NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Neil Patrick Harris made a surprise appearance at a truly one-of-a-kind event from the It's Christmas. Keep It Real. campaign, which promotes and celebrates real Christmas trees. Spreading holiday cheer and encouraging guests to 'Keep It Real' this Christmas season, visitors were dazzled by a Christmas living room scene come to life with an animated talking real Christmas tree at New York's charming South Street Seaport. To support the cause, Neil Patrick Harris took a surprise turn as the voice of the tree and gifted passersby with delightful Christmas presents such as tickets to the hottest show in town Hamilton, beloved classic The Lion King, and brand new Apple Watches!
The fun scene evoked the nostalgia of holidays past, decked out with cozy couches, sparkling Christmas decorations, toys of yore and even a snarky, animated Nutcracker. Partnering with Upright Citizens Brigade, the tree and life sized Nutcracker came alive, voiced by UCB's John Murray and Matt Cutler. Throughout the day the tree surprised visitors with special giveaways and some of the most coveted Christmas toys from the past few decades, getting them to recount humorous Christmas stories and cherished memories. In a lighthearted twist, guests' startled reactions to the unexpected talking tree and surprise celebrity visitor were captured on tiny cameras hidden throughout the room.
About It's Christmas. Keep It Real.
From coming together to hang treasured family ornaments, to gathering by the tree with hot cocoa on Christmas Eve, a beautiful real Christmas tree is at the heart of every Christmas celebration. A reigning symbol of the beloved and authentic Christmas spirit, a real tree evokes a distinct look, smell and feel of heartfelt tradition that simply cannot be manufactured. That's why The Christmas Tree Promotion Board has launched the It's Christmas. Keep it Real. campaign this holiday season, raising awareness of the benefits of a real tree and supporting our nation's tree farmers, importers and industry partners. For further information please visit, www.itschristmaskeepitreal.com.
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