Guests and Topics for Dec. 23

Here's what is on tap for Thursday:

"FOX & Friends First"
Starts at 6 a.m. ET

Do our troops have enough protection on their bases in Iraq? We ask retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Ed Badolato.

Testimony continues in the Robert Blake (search) murder trial with the jury hearing from prosecution witnesses and a medical examiner. How strong is the case against the actor? We find out from criminal defense attorney Melinda Singer.

Could the magic of Santa Claus lead to success in love and life? Melanie Calitri Holden, author of "The Ultimate Wish Book for Grownups," says absolutely!

"FOX & Friends"
Starts at 7 a.m. ET

Investigators say the blast at the military base in Mosul (search) was carried out by a homicide bomber. What's the best defense against this type of terror tactic? FOX News military analyst retired U.S. Army Col. David Hunt weighs in.

The president is gearing up for his second term in office. So what do people expect in the next four years? Independent pollster Scott Rasmussen polled the public for answers.

One of the most awkward moments around the holidays has to be the bad gift phenomenon. How do you handle the ugly sweater or boring book handed to you? Dr. Georgia Witkin, best-selling author and FOX News contributor, has some suggestions.

It's been three years since the attacks on 9/11 ... and still no sign of Usama bin Laden (search). Will the new year bring new success in cornering the terror mastermind? Philip Smucker, author of "Al Qaeda's Great Escape: The Military And the Media on Terror's Trail," shares some insight into the question.

Presentation is everything when it comes to decorating your dinner table during the holidays. Peter Grontas, owner of Flowers of the World, shares some tips on how to create a Christmas winter wonderland.

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