This is a rush transcript from "The Five," December 31, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm Dana Perino along with Kennedy, Juan Williams, Pete Hegseth and Greg Gutfeld. It's five o'clock in New York City and this is "The Five."

We're just a few hours from the ball dropping 2018 was a big year for "The Five," 2019 even bigger. We have lots of fun in store this hour including our predictions and resolutions for the new year, but first let's kick it off with some of your fan and mail questions which is so fun and makes Greg in a good mood which always makes us all in a good mood too.

Okay, number one Facebook question from Joe F. Greg, we'll start with you.  "What is the best thing that happened to you in 2018?"


PERINO: The best thing.

GUTFELD: Oh, goodness gracious. I can't - well, I'll say I bought a house. That was good.

PERINO: Yes, that's great in the woods.

GUTFELD: In the woods. I've decided it was time to get out of New York.  I'm slowly extricating myself from this mortal living hell called Manhattan. It's one step at a time. I'm moving one piece of furniture at a time upstate.

PERINO: It's going to take a while.

GUTFELD: It's going to take a while, but I'm leaving.

PERINO: Do you need any help?

GUTFELD: Yes, I do but what are you going to carry?

PERINO: I could carry something.

GUTFELD: You guys would be terrible at moving.


GUTFELD: You just show up and show everybody dog pictures. Nothing would get done.

PERINO: She'd probably delegate.

GUTFELD: Pete will just raid the fridge for beer.

PETE HEGSETH, GUEST CO-HOST: Yes, correct. That's my payment.

KENNEDY, GUEST CO-HOST: But he's got really strong legs and hips from ...

GUTFELD: Yes, I've seen them.

KENNEDY: ... the service.

GUTFELD: I saw the movies he made.

HEGSETH: Thank you.


HEGSETH: Thank you.

PERINO: And speaking of Pete, what was the best thing happened to you in 2018?

HEGSETH: I hate to say it, but it's much the same. I bought a house in 2018 also further, slightly away from the city. Actually my favorite part of 2018 I think was watching my boys go to basketball camp this summer.

PERINO: Oh, that's fun.

HEGSETH: It's fun when they get to the age where they're actually enjoying it. They want to be a part of it. They're kind of good at it.

GUTFELD: You just wanted them out of the house.

HEGSETH: That too.


HEGSETH: I was out of the house too.

PERINO: Win-win.

HEGSETH: I just sat in the gym in the corner with my phone with the news and watch basketball.

PERINO: And when they said, "Dad, watch." And you'd be like, "Yup, got it."

HEGSETH: Yup, nice shot kid.

PERINO: And then - yes, and then check right back in the corner.

JUAN WILLIAMS, CO-CO-HOST: Hey, wait a second. Wasn't your dad a basketball coach?

HEGSETH: He was. My dad was a basketball coach.

WILLIAMS: So it's like generations.

HEGSETH: It is. It kind of a generational thing.

GUTFELD: Do you play basketball?


PERINO: At Princeton.

KENNEDY: I did too.

GUTFELD: At Princeton? I played at Princeton.

HEGSETH: I sat on the bench.

GUTFELD: Does Princeton have a basketball team?

HEGSETH: It has a ...

WILLIAMS: Oh, stop.

HEGSETH: ... division one basketball team.

GUTFELD: I don't follow sports.

HEDSETH: It does.

PERINO: Kennedy, what was the best thing happened to you in 2018?

GUTFELD: My charity work prevents me.

KENNEDY: That is such a great - well, I bought 15 houses and four Bentleys which is great. And I gave them all away because I've got so much stuff I don't even need.

PERINO: Good for you.

HEGSETH: So you get a house.

KENNEDY: Absolutely. Probably the most relieving thing was finishing - helping my daughter finished her applications to high school.

PERINO: High school --

KENNEDY: Which was so nerve-racking.


KENNEDY: But I was so proud of her, because she took the lead on so much of it and really figured out the kind of schools that she wanted to go to.  So as a parent when you step back and you see your kids doing something independently for themselves, it throws your heart.

PERINO: So yours and Pete's are kind of the same.

HEGSETH: We're similar.

PERINO: Juan, what about you, best thing of 2018?

WILLIAMS: Wow. So it was a good year, and I had a book come out, and I had success.

PERINO: So that's good.

WILLIAMS: So that's always good and, I mean, it's kind of a difficult year in some ways.


WILLIAMS: But I think that when you look back at a year, it's all kind of an artificial construct I always think 12 months. But nonetheless, I just think eight was great.

PERINO: Yes, it was good. It was pretty good. I would say - so Pete and I had our 20th anniversary in 2018.

KENNEDY: Oh, happy anniversary.

PERINO: And went to Spain for a week and it was great. I loved it. I loved being in Spain.

GUTFELD: Did you?

PERINO: I can't wait to go back.

GUTFELD: What was your favorite part of Spain?

PERINO: Perhaps for a year.

KENNEDY: What was your favorite thing you ate while you were there.

PERINO: Oh, jamon.


PERINO: I love the jamon.

HEGSETH: Do you know they have beer at McDonald's in Spain?

PERINO: No, I didn't know that. I didn't go into a McDonald's --

HEGSETH: Because I found when I went for the first time. It blew my mind.

WILLIAMS: By the way, I --

KENNEDY: That's so weird. I would think that you just speak to and around McDonald's like --

GUTFELD: Yes. You're going in McDonald's looking for beer, that's what Dana does in Spain.

HEGSETH: That's what I do.


WILLIAMS: And so when my wife sees this, she's going to say, "Dana said it was her anniversary. What about you, Dr. Ed?"

PERINO: Well, no, it was only because it was the 20th.

WILLIAMS: Yes, but that was our - this year was our 40th.

KENNEDY: Oh, my.



GUTFELD: You got to go to Spain twice next year.

WILLIAMS: Twice, right.


WILLIAMS: As if she'll go with ...

PERINO: Okay, the next question.

WILLIAMS: ... anywhere with me at this point.

PERINO: The next question we'll start with Kennedy is if you wake up on New Year's morning, tomorrow ...

KENNEDY: Well, I'll be surprised.

PERINO: ... and 2018 started over again ...


PERINO: ... what would be one thing you would prevent from happening?

KENNEDY: Oh, that's a fine question. What would I - I'm so bad at this, what would you prevent from happening.

PERINO: There's so much - I mean, it's hard because there was a lot of things that happened. I'll go first, I'd say the wildfires in California, it comes to mind.

KENNEDY: Oh, that's great. Yes. So I'm so glad you brought that up, because I'm going to piggyback on to that.


KENNEDY: That's unfair and very uncreative.

PERINO: No, this is a team effort.

KENNEDY: So the companies, the utility companies in California, and in many parts of the country are cartels. And you have absolutely no choice and there is no incentive for them to have maintenance and innovation.

GUTFELD: I don't think we should be putting blame on people for wildfires, that's just me.

KENNEDY: They always figure out where they start though. They always figure out where they start.

GUTFELD: I don't think they figure this one out yet.

KENNEDY: Fire investigators --

GUTFELD: I don't think they figure this one out yet. I think we should wait and see.

PERINO: Okay. Well anyway but that would - but the fire itself would - like whoever, whatever and however it started, I would have tried to prevent that. You?

GUTFELD: Yes. This is just a terrible question, that's for me because there's some - like that's like choosing who lives.

PERINO: Okay. Well then we'll just move on. We'll move on now. Okay, the Facebook question from Tyler O ...

GUTFELD: Terrible question.

PERINO: ... do you go all out on New Year's Eve with a big party or lay low at midnight? We know - what about you, Pete, you're not staying home.

HEGSETH: Well, normally I'm at bed by 10:00 PM on New Year's Eve, but not this year.

KENNEDY: With a handful of Geritol and wash it down with Milk of Magnesia.  This year, Grandpa?

HEGSETH: This year, what are you doing on New Year's Eve?

KENNEDY: I'm partying with you. So Pete and I, we are celebrating the All-American New Year together. There are people already amassing all over Times Square, a million people are going to be concentrated in just a couple of blocks. And like Neptune and Athena, we will be - well, Poseidon and Athena.

HEGSETH: Can I be Poseidon?

KENNEDY: We will be, yes, you can be Poseidon. You can have the trident.

HEGSETH: Okay, good.

KENNEDY: And I'll have athleticism I guess and we will be lording over the hordes of people who are here to see and --

WILLIAMS: So you are right in Times Square.

KENNEDY: In Time Square, yes.

WILLIAMS: That's wild.

KENNEDY: I'm shocked that they're letting us that close.

HEGSETH: Yes, they did a lot of background checks to allow us through.  She put us through a boot camp too. A New Year's Eve hosting boot camp.

GUTFELD: I know you guys used part of my staff on it which ...

HEGSETH: Correct.

GUTFELD: ... was very hard on my show.

HEGSETH: I'm sorry.

GUTFELD: Just so you know.

PERINO: Everything is about Greg. Do you stay up or go to bed?

GUTFELD: What was the question?

PERINO: What do you do on New Year's, do you go to party or do you go to bed?

GUTFELD: Okay. No, I don't party, but it doesn't mean I don't go to bed.  I think it's stupid to celebrate New Year's Eve much how you feel that a year is in --

KENNEDY: Why you should watch it on TV?


KENNEDY: Absolutely right. Okay.

GUTFELD: Artificial construct for me which is a problem because my wife loves New Year's Eve and I hate New Year's Eve. So we always try to figure out a combination that like works, but it never does. I end up - we end up going somewhere and I end up leaving like at 11:30 and then she stays out till 3:00.

KENNEDY: You should do what my grandmother did.


KENNEDY: Which is Drudge watch Fox News.

GUTFELD: Oh, that's good.

PERINO: There you go. Juan, what about you? Do you stay up and see the New Year in?

WILLIAMS: Well, so it's an interesting thing because I guess now about 12 years ago my daughter got married on New Year's Eve.

PERINO: All right.

WILLIAMS: And it was at night in this church it was - I was so opposed, I got to tell you. So I was a grumpy old dad and I said, "That's ridiculous.  Why are you getting married at night and on New Year's Eve?" It turned out to be the biggest party, just great. So every New Year's Eve now we have to celebrate their marriage, right? And so we have a little party for them and we ...

PERINO: That's fun.

WILLIAMS: ... typically, I'm in Jamaica and I would have liked a little Calypso band type thing.


KENNEDY: Is that a euphemism?

WILLIAMS: A little Bob Marley. What?

KENNEDY: Is that a euphemism, Calypso band? I know what they do in Jamaica.

WILLIAMS: I'll give you enough time for one more. Facebook question from Kimberly W. Pete, let's start with you. You can only eat one thing every day for a year, what would you choose?

HEGSETH: It would be a Del Frisco's cheeseburger every day. Right across the street, there's a great restaurant here.

PERINO: It's pretty good.

HEGSETH: It's a steak house, but my rule of life is when you go to a great steak house, get a cheeseburger.

PERINO: Why? How interesting.

HEGSETH: Because it's always good. First of all, it's cheaper, way cheaper.


HEGSETH: It's a little more expensive than a regular cheeseburger obviously.

PERINO: Right.

HEGSETH: But it's always really good and that cheeseburger is fantastic.

GUTFELD: I disagree completely.

HEGSETH: I almost eat it every day.

GUTFELD: You got to get a cheeseburger at a place that - a burger joint, like a burger joint, you pull off the side of the road that has a carport.


GUTFELD: Like a place that has a carport always has cheeseburger.  Cheeseburger should be cheap. There should be stains on the wrapper. It should get on to your fingers. It should drip down your chin. You should feel like punched in the gut afterwards. It shouldn't be that expensive.

HEGSETH: It's too expensive, I'll admit that, but it's good.

GUTFELD: Like I'll eat Jack in the Box. I love - when I was in high school we were sitting around a cafeteria table and I said that if I ever got rich I would have a Jack in the Box franchise in my house.


GUTFELD: And then I grew up and I realized that was the dumbest dream ever.

KENNEDY: Well, if you are making money though.

GUTFELD: Because I didn't know anything about carbs.

PERINO: Have a sweet house.

GUTFELD: I didn't know anything about carbs. I would eat rib eye every day.

PERINO: Rib eye, but you kind of --

HEGSETH: That's a good choice.

GUTFELD: I do. Yes, pretty much.

PERINO: I do every day. Anybody else want to chime in? Anything you want every day for a year?

WILLIAMS: Peanut butter and jelly. I eat them every day anyway.

PERINO: Solid staple. Solid staple.

KENNEDY: Peanut butter jelly time. If we're continuing the hamburger conversation, East Coast or anywhere else I'll have Five Guys, lettuce wraps ...


KENNEDY: ... I can't have the gluten and on the West Coast In-N-Out Burger.


KENNEDY: With Five Guys fries though.



GUTFELD: But then why you're eating fries if you're not eating the bread?

KENNEDY: No, the bread is a gluten issue.


WILLIAMS: But they say you shouldn't eat more than three fries. I think there was a report last year.

GUTFELD: Six fries.

KENNEDY: That guy who said that is a communist and he hates our freedom.

PERINO: That's true. I mean, he's not here at our party. A lot more to come on The Five's New Year's Eve Special including our 2019 predictions and resolutions. I'm really good at those. But first more fan mail questions.

GUTFELD: Welcome back, America. We're answering more of your fan mail questions on this very special New Year's Eve. All right, the first question is from Raymond. Hi, Raymond, I hope you're well. "If you were Miss or Mr. World," this is normative, "What would your talent portion be?"  Kennedy?

KENNEDY: Well, I mean, I would like to think of myself as a flutist.

GUTFELD: Excellent.

KENNEDY: But I really quit in sixth grade, so it would have to be mouth trumpet.

GUTFELD: Oh, fantastic. What - you do it now.

PERINO: It's very good. Wow.

WILLIAMS: This is unbelievable.

KENNEDY: Thank you.

GUTFELD: Was that Chuck Mangione?



WILLIAMS: I know that.

GUTFELD: That was better than the original.

PERINO: That's very good.


GUTFELD: That was better than the original.

WILLIAMS: I was going to call it Louis for Louis Armstrong.

GUTFELD: All right. Well, that definitely didn't blow Kennedy.

KENNEDY: Thank you, Greg.

GUTFELD: All right, Juan, what would you talent portion would be?

WILLIAMS: I don't know. Like when I was younger I could run.

KENNEDY: That'd be fun on a stage.



WILLIAMS: Zip right across, who was that.

HEGSETH: I don't think I have a discernible talent.

GUTFELD: Oh, that's not true.

PERINO: I don't either.

HEGSETH: I really don't.

GUTFELD: You did really well hosting Fox in French, maybe it could be hosting.

HEGSETH: Hosting is that - I would say disciplining young children. Yes, I'd bring some kids on ...

PERINO: On practice.


GUTFELD: All right, Dana, what would your talent portion would be?

PERINO: I don't have a talent.

GUTFELD: Really?


GUTFELD: Are you just begging us to suggest one?

PERINO: No, I'm not and even if you suggested one you can't even come up with one.

GUTFELD: But you're a gymnast.

PERINO: Yes, but enough to be on a stage.

GUTFELD: But that would have to be your talent portion because that's where you would have a higher area to start with, experience --

PERINO: But everyone is so much better than me. I mean, I would lose the contest. Okay, so yes okay I could do gymnastics and then I would lose.

WILLIAMS: Wait a second. She's a very successful TV host.

GUTFELD: Yes, she could be hosting.

PERINO: I know but that's not a talent.

GUTFELD: This is stupid. We're taking this too literally. It would be ...

PERINO: Dog training. I'm good at dog training.

GUTFELD: There you go.

PERINO: I could make a dog do anything.

GUTFELD: What if somebody presents you with a problem, you provide them with the PR solution.

PERINO: I can do that.

GUTFELD: All of the other contestant --

WILLIAMS: Wait a second. Half of the people in the building go to her as mentor.

GUTFELD: Exactly.


GUTFELD: See, this is all - everybody is telling you what your talents are. I would say I would be - I'm really good at being irritable. That is a talent.

WILLIAMS: Wait a second. Wait, your bowels?

GUTFELD: No, the whole thing.

KENNEDY: You could be like Oscar the Grouch. You could hang out by a trash can.

GUTFELD: Yes. Irritable people make the world go round, because I could - if you have irritable people no one would complain and complaining people get things done.

HEGSETH: And complaining waste time.



GUTFELD: Lots of time. Suzanne G asks or says or states, "You break into people's houses, not to steal, but to do things that are mildly annoying to them. What do you do?" All right, Pete you look like somebody who would do such a thing.

HEGSETH: I might. I have to think. Oh, boy. Maybe leave the surprise behind and don't flush.

PERINO: That's terrible.

HEGSETH: Mildly annoying, easy to get rid of.

PERINO: Really annoying. No, highly annoying.

HEGSETH: Totally surprising.

KENNEDY: Highly annoying.

GUTFELD: Highly annoying.

HEGSETH: That's the best --

PERINO: I would leave open little - like the cupboards in the kitchen.

GUTFELD: Oh, my God.

PERINO: Just open slightly. I can't stand that. Like I like everything to be flushed, do you know what I mean?

GUTFELD: That's good. Got you.

KENNEDY: I've got an even more annoying one.


KENNEDY: I will put sand and saltine crumbs in beds.

GUTFELD: Oh, that is brutal.

KENNEDY: That's terrible.

GUTFELD: That is brutal.

PERINO: Like this happened to you?

KENNEDY: Of course, yes. And for some reason like you always crave salt at the beach.


KENNEDY: And so like at a hotel like we'll go somewhere warm and the girls will sit in bed and eat snacks after coming in from the beach and there's sand everywhere. It's like the worst.

PERINO: I'm going to go sleep outside with the sand fleas.

WILLIAMS: Oh, well you could leave the fridge open. I think everything would melt and kind of drip out and that would be ...

GUTFELD: That would be me.

WILLIAMS: ... or you could just like set all of the TVs on MSNBC and leave them.


GUTFELD: Oh, yes. I would leave a single footprint in the middle of a room. Just a single footprint that is just perfectly formed but just one, not two but one in the middle of a room.

KENNEDY: Like a crop circle.

GUTFELD: Yes, like a crop - it'd be like a mini crop circle.

PERINO: Where did this come from?

GUTFELD: What? Yes.

PERINO: Like, "Wait, where did this come from?"

GUTFELD: Yes, how did that happen and why, somebody was here or somebody wasn't here, we don't know.

PERINO: Are they still here.



GUTFELD: Will we answer this question honestly. Karen V asks, "What is the most embarrassing thing you've done at a holiday party?" All right, Juan.

WILLIAMS: What's the most embarrassing thing?

PERINO: Leaving early.

WILLIAMS: I've done that. I do that. That's to avoid the embarrassment.  I don't know.

HEGSETH: The Irish exit.


WILLIAMS: Yes. I don't know maybe get a little tipsy and then think, "You know I'd get out of here."

HEGSETH: I'd say tipsy karaoke.


PERINO: Oh, wow.

HEGSETH: I'd like to get after it.


HEGSETH: And it's not always good.


GUTFELD: You just stole Chris Cuomo's line, "Let's get after it."

HEGSETH: Is that his ...

GUTFELD: Yes, but now it's yours, Pete.

HEGSETH: ... I never watched the show.

PERINO: Feel it back.

HEGSETH: Go back, I'll take that back with a hash tag.

PERINO: I don't know. I don't think I've ever anything embarrassing in a holiday party.

GUTFELD: Geez Louise.

PERINO: I don't.

KENNEDY: If you come to my holiday party --

PERINO: Well, that's a problem. I don't go to enough holiday parties. I should start. Maybe it'll be my 2019 resolution.

GUTFELD: Kennedy?

KENNEDY: Like Pete I will aggressively dance and I've gotten a yellow card for that on a few occasions. And one year at a corporate party I sang at karaoke, Dan Hill's sometimes when we touch with a little too much motion and several of my male colleagues were uncomfortable.

WILLIAMS: Wait a second. They were uncomfortable.

KENNEDY: They were uncomfortable.

WILLIAMS: What, did they touch?

KENNEDY: No, but there was so much vocal touching that they felt like their emotional bubble had been permeated.

GUTFELD: I fell down the side of a hill. We had a holiday party at a restaurant in Pennsylvania and I went out to sneak out a cigarette and I thought I found a door that I thought was a rear door. I opened it up and walked in, rolled down the hill, and it was very muddy, and I ended up in a pile of bushes. And so I had all of these green stuff on me from like it had rubbed off the shrubs and I had to climb up this like side of this hill back up to get back into the restaurant and I showed up and I was covered in mud and --

PERINO: They're like, "What happened to you?"

GUTFELD: Yes. It was like - and I was just like, "Yes, I fell down a hill."

PERINO: Then you quit smoking.

GUTFELD: This is what happens when they wouldn't let you smoke in buildings.

PERINO: That's right.

WILLIAMS: Hey, by the way Dan Fogelberg didn't he do that song about like on Christmas you shop in a supermarket with your girlfriend.

KENNEDY: Then I saw her in the grocery.

WILLIAMS: Yes. Yes. Yes.

KENNEDY: Yes, different guy. Dan Hill does Sometimes when we - Dan Fogelberg is that guy who since past, God rest his soul.

WILLIAMS: Oh, really this year?

KENNEDY: I don't know. It was recently.

GUTFELD: Believe it or not, we are actually sober doing this show. If you think this is the gag, you're sober too. All right up next, "Is there one thing we each constantly lose?" Probably our minds.


LELAND VITTERT, CO-ANCHOR, AMERICA'S NEWS HEADQUARTERS: Live from America's News headquarters, I'm Leland Vittert. Senator Elizabeth Warren taking a major first step towards running for president in 2020. The Massachusetts Democrat announcing she's formally an exploratory committee.  In an exclusive interview with Pete Hegseth, President Trump reacted to Warren's announcement.

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Elizabeth Warren will be the first. She did very badly in proving that she was if Indian heritage.  That didn't work out too well. I think you have more than she does, and maybe I do too and I have nothing. So, you know we'll see how she does, I wish her well, I hope she does well, I'd love to run against her.

HEGSETH: She says she's in the fight all the way, Mr. President. Do you do you really think she believes she can win?

TRUMP: Well, that I don't know, you'd have to ask her psychiatrist.

VITTERT: You can watch the entire interview tonight at 10:00 PM. New Year's coverage begins 8:00 PM. I'm Leland Vittert. Now back to The Five.

WILLIAMS: Welcome back. What a night. We have lots of great fan mail questions to answer on this New Year's Eve before we reveal our annual predictions. So this question comes from Charles J, "Who could you see being president 10 years from now?" What do you say, Kennedy?

KENNEDY: Oh, that's a fine question. I would like to think that it's Michigan Republican Congressman Justin Amash.


KENNEDY: Yes. He's liberty minded. He's very consistent. He posts all of his votes and the reason that he voted in certain ways even when it's very unpopular, and he is a constitutionalist.

WILLIAMS: So you're not thinking about running.

KENNEDY: In 10 years?


KENNEDY: I will already have been president. I will be on my way out of the Oval Office.

WILLIAMS: That made sense. What do you think, Pete?

HEGSETH: I mean I think it's somebody we can't even imagine right now. It could be some social media star. It could be - no, I mean ...

PERINO: Yes, YouTube star.

HEGSETH: ... YouTube stars that have this amazing grasp of what the younger generation understands. I mean forget about senators and congressmen and the obvious ones are something like that. I'll think of a name by the time we go around that one.

WILLIAMS: Okay, Dana.

PERINO: I'm going to go more conventional which is clearly this is what's not going to happen, but I think somebody like Governor Haslam who's leaving the governorship of Tennessee right now. I think he's a good choice.


GUTFELD: I originally wrote down Kanye because I do believe he has aspirations to run for president.


GUTFELD: But then I was thinking that you know who's going to be President, America, because we're going to be run by an algorithm. We're going to be run by artificial intelligence and so we won't need an actual president. We will just ...

PERINO: It's a lot of pressure also.

GUTFELD: ... it does. The algorithm will just figure out what we want.  You want to get out of Syria? You want to do this? You want to do that?  You want both? And then all of that stuff will just be taken care of and we won't have a leader.

WILLIAMS: Wow. It sounds like you guys think it'll be a celebrity though, that's what it is.

PERINO: I have no idea. Governor Haslam is not a celebrity.

WILLIAMS: No. But I think that what Greg is talking about is somebody who was -- and Pete -- someone who's known to everybody through social pops or ...

GUTFELD: It's not like it hasn't worked before.


KENNEDY: Well, like 10 years ago would we have said, "Oh, Donald Trump will be president in 10 years."

WILLIAMS: Oh, hell no. I didn't say that.

KENNEDY: Would you have said that in 2008?

WILLIAMS: No, and I didn't say it in 2016. But you know who I think are up-and-comers, I think Elise Stefanik who's a congresswoman from New York and I think either the Castro brothers from Texas.



WILLIAMS: Yes, I think that's spot - all right, here's another Facebook question from Marie T, "What do you secretly say you hate but secretly love?" What do you say, Pete?

HEGSETH: A lot. Sort of some rom-com movies.

WILLIAMS: Was that like --

PERINO: You like them.

HEGSETH: Yes, exactly. They're like chick flick comedy type movies. You want to hate them but then you turn it on and you get sucked in. And then you're on the flight, and the screens in front of you, and you get all of these movies you can pick, and you're looking around and you're like ...

WILLIAMS: Hey, Greg, I'm waiting on you Greg.

HEGSETH: ... I'm going to pick that one.

GUTFELD: Well, you didn't say me yet.

WILLIAMS: No, but I'm waiting for your response because you said - what is that movie you hate?

GUTFELD: The Love Actually.

WILLIAMS: Love Actually, yes.

GUTFELD: Yes, it's the worst movie ever.

HEGSETH: No, I'm not a fan of that one.

GUTFELD: Yes, it's the worst movie ever made ...

HEGSETH: I don't accept that one.

WILLIAMS: You don't accept that one.

GUTFELD: ... scientist. So this is basically what you say something you would never admit to liking that you kind of like.


GUTFELD: I would say - I'd have to say MSNBC. I find certain segments in MSNBC to be kind of entertaining. I enjoy Rachel Maddow. I'll turn into like - I find her kind of --

KENNEDY: Oh, that's so weird because I don't watch her because I'm busy doing a show at that time.


GUTFELD: I have to watch the tapes for my show like so you know when we do the GG Show we go and look for stuff and for the montages. I always enjoy watching her, because she's kind of goofy. She's goofy in a fun way.

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: I would probably say like I try to stay away from things like French fries, but I love them.

WILLIAMS: You love them.


WILLIAMS: But Dana I've never seen you eat a French fries.

PERINO: Exactly. This is the dilemma that I have.

WILLIAMS: Well, I would say things like Jerry Springer. Did you ever see that --

GUTFELD: You like Jerry Springer?

WILLIAMS: Well, that show is like, I would not say that to you publically.  But in fact I think it's the experience.

PERINO: I'd like to watch it.

WILLIAMS: I mean, it's unbelievable what people do and who they are. I wonder, are they real? But they say they are real.

GUTFELD: Yes, they are.

WILLIAMS: Yes, I don't know. That's what I think. Anyway, here we go another question. This one is from ...

KENNEDY: Wait, can I answer that one?

WILLIAMS: Oh, I'm sorry. My apologies.

KENNEDY: That's okay. In that vein I really like watching infomercials.  Infomercials to me are mesmerizing because we're supposed to ...


GUTFELD: They are relaxing.


KENNEDY: Yes, when it comes on and it really is like the least conflicting thing on television because dramas in the news, even sitcoms are so full of conflict.

PERINO: And it always ends well.

KENNEDY: Yes. It starts out so bad --

GUTFELD: People are satisfied. They're all satisfied and you always get something extra.

KENNEDY: Yes. And you're like, "Oh, my gosh, I never realized ...


GUTFELD: Exactly, because you don't even have to order it because the reward is just watching it. The reward is watching it. It's like, "I don't need to drink whatever that magical beets, but I feel good because everybody is happy.

KENNEDY: I'm surprised more people don't produce TV like infomercials, number one. Number two, flying. Like I pretend I hate flying but there's something wonderful about being on a plane where people cannot access you.

WILLIAMS: Yes. You're California, that's why. Because you got long flights, back and forth.


WILLIAMS: You go to Hawaii too.

GUTFELD: It's the only time that you can be left alone.


PETE HEGSETH, CO-HOST: Kind of that Hallmark Christmas movies.


PERINO: I like them.

HEGSETH: I kind of secretly like them.

GUTFELD: Really?

WILLIAMS: Oh, my God.

HEGSETH: I used to have them.

PERINO: Those are Shannon Bream's favorite.

HEGSETH: To the point they are all so predictable. You know exactly what's going to happen but they suck in the first 10 minutes and then you're done.

WILLIAMS: I can't get the infomercials? What is that Q network or what have ...



WILLIAMS: ... QVC. I don't understand, how does that exist?

PERINO: Oh, it's very successful.

WILLIAMS: Yes, that's why I'm asking.

PERINO: People like to buy stuff.

WILLIAMS: Really, you just sit there and watch.

PERINO: Yes, this is America.

WILLIAMS: Watch nothing, all right.

GUTFELD: That's where I get my wardrobe.

WILLIAMS: All right, next question. Yes, okay, here we go.

KENNEDY: I thought we're talking about clothes, Greg. Come on.

WILLIAMS: Okay, this question is from @RobertShelton4611, "What movie scared you the most when you were a child?"

PERINO: Carrie. It's the first scary movie I ever I ever saw. My parents didn't let us watch scary movies and I went to a slumber party and they are watching Carrie. I've never seen anything like it and I can remember it like was yesterday.

WILLIAMS: That's the one with the pig blood and all of that?

PERINO: I guess, yes.

WILLIAMS: All right, anybody?

HEGSETH: I Know What You Did Last Summer was the first like quasi-horror movie I ever saw and it's ...

KENNEDY: Affected you.

HEGSETH: ... it really kept me going, yes. I lived in a bubble.

KENNEDY: The Exorcist. I do not like scary movies to this day because of The Exorcist. I would never watch that movie again and I cannot watch scary movies.

WILLIAMS: I agree with you, Exorcist is pretty scary.

GUTFELD: I actually - I love The Exorcist. No, I do. Because I want that to be real. Yes, because that would prove something.

WILLIAMS: You want people's heads turning around?

GUTFELD: Absolutely. Wouldn't you like to see that?


GUTFELD: Because then that tells you that all of this is real. You no longer have to rely on faith if you can actually see it. So I would love to see like somebody's head spin around. It would make my day Fantasia.

WILLIAMS: Wait a minute.

GUTFELD: Fantasia bothered me as a child because it was always a field trip movie, right? They always took you to see Fantasia and you'd sit there and it was - something about the music and the big elephants, and the weird creatures makes me want to throw up.

WILLIAMS: Is this the Mickey one? The Mickey?

GUTFELD: Yes. Fantasia, it was ...

WILLIAMS: I kind of agree with you on that.

GUTFELD: It was like we weren't sophisticated enough to understand the music as a child and there was just something ...

KENNEDY: But it was clearly made by people on hallucinogens.

GUTFELD: It was one of the most psychedelic experiences. Maybe I should go back.

PERINO: Yes, maybe you want to watch it now.

GUTFELD: Yes. Also Deliverance. Deliverance is a scary movie.

PERINO: That's a scary movie.

GUTFELD: And a great film as well.

WILLIAMS: Especially for a man.

GUTFELD: It was, old people.

WILLIAMS: Yes. All right up next, who was right, who was wrong and who was spot on? A flash back to our 2018 predictions and brand-new predictions for the 2019 New Year. Stay with us.

HEGSETH: Welcome back. It's time to make annual predictions for the new year, but before we do that let's rewind and see how my fellow Fivers did with predictions from a year ago. Watch.


WILLIAMS: I think one, it's too much to ask for impeachment or indictment.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, come on, Juan.

WILLIAMS: But I think Democrats take back The House and maybe even the senate. Number two and this one is really for my lovely friend to my left here, Mr. Jesse Watters.


WILLIAMS: No wall, no wall, no wall. I believe the Washington football team will win a game in 2018.

WATTERS: And the Eagles are going to be in the Super Bowl and they're probably going to be playing the Pats, New England. I think the Eagle finally, this is going to be our year, we're going to bring home the Lombardi trophy.

PERINO: I think the bitcoin bubble will burst and then it will have like far wider implications to the system than people realize. I think Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire this year.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wow, it's a big one.

PERINO: And I think that my sister Angie will get another cat.

GUTFELD: I'll probably become 35% better looking, maybe 12% funnier and 6% smarter.


GUTFELD: With a plus or minus 3% and I also predict that this year's Oscars will be the shortest ever because there will be only four presenters because everyone else has fled the country.


HEGSETH: I got to say pretty darn good. Dana, three for three.

PERINO: Three for three.


PERINO: And if you go back of my record over the years, I don't know, I'm kind of good at it. But this year like the Kennedy one, I nailed that.  That was a good one. I remember I said that there would be a vacancy the year before and there was because unfortunately Justice Scalia passed away. And then I said Harry Reid wouldn't run for reelection when he didn't.


PERINO: So this year I don't feel like I have a great handle on things, but can I do mine now?

HEGSETH: Yes, sure.

PERINO: So I'm going say and I believe that to be true, Kate Middleton will announce she's going to have a fourth baby that she's pregnant with her fourth, okay? I think that Free Solo is going to win documentary of the year at the Oscars and I think the Rams are going to win the Super Bowl. But that doesn't really feel like an informed opinion that's coming from me.

So I was waived off of this my assistant, Honda, but I'm going to predict it. I think Tom Brady is going to retire in 2019. I think he's going to try to end on a high note and note do the slow decline, so I'm Tom Brady will retire in 2019.

WILLIAMS: Can you can help out your old friend? What is Free Solo about?

PERINO: Well, if you paid attention to my One More Thing, it's a documentary about a climber who climbs without ropes.

WILLIAMS: Oh, okay. Got it.



HEGSETH: Juan, I mean, you said no wall and there isn't one yet.

WILLIAMS: Well, even a blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while, Pete.

HEGSETH: You are a nut.

WILLIAMS: Because I think Dana is the queen of predictions. I think she's a prophet in our midst. Anyway, I would say Harriet Tubman is going to be on the $20 bill this year, this coming year in 19. How about the car industry? Because I don't get it but I'm having this experience with people in Pittsburgh telling me they can just like get in the car like a cab or an Uber and there is no driver, it's just automatic.

Well, this is, I think, going to spread across the country right now and then New York state wants to legalize marijuana. I think there's no stopping at this point. Marijuana, I mean, in my lifetime some incredible things have happened like gambling, legal gambling everywhere. Now marijuana is legal everywhere.

KENNEDY: Want to bet?

WILLIAMS: You want to bet, what do you mean?

KENNEDY: You said legal gambling and I'm just thinking of it right now.

WILLIAMS: Yes. And I think The Five is going to be even more popular in 2019 than it is now because we're going to have so much turmoil politically. I think people are going to be watching for a show like this.

HEGSETH: Political turmoil is a good prediction for 2019, no doubt.  Kennedy?

KENNEDY: All right, I think Sheryl Sandberg steps down at Facebook.



KENNEDY: I think Mark Zuckerberg stays but in a different title like Chairman Emeritus. I think that Trump will stay marry but I think Melania is going to move back to New York City.


KENNEDY: And I think that marijuana will be rescheduled. I don't think it will be federally legal but I think it will officially be rescheduled since there are a majority of States that have some form of legal cannabis.

WILLIAMS: Yes. I think that's right because I think it'll be hard. I don't know, Trump might be the guy to legalize marijuana though.

HEGSETH: Yes, you can't live with that conflict for too long from the state and federal level.

KENNEDY: Right, yes. Absolutely right.

HEGSETH: Total disconnect.

KENNEDY: So it will come to some sort of an impact. I also think the house is going to impeach the President but he will not be removed from office.

HEGSETH: Interesting. Greg?

GUTFELD: I'm going to stick with my prediction from last year which was 100% accurate. I will become 35% more attractive over the next year, 14% funnier. I can't remember what the third was.

PERINO: Just 14?

GUTFELD: 14. Yes, I know.

PERINO: Aim higher.

GUTFELD: I don't want to overload people with my wit. Any other predictions? I predict that every single one of us will be forced to apologize for something.

WILLIAMS: I could do that.

GUTFELD: Because that's the way that the future is. It'll be apologies, apologies, because apologies sell. The media loves it when somebody gets into trouble and they love hounding them until you are before a camera saying you're sorry. It's going to happen to everyone.

KENNEDY: The next thing you know you're using a plain mug.

GUTFELD: Yes, a plain mug.

WILLIAMS: Well, let me just quickly say that since Jesse is not here ...


WILLIAMS: ... I thought Jesse was on target. The Eagles versus the Patriots and the Eagles win the Super Bowl, he could have made some money in Vegas.

PERINO: It's pretty good.

GUTFELD: He probably did.


HEGSETH: Speaking of apologizing, one of my prediction is someone at Fox News, maybe someone at this table will be banned by Twitter or Facebook.  Like censorship of conservatives in certain speech is happening and it's going to only get worse in 2019. I think Russia and Ukraine are going to massively escalate tensions.

KENNEDY: Oh, really? That's not good.

HEGSETH: I think it's going to be Trump-Putin, NATO involved, we'll see what happens in 2019. I also disagree with your - but you were right last year on bitcoin, I'm hoping I'm right this year. Bitcoin is going to rebound big time. I'm saying 20,000 price point by end of 2019. It's currently I think ...

PERINO: Wow. Okay. Now you're on tape.

HEGSETH: ... on tape it's going to make 16,000.

PERINO: We'll see you next year.

HEGSETH: We'll see. And none of my Minnesota sports team will win a title. That's my one ...

PERINO: That's an informed prediction.

HEGSETH: ... to make sure I had at least one. You betcha, oh grandma.  All right, stay right here. We're revealing our resolutions for 2019 when The Five's New Year's Eve Special return.

KENNEDY: A fun fact about this song, Queen Elizabeth always dances to it when it comes on whenever she's attending parties. Welcome back. The new year would not be complete without making some resolutions. So we're going to go around the table and share what we plan to do in 2019. Dana, I will start with you.

PERINO: Well, okay, this will be a little annoying to everybody but I'm going to finally make a commitment to myself that I'm going to keep a list of the books I read so I can more easily remember. Because sometimes I can't remember and that's like a little thing. That's just for me. I don't have to share it with anybody else, but I want to keep a list because - then I can remember.

KENNEDY: Do you do a book a week?

PERINO: About, yes.


PERINO: Yes. I have to add some more cardio to my workouts. I just have to. I hate it. I have to do it. Actually Greg is going to get a new bike. Why are you laughing? These are real resolutions.

GUTFELD: I just like it when people use the word cardio. That's like, "I have to add more cardio."

PERINO: Well, what should I call it?

GUTFELD: I'm going to try and exercise more.

PERINO: I do exercise but I don't do any of like cardio exercise whatever.  Also I ...

WILLIAMS: I think you make her mad.

PERINO: I am going to make it home to Wyoming this summer. I have to do that.


PERINO: Commitment, that was on tape.

KENNEDY: Beautiful. Pete Hegseth?

HEGSETH: In honor of Dana, I will read one book this year.

PERINO: Oh, come on. You wrote a great book too.

HEGSETH: I'll let you know when I read it.

PERINO: Okay, I'll put it on my list.

HEGSETH: And if I recommend it. I would, thank you, I would - currently 70% of my diet is red meat. I'd like to increase that to 75%; cheeseburgers, steak, in other words why not? Life is short. Enjoy what you like the most. TV resolution, say more of what we say in the break on TV.


GUTFELD: Oh, that's really smart, Pete.

PERINO: Oh, that's why you're going to have to apologize and get banned from Twitter.

HEGSETH: All of those things are possible but some of the best stuff is during the break and then it never happens during the - anyway, spend as much time with my kids as humanly possible. And then I will say last year I kept, I think for the first time ever, I kept a resolution. My resolution was to tweet more and more aggressively, and I did. I kept that.

PERINO: And you're going to keep doing that?

HEGSETH: I don't know if I'm going to keep that again in 2019. Probably not.

KENNEDY: Yes. Juan?

WILLIAMS: Well, I tend to be nice to people in public but not always nice at home. So I got to be nicer to my wife. I really do. I mean I used to think I just tease her. I enjoy teasing her and I got to stop.

PERINO: You've been together 40 years, I think it's going pretty well.

WILLIAMS: Well, no, Dana after 40 years things can spin out. But we'll work on it. I'm working on it.

KENNEDY: The next thing you know Juan is in a Ferrari in front of the building.

WILLIAMS: Yes. Yes, late midlife crisis.

KENNEDY: We got Carley Shimkus and Kat Timpf from the back.

WILLIAMS: Oh, my God. Call the police now. And also Greg and I are going to have to hold hands because I want to be less anxious, less nervous, less kind of always on edge in the new year.


WILLIAMS: I just want to like find a way to calm down.

KENNEDY: Okay, Greg?

GUTFELD: To your point, Pete, about saying more stuff that you should say, I want to care less about what people think, about what you say. Because we're living in a work where we think that everybody is like trying to come after you which is --

KENNEDY: It's like self censorship.

GUTFELD: And I'm going to tweet less. I might just stop tweeting completely.

KENNEDY: So you're already on Facebook and dairy ...

GUTFELD: I am on Facebook. How did you know that?

KENNEDY: Greg, I know everything about you.

GUTFELD: And I'm going to sleep more.

KENNEDY: Sheryl Sandberg told me all of your personal data and said it was totally legal. You should sleep more.

GUTFELD: I am going to sleep more.

KENNEDY: I want to be more mindful in my parenting and less reactive especially now that I've got a 13-year-old, so I think that's really --

WILLIAMS: A 13-year-old girl.

KENNEDY: Yes indeed.

WILLIAMS: That's rough.

KENNEDY: And she's beautiful, she's amazing and she views the world differently than she did a year ago, which is fine. And I also want to find or make a good gluten-free croissant.  I have not been able to do that. Well, I have celiac so I can't eat gluten but there has to be a good gluten-free croissant somewhere and I want to get a really fancy for super cheap.

PERINO: Okay, that's a good resolution.

GUTFELD: Well, I could sell you mine.

KENNEDY: Is it fancy?

GUTFELD: Yes, it's a Facel Vega and I just can't live with it anymore.

KENNEDY: Is it cheap?

GUTFELD: I'll make a deal.

PERINO: Great. Are you serious?

KENNEDY: I'll take it.

GUTFELD: I haven't driven it in years.

KENNEDY: Is it all wheel drive?

WILLIAMS: What is a fancy car?


KENNEDY: Is it all wheel drive?


GUTFELD: It's automatic. What is all wheel? What are you talking about?  It has four wheels. It's got power windows.

WILLIAMS: Tell me, what is a fancy car for you like a Cadillac or something?

KENNEDY: Cadillac, Range Rover, Yukon something like that.

GUTFELD: You will love this car.

KENNEDY: Stuff like that. I mean I take a Porsche Cayenne. I know they're a little nerdy but I don't care as long as it's cheap.

GUTFELD: They are nerdy.


GUTFELD: They are nerdy.

KENNEDY: Yes. I want a fancy car and I don't want to pay any money for it.

HEGSETH: Well, in two years one will sell you he's fancy red car.

GUTFELD: Do you know what I have? Do you know what I can sell you? I'll sell you my wife's car.

WILLIAMS: Get the girls in the back.

KENNEDY: What is it?

GUTFELD: It's a Nash Metropolitan. It's the length of this and I'll give it to you cheap. It's the length of this table. Kennedy in a Nash Metropolitan, that's your car.

KENNEDY: Sounds fantastic.

GUTFELD: Yes, it's a Pee-Wee Herman car. Remember the car he drove?


GUTFELD: Yes, that's what it is.

KENNEDY: My bike. All right, we got more of The Five's New Year's Eve Special when we return. Stay put.

PERINO: Fox News Channel is the place to be as we bring in 2019 our very own Kennedy and Pete are co-hosting special live coverage of All American New Year tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern from the heart of it all in Time Square. Kennedy, five us a preview.

HEGSETH: Look it's Kennedy.

KENNEDY: There we are.


KENNEDY: Yes. We're going to be in New Orleans, Nashville and Miami.  Pete and I will be hosting live from glorious Times Square. There will be a million revelers packed in. It's going to be a lot warmer this year than it was last year.


KENNEDY: And some of your very favorite Fox hosts will be checking in with them live and there are going to be some fantastic musical performances. I have been putting Pete through the paces in order to bring him up to New Year's speed.

GUTFELD: A boot camp.

PERINO: What does that entail?

HEGSETH: A New Year's Eve hosting boot camp.


KENNEDY: Mr. Hegseth, how much does the New Year's ball weigh?

HEGSETH: Ma'am, I don't know.

KENNEDY: Hey, Hegseth, you drop and give me 2019.

HEGSETH: Yes, ma'am. Yes, ma'am.

KENNEDY: One, two, they want you on that square, they need you on that square. Five, six, seven, eight, you, them, you, them, what is going on with you?


HEGSETH: ... a lot of us interviewing, we got to get ready to move the mic back and forth.

KENNEDY: Okay, using that bicep.

GUTFELD: But a lot of vamping.

KENNEDY: A lot of cardio.

HEGSETH: A lot of cardio. You see Griff and Carley Shimkus also joined us. They are going to be doing the eight o'clock to 10 o'clock.

KENNEDY: We'll be on in about two hours right here.

HEGSETH: We'll be on in two hours right here.

GUTFELD: Tyrus is on.

HEGSETH: They went to the boot camp also. Griff had a tough time. He really did.

KENNEDY: And he's in sports.

HEGSETH: I don't know why but Kennedy ready headed out for Griff.

KENNEDY: Well, you know what he was asking for it and I gave it to him.  Britt McHenry and Tyrus will be in the crowd. Jedediah will be at a local bar. We've got ...


KENNEDY: We've got all sort of -- so take us with you wherever you go tonight.

HEGSETH: That's right and some special moments that only Fox does, all-American deal. We're going to have a couple of army recruits sworn in.

KENNEDY: That's awesome.

PERINO: All right. Oh, I can't wait for it. All right, thanks. That's it for us. Special edition of "The Five." Happy New Year, everyone.

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