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David Kranes (based upon the book by)
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Release Date:
28 November 2009 (USA) See more »
A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Andrew McCarthy ... Corey Burdock

Evan Williams ... Rock Burdock

Kari Matchett ... Faith

Paula Brancati ... Katie

Jayne Eastwood ... Lana

Ted Atherton ... Aaron
Craig Eldridge ... Jim

Trent McMullen ... Hank

Vas Saranga ... Ash (as Vasantha Saranga)

Amanda Joy ... Ming (as Amanda Joy Lim)

Kristina Nicoll ... Belinda
Jean Daigle ... Eddie
B.J. McQueen ... Trucker (as B.J McQueen)
Bubba ... Dc Police Officer
Joanne Reece ... Secretary (as Joanne Reese)
J.C. Kenny ... WTTG Reporter (as JC Kenny)

Emily Andrews ... Stephanie
Mark Hebscher ... Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clyde Phillips Sr. ... Parks Contractor

Directed by
Graeme Campbell 
Writing credits
David Kranes (based upon the book by)

Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story)

J.B. White (teleplay) (as J.b. White)

Produced by
Gerald W. Abrams .... executive producer
Caldecot Chubb .... executive producer (as Cotty Chubb)
Patricia Curmi .... associate producer
Susan Murdoch .... executive producer
Andy Sykes .... associate producer
David Till .... producer
Cinematography by
François Dagenais (director of photography) (as Francois Dagenais)
Film Editing by
Ralph Brunjes 
Casting by
Tina Gerussi 
Production Design by
Ian Brock 
Costume Design by
Catherine Ashton 
Production Management
David Till .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen J. Donkers .... trainee assistant director
Avrel Fisher .... first assistant director
David MacDonald .... third assistant director (as David Macdonald)
Fatima Palhetas .... trainee assistant director
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director (as Ken Smith)
Art Department
Stephen Levitt .... property master
Sound Department
Rob Ainsley .... dialogue editor
Elma Bello .... adr editor
Allan Fung .... supervising sound editor
Mark Gingras .... sound editor
Katie Halliday .... assistant sound editor
Doug Johnston .... sound mixer
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Robert Scherer .... production sound mixer
Rob Sinko .... re-recording assistant
Clive Turner .... sound effects editor
Mike Woroniuk .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Matthew Tulk .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Motassem Younes .... visual effects
Ron Bell .... stunt double
Joseph Racki .... stunt double
Robert Racki .... stunt coordinator
Tom Glass .... truck stunts (uncredited)
Gene Hartline .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Tommy J. Huff .... (truck stunts ) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Berube .... lighting technician
Carly Brenner .... camera trainee
Scott Cowan .... assistant camera
Chris Large .... still photographer
Richard D. Leko .... grip
Dave C. Sheridan .... camera operator
Mark Silver .... key grip
Amanda Wojtaszek .... second assistant camera (as Amanda Buckland)
Ian C. Harris .... daily electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nancy Botting-Harrison .... extras casting director (as Nancy Botting)
Hollie Lee .... casting assistant (as Hollie Meyer)
Mary Jo Slater .... casting: Us
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Aplin .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Bill Oliver .... first assistant editor
Motassem Younes .... on-line editor
Location Management
Dan Feddern .... assistant location manager
Transportation Department
Ian C. Harris .... daily unit driver (uncredited)
Regina Petrik .... daily driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Ryan Bruner .... production assistant
Janet Gayford .... production coordinator
Sonia Grazian .... production accountant
Naya Guzman .... assistant production coordinator
Shamu Naidu .... production assistant
Lindsay Somers .... key set medic
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator
Ian Thomas .... composer
Ron Laugher .... location guard (uncredited)

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Chop Down This Tree and Burn It, 8 August 2016
Author: Stanton67 from United States

Andrew McCarthy stars in this film. I am not sure if he is playing the part as "Too old" or it was poorly executed screenplay. Now the general outline of this film got me interested so that it was I viewed it. The film started off okay but it slowly sank into the abyss of melodrama. Every plot point is telegraphed. Now I don't mind a "By The Numbers" story but I do mind a story that is poorly executed. In this film the "The National Tree" a father and son are en-route from Oregon to Washington DC to deliver the National Tree to DC. This film becomes a road trip but upon closer inspection you can tell that don't travel far. The terrain never changes. Funny that an ALL American STORY was produced by Canadian Production company!

Andrew McCarthy is miscast. He is about 19-20 years too young for the part. He acts like a 70 year old. He alone sinks the movie. It could of been much better had almost anyone else was cast as the lead.

There is plenty of enjoyable Christmas theme movies. This is not one of them

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