. no lumps of coal in my stocking and hopefully not in yours but if you happen to have something you don't love sitting under your tree we're here to help. this morning, if santa strayed from the wish list and sort of missed the mark you're not alone. americans typically return about $60 billion worth of gifts over the holidays. clothing, electronics and toys topping the list of returns. so how can you make the most of any unwanted packages under your tree? >> don't think you can return any gift any time but most retailers are for giving around
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90-day window when usually it's 30. check those gift receipts. unless the return by deadline is closing skip the crowds by holding off on that trip to the mall for a few more days. or ship it back instead. many retailers will now let you return by mail for free. regifting? >> here's my simple rule, if you'd be horrified to receive something, give it to charity. if you like it but you've already got it, pass it on. >> reporter: great news if you got this year's most popular gift, gift cards. $130 billion worth of gift cards given this year and now is the discounts. >> if you receive a gift card for a store you don't normally shop at, don't worry you can turn that into cold hadfi cash. go online and look for one of the gifd card exchanges like chardpool or gifd card granny.
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card for cash with a little transaction fee. >> and while the most wonderful time of the year may technically be behind us it's the best time of the year for deals on all things christmas. cards, ornaments, decorations, target, walmart, even many grocery and discount stores now offering 70% off holiday merchandise. it's also a great time for major markdowns on winterwear, furniture and mattresses and for anyone who's resolved to get healthy, fitness equipment. now you still have a few days to spare before those resolutions kick in and there is good news on that front because gym equipment and memberships, they are also seriously discounted in january, so you can enjoy the eggnog, the cookies for a few stuff. >> makes a lot of sense. >> everyone does that in january. packed. >> january 3rd it is. coming up the best movies this holiday season.
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( ) just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets, and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip, and a bark away.
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we are back now with your holiday movie guide. so many great movies to see this week while you're spending time with family, especially with the oscar race heating up, chris connelly takes a look at some of the contenders. >> reporter: merry christmas. time to get a little breakfast and, hey, is that a bear? and so the troubles mount for leonardo dicaprio as 1820s legendary outdoorsman in "the revenant," his performance bringing him into the academy award conversation. >> all i had was that boy and he took him from me. >> reporter: alongside tom hardy for this harrowing survival saga
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there's more real-life drama smith. >> tell the truth. >> reporter: as a uk doctor uncovering the brain damage done to pro football players in the ripped from the headlines drama "concussion." >> my name is joy, by the way. >> reporter: want more? "joy" reunites jennifer lawrence, bradley cooper and "american hustle drt director david o. russell. bounty hunters, pure quentin tar tino swagger long enough at three hours plus to need an intermission. >> reporter: and santa's put the will ferrell/mark wahlberg duo under the tree. >> going to steal it? >> no, we're going to liberate. >> reporter: maybe you thought keyanu keanu, patrick swayze got "point break" right the first time but
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with new stars, a newish plot. plus more staggering stunts and, of course, big wave surfing. >> shouldn't be like this. >> i know. >> reporter: and this weekend remains an ideal time to catch up with movies destined for red carpets and oscar chatter over the next two months, the sumptuous pulpy romance "carol" with cate blanchett and rooney mara. "spotlight" and "brooklyn." >> i'm not irish. >> so what were you doing at an irish dance? >> i really like irish girls. >> reporter: with saoirse ronan as an untimely immigrant. as for this small independent film, well, have you seen it in imax yet? >> it's true, all of it. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles.
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we go to the movies on christmas day. >> we do too. >> it's really kind of wonderful. if you're not heading to the movies though today you may be enjoying come christmas classics on tv. what is your favorite christmas movie? what is it? >> "christmas vacation". >> i love the charlie brown -- >> me, too. >> the music. >> "love actually." i know it's not a traditional -- >> great one. >> i still have not seen that. i know you've -- >> i've seen it no less than two dozen times. >> good soundtrack too. >> you got to see it. >> i'm actually home watching it right now. >> how about on "the christmas story" on the loop. >> i watch it once or twice. >> i can't put my arms down. >> i double dog dare you. so many good lines. >> ralphie. >> coming up our guide to surviving the holidays, what to do if you need that last-minute
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we so love having the nyu magical singers and jazz choir back with us again this year helping us celebrate the holidays. they've been with us throughout the morning and they have a wonderful performance for us now. here they are with "holly jolly christmas." holly jolly christmas holly jol loy whoa have a holly jolly christmas it's the best time of the year i don't know if there'll be snow but have a cup of cheer have a holly jolly christmas and when you walk down the street say hello to friends you know and everyone you meet oh ho, ho the mistletoe hung where you can see somebody waits for you kiss
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matters. this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 7:56 on this friday edition the 25th. lauren glassberg. a teenager is killed on the streets of university heights in the bronx. 16-year-old justin morris was shot at least twice in the back last night on jerome avenue. detectives say he was part of two groups that got into an argument. morris died at the scene. a 19-year-old is recovering from three gunshot wounds, police are still searching for the shooter. a 14-year-old is under arrest in a sex assault that took place in brooklyn. kevonte davis is the person seen in this surveillance video. that was shortly after a 33- year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in her east flatbush apartment building. let's get a check on the accuweather forecast with lee goldberg. lee.
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most spots, mild for sure. we have clear to partly cloudy skies from the city north and west. we have partly cloudy skies, nice sunrise. 66 after midnight. it's the warmest christmas on record. about a 24-degree range across the area, 39 in monticello, partly cloudy skies, a lot more cloudiness and fog along the coastline. that will try to lift, but clouds are going to hang tough along the coast. we get back into the middle 60s, a mix of sun and clouds, but more clouds. maybe a stray shower. better chance of showers later in the day and at night central and southern new jersey. tomorrow, a lot cooler and off and on showers not a washout but off and on drizzle about 52. record warmth on sunday. the record high will blast that, even with limited sun, a couple of showers later in the day. on monday a dramatic drop in temperatures, rain on tuesday, it's a chilly raw rain. if it comes in early enough, might be an icy mix. stays around 50s, upper 40s, midweek next week, 40s for new year's eve.
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rocking around good morning, america. merry christmas. it's 8:00 a.m. while you're opening presents we'll tell you the great ways to give back while you give. "glamour's" cindy levy here with us. we've got the simple solutions to your biggest christmas day dilemmas from last-minute presents to what you're making for all those meals. emeril is here with great recipes that you can dish up fast. all i want for christmas is you >> and almost all we want for christmas is mariah. the pop superstar here revealing the secrets to that famous song. how she's sharing the christmas classic in a whole new way. she's joining us for a special "gma" christmas this morning as we say --
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in a one horse open sleigh making spirits bright what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight jingle bells >> one of our favorite singers and jazz choir, they're going to be here all morning long as we say merry christmas. >> we do say merry christmas and we say it on tape. we are like you hopefully around families and friends and just celebrating this glorious day and we really do hope that you are enjoying the morning with your family. >> merry christmas, everybody. the holidays are about gathering with friends and families but what do you do go having some relatives that aren't your favorite around? >> lara. >> if you do, we have answers. good food goes a long way. we have our good friend emeril here with a special delivery. >> emeril. >> all right. >> yay. [ applause ] >> merry christmas. >> eggnog.
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for your celebration. >> thank you. >> merry christmas, emeril. >> merry christmas. >> one for you. >> this helps if you aren't getting along with your relatives as home. >> spike it a little bit. >> no, no. >> shh. >> great recipe, simple recipe. >> it's delicious. we'll drink a little bit. >> it is good. >> i'm a convert. it is good. >> we'll drink. cecilia has the news. good morning, and a very merry christmas to everyone. we begin in the vatican with pope francis this morning praying for an end to the suffering of people in syria and libya. in his annual christmas day message, the pontiff appealed for peace. he also spoke about the, quote, brutal acts of terrorism that struck paris this year. there was heavy security this morning in st. peter's square with tens of thousands in attendance. and it is shaping up to be a rough christmas for millions in the south.
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tornadoes tore through seven states, many people seriously injured and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed. this home in northwest, mississippi, completely collapsed collapsed. one person still missing and there was heavy rain causing flooding and at least one mudslide in the deep south. and there were also several tornadoes in northern california. east of sacramento, some roofs were damaged, trees and fences torn down, but no reports, thankfully of injuries. a 30-foot tree landing on an suv, the mother and child inside luckily not hurt. and next to proposed holiday rates on thousands of un undocumented immigrants and their family. immigration authorities planning a nationwide sweep of central americans who remain in the u.s. after being turned down for asylum here. the plan still needs final approval. it is being blasted by the democratic presidential hopefuls but republican front-runner donald trump is taking credit for the idea.
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not, unlike santa claus fedex is still making deliveries this morning. the shipping giant says bad weather in the south and a last-minute surge of holiday shopping caused delays. some offices, though, are still open just in case you want to
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love it or hate your "gma morning menu" on this christmas day, of course, the holiday is a great time for getting presents. we'll talk about giving back. that's coming up. and mariah carey is sharing the secrets behind her timeless holiday christmas, "all i want for christmas is you." plus, emeril here with great ideas for your holiday meal and the nyu magical singers and jazz choir is performing, coming up on "gma" here in times on this christmas morning.
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deck the halls with boughs of holly 'tis the season to be jolly father, la, la, la, la. >> everybody now. fa, la, la, la, >> i can't sing so -- >> i thought you were rocking a baby. >> i thought it was like -- she's had the baby. not you. >> that was a dance move, i'm afraid to say. >> very confusing. good thing we're on tape. welcome back. we wish you a merry christmas this morning, so many of you are exchanging gifts at home right now but wait, it's never too late to give back during the holiday season. there are a lot of folks in need
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help them out. 'tis the season to be jolly and joyous >> reporter: it's what holiday movies are made of. >> about the charity donation you asked me for yesterday put me down for -- >> reporter: that spirit of giving. >> that much? >> not a penny less. >> it's eye time when we're all grateful for the things that we have and so there's a very natural impulse to want to give back at that moment. >> reporter: whether a gesture of friendship. >> as long as you each have a turtle dove we'll be friends forever. >> reporter: or a wonderful community helping one of their own. >> here, george. merry christmas. >> to my big brother george, the richest man in town. >> reporter: the need is everywhere. >> there are millions of people who are in need. i hope that you'll take that good feeling you have today, turn that into a new year's resolution to give back year round.
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>> god bless us, every one. >> here now is cindy levy. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> always good to have you here with us. >> thank you. >> especially on christmas, so it is about, you know, people give presents and all that but it's about giving back and you at "glamour" found people are into it. >> it's partly because of the world we live in. you look at the headlines. there's a lot of bad news and i think it feels so good to do one thing and by the way it can be a very small thing that makes an impact on so many of the issues that we see in the headlines. >> you're doing a pretty big thing, though called the girl project. tell everybody about it. >> this is a cause that's near and dear to my heart. glamour pledged to help support all the girls around the world out of secondary school and there are about 50 million young women in countries all over the globe who want to go to school and can't. you do not have to be at the tippy top levels of wealth to make a difference on this issue either. through the girl project you can give as little as $5 to pay for
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place like baltimore or $150 if you team up with people in your office or members of your family will actually pay for a girl's tuition for an entire year in some parts of the world is there that amount of money can pay for the entire year. >> isn't that amazing. $150. it's not nothing but the kind of thing if you got together with a few people you could do that? life changing over there. >> so you can go to the girl to find out more and it's on the "gma" and glamour websites, as well. >> also something that's exciting that you're doing again at glamour, the 31 days of giving back. >> 31 days of giving. is something we did for the first time ten years and ago and showed them one thing they could do every day and we got such a tremendous response we've continued it every year updating it with different causes, different issues and have three great ideas today from that calendar. >> do share. >> the first is, you know, we have have done a lot of holiday shopping. if you want to do a little that
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lot of money go to the body shop, they are doing a project with water aid to help supply clean water to people in places like ethiopia and one gift set, some of them are as little as $7 will pay for a day of clean water for a family which is a really good feeling, something nice to be able to do. go to macy's and for $30 you can buy one of those little bracelets you see over there. i'm wearing one, the hundred good deeds bracelets made buy female artisans mostly in africa. >> the girls will love these. >> which will help support an entire village by helping give women gainful employment and a lovely idea, one in four children letchs under the poverty line in this country. you can help provide pa joom mas, clean pajamas and a bedtime book tore those children through and $00 will
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go to the gap, buy a set of ba he pajamas and give it to them. have all the donation info on their website. >> just a good feeling. >> all you can make a child feel as she or he goes to bed at night. >> 3 of the 31 ideas. >> can't wait to see the other ones. >> thank you. >> glamour's january social media issue is on national newsstands right now. lara. >> thank you so much, robin. now to those kind of awkward holiday moments we all sometimes have to deal with at some point in our lives from relatives fighting at the dinner table to getting a not so great gift to, of course, family singalongs like this one in "love the coopers." ah, ah, gloria in excelsis deo >> i know that -- >> i've been there, that's so funny. >> it might be my mom. >> so good.
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so this morning we're giving you the gift of great advice from our friend jane bugging ham author of "the modern girl's guide to life" with us to tell us how to survive the holidays with grace and good humor. the number one piece of advice. >> the number one piece of advice, remember you're there to be there and be with your family and be present so as horrible and stressful in those moments you want to wring their necks, take five minutes, go into the other room and pause and go back in with grace and kindness. >> such a great piece of advice. >> that's always good. >> count to ten my mom used to say. chances are you will not say what you wanted to say after those ten seconds pass. all right, so we're going to play a little game now. we love a game even on christmas. so here's how it's going to go. it's called the modern girl's guide to surviving the holidays. jane will give us an awkward scenario and we three have to guess the right way to handle it, a, b or c. one completely inappropriate.
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>> okay so your first awkward situation is you're given a gift that is obviously regifted. okay. so how do you handle it, you accept it graciously and ignore that it was regifted. b, you point out that it was a regift and you make a huge rude scene about it, or you acknowledge that it's a regift but express your gratitude? >> you're all wrong. all right. here's the thing -- >> i'm kidding. >> if it's obviously a regift, it's going to be that elephant in the room. it could be but you sort of want to say -- >> you have to say it. >> you have to say it. >> no. >> i'm not good with that. >> it's going to hang between you. someone gives you a gift but you don't have one for them. that happens a lot so you totally fake it and you go, oh, my god, i just forgot your gift and -- >> your gift is coming. >> it's in the mail, right? you accept the gift and then you just apologize. i'm so sorry, i didn't have one
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or you kind of blame them and you sort of go, we didn't talk about it, right? i didn't know we were -- >> i know you'll say this is the right one but this is what i would do. you're right, oh, wait, you're not right. >> you're right. you accept the gift from them and then apologize and say, i'm so sorry and i didn't know we were giving gifts. >> you should always be truthful but i'm -- >> i would run immediately to starbucks and buy a gift card. >> you're a good human being. much. you guys can get even more of jane's holiday survival guide on our website, jane, that was really fun. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i learned a lot. carey. i think we know a little song she sings. she is the best-selling female musical artist of all time and this has become a holiday
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discuss her new book and how her and her kids are spending the holiday and secrets behind her biggest song. all i want for christmas is you >> all i want for christmas is you is one of the all-time best-selling songs christmas and otherwise, 14 million copies plus sold around the world. it was your dream for this to become a christmas classic. >> people talk to me about listening to that song in the middle of the summer. it's kind of amazing to me because i wrote it just out of love for christmas. when i look back on it ever never knew what it would become. kind of like my most famous song. >> it is christmas and for those who want to share this love of this song with their children this book, it's beautiful. >> thank you. >> it's the lyrics to the song. >> yes. kuroda. book. >> we wanted to make it so kids could look at it even if they've never heard of me they respond to the song. this is like my caricature of myself but a little girl version
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something nice to share with my own kids, as well. they saw it when i wasn't there and picked up the book and so cute. the book. >> they didn't saw it but saw it when this came to the house and picked it up on their own and started look ging at it. >> that's the best audience. >> let's talk. what's christmas like at mariah carey's house. >> christmas is quite the affair. santa claus comes every year. he's my good friend. real raineindeer are there, as well. >> when do you start decorating? >> i cheat and have somebody who helps me then we do our own little tree, as well too. >> what's at the top of your christmas list this year. >> i want everybody to have a -- have fun and, you know, peace on earth. christmas. any plans for new music? >> always new music. it's always something brewing. >> am i hearing another christmas classic could be coming from miss mariah carey? >> well, i mean, you never know.
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want to just pop on my instagram and check us out during the holidays. it's festive. i'm the queen of festivity. what can i say? >> i'm excited about being inspired by you. mariah, thanks as always for dropping by. >> i know all i want for christmas is the "pop news." >> ah, thank you, amy. i shall deliver now and start with some santa claus news. you know, he's barely recovered from his busiest night and already back to work this morning, christmas mvp is heading from the sleigh to the stadium for his next gig. there he is, promoting the nba's christmas day games, of course. >> that's what christmas is all about. >> nothing says christmas like -- >> the nba. >> the nba, the folks at espn gave us this video of father christmas officially declaring himself a free agent. it's making some of the game's biggest starts like james harden a little nervous. take a look. >> santa, there's a naughty and nice list. you know, he also has a nationality list. >> i didn't ask for this.
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they said, santa, with your skills so tight, won't you guide our team tonight? >> sweet and santa has a mean three-pointer. the games on abc and espn begin with the new orleans pelicans versus the miami heat. noon eastern time. >> good game. >> good game. >> you know, santa with attitude. that's -- >> i know. >> christmas. >> talking santa. >> he's grumpy. he's been up all night >> that's true. he still got game. also in "pop news," they say it's the thought that counts when it comes to christmas presents but clearly some aren't thinking at all when it comes to the wrapping of those. there's a gift bag with a very large present stuffed inside. i don't know if you can make that out there. there's a family that tried to wrap a dog and then check this out. this is what we call the minimalist. that would be i guess just brown paper bags and duct tape. >> yeah. >> just going -- i like this, they ran out of the polka dot
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they drew the polka dots on the actual box in an everyday to conceal their lack of paper and this is the wrong holiday, fyi. a for effort. >> it was in a bag. >> it is in a bag. >> and then i don't know what that says. oh, it's -- >> hobo santa. >> oh, no, i didn't want to do that. oh, will. there's one more i did appreciate. i would be happy to receive this even in a sock. it's a bottle of wine. thank you very much. >> dirty sock too but that's okay. >> robin is looking at that very disturbed. nothing says christmas like a bottle of wine stuffed in a sock. finally as we have mentioned it's christmas so this keeps giving a video compilation of cats versus cucumbers. we did not realize that cats are terrified of cucumber.
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>> these are real videos -- >> oh, wow. >> a compilation on youtube that -- >> is this real. >> this is all real. when cats see a cucumber. they jump. and -- we have not conducted our "pop news" investigation on this, i am working on it. i'm trying to get funding from george stephanopoulos because it's going to take several weeks and many crews but i will be back to you with -- >> all for this. >> all families are trying this. >> can you do a phone-in with dan harris. if we got him on the phone -- >> he'll be like, yo, cats, i that is "pop news." merry christmas.
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little bit. this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 8:27 on this christmas morning 2015. i'm bill ritter. topping headlines alt this hour we start with not so good news, a mother and her two daughters badly hurt while crossing the road on long island. night. and 11-year-old daughters were not in the crosswalk when they were hit by the driver of a honda accord. the driver stayed on the scene, isn't charged. the mother and the 4-year-old are in critical condition. the 11-year-old girl seriously hurt. also on long island, the search is on for the woman uz accused of using a taser on an employee at a target store. victoria deon attacked a woman who tried to detain her for shoplifting. the 33-year-old accused of
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a stun gun and then taking off. and the big ballpark in the bronx is a big football stadium for the holiday weekend. yankees stadium hosts the annual pinstripe bowl. duke and indiana universities will do battle for the george m. steinbrenner trophy. you can watch the game just by coincidence here on channel 7 tomorrow afternoon beginning at 3:30. when we come back on this christmas day we're going to take you to lee goldberg who is gorgeous, isn't he? (vo) a new york man spent $3.2 million on a dead bat. i have such enormous respect for these creatures. which is why i stuff them and hang them on the walls. (vo) you'd make a way better rich person.
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lee goldberg never sound like a broken record but he's talking about broken records. the warmest christmas on record. >> warmest christmas eve yesterday at 72. warmest christmas at 66. beautiful morning, partly to mostly cloudy. long island, jersey shore, lots of fog around, trying to lift a little bit. we're at 57. big range in temperatures from cool mid-40s well north and west. 64 belmar, it is 53 in smith town. so 66 today, sun breaking through clouds at times. a couple showers late in the day south of new york city. off and on rain drizzle tomorrow. low 50s, kind of damp, bring your umbrella, but no heavy rain. sunday record warmth again, the record 63 we'll beat that easily. 67 in the afternoon, limited sun and late day showers on monday. cooler, 42, partly sunny, some rain on tuesday, could start out as a mix north and west. then around 50 midweek next week. closer to normal start 2016.
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close as we're getting to winter. thank you. live with kelly and michael holly jolly whoa holly holly jolly whoa holly jolly whoa internet welcome back to "gma" on this christmas morning and thank you to the nyu magical singers and jazz choir. you've been hearing them all morning long. and later another special treat. we'll hear from placido domingo. >> we do say, good morning, america, on this christmas morning. we are on tape so we can spend the day with our families and we hope that you're enjoying the holidays too. >> this morning we're also celebrating christmas with a special parade. robin, you had the honor. >> oh, yeah. >> hosting the disney park's un unforgettable christmas celebration there. jesse palmer was there and he'll have your all access pass to the fun coming up. >> we had a great time. >> it's always great. >> love that. i believe that we have work to do. lady, shall we?
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>> we are heading over to emeril lagasse because, of course, we want to know some great appetizers and some great desserts. >> why don't you come down here with me. >> all right. i need amy to be at the cocktails spicy nuts section. >> ginger. >> the sweet one. >> how many times have you guys like you had people drop in and it's like, oh, my god, what am i going to do? you have a box of puff pastry in the freezer is a good start. you always have nuts inside the pantry. i'll show you what we'll do with them. what we'll do is take the puff pastry if it's in the frosteezer, defrost it and use a cookie cutter and muffin tins and -- >> you do not have to make homemade crust. >> if you whisk those eggs, i sautes some leeks and have a little whipping cream and then i'll add the leeks were cooked
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little garlic in them, as well so if you don't have leeks, you can just use onion then most of all the time you have bacon in the refrigerator. you can crisp that up. >> so now you created that. >> yes, a little cheese. >> parmesan -- >> parmesan and a little cheddar cheese and grated nutmeg, a little and salt and pepper. >> mixed up and then dollop in each. >> now so what happens, 350 degrees, guys, you take the filling, just like this and you're going to put it right in your little pod like that. they took about 45 minutes in the oven. you got to watch them. they're nice and golden brown. so there's that. >> all right. >> yes, i am ready for the spicy -- >> macadamia, walnuts, peanuts and almonds. simple. what happens is this, you're going to take a little one egg white. >> okay.
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so that it's nice and foamy and then we'll put this right in here. look at that. that's what's going to coat so now what we'll do is this. we'll take sugar, we'll start with half, salt, a little essence, stuff that you have. >> essence, what's that? >> my spice. >> yeah, these are -- >> guy, look at this. so now we dissolve this again, watch this, the nuts go in there, we toss them, 250 degrees because you don't want them too >> yum. >> spread them out, bacon sheet like that, 250 degrees and get nice and -- they just -- they taste great. >> they taste amazing. >> that's the nuts. >> again, here comes puff pastry so we have two sheets like this. >> same deal and what i did is brushed it. >> put them over here.
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that's what's going to make the cheeses stick. >> we're making cheese sticks which i love, homemade, right? so then what we do is after we get that we'll take cheese. >> that's the cheddar. >> parliament sean. >> parmesan, right and take the cheddar. you could make pesto if you want to get fancy, i just like the cheese sticks myself. >> me too. >> then basically once that's there, what happens is that we cut it as big as you want them, as thin as you want them and the whole key here, ginger, now we twist them just like this on a baking sheet. they bake about 350 degrees for about 20 minutes and see how they get nice and crispy but now it's dessert time, robin. >> yes, please. >> coke cut cake. you know in the south how we do that seven-minute icing. >> yes, sir.
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and my favorite, white chocolate bread pudding. >> yay. >> yes, white chocolate bread putting. you can get as crazy as you want. >> thank you. >> we're going to get crazy here. >> you're going to get crazy right now. i should say the baby is going to get crazy. >> the sugar rush. i'm thinking i remember when i ate carbs, that was so fun. you can find all these appetizers, so good. >> appetizers and desserts on our website. robin needs to comment. >> incredible. >> i'm going to start crying. >> is this on the recipe? >> based on robin's reaction i believe we all need to make this cake.
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our, on your all annual christmas day parade and jesse has all the fun. don't go anywhere. >> i was there. >> what did you just say? >> i was there.
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i'll be home for christmas >> in fact, we are home for christmas. >> so true. >> that just set me up with that one. disney world is a magical place any day of the year but especially christmas. i was fortunate enough to spend some time there in the magic kingdom hosting their un unforgettable christmas celebration. jesse was there too and got a chance to go behind the scenes and ran into special friends. >> reporter: the happiest place on earth at the most wonderful time of the year. i'm here at magic kingdom for disney's annual christmas day parade and have an all access pass to all the fun. let's go. >> all: three, two, one. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: from the jolly man himself to woody and buzz
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characters all dancing and marching their way down main street, usa. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: and you never know who you'll run into. i found cinderella. can you wave to the camera. what was your favorite ride? >> buzz lightyear. >> reporter: i love that ride. baby it's cold outside >> reporter: of course, no disney celebration would be complete without a little bit of music come on you know i like it when you know i like it when -- oh hey >> reporter: everyone from ariana grande to jason derulo singing some good old disney classics. can you feel the love tonight >> it's really amazing to be here. the vibe here is very magical. santa claus >> reporter: for "good morning america," jesse palmer, abc
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>> and it was just great being there with jesse coming up on these abc stations. the disney family when it comes to christmas, they roll out the red carpet and it's just that kind of celebration that just makes you feel so good. so good. >> you're in three places today. >> i know. but right now really i got bedhead wherever i am right now. >> slippers are on. >> and slippers are on. you can watch the disney park's un unforgettable christmas celebration right here on abc. coming up a special christmas performance by the great placido
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very special performance right now. the incredible placido domingo has a new album out called "my christmas" and recently stopped by with his son placido
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christmas classic "white christmas." the sun is shining the grass is green what a day in beverly hills l.a.
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am long inging to be up north i'm dreaming of a white christmas just like the ones i used to know where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow i'm dreaming of a white christmas with every christmas card i write
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be merry and bright and may all your christmases be white i'm dreaming of a white christmas just like the ones i used to know where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow i'm dreaming
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with every christmas card i write may your days be merry and bright
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"good morning america" is brought to you by macy's. don't know about you but i'm still working on that sugar high from emeril. whoo! >> need a nap. >> big time. a very, very merry christmas to everyone celebrating today. merry christmas to each of you. >> merry christmas to all of you. > wonderful spending the day with you, the morning. >> and many thanks to the nyu magical singers and jazz choir. >> and there's so many people behind the scenes at "gma" that work very hard all year round to get our show on the air. they are the true stars. >> yes. >> a huge thank you to each and every one of them. merry christmas to everyone and
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>> a great day. singing of songs christmas is here.
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dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh o'er the fields we go laughing all the way bells on bob-tail ring making spirits bright what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! a day or two ago i thought i'd take a ride and soon miss fanny bright was seated by my side the horse was lean and lank misfortune seemed his lot he got into a drifted bank and we, we got upsot jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh hey jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! now the ground is white go it while you're young take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song just get a bob-tailed nag
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then hitch him to an open sleigh, and crack you'll take the lead jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh hey jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh o'er the fields we go laughing all the way bells on bob-tail ring making spirits bright what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh hey! jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way!
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in a one-horse open sleigh! i'll be home for christmas you can plan on me you can plan on me please have snow and mistletoe and presents on the tree christmas eve will find me where the love light gleams
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if only in my dreams i'll be home i'll be home for christmas you can plan on me please have snow and mistletoe and presents on the tree christmas eve will find me where the love light gleams i'll be home for christmas
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i'll be home for christmas if only in my dreams my dreams i'll be home this is a channel 7 eyewitness news brief. good morning, it's 8:56 on i'm bill ritter.
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bronx. police say 16-year-old justin morris shot at least twice in the back last night, happened at the university heights section on jerome avenue. he was part of two groups that argument. morris died at the scene. a 19-year-old now recovering from three gunshot wounds. shooter. religious services at catholic celebrated christmas at st. pats. mass right now as it was last night at midnight led by cardinal tim dolan. the annual midnight mass last night, you're looking at pictures there. thousands packed the cathedral as nolan welcomed two refugee families to the u.s., one from el salvador, the other from the ivory coast. fedex deliverymen will be out in force making up for packages that did not make it under the tree yesterday. to try to catch up it's going to deliver packages today. it will open its express
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blaming the delay on bad weather in parts of the u.s. dreaming of a white christmas in these parts, dreaming is as close as we'll get to it. record warmth. >> it already happened after midnight. we'll get back into the low to mid-60s. central, southern new jersey, an advisory until 10:00. look at the fog bank, which is now swallowed up lower manhattan and is moving inland. maybe manhattan gets included in that dense fog advisory. low and mid-60s, best chance to see sun will be north and west. it's cool there, mid-40s to low 50s. low to mid-60s this afternoon, more clouds and sun, a few breaks. probably dry, showers tonight. bill back to you. >> the fog bank that swallowed lower manhattan.
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live with kelly and michael what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever? heart healthy california walnuts. great tasting, heart healthy california walnuts. so simple. get the recipes at that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough.
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