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The Christmas Tree (film)

The Christmas Tree
Directed by Sally Field
Produced by Steven R. McGlothen
Janet Brownell
Sally Field
Wendy Japhet
Written by Teleplay:
Janet Brownell
Sally Field
Julie Salamon
Jill Weber
Starring Julie Harris
Trini Alvarado
Andrew McCarthy
Betty Aberlin
Jessica Hecht
Anne Pitoniak
Colin Quinn
Music by David Benoit
Cinematography John S. Moyer
Editing by Harry Hitner
Studio Walt Disney Television
Distributed by American Broadcasting Company
Buena Vista Television
Release date(s) December 22, 1996
Running time 153 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Christmas Tree is a 1996 ABC television film directed by Sally Field.[1][2][3][4]


A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthon (Julie Harris), and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly (Andrew McCarthy), who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York City for Christmas display.


Additional cast
  • Suzi Hofrichter as Anna
  • Imogene Bliss as Sister Lucia
  • Therese Courtney as Mother Superior (1939)
  • Lulee Fisher as Sister Rose
  • Shannon Holt as Sister Lucia (1939 / 1959)
  • Lynne Innerst as Sister Frances
  • Chad Luberger as Roy
  • Kathleen McEntee as Sister Margaret
  • Zachary Mott as Anna's Father
  • Beverly Owings as Matron of the Orphanage
  • Jaime Shapiro as Doreen
  • Daniel Sweazen as Helicopter Pilot
  • Katherine Sweeney as Terry
  • Cornell J. Wallace as Harvey / Workman
  • Dave Whalen as Sven
  • Nili Bassman as Anna (Age 18)


The Christmas Tree had international release under several titles: In France as Arbre de Noël, L' Canada, In Spain as Árbol de Navidad, El Spain, in Brazil as A Árvore de Natal Brazil (Portuguese), in Greece as Dentro ton Hristougennon, To Greece, and in Germany as Der Weihnachtsbaum. It was made available in October 2001 on VHS in Spanish and English.[5]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
  • TCM Movie Database
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