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December 16th, 2013
09:09 PM ET

Gingrich: Santa is who you need him to be

On tonight's show, The Final Question was initiated by Fox's Megyn Kelly who stirred up controversy by saying Santa is white and a New Mexico teacher who told a black student he couldn't be Santa because he isn't white.

We asked our guests to weigh in on the latest Santa drama and you may be surprised by how they respond.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. steve

    George Bush played Santa for 8 years. Dick Cheney said deficits don't matter.

    December 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  2. carlos

    I'm from Puerto Rico. I grew up thinking Santa spoke Spanish. Turns out he speaks a lot languages.

    December 18, 2013 at 11:51 am | Reply
    • Donna

      Santa is anyone in a red suit and a beard . Today Santa can be man or women the way thing are changing ; with everything having to be politically correct .
      You see someone in a Santa suit no matter the color ; you think of Santa . Ho , Ho , Ho .

      December 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Reply
    • Bilal Muammed

      Santa is Satan; it is only the Creator of the heavens and the earth that knows if you are sleep or knows when you are awake, also He is the only one that knows if you are bad or good, we need to get rid of these myths from the minds of the children so they can better deal with reality. The same with christians worshiping Jesus as G-d, these issues are designed to keep people stupid and dumb.

      December 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Reply
      • Donna

        The creator is .
        The heavens supply .
        The earth provides .

        December 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm |
  3. Hank

    Any child that wants to portray themselves in the spirit of St. Nick, can and should. Because St. Nick is just that- a Saint and a magically wonderful spirit to embrace. If we're going to split hairs over authenticity, that's a little to absurd for me this time of year to even consider.

    December 17, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Reply
  4. Bilal Muhammed

    I like crossfire, however I am disturbed over the constant bickering that goes on, I would like to get a more human response on how humans are able to get caught up in bickering, but are totally incapable of truly respecting what their responsiibility is to the true American poor people.

    December 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  5. simplyput

    DIdn't know XFire has censors....I'll try matter how much propaganda libs throw on Newt, he comes out ahead of the pack, because interrupting and talking over people is not only rude, it's weak. What, no communications classes in pricey colleges?

    December 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  6. simplyput

    If you'll take off your blinders, you'll see that Gingrich is a really smart man, regardless of how much fairy dust you've thrown on him. He's the only objective voice on Xfire, because the others are only too willing to talk over everyone, which is a sign of weakness, or no content.

    December 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  7. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorite..........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Reply
  8. Denver Gallentine

    Newt demonstrated that he does have the wisdom many people claim he does.. Santa does "look" as each of us wish him to appear. Does the color of his skin or beard matter as much as the spirit he brings to the season? Too often we cling to the traditional pictures of historical/spiritual figures then what their lives represent.

    December 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  9. emskadittle

    wow, who would have thought that newt would be the voice of reason in the republican party

    December 17, 2013 at 11:28 am | Reply
    • Jack

      Newt can be quite reasonable, when he is humbled. But he is the most arrogant bum when he is winning!

      December 17, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  10. rthurs666

    Several people on CNN have said that the original St. Nicholas was a Turk. This is false. At the ttim he lived (3d-4th century CE) There were no Turks in Turkey The area was called Anatolia and was part of the Byzantine Empire He was a Greek Bishop. The inhabitanjts of the area were Greeks, Jews, Thracians and some older nationalities. The Turks did not enter Turkey until the 9th and 10th Century. You could look it up in your Funk & Wagnalls..

    December 17, 2013 at 2:26 am | Reply
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    December 17, 2013 at 12:42 am | Reply

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