Neil Patrick Harris introduced the Obamas, while “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez read a classic Christmas poem with the first lady.
The first family celebrated the annual White House Christmas tree lighting ceremony with the help of little star power.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the event, welcoming to the stage President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia. Shortly before 6 p.m. ET. the president led a countdown from five and pressed the button to light up the large Christmas tree, complete with a yellow star on top.
First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by Rico Rodriguez for a reading of the classic poem “Twas a Night Before Christmas.” The actor joked that he hoped to join the Obama family in Hawaii for their holiday vacation.
The president noted that the White House has had…
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