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(generated from captions) Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho!

(Sings) # And a p-p-partridge
in a p-pear

# Tree. #

That's it? That's it!

The song's over.
We can light the tree!

(All cheer wildly)

Oh, finally!

Go on, Jimmy. There's only
five more seconds until Christmas.

ELECTRICITY BUZZES WEAKLY

LIGHT BULB POPS, GLASS SMASHES

(All groan)

Christmas is ruined again.

SLEIGH BELLS RING

SANTA: Ho, ho, ho!

MAGICAL MUSIC, EXPLOSION

(All cheer wildly)

Stan!
Kyle!

Mom, Dad! We rode in Santa's sleigh!

We brought Christmas to Iraq.

Everyone, everyone,
can I please have your attention?

Christmas is a very special
time of year,

but this year,
it almost didn't happen.

There's a man named Jesus
who gave his life to save me.

And so, I declare
that every year on Christmas Day,

we should remember Jesus
for what he did

and thank him for it.

From now on, Christmas will be a day

for remembering a brave man
named Jesus.

(All cheer wildly)

Now, if you'll all excuse me,
I've got a lot of work to do.

I'll help you, Santa.

Oh, and boys, you might want
to check under the Christmas tree.

MAGICAL MUSIC
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!

Wow! Look, you guys!
Santa got us all Haibo dolls!

Oh, goddammit!

Cartman, I thought all you wanted
was a Haibo doll.

Yeah. But not if you guys
have one too.

Now it's worthless and gay.

Goddammit.
I'll never try to be nice again!

All in all, I have to say
this is a pretty special Christmas.

(Muffled) Hi, guys. What's going on?
Hey, Kenny.

Dude, where have you been?
I've beenhanging out.

We've gotta tell you what happened.
I'm glad it's over.

Things are finally back to normal.
Yeah.

(Mr Hankey sings) # Poo Choo train's

# Laying down its tracks

# With a...
CHOO CHOO!

# There and back... #

(Cartman sings) # Poo Poo train

# Is my favourite thing

# Spreading Christmas joy

# As we ride and sing. #

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This program is captioned live. Battering Fiji, cyclone Evans the island nation.Very, very strong, 100%, very, very strong.Barack Obama joins a memorial service in Conneticut, flagging gun law reform. These strategyys must end. To end we must change.Empty larders, food charities face the leanest Christmas in decades.Supply is definitely down upply is definitely down and demand is definitely up.Proud parents, Australia's newest champion celebrates with his sick father.My champion.Good evening. It's the strongest cycloneing. It's the strongest cyclone to hit Fiji in 20 years. Cyclone Evan tonight battering the island nation. It's already caused major damage to the northern island or damage to the northern island with winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour tearing down homes, businesses and cutting down power and water supplies. Residents in this Fijian town could only do two things as cyclone Evan moved in - run and hide.Very, very strong. 100%, very, very strong. Some tried in vain to tiedowns the roofs of their houses as wind powerful enough to uproot trees tore through the area. The government took no chances, evacuating residents from low lying areas.Everybody is moving to the community hall ving to the community hall which is higher than the village.On a tourist resort island holiday makers stayed in doors. Fiji's Weather Bureau says the storm will stay around for some time. Flights to and from the island nation have been cancelled and major highways closed. More than of 0 evacuation centres have been set centres have been set up across the country, housing over 3,500 people. Meanwhile, the people of Samoa continue to count the cost. Cyclone Evan's destructive power claimed four lives last week and left up to 4,000 people homeless. Residents returned to ss. Residents returned to what was once their homes to salvage what they could, but some say they still have what matters.Thank God we were able to survive. We were able to survive. We are able to survive with my to survive with my daughter and my family.The New Zealand my family.The New Zealand Air Force has continued its search for so fishermen missing off Samoa after four boats went missing. Authorities say they may have found one of them. The cyclone's ferocious winds have also caused a bulk carrier to drag an anchor and run aground in suefa harbour. Meet rogss say the storm could be downgraded to category 3 tomorrow where the full extent of Evan's wrath will be revealed.ABS reporter Janet Francis is in Nandi, where conditions were so fierce she had to bunker down inside her hotel. She says authorities won't be able to make their next move until they can assess the extent of the damage. We were told in Nandi to expect winds up to 110 kilometres an hour. We're told that once daylight hits it should have eased up and we will be able up and we will be able to assess the damage. We have had some power blackouts here. We were sitting by candlelight. Both doors andlelight. Both doors into the main area of the hotel in area of the hotel have been boarded up as well. Flights were supposed to resume tomorrow. supposed to resume tomorrow. The airport was shut down today. There was certainly nobody leaving and nobody coming in to Fiji at all. There was talk of it reopening tomorrow but again authorities will have to make an assessment in the morning based on whether or not planes are able to fly in and fly out. There are several people here who are anxious to leave ho are anxious to leave at the moment. They will be waiting until the morning much like everyone else. Absolutely no- one has Absolutely no- one has a guarantee.Barack Obama says more must be done to protect America's children. Speaking at a memorial service Speaking at a memorial service for the 27 victims of the massacre in Newtown, he vowed to use all his power to prevent more shooting tragedies. Gone was g tragedies. Gone was the pomp and circumstance that usually accompanys a presidential visit. When Mr Obama touched down in Newtown Conneticut this morning - the purpose of the visit was to help a town and nation mourn.I'm very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. Nor can they heal your wounded hearts. I can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief.The President met with the families of slain children in private before the service which was watched around the world. And while he was the featured guest here, the biggest ovation when to the first responders. They held each other just a little longer after doing their jobs surrounded by so many young victims. Mr Obama read the names of bama read the names of the 20 six and seven year olds killed and seven year olds killed in the shooting. Benjamin...Under the enormity of the loss. We're able to put faces to the names of some of the youngest victims,e of the youngest victims, including 6-year- old Olivia. Her pastor says the church's nativety concert will continue without her. Police say 20-year-old Adam Lanza showed up toe Sandy Hook elementary school carrying several weapons including a high powered assault rifle.He shot his way into the school. The school was locked. He used a weapon to open up the glass and then walked through. and then walked through.He blasted right through it?With a number of rounds. He discharge those to make an opening and went through it.Police believe he took his own life when he heard officers coming, but not before he killed 26 people, many shot repeatedly, leaving a commune asking why.We are left with some hard questions.Much of Mr Obama's speech centred around a need for strict injury gun control measures - something he has been criticised for not been criticised for not doing enough to change. He told the crowd that one of the hard questions was whether enough was being done to keep children safe. I've been reflecting on this the last few days. If we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. We're not doing enough. And we will have to change.It was a point Mr Obama made repeatedly, telling parents clutching their children this is the fourth mass shooting he has responded to since becoming President.We can't tolerate this any more. These tragedies must end. And to gedies must end. And to end them we must change.His words echoed inside the church where 26 candles burnt, one for each victim. And outside, where makeshift memorials continue to grow and have come to symbolise a community struggling to cope with its loss.The funeral for Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who apparently committed suicide who apparently committed suicide in the wake of the royal phone prank scandal is under way tonight. Her family and friends gathering for a final farewell in her family's village in southern India.Sh this is the home village of Jacintha Saldanha's husband. Much of their extended family still lives there. And it is now the focus of international attention. Hundreds have crammed the Catholic Church for her funeral. Many still dismayed at the turn of events that led to her death. The Bishop conducts her service. Her body arrived in Britain yesterday. A woman who moved halfway around the world to make a better life for her family returning in tragic circumstances, leaving behind a husband and two children. Senior politicians are among the mourners. They have been waiting for a long time for the body to come and to share the sorrow of the family - of the people here. They are also very sentimental. I have been to their house. And to be with the family members.Britain's 'Sunday Times' newspaper has reported that Jacintha Saldanha was involved in a dispute with management at the king Edward the 7th private hospital before she took the prank phone call from radio hosts at Sydney's today FM. Investigations into her apparent suicide continue. The Duchess of Cambridge who was the subject of the call has made her first public appearance since being treated for acute morning sickness - acontinueding a sports award ceremony in London.Coming up - digging deep, food charities facing a slump

If you're caught speeding these Christmas-New Year holidays, you're on your way to losing your licence. Or if you and any of your passengers are caught not wearing their seatbelt, your licence could be gone. Remember, double demerit points these Christmas-New Year holidays.

(SINGS) # The moon belongs
to everyone # The best things in life are free # Stars belong to everyone # They gleam there for you and me # Flowers in spring
The robins that sing # The sunbeams that shine
They're yours, they're mine # And love can come to everyone # The best things in life are free

# The moon belongs to everyone # The best things in life are free # Stars belong to everyone # They gleam there for you and me # Love can come to everyone # The best # Best things in life # Are # Free. #

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has unveiled a new plan to come pat people smuggling from within Sri Lanka. Speaking in Columbo, the Foreign Minister pledged extra surveillance and rescue equipment for the languageian Navy in addition to a joint training program in maritime surveillance. A - over 600 Sri Lankan nationals have had their applications for asigh asylum lum in the past five months.Australia is going to be returning people who enter its waters through the efforts of people smugglers - we will be returning them to languagea and doing so within 72 hours.A national crisis is emerging among Australian charities - they are reporting a sharp increase in demand for services but donations are down considerably. And it's prompted calls for food, clothing and cash to bridge the rapidly widening gap.For four-year-old Brandon this Christmas came 8 days early.Look at that. Isn't it gorgeous.But it wasn't Santa delivering these special gifts.I thank God for the Salvation Army. They have saved my life and helped a lot of my friends.It looks busy in the basement with volunteers sorting through this year's donated gifts. But they won't last long. Upstairs - the meals disappear just as fast. This time of year is busy for the Salvos.Specially when you're homeless and you've got no- one to share Christmas with.The Christmas in 2012 is tougher than most years in recent memory.Supply is definitely down and demand is definitely up. It puts incredible stress on volunteers and staff and also the people coming in for help. The disturbing pattern is consistent across the sector. Somebody asked me if we're in crisis, the answer is yes.At Wesley mission every cheque is worth its weight. With demand for charitable services up 25%. But donations have halfed.Our appeal this Christmas is particularly around food, icularly around food, groceries and even things like napys for kids, toothpaste, sanitary products.Cost of living pressures including rental affordability, rising electricity and the new start allowance have Anglicare Sydney concerned.The level of hunger apparent in those households where people are living on new start - what we're mainly concerned about is children living in those households who are vulnerable and going hungry.They are circumstances that extend beyond the festive season.The money we're raising at the moment is not just for Christmas but also the rest of the year. We know the need is escalating and we're concerned about meeting that need other the next 12-month period.Now the hope is for a late rush of festive goodwill.On the - an on the spot test for HIV that offers preliminary results in half an hour has been approved. Current tests take between two weeks and three nopbts get accurate results. The Health Minister says the rapid test will minimise accidental infection rates. Around 25,000 Australians live with HIV. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and US President Barack Obama have congratulated the new Prime Minister of Japan. Voters overwhelmingly dumped the democratic party at the weekend elections.Celebrations as the Liberal Democrats reclaim their place in parliament. The conservatives along with a junior partner look set to take up to 300 of the 480 lower House seats - possibly enough for a super majority that would allow them to over rule the upper Chamber. Arbae has been propeled into the Prime Ministerer ship for a second time but even he concedes it's not so much a ringing endorsement of his partys a crushing punishment of his opponents.

The former Prime Minister rePrime Minister resign his party lost about two thirds of its seats. He was the third DPJ leader in the past three years. Japan has had six Prime Ministers in the past six years.People wish for a stable government and to make the economy improve a little bit for our children.Two years after the Fukushima disaster, nuclear power didn't end up playing as significant a role as had been expected. Most voters named the economy as the key issue - a sentiment Mr Arbae tapped into. He has also reiterated Japan's claim on disputed islands in the east China sea, pledging to stand up to Beijing.

Markets are also hopeful. The Nikkei rose and Yen dipped on news of the conservative victory.The UN - a UN report has quantifyed the impact of China's slow down to the Australian economy. Since 2011, $2.3 billion has been sliced from economic growth, while export income slid by around $2.5 billion. Japan was hardest hit. The report identifys the European recession as the main reason for the slow down in the world's most populous nation. To the share market now :

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Australia is in a strong position in the first test against Sri Lanka but will need to take early wickets to dismiss the visitors in tomorrow's final day's play. Australia set a solid target of 393 despite the loss of captain Michael Clarke to injury.Resuming at none for 27 the Australian Openers quickly set about building a formidable lead.He goes again. This is great to see.Then celebrating the Apple asle's convict heritage, local hero Ed Cowan enjoying slipping the noose on that lbw non-referral as the visitors VRS nightmare continued. That will be snor review he has got wrong.Everything going right for the Australians.That's what he loves.And a a love of the switch hit.Brilliant joofpt shown up by Warner, the bowlers soon got their revenge. That's out. That's caught behind.The opening pair reunited in the pavilion shortly after.It's worked.Snapy work behind the stumps had Watson on his way.He knew that will be found out.While there was no need to refer Phil Hughes's dismissal.Got him.The procession continued when Wade he is elevation up the order failed to pay off. Once again it was left to Hussey and Clarke to right the listing ship. to right the listing ship.The crack out of his bat was good. The umpire back it is up.The captain racing to a quick fire 50 before retiring hurt.So whatever he is deeming to be wrong, it's not worth batting on with. Husband jury's batting remaining in row bus health.That is sensationaly lifted. is sensationaly lifted.Setting Sri Lankan tongues wagging but there was no wagging of the tail. Chasing an imposing 393, Sri Lanka started positively.Oh, he has gone whack. What a great shot.Much to Mitchell Starc's frustration. It was getting willing all round.Which with unis Sri Lanka and which one is Australia at the moment.That question answered when Dilshan feathered Watson's first ball. The injured skipper giving Sangakkara a big let-off. Australia still well on track, though, to take a 1-0 series lead into Melbourne.He finishes it!Football Federation Australia has issued a warning against antisocial warning against antisocial behaviour after a weekend marred by fan related incidents at two A-League matches. On a day when the A-League summer of football Cam pawn was launched, the CEO David gallop was busy putting out fires.You can expect a ban or a knock on ban or a knock on you engage in that type of behaviour.He was referring to fans who face five year bans from matches if found guilty of throwing flares during Saturday night's Sydney Derby as well as a culprit from Hindmarsh stadium believed responsible for racialy abusing Paul Rifle. cialy abusing Paul Rifle.As Australia celebrates its role in the multiculturalism of the country that's not on.Racism in British football has been brought into sharp focus with recent cases involving Liverpool's Suarez who had to face criminal charges.The ban system that's in place for any kind of an at this social behaviour is one we need to continue to be vigilant about.The man closer to the action in Sydney on Saturday night making a simply to fans about flares.You understand why it's been banned in the league. There is a danger aspect. They have a zero row tolerance policy for that. Fans should adhere to that.While it may be a small minority tarnishing football's reputation in Australia, the Federation wants support from fans to help been it from the game. The story of goaler Daniel pflt opovich now - the young unknown left his oung unknown left his sick Croatian father at home to blitz the field at the Australian PGA championship at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. Today his emotional parents have talked about Daniel's incredible rise. It's a moment any parent, any child, would understand. A triumphant homecoming in every sense for Daniel Popovich sense for Daniel Popovich into the arms of his proud father.Pretty impressive, hey.My champion.A champion. He started as a rookie but won like a seasoned veteran.He closes with 69 to win the Australian PGA championship.At 26 he was virtually unheard of but leading the Australian PGA championship from start to finish ahead of seasoned pros - that will change everything.I'm just so happy. Popvich almost didn't play. His Croatian father is battling an incurable form of bone cancer. Daniel had taken time off to be with him. ime off to be with him. Radi convinced him to return to the game he has loved since childhood.I said go back. Radi wanted to be here but his health wouldn't allow it, forced to watch it on TV in Melbourne with family and friends.My dad, if he was there he would have loved it. Popovich worked in a pizza strip to fund a golf trip to Europe. He failed to make the European circuit. That's all behind him.Really truly. There are so many things - it is a long and hard road.That journey has become a little easier. Popovich is almost guaranteeed a start on the US PGA tour.Very proud.Good story. To the weather now. Lows and troughs are generating hot, humid and thundery weather across the north. A trough in the west is drawing heat into southern WA and a high is keeping South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and southern New South Wales generally dry. To the major centres, fine in Sydney and Melbourne, showers in Perth. Over cast in Canberra. Over cast too in Hobart but a top of 27. Further afield :

That is the world this Monday. I will see you at the same time tomorrow. Goodnight. Supertext Captions by Red Bee Media - www.redbeemedia.com.au.