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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Chris Kroesen ...
Mark
Valerie Hobbs ...
Old Woman
Darlene Lohnes ...
Mark's Mother
Richard C. Parish ...
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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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"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.


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