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West Point Christmas Special - 10pm EST on Fox News [traditional, patriotic music & campus tour]
Fox News ^ | 12/23/2011 | staff

Posted on 12/23/2011 9:07:36 AM PST by Notwithstanding

Join us as the U.S. Army’s oldest band brings you the joyous sounds of the season from West Point!

Plus, share an exclusive yuletide tour of the US Military Academy.

Tonight at 10p/1a ET, Jon Scott hosts a West Point Holiday Special.

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1 posted on 12/23/2011 9:07:43 AM PST by Notwithstanding
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To: Notwithstanding

Thank you very much for the heads up. I’m looking forward to it.

Merry Christmas.


2 posted on 12/23/2011 9:13:12 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Merry Christmas!


3 posted on 12/23/2011 9:13:46 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Notwithstanding; SandRat; PROCON
Ping to my Army Brothers!

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
4 posted on 12/23/2011 9:19:15 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Looks wonderful....On Fox????


5 posted on 12/23/2011 9:20:52 AM PST by goodnesswins (Banning Christmas (and Christmas decorations) is something that commies do.)
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To: Notwithstanding

Nevermind...just saw....FOX News


6 posted on 12/23/2011 9:21:39 AM PST by goodnesswins (Banning Christmas (and Christmas decorations) is something that commies do.)
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To: Notwithstanding
West Point.

The concentration of character and dignity in the once great state of New York.

Will watch the special with interest, and thanks for the reminder.

7 posted on 12/23/2011 9:23:05 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Won’t be surprised if the ACLU Atheists, Wickens, CAIR,and the Freedom From Religion Foundation crowd complains LOUDLY about this though.


8 posted on 12/23/2011 9:35:45 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Notwithstanding

Incidentally, Jon Scott’s oldest son graduated from West Point in May of this year. I’m sure that hosting this event is a labor of love for him.


9 posted on 12/23/2011 9:37:35 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: thefactor

US Army ping...


10 posted on 12/23/2011 9:45:20 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt! 2012)
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To: Notwithstanding

I attended this concert when Fox was taping it and HIGHLY recommend it to all. The Broadway guys were kind of lame, but the West Point Band and the Hellcats were great. The local high school kids added some real Christmas cheer. It was a great time for all!


11 posted on 12/23/2011 9:50:58 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Notwithstanding

Thanks for the heads up!


12 posted on 12/23/2011 9:56:13 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Was it taped at Ike Hall or in the city?


13 posted on 12/23/2011 10:10:35 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Notwithstanding

Did they hold a raffle to allow two gay soldiers or lesbian soldiers kiss to start off the performance? Or is this to be a traditional performance?


14 posted on 12/23/2011 10:46:50 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Notwithstanding

Have they integrated the gay-mens choir into the program yet?


15 posted on 12/23/2011 10:47:49 AM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: unkus

Is there a replay scheduled for saturday? if so what are the times?


16 posted on 12/23/2011 10:51:25 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: onedoug

ping


17 posted on 12/23/2011 11:04:22 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: stylecouncilor

7pm Pacific(?)


18 posted on 12/23/2011 12:44:32 PM PST by onedoug (6-4-3)
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To: ckilmer

Is there a replay scheduled for saturday? if so what are the times?


I have no idea. Check your local schedule.

Merry Christmas!


19 posted on 12/23/2011 2:00:45 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: antceecee; fatima; LUV W; nutmeg; nmh; floriduh voter

Bump to my buddies.


20 posted on 12/23/2011 3:42:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Thanks, Dita! Sounds like a good one!


21 posted on 12/23/2011 3:57:26 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thanks for the info. Merry Christmas too!


22 posted on 12/23/2011 6:07:35 PM PST by floriduh voter ( Obamacare is to you as a can of RAID is to a bug. R A I D !)
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To: Notwithstanding

Good stuff!!


23 posted on 12/23/2011 8:04:50 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Merry Christmas Dita (((((Hugs))))


24 posted on 12/23/2011 8:05:05 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Notwithstanding

I would have liked to have seen a Merry Christmas banner on the wall in the dining hall instead of a Happy Holidays banner... though I am not surprised the least by the secular PC slogan.

Citizenship was the prized reward (performance bonus) offered to artisans and craftsmen that built the cathedral (circa 1909) in 14 months, although they had up to 5 years to construct the structure and still qualify for the unique and coveted offer.


25 posted on 12/23/2011 8:12:17 PM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

ooh! lucky you! i watched tonight and LOVED the hellcats.

it was awesome.

i even tried to find a email addy for Jon Scott to tell him “well done” via the fox news website, but dead-ended.

also loved Hannity’s troop special tonight. Oliver North’s story on Washington 235 years ago on Christmas eve was so good.


26 posted on 12/23/2011 9:24:09 PM PST by sdpatriot (Rush:" the media didn't make her, so they can't control her")
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To: Notwithstanding

Thank you for posting this - the wife & I enjoyed it.


27 posted on 12/24/2011 6:12:33 AM PST by Crichton
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To: Crichton

Welcome. It was nice.


28 posted on 12/24/2011 7:43:22 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: freepersup

Well, let me tell you, the funnest portion of the annual Christmas dinner is when we all sing the Twelve days of Christmas (and I doubt that has been eliminated).

All 4400 cadets are served dinner at the same time (family style). The dining hall is made of 6 massive halls (all connected) that radiate from a central tower (the poop deck). Each spoke seats about 700 cadets. Each spoke is divided in half, so there are 12 sections and each section of 350 sings one of the days of Christmas. Ambitious plebes stand on the table tops to sing.

It is great fun. Another semester down. Exams over. One of the few breaks in the grueling schedule of a cadet. Home to family and friends who appreciate the hard life cadets have chosen.


29 posted on 12/24/2011 8:49:53 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Notwithstanding

Thank you for the wonderful recollection of an event that only a tiny fraction of people will ever get to experience. A great big thank you for your service to our country.

The neighbor just stopped by. He asked me what I was doing. I said I was answering a former West Point cadet in a forum online. Seems that the neighbor took wedding pictures for a living at the WP chapel, and his ex wife’s uncle was the band director. Now that is one hell of a coincidence!

Merry Christmas soldier!!! ;o)


30 posted on 12/24/2011 8:46:12 PM PST by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: freepersup

Lots of hard work - lots of good people - lots of good memories.
That is some coincidence.
God bless you as you bask in the radiance of the Savior’s grace!


31 posted on 12/25/2011 3:02:29 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Notwithstanding

The West Point Holiday Special will repeat today (Sunday) at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific on Fox News Channel


32 posted on 12/25/2011 7:18:30 AM PST by FITZ2
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To: ExNewsExSpook

I watched last year, recorded it on my DVR and watched twice, once on Christmas Eve and again Christmas Day. It was wonderful. I was wondering IF Jon Scott’s son had yet graduated. Have my DVR set up to record tonight.


33 posted on 12/24/2012 10:13:31 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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