*(Via E! Online) – Actress Reese Witherspoon helped President Barack Obama and the first family (and millions of people watching on the small screen) ring in the season by hosting the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the White House Ellipse on Thursday night.
The Oscar winner was joined on stage by Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters, Malia and Sasha, and Michelle’s mother, Marian Robinson, for the annual event, and even lent her vocals for some Christmas carols with the family, and singer Aloe Blacc.
“Happy holidays to Reese and everyone here tonight and everyone watching at home,” the president said before leading the crowd to a countdown that ultimately ended with the famous lighting of the tree.
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President Obama Delivers Remarks at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: