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Magic Christmas Tree (1964)

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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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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 ...
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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

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Family | Fantasy

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19 December 1964 (USA)  »

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Creepy and depressed...
30 May 2000 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

A very cheap, very depressed, extremely odd piece of Grade-Z kiddie cinema with a creepy, sterile suburban motif. This one's like watching an old educational film from the '50s gone mental; the plot and dialog crawl along mercilessly. Our hero is a pudgy little boy, and the title "magic" tree is very effeminate. Film starts off like THE WIZARD OF OZ, with a black and white prolog in which our hero falls out of a tree and dreams (in color) his family and the tree and everything else. There are odd scenes with a goofy giant and a hideous witch. Then it's back to black and white for the finale. Whew! And it all happens in an hour! For some reason, this wacky, woebegone holiday cheapie reminds me of Peter Bogdonovich's TARGETS; TMCT (perhaps unwittingly) recreates much of the same sterile, repressed-hysteria atmosphere of '60s suburban angst as that pivotal movie. The spooky, paranoid TV ads for this movie warned: "No Adults Admitted Without Children..."


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