TODAY | December 11, 2012
>>> now to "today's" top three, pick three.
>> top three something.
>> sharing the floor with me today is natalie, al and jenna bush hager .
>> it did a good job capturing our personality.
>> they look good in plaster, i have to say. you really did.
>> with a big, giant noggin.
>> matt's nose and ears, though, are the best part.
>> to scale? are those pretty accurate?
>> he actually had more hair.
>> that's true.
>> he had more hair.
>> in the caricature?
>> in the caricature. that's a give and take there, right?
>> they overstated the hair.
>>> to our take one, we just got these in, actually, according to twitter, the number one tweet of the year is president obama on his own re-election. he tweeted four more years. the reason it's the number one tweet of this year, 810,000 retweets. 300,000 favorites. that was the big news of the year. probably no surprise.
>> and that picture.
>> the picture oh, so sweet.
>> all over the place.
>> right. the number two tweet of the year, justin bieber said good by to a fan. he tweeted r.i.p. aval aanna. i love you.
>> 6-year-old girl, huge fan who had brain cancer .
>> he became very close with and she passed away earlier this year. i think we can all attest to the first one, summer olympics .
>> 140 million sent by al roker .
>> i was busy. i was busy.
>> very busy.
>> aggressive tweeter.
>> and superstorm sandy, again, lot of folks got a lot of information out using social media .
>> that was the cool thing about that.
>> first real natural disaster where you really see the power of what it can do.
>> no question about it. also saying good by to whitney hugh houston, as you might imagine, on the day she died there were more than 10 million tweets about that. and the super bowl , 13.7 million super bowl related tweets during the game. breaking news. take two, shopping.
>> you've got to be kidding.
>> too much.
>> enough, enough. we've all gotten used to black friday, cyber monday.
>> green thursday before the black friday, right?
>> ofa sunday.
>> you can buy a sofa on sunday?
>> you would think so. it's sitting on your sofa and ordering things.
>> cyber monday.
>> it's the same thing.
>> don't split hairs , al. just go with it.
>> i don't have any hair to split.
>> and it was named for couch --
>> by the way, camo thursday, i bought this on camo thursday.
>> that's not camo.
>> this is kind of camo. i could hide in a forest.
>> you've been had.
>> how do you find it, if there's camo in your closet?
>> camo thursday, by the way, was made up by outdoor retailer gander mountain .
>> what a shock. really?
>> we're kind of running out of days at this point, right?
>> giving tuesday, green monday.
>> giving tuesday is actually good. that's a day where everybody comes together and gives to their favorite charity.
>> but we didn't talk that much about it.
>> no, of course not.
>> next year.
>> what else can they come up with? pretty soon it's like day of the week sort of underpants.
>> excuse me?
>> as far as shopping.
>> are you still wearing those?
>> i know what you mean. i like those.
>> it's like there's something for every week. i mean, really?
>> do we need somebody --
>> did you need to bring up underwear today?
>> but you did. and we're all thankful you did.
>> i didn't know they still made those.
>> with that burning image.
>> that's not right either.
>> take three. you can't help it. this is about as good as it gets in terms of videos. adorable baby videos . that's your category here. fighting off a nap.
>> so tired.
>> let's just watch and enjoy. going, going, going --
>> and he's back.
>> i love that he comes back with a smile rather than tears.
>> it's almost like he's faking out his mother and father here.
>> hold on, we're back!
>> no, he's gone now. it's over. oh, no, wait. wait. he's coming back to life .
>> fight it.
>> i like that. there he is.
>> i'm going to practice that around 5:00 pm today. i'm going to practice that same sort of --
>> you can do it right here on the show.
>> if you go in our control room and substitute our director and a bottle of scotch, you get the same thing.
>> oh, boy. if you have a video like that one, send it to today.com and we may even feature it on the show.
>> we got a bonus take.
>> santa scaring kids.
>> your kid crying with santa , here are some of the favorites that came our way.
>> why does santa have this affect on little kids?
>> let's see.
>> he's large.
>> with a huge beard.
>> it's scary.
>> stranger in a mall. that's the other thing.
>> these little kid sfunny. he is like 8 years old, crying.
>> these have become popular.
>> do you have one?
>> i've got one. i think so. hopefully it's coming up here. no.
>> i'll send in my picture of --
>> we want natalie.
>> josh, my oldest, who is 9 now.
>> keep trying.
>> any day now.
>> getting colder. getting colder.
>> maybe he's not scary enough.
>> 6 weeks old when i took him to get his picture with santa . he was very young. he was screaming, balling.
>> because he didn't want to leave you.
>> and santa was asleep, fast asleep. i don't know. santa surrogate at the mall was a little --