Why is Glenn split on Christmas?

Now that Halloween has passed, the Christmas holiday PR blitz is full steam ahead. On radio this morning, Glenn explained why he is torn about the early, commercialized buildup to the holiday and reminisced about the wild fluctuations in how he has approached Christmas. Why does he struggle so much with this holiday?

“I guess we're after Halloween, so we can say perfect for the holiday season,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “We had this conversation just the other day, that I am really tired of the commercialism part of Christmas, but I really like the spirit of it.”

“Everything is going up already. There was a section at Target the other day that already had stuff up before Halloween,” Stu said. “You have had a weird struggle with Christmas over the years. I remember one year where Glenn – this is before you were here, Pat – but Glenn got in this mode of realizing he had some money for once in his life, and decided to buy everyone he knew the most extravagant Christmas present ever. I got like the best Mac they made. It was awesome computer, like the top of the line.”

Glenn explained that he has had Christmases at both ends of the spectrum. There were years earlier in his career in which he could barely afford to buy his daughter the ornament she wanted from CVS. And then there were the more recent years in which he could buy just about anything his children’s hearts desired. But is it really worth it?

“I have done the Christmas where I could not afford something for my kids at CVS. I couldn't afford an ornament at CVS,” Glenn said. “Then I went five or ten years later, when we hit it, I decided this Christmas, I have money, I am going to buy everything that I want to buy for everybody I know. So I bought everything I could. And literally, the stack of presents under the tree came up almost to my chest. It was insane. That was worse than the Christmas I couldn't afford things. It was so empty. And both of them were lies. Both of them were lies. One was ‘I'm really super-great because I'm giving all these presents,’ and it was empty. There was nothing to it? So that's kind of where I'm kind of split. I try to find the middle place.”

While Glenn is hoping to find the middle ground with Christmas this year by requiring his family to only exchange gifts that are hand made, Stu wasn’t so sure he will be able to achieve his ultimate objective.

“You are never trying to find the middle,” Stu exclaimed. “You are trying to find a new extreme way to go: You can't buy anything new.”

“You have to make it out of sod,” Pat joked. “Whatever present you give has to be from sod.”

During his campaign, President Joe Biden survived scandal after scandal involving his son Hunter — the Ukraine/Burisma scandal, the laptop scandal, the one involving a stripper from Arkansas and a long-lost child. And yet, after it all appeared to have been swept under the rug, Hunter has now released a memoir — "Beautiful Things."

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere discussed Hunter's "horrible" response when asked on "CBS This Morning" if the laptop seized by the FBI in 2019 belonged to him and reviewed a few segments from his new book, which they agreed raises the question: Is Hunter trying to sabotage his father's career?

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Countless corporations — from Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Porsche to UPS and LinkedIn — are calling out the Georgia voting laws, calling them "restrictive," "racist," and "discriminative." Meanwhile, words like "stakeholder" and "equitable" are starting to show up in their arguments.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck gave the "decoder ring" for what's really going on here, because our society is being completely redesigned in front of our eyes.

There's a reason why all these big businesses are speaking out now, and it has very little to do with genuine ideology, Glenn explained. It's all about ESG scores and forcing "compliance" through the monetization of social justice.

Glenn went on to detail exactly what ESG scores are, how they're calculated, and why these social credit scores explain the latest moves from "woke" companies.

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Dallas Jenkins is a storyteller — and he's telling the most important story of all time in a way that many believed was impossible.

Jenkins is the creator of "The Chosen," a free, crowdfunded series about the life of Jesus that rivals Hollywood productions. And Season 2 could not have arrived at a better time — on Easter weekend 2021. Church attendance has dropped, people are hungry for something bigger than all of us, and many are choosing social justice activism, political parties, or even the climate change movement as "religions" over God.

This Easter weekend, Jenkins joined Glenn on the "Glenn Beck Podcast" to discuss the aspects of Jesus that often get overlooked and break through the misconceptions about who Jesus really is to paint a clear picture of why America needs Emmanuel, "God with us," now more than ever.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program this week to argue the Biden administration's border crisis is "enabling" drug cartels, allowing them to exploit migrants, use border wall construction roads, and cross the border much more easily.

Lara, who has witnessed and experienced firsthand some of the worst violence around the world as a war correspondent for CBS News, told Glenn it's "not an overstatement" to call the cartels in Mexico "the most violent and powerful criminal organizations on the face of the earth." And while they're "at war with us, we've been asleep at the wheel."

But Lara also offers solutions that the U.S. can enact to stop these horrific atrocities.

"There's more than 30,000 Mexican civilians who are massacred every year in Mexico by the cartels. And that's just the bodies that the Mexican government owns up to or knows about, right?" Lara said. "There's Mexicans buried in unmarked mass graves all across the country. I mean, everyone knows that the violence of the cartels is not like anything anyone has ever seen before. It even pales in comparison to, at times, to what terrorist groups like ISIS have done."

Lara went on to explain some of the unspeakable acts of violence and murder that occur at the hands of the Mexican cartels — 98% of which go uninvestigated.

"That's not unprosecuted, Glenn. That's uninvestigated," Lara emphasized. "[Cartels] operate with impunity. So the law enforcement guy, the policemen, the marine, the National Guardsmen, who are trying to do the right thing, who are not in the pocket of the cartels — what chance do those guys have? They've got no chance. You know where they end up? In one of those unmarked graves."

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