Tom Hanks of Toy Story and His Wife Rita Wilson Of Jingle All The Way Will Co-Host the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting With Patti Labelle, Steve Miller and Ne-Yo


Tom Hanks movies have encompassed everything, from children’s fare like Big to adult conspiracies like The Da Vinci Code.

Tom Hanks is probably best known as the ultimate Christmas present, Woody in Toy Story.

Who wouldn’t want to find that under the tree?

Rita Wilson, Hanks’ wife, has an equally impressive career.

Though she hasn’t become an iconic movie star, she is consistently effective in all her movies and TV roles.

I particularly liked her in The Good Wife.

Rita starred in the Holiday film Jingle All the Way.

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced that the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will be hosted by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Wilson, who is also a singer songwriter will also perform during the show.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting is an American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923.

Joining the celebrity couple will be multi Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actor NE-YO, multiplatinum-selling artist Steve Miller, and country star Chely Wright.

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will also have performances by Grammy-winning legend Patti LaBelle,join pop phenomenon Fifth Harmony, pop world duo Nico & Vinz, and award-winning vocal group The Tenors.

This year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 4 on the Ellipse at President’s Park, one of America’s 401 national parks, in Washington, D.C.

The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.

ET with the National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show, co-hosted by 94.7 FRESH FM’s Tommy McFLY and ABC7/WJLA-TV’s Jummy Olabanji.

The Christmas tree ceremony is presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, which is the official charity of America’s national parks, and produced by Bounce AEG.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting kicks off a four-week holiday celebration at President’s Park.     

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