The Creepy Story Behind Kris Kringle's Name

It really couldn't get more bizarre. Legend has it that the real Saint Nicholas healed and brought back to life three children butchered by an innkeeper.

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"This is crazy. He butchered these three children who were on their way for a blessing from the bishop of Myrna, Saint Nicholas, and they never showed up. So Saint Nicholas went and started to look for them," Glenn explained Wednesday on radio.

He found the children at the inn of an unscrupulous innkeeper --- chopped up, salted in vats and waiting to be made into meat pies. Saint Nicholas thankfully showed up and put them back together.

"I love this one. He forgave the innkeeper. I would have called for an investigation, but forgiveness is another way to go, I guess," Glenn joked.

See the full story behind Kris Kringle's name on an upcoming episode of hiSTORY featuring Santa Claus. The episode will air December 20 on TheBlaze. The following day, December 21, a special episode of Vault will air featuring artifacts and trappings from Christmas.

Listen to this segment, beginning at mark 21:11, from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: If you happen to be watching, I know we're getting a lot of comments on Glenn looks like Santa today.

(laughter)

GLENN: I am recording another Christmas show. Yesterday, for history -- HisStory, we recorded the story of Santa, which doing the research on Santa and where Santa came from and all of the traditions and -- does anybody know how we got the name Kris Kringle? Does anybody know where that came from? Anybody know how we --

PAT: Well, that came from Santa. That was his actual name.

JEFFY: Thank you. Thank you.

GLENN: No, it's fascinating when you find out.

Does anybody where -- how we got Santa Claus? How we got the name Santa Claus?

PAT: That's his name.

JEFFY: That's his name at the North Pole.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: No. It is -- it is a fascinating and bizarre trip that takes you to places where the real Saint Nicholas supposedly healed and brought back to life three children that had been butchered by an innkeeper who put -- listen to this. This is crazy. Butchered these three children who were on their way for a blessing from the bishop of Myrna, Saint Nicholas. And they never showed up. And so Saint Nicholas went and started to look for them. They had stayed at an inn halfway to the bishop.

Well, this innkeeper was an unscrupulous innkeeper, beyond unscrupulous and killed the children, chopped their bodies up, and then put them in these vats to salt the meat. And he was going to make them into meat pies.

And so the bishop, Saint Nicholas came and was --

PAT: And reassembled the children and brought them back to life.

GLENN: Yes. That is the legend. Reassembled.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: And I love this one. And forgave the innkeeper. Which I would have called for an investigation, but forgiveness is another way to go, I guess.

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: Don't chop -- he promised me he would not chop up any children and sell them in meat pies.

PAT: Of course, he could have forgiven him and then put him in jail.

GLENN: Yes, but he didn't.

PAT: I forgive you, but you're going to jail. Because that's where you belong --

GLENN: He didn't. There's more to that story that is even more incredible.

But -- so yesterday, I recorded that show. And that airs in a couple weeks. His Story on Santa Claus.

Today, I'm doing The Vault and the -- and some of the trappings of Christmas and where they came from.

JEFFY: I hate the trappings of Christmas.

GLENN: Well, then you shouldn't watch the --

JEFFY: I hate the trappings.

Featured Image: Santa Claus proceeds down 6th Av, during the 90th Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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