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)

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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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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