The How I Met Your Mother star offers some holiday shopping advice

By Caitlin Keating
Updated December 26, 2014 10:00 AM
Advertisement
Image

Christmas might be over, but if you still need to give someone a gift, Neil Patrick Harris has a very cost-effective suggestion.

Harris, 41, who is hosting the 2015 Academy Awards, debuted his first Oscar promo Thursday – and it was appropriately Christmas-themed.

“This holiday season give your family a gift they’ll never forget,” the How I Met Your Mother actor says in the video above, donning a classic tuxedo and a seasonally appropriate red scarf. “Instead of traditional presents, give them the gift of simply telling them to watch me host the Oscars.”

Excellent suggestion, Neil.

Harris is no stranger to hosting award shows: He hosted the Tony Awards four times and the Emmys twice, most recently in 2013.

The 87th Academy Awards air Feb. 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.