London: Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes enjoyed a festive pre-Christmas family trip to New York with their five-year-old daughter Suri.

Cruise, who was promoting his latest movie 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' in the Big Apple, said he took some time out to get into the festive spirit with Suri, reported a leading daily.

"We took Suri to the 'Nutcracker' and went ice skating it was a great tour. It was really amazing. She's a sweetheart. Everything with her is amazing she's so much fun to be with, so funny and sweet," Cruise said.

Meanwhile Cruise's co-star Paula Patton admitted she was terrified about meeting the Hollywood superstar for the first time.

"I had to tell myself not to freak out meeting him, but I immediately felt at ease and there was a great chemistry and connection. I felt comfortable in his presence because he's very human and I love the way he treats everybody. He's really kind, and that's what makes him so special," Patton said.