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Morning Buzz: 5 things to know for December 24

Posted at 10:10 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 10:10:17-05

1. Military members hopped off planes at Ford Airport, greeting by an amazing salute.

The "Patriot Guard Riders", "Blue Star Moms" and community members were out there on Monday welcoming them home as part of another successful "Operation Handshake."

Those participating on Monday stayed at the airport until about 7 p.m., greeting military members throughout the day.

2. The Cops and Kids Day Out was a major success!

Members of the Grand Rapids Police Department were in the holiday spirit on Monday night and included some local kids in the fun.

The event is meant to strengthen the relationship between the police and their community. The event is meant to strengthen the relationship between the police and their community.

GRPD Chief Eric Payne and Kent County Commissioner Robert Womack even got in on the action.

3. The big guy in red, meeting some of the tiniest miracles. Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital had a Holly Jolly Day on Monday as they met Santa.

One of the babies, due in February, was born December 2. Now weighing in at 3 pounds 11 ounces, she was able to enjoy some holiday cheer, even with her tubes and monitors.

Santa posed for photos with the babies and helped give the family's a feeling of not being in the hospital for even just a little bit.

4. Santa sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, but we can keep tabs on him too!

Santa Clause has begun his Christmas Eve Journey delivering presents around the world.

Watch him travel around the glob at

His first stops were in Eastern Russia and Asia, just in time for Christmas.

5. Remember to cheers with a glass of eggnog today. Christmas Eve is also National Eggnog Day!

The origin of this day is unknown, but eggnog is a traditional holiday beverage, also known as milk punch. Most people seem to love it, or hate it.

If you aren't familiar, it's a sweet drink made with milk, cream, sugar, spices, whipped eggs, and sometimes liquor.

If you don't care for the drink itself, you could try eggnog cookies, pudding, or eggnog-flavored ice cream instead.