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TODAY's Takeaway: Rescued Nev. family's 'grateful,' Bublé loves Christmas

Dec. 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM ET

The rescued Nevada family talks about their ordeal, Willie shows his suave skating moves and Michael Buble serenades.
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The rescued Nevada family talks about their ordeal, Willie shows his suave skating moves and Michael Buble serenades.

1. The Nevada family who survived three days in below-freezing temperatures last week told Savannah in an exclusive interview they'll "forever be grateful" to the people who found them.

We "wouldn't have lasted another two days," Christina McIntee, one of the rescued, said. 

Video: The Nevada family that survived two days of sub-zero-temperatures in the wilderness speaks out about their ordeal in an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie.

2. A friend of Arapahoe High School shooting suspect Karl Pierson said the accused was angry after losing his coveted spot on the debate team and an avid reader of a notorious bomb-making bible.

“Speech and debate was his life, and the fact that he wasn’t there crushed him a little bit and made him really tense and angry,” Joe Redmond said.

Video: A friend of Arapahoe High School shooting suspect Karl Pierson, who is accused of an 80-second attack that injured one student and ended his own life, said the suspect was a vocal fan of “The Anarchist Cookbook.”

3. Michael Buble, who's hosting an upcoming Christmas special on NBC, revealed this morning what the holiday tradition means to him.

"Mom and dad loved this (time of year) a lot and made Christmas special," he told Matt. "And the fact that I can be invited into people's homes all over the world to be a part of something that's so special to them is a huge honor to me."

Video: The star sings “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” and says his baby son, Noah, is “the greatest thing that’s ever happened in my life.” He returns to NBC for his third annual Christmas special on Wednesday.

4. Did you know our own Willie Geist was a rock-star figure skater? He is

Willie shows off his icy moves.
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Willie shows off his icy moves.

5. Ben Nunery posed in photos with his young daughter to recreate past family moments as they said goodbye to their home. Take a look at the shots... they're wonderful.

Ben Nunery poses with his daughter, Olivia.
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Ben Nunery poses with his daughter, Olivia.

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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