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The first family celebrated the annual White House Christmas tree-lighting ceremony with the help of a little star power. Photos: Ho Ho Hollywood! Tinseltown's 22 Best Christmas-Themed Movies 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 the large Christmas tree, complete with a yellow star on top. The first lady was joined by Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez for a reading of the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (aka

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