Celebrities Join First Family for White House Tree Lighting Ceremony

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White House Lighting Ceremony - H 2012

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.

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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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