On this special Christmas Eve edition of DaySide:

We’ll pay tribute to the men and women in our nation’s military who are not taking a holiday this holiday season with retired U.S. Army Col. David Hunt, Fox News military analyst.

Plus, we're on "orange alert” at home. But how are our troops in Iraq dealing with the heightened security threat? We’ll be joined by retired U.S. Marine Corps. Col. Ed Badolato.

And, before you take a bite of that burger, listen up! The first suspected mad cow (search) disease in the United States has been identified. What does that mean to you? We'll investigate.

Mepham High School Hazing Case:

If you would like to contact the parents seeking policy changes in Mepham High School, please e-mail them at: Mepham Parents 4 Change mhsp4c@yahoo.com

About the Show:

DaySide with Linda Vester, FOX News Channel's brand new daytime talk show, takes you beyond the headlines for a closer look at the stories that newsmakers and your neighbors are talking about.

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DaySide with Linda Vester airs weekdays at 1 p.m. ET. You won't want to miss it!