A boy is given a ring by an old witch. He uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him three wishes.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Kroesen ...
Valerie Hobbs ...
Old Woman
Darlene Lohnes ...
Mark's Mother
Richard C. Parish ...
(as Dick Parish)
Willard W. Willingham ...
(as Bill Willingham)
Billy Schaffner
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei ...
Greed (as Robert Maffei)
Dianne Johnson
Blanche Mickelson
Howard Blevins
Terry Bradshaw
Charles Nix
Ichabod ...
Himself - Ichabod the Turtle
Lucifer ...
Himself - Lucifer the Cat
James Crocker ...
Voices (voice)


A boy is given a ring by an old witch. He uses the ring to bring upon a magic Christmas that grants him three wishes.

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The enchanting story of a magic tree that made a prisoner of Santa Claus and opened the heart of a boy to the true meaning of Christmas


Family | Fantasy





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19 December 1964 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Father does not see The Magic Christmas Tree even though it is right in front of him and hits it with his lawn mower. Unless he is blind he should have seen the tree long before he hit it even if it was new to him. See more »

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Two thirds Christmas movie, one third Halloween movie, one wholly awful movie.
31 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Black-and-white awfulness about a trio of little brats dare each other to go into a witch's house at Halloween, as the audience hopes she'll curse them all and make them watch this godawful tale. One of these nitwits saves her kitty from a tree, and as a reward, she gives the kid a ring she bought out of a vending machine, and she apparently gives the cinematographer colour film, as the film then switches to colour, which looks even worse than the earlier poor quality black-and-white footage.

Said vending machine ring grants this little blockhead three wishes, and eventually a pedophilic, talking, yawning tree appears in his backyard. In one of the most lengthy, ponderous scenes, dad spends several minutes getting his Fred Flintstone lawn mower started, and tries to mow it down, but apparently this tree is made of iron, and it explodes his mower, and flips him on his back.

There is a message herein, a Christmas message, about not trying to mow down, or hack down demonically possessed, spontaneously appearing, talking Christmas trees given by witches on Halloween, because if you do, you'll have to watch this film for all eternity.

Nothing more than home movies shot in someone's home, with obnoxious people in the roles, and seemingly edited by using the aforementioned lawn mower, with numerous edits in the middle of a sentence, out-of-sync audio, and constantly uneven audio levels.

Only worth watching just to make fun of the film as it's playing, but the pedophilic giant is just creepy, and ruins any unintentional laughs. Oh, then the footage switches back to black-and-white again.

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