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Recently, police officers have become targets of hatred, assaults and even deadly violence. Right now is a perfect time to stop and reflect on the many ways in which police officers and other first responders such as firefighters and EMTs give up their holidays so that we can enjoy ours in safety. Many officers also go above and beyond the call of duty by performing incredible volunteer work. One of those was a listener of mine named Randy, a retired police sergeant from Wyoming. He shared a memory of a time when playing Santa Claus should have come with hazardous duty pay.

Randy wrote:

"For many years, it was my distinct pleasure to assume the role of 'real Santa' at Christmas time. Though my sleigh was still a black and white sedan, my uniform changed from dark blues to a genuine Santa suit. I appeared on Christmas Eve, right at bedtime, delivering toys to needy children as well as my fellow officers…who had small children. What made this all work was the 'understanding' of the parents to make sure the kids were close to the front window upon my arrival, that they were not allowed out on the porch (where I left their gifts) until I was out of sight, and under NO circumstances were any pets to be loose.

All the parents were following Santa's instructions to the letter...until I got to my Chief's house. I gently placed (his sons') gifts on the porch (and) began to shake the bells, anticipating three squashed, tiny faces peering into the frosty night, trying to catch a glimpse of Santa. To my surprise...No faces. I shook the bells harder and added a hearty ‘HO, HO, HO!’ Still, no faces.

Now in mid-‘HO,’ I heard the front door open and a small dog barking. 'For cryin' out loud,' I muttered, as I jumped toward the driveway. If only I'd remembered the small wire fence surrounding his wife's flower bed. There was no time to pick myself up, as I heard high-pitched giggles floating on the cold night air. A quick double combat roll placed me out of innocent eyes' way, underneath my boss's pickup truck."

Then Randy heard a noise that seemed to be very close: "I smelled the dog food on his breath a scant millisecond before he yapped out the alarm. The 'WHOA!' that jumped from my lips was cut painfully short as I rammed my head into the pickup's driveline... The thought crossed my mind to reach out and pinch off his little windpipe, but that seemed a bit ugly for Christmas Eve."

A pair of cowboy boots suddenly replaced the dog: "I recognized my boss's voice as the words, 'Merry Christmas, heh, heh, heh," settled onto the cold concrete... 'Merry Christmas, Chief,' I replied as a solitary drop of black engine oil struck me dead center in the forehead. 'THANKS FOR NOT TURNING ON THE PORCH LIGHT!'

I continued on my rounds, a black greasy racing stripe running from my white curly beard to my belt, a well-lubricated lump on my forehead. I finished just as a soft snow began to fall, covering everything in a glistening blanket of white. It seemed the perfect punctuation mark to end another Christmas on Patrol."

Thanks again for that great story, Randy. And thanks to all the police officers and other first responders and military members who go above and beyond, and sometimes even roll underneath, to keep us all safe during the holidays and all year ‘round.

Jim in Alabama shared a story that reminded us of how the Christmas season brings everyone together. During his time in the military back in 1973, Jim was stationed near Nuremberg, Germany. He wrote:

“Being born and reared in the South, I had never met people from Puerto Rico. But we had four guys from Puerto Rico and Queens, New York. Jose Feliciano’s “Feliz Navidad” would play on Armed Forces Radio and these guys made us all start to dance and sing along. They sure knew how to have a good time. They helped us all not be so homesick.”

Thank you for that great memory, Jim. I can’t think of anything more American than guys from Alabama, New York and Puerto Rico all joining the US Army and celebrating Christmas in Germany listening to Jose Feliciano sing “Feliz Navidad!”

Next, what might be a close encounter with the real Santa Claus. Margaret from Washington wrote that her 60-year-old sister Liz lived in an adult home. She had cerebral palsy and autism, the mental capacity of a six-year-old, constant pain from two broken hips and her spine, and limited speech due to her medication. She didn’t have much joy in her life, but she loved Christmas and still had an unwavering belief in Santa Claus.

Liz had a great caregiver named Crissie who told Margaret that Liz and her deaf housemate Alice saved up $20 from their meager support checks, the price of a photo with Santa at the mall. So Crissie agreed to take them.

After waiting an hour in line, they finally got to the front to discover the photo price was $23. The “elves” wouldn’t budge on the price. Crissie called the home but was told she wasn’t allowed to spend her own money on residents. So Crissie reluctantly signed the news to Alice and began pushing Liz’s wheelchair away. Margaret said her sister began throwing a fit as only she could, and Crissie started pushing as fast as possible, with Alice trotting behind and Liz’s screams echoing through the mall.

As they reached their car, they heard someone shout, “Liz, wait!” They turned around, and there was Santa, out of breath. He’d been running after them. Liz stopped screaming immediately. Santa gave them all candy canes and said he’d love to pose for a photo with them, no charge. Santa hugged Liz and Alice, and said, “HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas!” as Crissie took a cell phone photo.

Now, here’s where the story takes a magical turn. The photo turned out great. You could even tell that Santa’s long white beard was real. Margaret was so touched by his kindness that she went to the mall with a thank-you card and the photo, so they could identify the mall Santa who performed that special act of kindness.

She showed the photo to the mall manager’s secretary, who took it back into the office. Margaret wrote:

“The manager came out and told me she thought it was a great photo…but that was NOT their Santa.”

They had no idea who that kind, jolly man in the beard and red suit who magically appeared out of nowhere in their hour of need could have been. I’ll leave it to you to decide.

The holidays we remember

December 24, 2020

All the emphasis on shopping and consumerism that’s grown up around Christmas tends to remind those of us who grew up poor that we didn't feel deprived because, as kids (not being “lucky” enough to have social media to tell us), we didn't realize we were poor.

Ginny from Alabama had the perfect story to illustrate that. She wrote:

"I am 83-years-old now, but I remember this like it was yesterday. It was during the Depression...My daddy had gotten a job with the CCC (the Civilian Conservation Corps.) We lived in two rooms we rented in a big old house and shared the bathroom with the family we rented from. One room served as kitchen and my parents' bedroom, and the other was the living room, and guess where I slept.

Our Christmas tree was a holly tree my daddy had cut in the woods where he was working...I was probably four or five. I was sitting in my mama's lap while she rocked me in front of the fireplace. She was crying. I remember asking her why she was crying, and she said 'because we couldn't get you much for Christmas.'

I can remember being confused by what she said because I had gotten the clay modeling set I wanted. My aunt had sent a doll, but...the doll to me was extra. Since I got the clay modeling set, that seemed plenty...

Several years later, when things got easier, the place under the Christmas tree was filled. But the Christmas I remember the most was that one Christmas when I got the clay modeling set."

Thank you, Ginny, for that important reminder that the holidays we remember best aren't necessarily the ones when we got the most lavish gifts but the ones where we felt the most love.

This story shows us that Dr. Seuss was right: Christmas is not something that comes from a store. Christmas means a whole lot more.

Tina from California wrote that she was a struggling single mom for many years. She managed to keep a roof over her daughter and son's heads. But there was no money for the Christmas extravagances many families enjoy. They had to be creative and "make do."

Instead of buying cards, they'd call relatives and sing carols to them over the phone. And instead of buying fancy Christmas treats, they'd go into the kitchen and make donuts out of Pillsbury biscuit dough, and sweeten and decorate them with cinnamon and sugar. Tina said that for years, Christmas wasn't a good memory for her. All she remembered about those Christmases was being poor.

Then, Tina wrote:

“When my son was 20, he said 'Mom, remember when we used to make donuts and sing to everyone for Christmas?'

Sulking, I replied, ‘Yeah.’

He said, 'That is one of my BEST Christmases. We didn't have a lot of money, but we had a lot of love to give.'

I have since changed my opinion...(Now), it is one of my best Christmas memories also. My heart grew 3 sizes that day!...Ever since, I make it a point to make a homemade gift for the people in my family. Last year, I made everyone throw quilts. Christmas is more than a day... It is a memory!”

Thank you, Tina for that precious memory and a valuable lesson for us all. It’s not the presents you spend money on that stay with your kids for a lifetime, it’s your presence spent with them that they’ll cherish forever.

The Navarro Report

December 23, 2020

You’ve probably heard of the report that White House adviser Peter Navarro has put together into allegations of voting irregularities that he claims cost President Trump his reelection. It’s now out and you can read the entire report here.

I’m directing you to the unedited original because the mainstream media are dismissing it as an irresponsible compilation of unfounded conspiracy theories. Maybe it is. But I don’t know about you, but when someone goes to that much effort to convince me not to look at something, I want to see it for myself.

I think we’ve all noticed how much effort the media and social media are putting into vilifying anyone who expresses skepticism of the idea that Joe Biden was a more popular Presidential candidate than Trump, Obama or anyone else who’s ever run, when in two previous tries, he never got beyond the Iowa Caucuses, where he came in fifth. Also, how adamant they are to silence even any discussion of the topic. Again, when I’m told to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, I just naturally want to take a gander at him. If for no other reason, to make sure he’s wearing a mask.

And so, every “journalist” and “news” outlet feels it a necessity in the very first sentence to brand anyone who has questions about election integrity as a “trafficker in debunked conspiracy theories.” Folks, allow me to remind you that you spent the first two years of Trump’s term breathlessly peddling the “Russian Collusion” fairy tale 24/7, and it was only after a two-year, $30 million investigation found zero evidence that you finally moved on to other unfounded accusations. I hate to break it to you but I could describe every one of YOU as “traffickers in debunked conspiracy theories.”

Despite all the name-calling about “right-wing conspiracy mongers,” the left has nobody to blame for eroding trust in our elections but themselves. They spent years telling us that Russia stole the 2016 election and that Trump’s presidency was “illegitimate” (a direct quote from Hillary Clinton.) They fight like feral cats to block any efforts to strengthen voting integrity, depicting even the showing of an ID (something you have to do to get into government buildings, cash a check or buy a beer) as “voter suppression.” And they’ve poured hundreds of millions of dollars into loosening election laws, spreading concepts like ballot harvesting, ballot collection boxes and mass mail-in ballots that are like Miracle-Gro for vote fraud. And then they wonder why Americans don’t trust the vote tallies?

I have said since Election Day that while I was a strong Trump supporter, what I really want at this point is the truth. If Biden’s election truly was legitimate, and all the sworn affidavits and statistical oddities really are just groundless rumors, then I want to know that. As bad as I believe a President Biden (or more accurately, the power-mad people around him) would be, it would be worse yet for millions of Americans to lose their faith in the integrity of our electoral process. Our shared trust in fair and honest elections is what makes the peaceful transfer of power in a nation of very diverse people possible.

In the long run, it would be better for America to suffer a bad President whose election we believe was fair than to have any President whom many Americans believe took office through fraud. That might deal a fatal blow to the very foundation of this great experiment in democracy.

You may dismiss everything that Peter Navarro writes in his report, and that’s your right. But let me quote just one sentence that has nothing to do with whether the fraud claims ultimately prove to be true or not:

“Absent a thorough investigation prior to Inauguration Day, a cloud and a stain will hang over what will be perceived by many Americans as an illegitimate Biden administration.”

I said almost those exact same words a couple of days after the election when I suggested that Joe Biden call off all the left’s legal, political and media forces and join with Trump to conduct a full, transparent, bipartisan audit of the vote. He should've listened. I, and I’m sure millions of other Americans, would actually be relieved to be reassured that the election, even if our side lost, was fair and honest. If it was, then they should be eager to prove their critics wrong so we can all move on. But the cloud of suspicion will never blow away as long as Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) keep insisting that there’s nothing behind the curtain while furiously attacking anyone who tries to peek back there.

A Monster Of A Spending Bill

December 23, 2020

Monday, Congress finally came to agreement on a $2.3 trillion spending bill that includes long-overdue coronavirus relief. It’s one of the costliest spending bills ever proposed. However, critics are thrashing the bill as a pork-stuffed Christmas tofurkey, light on virus relief and heavy on disgusting things that shouldn’t be in it at all.

For instance, Americans making $75,000 a year or less will get a one-time $600 stimulus payment (half of the first bill’s relief) and a $300 addition to unemployment benefits.

Meanwhile, the bill also includes $130 million for “invasive species assessment, mitigation and reduction;” $1 million a year through 2025 for “water resources on the Tibetan plateau” plus $675,000 for Tibetan scholarship programs; $30 million a year for a US-India Development Foundation; $8 million a year for the next four years for Tibetan refugees plus $4 million a year for Tibet’s government; $10 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan; $130 million for HIV/AIDS workers stationed abroad to buy cars; and the creation of a committee to regulate performance-enhancing drugs in race horses. Plus, of course, a lot of spending to fight “climate change” and promote “diversity,” both of which are vital to controlling the coronavirus, I’m sure.

Here are even more spending items in the bill that benefit people everywhere but in America.

It isn’t often that I find myself in agreement with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but she was right when she fumed that Congress members were handed a 5,500+ page bill and told they’d have to vote on it in two hours, with no time to read it. The problem is, as Republican Rep. Thomas Massie pointed out, that the Democrats all voted to waive the 72-hour waiting period that was created to give members the time to read a bill before voting on it.

However, the real problem is that massive omnibus spending bills like this exist at all. If the coronavirus is an emergency, then a bill should’ve been passed that focuses solely on that. If these other things are worthy of robbing the taxpayers to pay for, then let their sponsors justify the spending in open debate, not hide them behind the camouflage of emergency virus aid.

Here’s more on the bill and a call for President Trump to veto it and force Congress to pass a clean relief bill.

Of all the many lies the media have told about President Trump, probably the most transparent is the claim that he has “no accomplishments.” In fact, he has accomplished more in four years than many Presidents did in eight. For proof, try Googling “Trump accomplishments.” You get back multiple articles listing his accomplishments, and pointedly, many don’t appear on the other lists. There are literally too many for any one article to include them all!

For instance, here’s one article alone that lists 125 amazing Trump accomplishments

One of many reasons why it is vital for Republicans to win the Georgia runoffs and retain control of the Senate is that Democrats have made it frighteningly clear that if they own both the White House and Congress, they will immediately begin reversing the Trump policies that led to all these accomplishments. They either don’t understand or don’t care that his commonsense policies have had wide-ranging positive effects that will quickly unravel.

For instance, they will open the borders in the name of “compassion,” without regard for how border security reduces illegal immigration, which eliminates lowball competition for low-skill jobs...which leads to more jobs and rising wages for American workers...which helped Trump accomplish record low unemployment and the biggest wage increases in years for all demographics, including blacks, Hispanics and people without college degrees.

Democrats can’t wait to put the US back into the Paris Climate Accords that Trump pulled out of because they would cripple the US economy while having a negligible effect on the environment. Because Trump favored fracking, the US now has abundant clean natural gas that led to a greater reduction in CO2 emissions than in any nation that remained in the Paris deal. He also made the US energy independent, got gas below $2 a gallon, and by freeing the US from OPEC and Europe from dependence on Russian oil, he eliminated the leverage those forces had over the West. Democrats can’t wait to reverse all those accomplishments by rejoining the Paris Accords. What are cheap gas, a booming economy and freedom from tyrants compared to virtue signaling to your green pals about how you killed fracking?

If Democrats take the Senate, Joe Biden has already vowed to “cooperate” with China and reverse the Trump tax cuts. Since Democrats think all tax cuts only benefit the “rich,” they don’t comprehend that the Trump cut actually helped virtually all taxpayers and freed up business capital for hiring and expansion. They also think putting American workers first is “selfish.” Between Trump’s tax cuts spurring jobs and wages, and his tough trade deals bringing businesses and manufacturing jobs back to America, he accomplished putting an extra $6,000 a year into the pockets of the average American family. That will disappear fast if Democrats regain the Senate, hike taxes and start exporting our jobs again.

When Trump put the sanctions squeeze on Iran and finally kept America’s promise to move our Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the self-appointed “experts” who would again guide foreign policy under Biden claimed it would cause a wave of violence that could never be contained. Instead, having crushed ISIS (whose caliphate spread to the size of Pennsylvania under Obama) and neutralized Iran’s threats to its neighbors, Trump presided over the historic accomplishment of multiple peace agreements between Israel and Arab nations such as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The Democrats can’t wait to reinstate Obama’s Iran nuclear deal that shipped planeloads of cash to the Mullahs and reverse Trump’s Middle East policies. Who cares what they accomplished?

If you care that Trump accomplished record low unemployment, rising wages, energy independence, peace in the Middle East and putting Americans first in trade deals, there’s only way to keep Democrats from careening in the opposite direction: put a GOP Senate in charge of the brakes.

I’ve never been a fan of political boycotts of entertainment products, which can hurt workers who have nothing to do with the leftist views that studio bosses or stars spew. But I understand why many conservatives might not want to give their entertainment dollars to people who call them racist Nazis and want to put them in reeducation camps. 
Still, we all desperately need some entertainment, to take our minds off of politics for a while, and to give to like-minded folks on our gift lists. 
 
That’s why we’ve created this list of entertainment gift options. We’ve compiled some of the best music, movies, comedy DVDs, downloads and more to keep your spirits up, created by people who deserve your support. They are either openly conservative, Christian, defiantly non-PC or at least non-partisan (and that takes courage in this “mouth the leftist line or else” age.) As a bonus, we’ve included links to performances on my TBN show, so this gift guide will be more entertaining than any current late night TV show. 
This are all great entertainment products of high quality that won’t insult your beliefs or enrich people who do.  Unfortunately, you won’t hear most of them much on the radio or network TV.  Why should these creators struggle to get noticed by liberal Hollywood gatekeepers when there are at least 73 million of us who should be supporting their work?  
 
This is by no means a comprehensive list. I'm naturally partial to people who are close to me and who've appeared on my show. Being on the list doesn’t imply that a performer holds any particular political or religious beliefs, other than not being hostile to others’ freedom to do so. If you’d like to suggest others, feel free to add them in the comments.
And remember, many of these are indie artists and studios that don’t have distribution through Amazon, so it might take a little time for orders to be filled. Please order well in advance for pre-holiday delivery. 
 
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BOOKS AND MUSIC FROM THE “HUCKABEE” FAMILY

 
To begin with, let me give a plug to my projects and to my family and my newsletter family, who have some side projects that would make terrific Christmas gifts. 
 
My latest book is “The Three Cs That Made America Great: Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution.” Get it while all three are still legal: 
 
You also can’t go wrong with my perennial and non-political Christmas bestseller, “A Simple Christmas”: 
 
…And my book for children, “Can’t Wait ‘Till Christmas,” with terrific illustrations by Jed Henry. 
 
For one of the few books that gives you a true, reliable look behind the scenes at the Trump Administration, pick up my daughter Sarah’s bestseller, “Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House.
 
My longtime writer/researchers, Laura Ainsworth and Pat Reeder, also have some side projects that make perfect gifts. 
 
Laura is a fantastic retro lounge/jazz singer whose late father Billy Ainsworth played with Tommy Dorsey, Freddy Martin and other major big bands. She has three terrific CDs so far (her debut, “Keep It To Yourself;” the film noir-inspired “Necessary Evil;” and the multi-award-winning “New Vintage”) plus an audiophile vinyl best-of LP, “Top Shelf,” all cut with some of the top jazz musicians in Texas. If you like gorgeous vocals and sophisticated midcentury-style music in the Julie London/Peggy Lee mode, you’ll love Laura. Her website is www.lauraainsworth.com and her albums and merch are here.
 
Here’s Laura singing a classic tune from “New Vintage” with Tre Corley and the Music City Connection on “Huckabee”.
 
Before they joined me, Pat and Laura wrote their own topical radio service, The Comedy Wire. They used over 600 hilarious-but-true news stories from it to illustrate nine dumb mistakes everyone makes for their fall-down-funny self-help spoof, “Nine Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers” (I wrote the foreword.) If you like “In Case You Missed It,” you’ll love this book.  
 
Laura also co-wrote with her friend, singer/songwriter Bill Sanner, a memoir of his years on a US Navy submarine in the ‘70s. “The Sub-Par Adventures of Snakebite and Stonefinger” is a funny and moving glimpse into the rarely-revealed lives of submariners. They’re out of touch with their loved ones for months at a time, on the far side of the world and under the ocean, sometimes pulling pranks to keep themselves sane. The book was embraced by submariners who invited Laura and Bill to entertain at their national convention. It’s a perfect gift for submariners, or any Navy vets or military family members.  
 
 
 

MORE MUSIC CD’s

 
There are more artists in the country, gospel and Christian pop/rock fields who fit our criteria than we can list, but here are just a few of our favorites...  
 

Larry Gatlin: A special friend of mine and of our show. Here he is with the Gatlin Brothers, doing a great tune, “Americans, That’s Who” on “Huckabee”: https://youtu.be/YPcQVMhXtFg  Their incredible music can be found here (even autographed copies).

Charlie Daniels: The late singer/multi-instrumentalist was a great friend of my show, a patriot and tireless supporter of veterans. His music will live forever, and you can find it here.   You can also support his organization to help returning wounded warriors here.
 
John Conlee: One of country music’s most distinctive voices is a true friend and fundraiser to veterans and first responders. Here he is performing “Jesus, Take A Hold” in an Internet-only exclusive.  Both his classic hits and his new music can be purchased here. 
 
 
John Rich: The country singer/songwriter and proud “freedom-loving patriot” hosts his own show on Fox Nation. His single “Earth to God” might be the song of the year. His music and merch with Big & Rich are here and his Redneck Riviera merchandise is here
 
Ricky Skaggs: A good friend and one of the greatest bluegrass musicians ever. Here he is on my show.   And you can find his recordings and his great memoir, “Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music,” at his website.   
T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang: These husband-and-wife stars are two of my best friends and great talents together and solo. Here’s T.G.’s shopping site, with his and Kelly’s album “Iconic Duets” and his latest, “Midnight in Memphis."   And here’s a great song from it on “Huckabee,” “I Wanna Live Like Elvis."
 
This is Kelly’s website with all her music and merchandise, including her latest album, “Old Soul."    And a classic song from it that she performed on my show:  
Travis Tritt: An outspoken patriot who isn’t afraid to speak his mind loud and clear on social media. Also one of the greatest country/rock performers ever. Music and merchandise (including camo T-shirts) here.   
 
 
Robert Davi: If Laura Ainsworth’s CDs get you in the mood for candlelight and cocktails, then check out “Davi Sings Sinatra: On The Road To Romance."  One of our finest actors and an outspoken conservative, Davi also has a terrific singing voice, as he’s shown by swinging some standards on my show with Tre and the band. 
 
Also great for the holidays, Robert’s CD single, “New York City Christmas." 
 
 
Chris Christian: A monumental figure in pop and Christian music, his CDs are here and his inspiring new book, “A Grandmother’s Prayer: Moments in a Music Life,” is pn Amazon here
 
Junior Brown: From country to rockabilly to surf guitar with Jimi Hendrix licks tossed in, the inventor and master of the “guitsteel” is unclassifiable musically. But everything he records is terrific, and he’s also a Texas icon and a real Christian gentleman.
 
Finally, there aren’t many rock stars who dare to stray from the leftist line, but two who do are… 
 
Ted Nugent: My hunting buddy and the fastest guitar slinger in the USA. Here he is during the pandemic in a miracle of technology, playing “Cat Scratch Fever” with me and the band, all of us many miles apart:   And here’s his store with all his albums. 
 
(Warning: Language advisory on some of the Kid Rock and Ted Nugent albums!) 
 
 
 

COMEDY CD’s, DVD’s AND DOWNLOADS FROM MY TV GUESTS

 
There are some great clean comedians out there who don’t traffic in politics, and many have entertained us on “Huckabee.” Here are a few who have CDs or DVDs for sale... 
 
 
Rik Roberts: If you’ve been in our studio audience and were hustled into your seat by Deputy Barney Fife, then you’ve met Rik. He also warms up our crowds with his hilarious jokes, impersonations and comedy songs. Here he is on the show: https://youtu.be/C9dlYEdj-qg. You can find his CDs and more at www.RikRoberts.com
 
Corey Rodrigues: Helped us keep stand-up comedy alive during the pandemic with his routine about men and tools: https://youtu.be/XgX1j5kwIYk. You can download his album “My Turn” at www.coreyrodrigues.com
 
 
Dana Daniels: The comic magician is equal party funny and amazing: https://youtu.be/r7yUv_aX-iw. He has a DVD called “It’s A Bird” featuring his own magic plus tricks kids can learn to do. They’ll love those and Dana’s pet/partner, “Luigi the Psychic Parrot.” Get autographed copies at www.DanaDaniels.com.  
 
 
Ivan Pecel: If you think your Zoom meetings from home are stressful, imagine if you also had to juggle a bowling ball, a hatchet and a raw egg: https://youtu.be/OinrOKi3pQo.  The amazing comedy juggler’s DVD, “More Things You Can’t Do,” is at http://ivanpecel.com/site/store/ 
 
 
Jonnie W.: He got laughs on “Huckabee” describing his no-carb, high-protein diet (the bacon at Cracker Barrel “is like a hug from Jesus.”) https://youtu.be/NaS8P7a_gh0. But he’s also known for hilarious comedy songs. His full live show is on CD, DVD and download at https://www.jonniew.com/store.html. 
 
 
Robert G. Lee: The Christian comic who performs the whole Bible in six minutes: https://youtu.be/QKcOv-dmHzA.  You’ll find his concert DVDs and his movie, “Can I Get A Witness Protection?” at www.robertglee.com
 
Zoltan Kaszas: During the pandemic shutdown, he was gracious enough to let us air part of his Drybar special, with his routine on why cats are better than dogs (which I will dispute to the death.) https://youtu.be/2UBHkMBmTWg.  His album “Ten Thousand Pieces” (and his “Cat Person” T-shirts) are at https://www.zoltancomedy.com 
 
 
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BIG NAME COMEDIANS

Some of these comics are openly conservative, others just refuse to cower before the PC cancel culture. Some do mostly clean material, while others are for adult ears only, so buyer beware. I can’t guarantee that all their material is family-friendly, but those more likely to use edgy material or bleepable words are marked with an asterisk (*). 
 
 
* Adam Carolla: A fierce fighter for free speech, his latest book is “I’m Your Emotional Support Animal.” His documentary with Dennis Prager, “No Safe Spaces,” is on the movie list and a must-see. All of Adam’s books and other merchandise are at www.AdamCarolla.com
 
 
*  Adam Sandler & Crew: Sandler shies away from any political statements but reportedly donated to Rudy Guiliani’s presidential campaign. His many movies employ a stock company of his former “SNL” co-stars from an era when that show was funny, and many of them are known for conservative, or at least anti PC-hivemind attitudes.  They include Dennis Miller (Sandler’s mentor on “SNL”), Norm MacDonald, David Spade, Rob Schneider and Jon Lovitz, who famously blasted Democrat anti-business policies for making it difficult to keep his comedy club afloat. They have many, many movies and concert CDs and DVDs among them, some more family-friendly than others. Just search for your favorites. 
Sandler fans seeking something more family-friendly might like this box set of the three “Hotel Transylvania” animated movies: https://www.amazon.com/Hotel-Transylvania-Movie-Collection-Disc/dp/B07GJ14T13 
 
 
Blue Collar Comedians: Leaders of the genre known as “redneck comedy” or “blue collar comedy,” Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy have many movies, TV shows and best-selling stand-up comedy DVDs. You can find tons of DVDs, books, T-shirts and other merchandise at their individual websites, or get them all together with the  “Blue Collar Comedy Tour Three-Pack” or “Ultimate Blue Collar Comedy Tour Collection” here:  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=jeff+foxworthy+dvd&ref=nb_sb_noss
Larry The Cable Guy: https://www.larrythecableguy.com  (Larry even sells branded boxer shorts, knives and cornbread mix.) 
 
 
* Bob Zany:  One of the funniest men on the planet, as you can see from his appearance on my show: https://youtu.be/lpi8aQYas2g. You can find his hilarious CDs on iTunes (https://www.apple.com/us/search/Bob-Zany?src=globalnav) and the documentary “Bob Zany: Close But No Cigar” (with bonus comedy show disc) on DVD at https://www.amazon.com/Bob-Zany-Close-But-Cigar/dp/B00QGAOMIE  And check out his website at www.bobzany.com.  
 
Chonda Pierce: A regular at “Huckabee” and one of the funniest people in the world, Chonda has many best-selling stand-up DVDs, books, documentaries and other goodies at her website: https://shop.chonda.org
 
 
Colin Quinn: The former “SNL” cast member found his niche creating funny and thoughtful shows inspired by history. “Long Story Short” is his look at the history of the world:  https://www.amazon.com/Quinn-Colin-Long-Story-Short/dp/B005MRMF2M  …And “Unconstitutional” is about America’s founding document (both can be viewed free on Amazon Prime, but are available on DVD for gift-giving): https://www.amazon.com/Colin-Quinn-Unconstitutional/dp/B07DS1NKYQ 
 
 
Dennis Miller: The king of conservative humor and obscure pop culture references, his latest special from 2018, “Fake News, Real Jokes,” is on DVD: https://www.amazon.com/Dennis-Miller-Fake-News-Jokes/dp/6317838992 
 
There’s also a boxed set of seven of Miller’s HBO specials: https://www.amazon.com/Dennis-Miller-HBO-Comedy-Specials/dp/B001PSVHN0 
 
Evan Sayat: Overtly conservative and political, Evan makes serious points with humor. Praised by everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Dennis Miller. His special “A Deplorable Mind” is available as a download: https://www.amazon.com/Evan-Sayet-Deplorable-Mind/dp/B06XPY8CR2 
 
 
Jackie Mason: One of the funniest men in history, and so hilariously brutal in his assaults on leftist orthodoxy that his many show titles on DVD include “Politically Incorrect,” “Fearless” and “An Equal Opportunity Offender”: http://www.jackiemason.com/store.cfm 
 
 
Jeff Allen: One of the most popular clean comics in America, Jeff has been a repeat guest on “Huckabee” and traveled with me to Israel. His uproarious comedy specials such as “Happy Wife, Happy Life” and “Lock the Door” are available on CD and DVD at https://www.jeffallencomedy.com/store/ 
 
 
Ray Stevens: A great friend of the show, and legendary both as a musician and a musical comedian. Here he is on “Huckabee” doing his latest, “The Quarantine Song”: https://youtu.be/Ep1N396L1nA  You can find his merchandise, CDs and DVDs of both his classic hits and recent recordings at https://shop.raystevens.com/
 
Rich Little: The King of Impressionists and one of my favorite guests (when you have Rich, you have every celebrity at once.) Autographed copies of Rich’s books about his amazing career, plus CDs and DVDs of live shows and his classic TV series and prints of his fantastic portraits of fellow celebrities are all at www.TheRichLittle.com
 
* Ricky Gervais: The most feared man in Hollywood for his Golden Globes monologues puncturing pompous, spoiled liberal celebrities. He’s also hilariously un-PC on Twitter and unafraid to skewer the “cancel culture” mob with his rapier wit. Gervais has many movies, TV shows and comedy specials, but warning: he’s irreverent, atheistic and often potty-mouthed. If you’re a fan of NBC’s “The Office,” you might want to see how he invented the genre of squirming discomfort humor with the original BBC series on DVD (not as “nice” as the US version): https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ricky+gervais+dvd&i=movies-tv&crid=1J83YC93I0RCN&sprefix=Ricky+Gervais%2Cmovies-tv%2C180&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_1_13 
Rita Rudner: This hilarious and elegant lady keeps smut and politics out of her act. Her brilliant wit has earned her the longest-running solo comedy show in Las Vegas. Another of my favorite TV guests. You’ll find her books, movies and DVDs here: http://www.ritarudner.com 
 
 
Tim Allen: He has many great movies, including all three “Santa Clause” films in one box:  https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Clause-3-Movie-Collection/dp/B001DPHDBA 
 
Two of Tim’s early classic specials that inspired “Home Improvement” are available on one DVD: https://www.amazon.com/Tim-Allen-Comedy-Dynamics-Collection/dp/B076BKDWFQ/ 
 
There’s also the complete DVD series of “Home Improvement” packed in a toolbox: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Improvement-Complete-Seasons-Collector/dp/B00TPW68CI 
 
And six seasons of the only conservative sitcom on network TV, “Last Man Standing” (individual seasons available separately): https://www.amazon.com/Last-Man-Standing-Complete-Seasons/dp/B07FTNF3N1 
 
 
Steven Crowder of “Louder With Crowder” is mostly found on YouTube and other streaming outlets, but if you like his rightward humor, you can support him by buying his T-shirts and other merchandise: https://www.louderwithcrowdershop.com/ 
 
 
 

MOVIES THAT DON’T INSULT YOU

 
Not all movies are CGI smash-‘em-ups or dramas about how evil and greedy business people are. Some great movies are now being made for conservative, Christian and pro-life audiences. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss and that would make excellent gifts for your like-minded friends and relatives. 
 
 
Climate Hustle 2”: This documentary casts a skeptical eye on apocalyptic climate change predictions. Narrated by Kevin Sorbo, who with his wife Sam is one of the best friends of our show. Kevin is leading a box office revolution by producing and acting in a number of high quality, faith-based films. You can check out all his projects at www.kevinsorbo.net and get “Climate Hustle 2” on DVD here: www.climatehustle2.com
  
 
Divided Hearts of America”: NFL great Benjamin Watson visited “Huckabee” to discuss his documentary on the divide over abortion. His books are at www.thewatsonseven.com and you can purchase the film as a streaming download at https://salemnow.com/divided-hearts-of-america/   
 
 
Free Burma Rangers”: A gripping documentary about a Christian humanitarian organization that faces impossible odds to rescue children in war zones. Available as a download: https://www.amazon.com/Free-Burma-Rangers-David-Eubank/dp/B0876N9341
God’s Not Dead 2”: How could I not include the movie I was actually in? The entire three-film “God’s Not Dead” series is now available in a single DVD collection: https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Not-Dead-3-Movie-Collection/dp/B07DVM7QHZ
  
Gosnell”: This 2018 real-life horror film about abortionist/serial killer Kermit Gosnell was directed by Nick Searcy, an actor so good he continues landing great roles in Hollywood despite his in-your-face conservative beliefs. The media tried to hide this film, the same way they tried to hide Gosnell's crimes, but they failed both times. “Gosnell” is on DVD here: https://www.amazon.com/Gosnell-Americas-Biggest-Serial-Killer/dp/B07KBQN1MM 
 
At his website, Nick Searcy also sells boxes of his own fine cigars: http://www.nicksearcy.com  
He’s building a pro-America, family-friendly Netflix-like streaming entertainment service free of politics and leftist Hollywood gatekeepers. Target launch date is next March, and it will be called Creado, so watch out for that. 
 
 
Home Sweet Home”: Stars Natasha Bure and Ben Elliot dropped by “Huckabee” to promote this light, fun romantic comedy with an underlying Christian message. Available as a download here: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Sweet-Natasha-Bure/dp/B084X4P3KN/ 
…Or with a subscription to PureFlix, the streaming service with hundreds of family-friendly and faith-based films: https://app.pureflix.com/videos/311474214649/home-sweet-home  
 
 
I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland”: A stunning, faith-based historical biography filmed in the actual places where it happened. Star John Rhys-Davies visited “Huckabee” to talk about it. Now available on DVD, only at www.iampatrick.com
 
 
I Can Only Imagine”: The mega-hit based on the true story behind the biggest-selling Christian single of all time, written by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard about his relationship with his father. The 2018 Dove Award winner for “Inspirational Film of the Year.” https://www.amazon.com/Can-Only-Imagine-Madeline-Carroll/dp/B07BLJ4MD7 
 
 
I Still Believe”: The inspiring true story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and how his faith was tested by tragedy. Featuring Huck’s Hero Gary Sinese: https://www.amazon.com/I-Still-Believe-Gary-Sinise/dp/B085RR61P9 
 
 
Infidel”: One of the most powerful faith-based dramas of the year, starring “The Passion of the Christ’s” Jim Caviezel. It’s still in theaters but will be available to buy streaming on December 1st or preorder the DVD available December 15, both at www.infidel911.com.  
 
 
Jesus”: The spectacular Broadway-style production seen by over 1 million people, filmed in front of a live audience (originally a Fathom Event.) https://www.sight-sound.com/store/95 
Trailer for “Jesus”: https://youtu.be/Wrbpv7LRknE 
 
 
No Safe Spaces”: Possibly the most important documentary of the year, as Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager and other guests take on campus speech police and rising threats to our First Amendment rights.  To stream the film or get it on DVD, visit www.nosafespaces.com.
 
 
The Last Full Measure”: One of the best dramas of the year, a true story of military heroism and deep state skullduggery, features an all-star cast, including my wonderfully gracious TV guest, Diane Lane. Now on DVD and Blu-Ray.   
 
Trump Card”: The latest documentary from conservative filmmaker/author Dinesh D’Souza is an expose of the socialism, corruption and gangsterization that now define the Democratic Party. You can order it on DVD, along with his books and other movies, at www.DineshDsouza.com
 
 
Unplanned”: The movie that Hollywood and social media tried and failed to abort, it’s the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson, who had a pro-life conversion after seeing what abortion really was and how PP operates. With a great lead performance by Ashley Bratcher, who appeared on “Huckabee.” 
 
 
You Can’t Take My Daughter”: The true story of Analyn Megison, founder of Hope After Rape Conception, who fought to prevent her rapist from taking her baby. Available as a download from Amazon, the film also stars Kirstie Alley, who deserves our support after being viciously attacked by her former colleagues in Hollywood for supporting President Trump:  https://www.amazon.com/CANT-DAUGHTER-ANALYN-MEGISON-STORY/dp/B084V11VV2
 
Finally, speaking of conservative celebrities who dare to speak their minds, they aren’t promoting specific projects at the moment, but check out @jonvoight on Twitter and Scott Baio’s website (https://www.scottbaio.com) and his commentary videos on YouTube. 
Also, show your support for Antonio Sabato and enjoy a terrific read by buying his inspiring book about his family’s escape from communist-dominated Czechoslovakia, “Sabato: The Untold Story”: https://www.amazon.com/Sabato-Untold-Story-Antonio-Jr/dp/B08FP9XBW8