Neil Patrick Harris Makes First 2015 Oscars Promo Festive

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 2:23 PM PST, December 27, 2014
Photo: ABC

The Oscars are right around the corner, and Neil Patrick Harris reminded viewers on Christmas that he's this year's host and that is a gift in itself.

In the first promo airing on ABC, the actor says, "Instead of traditional presents, give (your family) the gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars."

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This will be the first time that Harris has hosted the Academy Awards. A Tony Award winner himself, he hosted the Tony Awards for the fourth time last year. He has also hosted the Emmy Awards twice, in 2013 and 2009.

When Harris was first announced as the host, the 41-year-old posted a video showing that he's crossing that off his bucket list, one that also includes performing with the Muppets, rapping with Snoop Dogg and juggling flaming torches.

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The 87th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 22. Stay tuned to ETonline for all of your awards show coverage in the new year.

Check out the video below to see what Neil Patrick Harris thought about Ellen DeGeneres hosting last year.