A Christmas message from Glenn

Hello America,

Over Thanksgiving, I kicked off what I refer to as the 'trilogy of holidays': Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. One gives us the opportunity to give thanks, the next to wipe the slate clean, and, finally, the opportunity to renew ourselves ahead of the new year.

Today, I’d like to talk to you about the real gift of Christmas: Redemption. You have been given the opportunity to put the past behind you and hit the reset button. All the baggage, all the mistakes, all the guilt – wiped clean by a servant King who humbled Himself and gave His life so that you may have it… and have it abundantly.

Behind all the madness of shopping and all the watered down messaging that is why we give at Christmas. It’s a celebration and a reminder of the free gift we’ve been given. As much as the current culture may try to ignore it, there is deep meaning behind the gift giving, generosity, and love this time of year.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you probably know that people make us handmade quilts all the time. It’s one of my family's favorite things to receive from viewers and listeners. One of the reasons we love them so much is because it is obvious how much time, thought, and love were put into them. Time may very well be the most important gift we can give this year - especially considering how many things compete for it.

We all get so busy doing the things we’re supposed to do, the things we have to do just to keep our lives running, and, quite frankly, the things that are a complete and total waste of time. We’re so busy that we may be missing out by not giving our family the one thing they want most: Us. Take inventory on what’s eating up most of your time and ask: Is it worth it? Should I really be checking Facebook again?

Now that I am a grandfather, I think about time an awful lot. Mostly, I think about how much time I spend with my wife, my children, and my granddaughter Lorelai. I know I have dropped the ball with my kids as I get bogged down with work-related projects. It’s why I have found myself spending more and more of my free time at the ranch. It’s a chance to get away and really be with my family - far removed from the hustle and bustle of New York and Dallas.

This Christmas, as you give a gift, I urge you to ask: What is it you can really give that is important? We love the quilts because people took the time to make them and they thought about us when they made them. We try to do those things for our own kids. And it may not be the fancy one, but in the end, it will be the only present they remember.

A few years ago, I wrote the book The Christmas Sweater. It’s the story of my childhood. In the book, all Eddie wanted for Christmas was a bike. But his family couldn’t afford one. So his mom made him a sweater – made it by hand. It was a gift that he didn’t appreciate until after she was gone... long after she was gone.

Unfortunately, I didn’t figure out until I was 35-years-old what the real meaning of that sweater was; what the real meaning of Christmas is. It’s not only the birth of the baby Jesus. It’s about the death of the man and what He willingly did for you and for me.

Don’t lose sight of what’s real and what really matters this Christmas. Don’t waste another second being miserable, angry, bitter, or ashamed. You no longer have to carry that burden because Jesus carried it for you. You have been washed clean and given the opportunity to start fresh. All you have to do is accept it.

Redemption is waiting for you - so what are you waiting for?

Laus Deo,

Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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Tonight on "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck outlines everything that led up to the chaos in Kabul in a blow-by-blow takedown that SHOULD lead to massive resignations within the Biden administration and top military brass. Americans died. Americans are – TO THIS DAY – still stranded, and it is ALL on President Joe Biden.

Glenn interviews The Nazarene Fund's Rudy Atallah who gives an update on the total rescue numbers and details the obstacles he's had to overcome with the State Department. He explains why he believes they are thwarting private sector rescue efforts and says the numbers of Americans begging to be rescued are in the thousands — not hundreds — and "will exceed any number that has come out of Jen Psaki's mouth." While The Nazarene Fund rescue efforts continue in a more perilous Afghanistan, Rudy reveals another terrifying obstacle: Chinese and Russians resources deployed to assist the Taliban in rounding up church leaders, women, journalists, and lawyers who put terrorists away.

Glenn also interviews Tim Kennedy, an Afghanistan war veteran and president of Sheepdog Response who partnered with SaveOurAllies.org to sneak past the Taliban and bring thousands to safety. He details the moment the bomb went off when he was on the ground at the Kabul airport and addresses the Taliban kill list. "They will kill babies, execute women, and cut your tongue out. That's just the G-rated stuff."

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray ripped into President Joe Biden's latest speech in which our commander in chief touted the Afghanistan withdrawal as an "extraordinary success" that was "designed to save American lives" — despite the loss of 13 of America's finest, our military equipment in the hands of our enemies, and scores of Americans and allies still trapped in Afghanistan.

"This was not a success by any stretch of the imagination and people need to be held accountable," Glenn asserted. "Because if this is allowed to stand, and these people are just allowed to continue on with no ramifications, you don't not want to see what our military will turn into. I am telling you now, we will become the darkest force ever, ever to walk the earth. With our technology, and our resources, with our fighting machines that soon can be run robotically, we will make the Nazis look like rookies ... this must not continue!"

Glenn then played a video clip from the speech in which President Biden claimed that the "Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan, on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans."

"Anyone who says, 'Oh, they're going to let them through their checkpoint,' doesn't know their ass from their elbow!" Glenn responded. "They have no idea what is going on, or they are lying. So, Mr. President, which one is it? Do you not really know what's going on? If so, the 25th Amendment should be invoked. If you do know what's going on, then you should be impeached for lying to the American people on such a grand scale, it's staggering!"

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