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good morning. today the local inventer was a super cute winter hat that went viral on pinterest. the top food items people order for the holidays you may be surprised. live music at its best. a live performance from willy on the morning blend. ? ? [ music ] ? ? ? ? good morning everybody. >> good morning. >> a wreath over our shoulder so holidayish. festive.
i enjoy. >> i like it. >> holiday gift giving season. we oftentimes try to give people who serve us this time of year tips and presents as well those that we love and care about. it's illegal to give someone who serves you pretty much daily, a present over $20. can you guess who that would be? >> once you said serves you daily is it the mailman? >> yes it is. >> no way. >> it's the mailman. >> so they say want to leave a gift for their mailman, but it's illegal to leave them cash or a gift card over $20. can you give them anything else you have to limit the value to $20. >> you can't give them a cashmere scarf that is worth $100? >> no i don't think so. >> $20 or under interesting. >> they say you can't give your mail carrier cash or the equivalent such as a gift card
at all and any gift you give have to be under $20. >> post office says they take the guess work out of the matter for you. >> good to know. there was a survey taken for what people prefer at businesses and stores between hearing happy holidays or merry christmas. which do you think won? this is for businesses and stores only? >> happy holidays. >> merry christmas. >> really? >> merry christmas. to hear merry christmas, 12% prefer a less religious greeting and 45% of americans don't really care. what is funny is if you add up the numbers there is 1% missing in there. i'm not sure what that 1% was. [laughter] >> however. >> they don't want you to greet them at all. >> that with from the pew research center. that was strictly for businesses. we asked you on facebook to sound off. we wanted to know do you say in general merry christmas or happy
dr. yesterday and said to one of the nurses how is it going, i said happy holidays she said merry christmas. i was like oh. okay. >> like telling you don't say it -- >> i was trying to be very include everybody in the office regardless of their -- >> merry christmas you know, christmas has to do with christians and religion so i was trying to be pc i guess she didn't like it. >> i really don't way unless i think someone might be jewish i won't say merry christmas i will just say happy holidays or happy hanukkah. i don't overthink it too much. most of the times i say merry christmas. >> to my kids and family close friends i say merry christmas. i think that is true for a lot of us. >> soundoff it could get a little heated. >> a little political. >> i think so too. what percent of women return
buy for them for the holidays. >> i don't know what the percentage is going to be i bet it will be pretty high. the question is whether they admit or tell them that. i think if they buy them clothes, unless they know it's what they want they are almost always going to return it. >> the most returned christmas gift is clothes. >> yup. >> 42% of women return their gifts from their husband. 70% plan to donate one of the gifts from their husband. 13% regift gifts they don't like from their husband. [laughter] >> i bet guys don't even notice that you are not wearing what you returned or threw away. >> then later on they are like hey where is that you are like oh, i think i wore it the other day didn't you see it? like really really ugly jewelry. >> take a picture of yourself in it. jewelry that's a tough one too.
>> pony up daddy this cracks me up. if you want to humiliate your significant other and why wouldn'ta for the holidays pony up daddy is a cloth saddle that dads wear while their little ones ride them around the house. [laughter] >> it goes on their back. >> it goes on their back. giddy up, and here's the thing i love, it comes in a variety of colors. you can have sheriff blue, you can do raider red, you can even do princess pink. >> where do we find this g daddy it's a great gift from moms, grandparents, kids, maybe go in on it together. >> it's on pony up daddy.com or something? >> it's pony up daddy.com. it's $24.95 so worth it and $5.95 for shipping and handling. [laughter] >> oh, that's great. >> that is the best gift of the season. >> you got to get that. >> got it. got it. so who is your favorite sports hero?
yount. tomorrow you have a chance to to bid on some of the most unique sports memorabilia around. >> we're talking about the sports auction for macc. one of the items is this jordie nelson football paired with this photo that includes the beautiful frame as well. the macc fund goal is to find a cure for childhood cancer and related blood disorders by providing funding for research. they are doing a great job for statistics prove it. >> i absolutely love that. this year's live auction event is happening right here on today's tmj4 at 3:00 p.m. and runs for two hours tomorrow, commercial free. it is really exciting and compelling tv. you see the fun a auction items increase in value and you hear the heart warming stories of so many families dealing with childhood cancer. tune in tomorrow to today's tmj4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
coming up on today's show. we'll chat with the inventor of these pony tail hats. and tiffany takes one popular holiday ingredient to the extreme. how to make the cranberry apple sangria yum. >> so good. >> i love it. there you go. and the top three most requested holiday food items too we'll tell you what those are. before we head to milwaukee's willy porter is well phknown for his guitar skills. he has teamed up with carmen nickerson to create an unforgettable sound. a little later we're going to ask willie what he thinks about pony up daddy. >> maybe they could do a song like that where carmen is riding the pony up saddle on his back. can you play the guitar in a pony up position? >> i'm so ready.
[laughter] >> come on santa. welcome back everyone. happens all the time when it is time to throw a party think about how many stores you have to go to to get everything you need. >> absolutely. think i go to at least three every time. >> liquor store, liquor store, liquor store. [laughter] >> oh, yeah. and then the grocery store. >> then you got to get food. >> tiffany takes us to a place to make holiday meal planning a whole lot more simple. >> when are you entertaining for the holidays there are soan things on the list. the butcher store, the liquor store, the bakery. simplify it go to one place, pick n save. ? ? [ music ] ? ? >> dan the meat man good to see you. >> how are you? >> i'm doing great. i'm doing all of the holiday shopping it's great you have everything we need. what are some of the best selling items for the holiday season? >> we have a new member to the family simple truth cooked all natural shrimp. no antibiotics, no hormones added.
possibly eat. >> i love that that's what you got to set out for when everybody arrives. what else you got? >> roundy's spiral ham. our staple every year for the ham holidays phenomenal item. two flavors, brown sugar and honey. can't mess it up. i see you brought beautiful sausages for me. there fresh made polish sausage. can't have christmas dinner without polish sausage. fresh made all natural, all fresh ingredients. must phenomenal for the dinner table. >> you're making my mouth water. most of the stuff can all be found here at the deli counter. but if somebody wants to like save a little more time on their dinner you guys have a really great option right? >> we do two holiday dinners we do a turkey dinner which is a 10 to 12-pound fully cooked butter ball turkey and a ham dinner ththe8 to 10-pound ham. there people can order this until tomorrow the 16th right? >> yes. >> great sides.
>> everything is made in kenosha. it's as fresh as close as you can get. that product is to the stores and no more than 30 miles away. >> just like mom's cooking. >> you can play it off that way. >> i'm going to tell everyone i cooked it and my mom cooked it. you can get mashed potatoes. sweet mashed toe tateos. cranberry orange relish my favorite and spinach artichoke dip all of that included for how much? >> $65. ? ? [ music ] ? ? >> cathy you're a brand ambassador here at pick n save. we got all of the basics down for the holidays now we have to fancy it up a little bit we like entertaining for festivities. >> around this time of the year everyone is looking for simple ways for delicious entertaining. >> yes. >> one of the f favorite thingss fresh cranberries. you can do anything with them
to drinks. we're going to talk about a couple simple recipes. >> what you got? >> the first is a cranberry apple sangria. it's perfect for the holidays. >> i have never made a sangria you are going to have to teach me. >> you want to help me? >> yes. >> wine, brandy, simple truth cranberry juice. three quarters of a cup of roundy's unfiltered apple cider and quarter cup of simple syrup. >> fruit? >> one red apple, one green apple fresh cranberries and you're good to go. >> appetizers everybody has to have a napkin filled with food. >> these are chicken, cranberry and brie tart lets. they are bite sized. you can make them in advance and let's them. we use puff pastry, simple truth chicken breast. a simple cranberry sauce using fresh cranberries.
>> that sage too sends it through the roof. >> savory, sweet and so delicious. >> i love that you have all of these fresh ingredients right here at roundy's and pick n save. you're going make me and everybody else a hostess hero. thanks. >> cheers. that sangria was so good. all right don't forget you still have time to order your holiday dinner you can call pick n save through tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. call the toll free num orders must be placed at least 72 hours prior to pick up. for coupons, recipes and cooking demonstrations visit pick n save.com. >> that's where you can find the sangria recipe. >> that looks awesome. >> it really really was. i'm going to make it for the holidays. >> delicious i like it. those two recipes you feature the chicken cranberry and the brie tart lets along
will be posted on our website also i just want to make sure you know that themorningblend.com. >> super easy to find. still ahead we're going to hear another song from porter knickerson. and our producer calls this the best hat ever. we'll chat with the maker of this internet sensation. i was wearing it as the
all right so our next guest designed one of the most comfortable, stylish and functional things i have ever seen. it is simple, but brilliant. they are called peekaboos. hats for all of us girl who is like to wear our hair in a pony tail. >> or just hats all winter long. [laughter] >> danica lause is the owner and designer of peekaboos pony tail hats. sheak scarfs and gloves and we're huge, huge fan of the peekaboos. we're glad you are here again. >> great to see you. they are so warm, so stylish. comfortable. >> time saving that's what i like about them. they make my days faster and easier i don't have to do my hair. >> that's great. let's talk about what is so unique about these. do you think most people now have heard about the pony tail hat. i feel like people have heard about it more.
out more now. i think the internet took it by storm and the world is waking up to the idea of women wearing their hair through their hats finally. [laughter] >> let's talk about how it went viral. this is fascinating. just one picture was all it took right? >> yeah so i didn't know what was going on, but my website was kind of going crazy and i couldn't quite determine why. but, customers started to tell me they were seeing it online pinterest and facebook it was going nuts. it has continued into every d since then it seems more people find out every day about it. and it's been a surreal couple of weeks. >> what was the color that you had on that picture do you remember that went viral or that pinterest picked up? >> a few different versions. 115 colors this season the mosti ever had. the variety of colors and i have a picture that shows all colors all 15. >> and each one has a hole in different spots. you could wear a high or low pony tail.
can you wear a high pony tail, or low or no pony tail and just your hair down like tiffany has. >> there is the color. what is the color you're wearing and swee right there? >> the color is called forever its purple one. that's on tv right now. that's been a good one. >> this is the back of the hat too. >> that is the back of the hat. >> you can't even see the hole unless you choose to use them. >> that's the best selling point. can you just have a regular tail kind of day. >> leave this up for a second. you don't have to remember every name, but just share because the names of the colors are really fun what are some of your favorites? >> energy is the bright pink, impulse a funky red. snow cap is white. vitality is the green. i could name them all off, but aspen the one you have on molly is my favorite. it's kind of a heatherred gray i
hides fuzz or dirt you can throw it in your bag and it looks good all the time. >> i have a pony tail i don't know if you can see it the way, but it's the higher hole right? >> yeah. >> that's where mine is too. >> it's so fantastic. a lot of times you have your hair up you don't want to smoosh it and it's uncomfortable. there we got a better shot of it. a lot of them are lined with fleece underneath here which is so warm i love the way it feels it's not itchy or anything. >> yeah no they are hypo allergenic and no itch. i weekend to wear my hair low when i'm exercising and out for fun high. >> they are washable and you have matching gloves and scarfs. >> yes for some of the colors. >> that's great. >> these are fantastic. they will be everybody's favorite new hat. i wear mine all the time. >> thanks. >> it's fantastic. here's a special you have right now free shipping you don't have to have a maximum amount. no minimum order at all.
only when you take advantage of your pony tail hats.com get yourself one of your favorite new peekaboos. i love them. thanks for being here again. >> thanks for having me. good to see you. >> now i'm wearing a hat the rest of the show. >> so cozy warm. after the break we're going to chatt chat with willy porterd carmen nickerson about their new album together and what it my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis
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? ? [ music ] ? ? welcome back this is the new album from porter knickerson called bonfire to ash. it compiles the c candid snapsht of the human journey. >> we're super thrilled to welcome back w carmen nickerson to the yellow couch. great to see you guys. thanksfor singing for us today we appreciate it. i always feel bad for musicians to have to get up early and sing. you are used to singing at night. >> you just get a little grittiness in your voice in the morning. >> when people sound good on a morning show they are really good. [laughter] >> talk a little bit about your new album and what is going on a
new sounds. >> new sounds we're playing tomorrow night at turner hall a whole album of cowrites. it's a culmination of the last five years of working together and so, it's um, kind of an organic process and great to have it. >> that's cool. what do you really like about the way your music has evolved and maybe your style too? >> i think carmen brings a certain simplicity and different approach i'm a guitar player first, i have a tendency to overright the guitar parts and sometimes lose the melody. through the process of working together with her, the straight communication of it, that's been great. >> uh-huh. >> i like that. what song is your favorite on the album? >> um it changes from day-to-day there is one i love called plant a garden it's different from the
it's not about really relationships. except our relationship to the earth. so that's one of my favorite ones. it's fun. there is an amazing cello section that -- >> oh, cool. >> it just getting really gritty. >> i always wonder if asking musicses especially if they write their music to choose a song is like picking your favorite kid a little bit? >> yeah. [laughter] >> i think your favorite song should be the pony up one you d which i will have to post online. >> are you hoping santa will bring that for you? >> the kids are all big. 13 and # not sure they are going to want to hop on dad's back. >> you never know. >> didn't you say everybody needs to be ridden at least once? [laughter] >> i didn't say that. >> i thought that was the missing part. >> you kind of did a little improve like, with that song. >> we could change it up. >> we might have to release that. i think the people who created
want to get their hands on it. >> we need royalties for that you're in for half. >> [laughter] >> one of the things i love talking to you about is the music scene in milwaukee. just getting your thoughts about it. i know you are always really positive about it, but how do you feel about it right now at this time? >> i feel great about it. i think there are a lot of great musicians that are sort of just starting to hit the radar. there are some veterans who are coming back and getting to play a lot. i think there are more and i think there is just some great opportunities. we also have great writers in town who are writing about local music. and really supporting the scene as well. so that's, that's really changed it i say in the last 5 or 6 years. so that's kind of an interesting thing and the town is more of a destination because we have venues of all sizes. a lot of nationals that may have skipped it in the past are coming here.
this woman said you guys are from milwaukee? that's so cool i heard that's such a great place for music. >> really? >> somebody from another part of the country. >> that is so cool. one of the things i love it feels like everybody sort of knows each other and you kind of mix and match once in a while. i know you have mike coming to join you for your show coming up and just finding all of these different sounds and personalities to mix and match and play with each other it just seems like a very cohesive community. >> it is collaborative i agree collaboration is based on that same feeling in the town that you know we've joined forces for now to make a record and it has been a great journey. but we both have our own careers as well you know. it's kind of a neat organic thing to be part of that community and see what you can find music caly and artistically in terms of the human element. >> i love it. you have a show tonight. cd release show. >> oh, tomorrow.
mangoni december 16. doors open at 7:00, show at 8:0y porter.com is the website for a little more. that's where you can find more about porter nickerson. bonfire to ash you are going to do another song of that living proof. >> we're going to let you take away in just a second. don't miss the cd release party turner hall opportunity to see live music. now they are going to perform this great song off of their new album living proof. all right whenever you guys are ready take it away.
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keynote speaker.com for gift ideas and holiday travel tips. >> i hope your holiday is wonderful. >> it's going to be. i can tell you can see from the gifts around me not looking too bad already. >> happy holidays. >> after the break this morning we've got our picture of the day also going to share your responses to our soundoff question we asked do you say
welcome back. this is a great art's cameras plus picture of the day. check it out. >> it this is an awesome photo. her husband took this of their favorite squirrel. >> no way. >> almost likes albino. it's just the snow. >> it looks like, look up close he still looks a little -- >> he looks like he is ready for hibernating. he looks chunky. >> cute. >> that's a good squirrel. and i don't usually like squirrels. do you say merry christmas or happy holidays? we asked you this question. a lot of people we got responses from said merry christmas. especially on christmas.
times. sheila also says it. dan, sheryl, renee in fact sheryl says i hope you have a blessed christmas. >> i love it. this one is interesting linda responded especially about the business part she used to own a store. she always would say merry christmas and if a customer celebrated a different holiday she would correct her hand she would say well that too. no one ever seemed to mind even with a business. so thanks for spending your morning with us. >> nice way either way.
this morning on "today's take," hollywood mega star will smith getting personal, opening up about his new movie, "collateral beauty." and co-host and last-minute christmas gifts that will arrive just in time. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. it is thursday, december 15th, 2016. we've got -- we're so thrilled. our co-host is golden globe and emmy winning star, jane lynch. let's play a little music. >> oh.