MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 33,874 this week

Magic Christmas Tree (1964)

2.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.2/10 from 124 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

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.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 323 titles
created 21 Jan 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 682 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1252 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Magic Christmas Tree (1964)

Magic Christmas Tree (1964) on IMDb 2.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Magic Christmas Tree.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.3/10 X  

When Santa's sleigh gets stuck in Florida, he tells a group of kids the story of Thumbelina.

Director: R. Winer
Stars: Jay Ripley, Shay Garner, Pat Morrell
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Director: Phillip Borsos
Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton
Santa Claus (1959)
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Director: René Cardona
Stars: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky'
Action | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Set in 1920s Vienna, this is a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.

Director: John Shepphird
Stars: Connie Sellecca, Corbin Bernsen, Cole Sprouse
Santa Claus (1985)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jack Carter, a modest, middle-aged man, and owner of a bakery has found himself and his family in a rut. Not only can he not provide his family with the finer things, he has also found he ... See full summary »

Director: R. Michael Givens
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Jonathan Silverman, Burt Reynolds
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez
Stars: Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster
Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Hamilton Luske, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Kroesen ...
Mark
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)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 December 1964 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"What is it that there is nothing in the paper about?"

That is, in fact, an actual line of dialogue from the film, and it gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect. In other words...low, low budget; elementary school-level acting; post-synched dialogue (a la Coleman Francis); and a plot that seems like it was made up as they went along. For those of us who love movies that are so excruciatingly awful that they go full circle into the territory of unintentionally surreal brilliance, then this is totally for you.

The "wacky" lawnmower-starting scene goes on FOREVER. I kept waiting for the dad to run over Ichabod, the tortoise.

I can totally imagine seeing this projected in 16mm on a white-painted brick wall back when I was in grade school at Green Lake Elementary.

It's like a kids' film directed by the people at Centron. This is one of those weird, institutional-feeling movies that would seem to be perfect fodder for the MST3K guys. But really, it's sufficiently goofy enough on its own to provide an hour's worth of perverse amusement.

If you can track down a copy I highly recommend it. I use it every year to torture my family.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WOW - this is harsh neopolss
Discuss Magic Christmas Tree (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?