A Very Melo Christmas

Carmelo Anthony gives back this holiday season.
2:46 | 12/25/14

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big way. Scoring with the big Melo Christmas event. Giving kids from a challenging environment a chance to celebrate the holiday and encouraging them to achieve more in their lives. And Ryan smith has the story for us. Reporter: NBA all-star Carmelo Anthony is known for making magic on the court. But this time of year, you can find the New York knick spreading it off court as well in what he calls a very Melo Christmas. It for six years, it's the NBA superstars way of giving back to middle schoolers. At that able, you're growing up physically, mentally, emotionally. And you don't know what you want to do or be. Reporter: At the center of the event, a movie, opening night of "A night at the museum 3." The price of admission for kids he invite td, writing an essay about what they do to give back. Or as he calls it, to be more. Did you write to be more essays? I help my mom watch my brother. I help with the school in my hometown. Reporter: It challenges tweens to help others, and it's to be more. Aka, Baltimore, Maryland. The kids sat down with him to see the film and meet a special guest. You brought Ben stiller here tonight. Seeing Ben on the big screen and in person. Reporter: What's it like in your home? Food, joking, family members, taking it down memory lane. That's a great Christmas for me. Reporter: Any goals coming up in 2015? Nba-wise? On the court? To be better than 2014. Anything in 2015 can be better than 2014. Reporter: It wasn't the Knicks win-loss record that preoccupied him. It was the kids. There was Melo smiling along with him. They make his day just as much as he makes theirs. A lot of times when you see athletes do this, they might do it at a distance. What makes you want to give back directly to the kids? It's only 90 minutes out of my day to be able to come in and spend 90 minutes with some kids. That's going to have a life-long impact on them. If you're not willing to do that, something's wrong. Reporter: For these tweens, this Christmas, those hugs, memories of a lifetime. For "Good morning America," Ryan smith, ABC news, New York.

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