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The Christmas Tree (1996)

A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for ... See full summary »

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... Sister Anthony
... Beth
... Richard Reilly
... Anna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Sister Sarah
Nili Bassman ... Anna (Age 18)
Imogene Bliss ... Sister Lucia
Therese Courtney ... Mother Superior (1939)
Angela M. Da Costa ... Spectator
Lulee Fisher ... Sister Rose
... Sister Mary
Shannon Holt ... Sister Lucia (1939 / 1959)
Lynne Innerst ... Sister Frances
Chad Luberger ... Roy
... Sister Margaret
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A story about a forming friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener Richard Reilly, who wants to fell a tree she's been growing for decades and move it to New York for Christmas display. Written by Abakusek

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L'arbre de Noël  »

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Love is a many splendor-ed tree!
25 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Saw this on TV. A simple and beautifully told story of an young girl searching for love and her father. Like most children she has her "security blanket" which in her case happens to be a tree...... That beautiful tree is her confidant,her confort,her everything. So you can image her reaction when she is asked to give up this constant source of joy to be cut down and become the Christmas tree in the Rockefeller center. The story unfolds with such emotions by letting us know the life of the sister who adopted the Tree. Right until the end her roller coaster of emotions keeps us fixed and transfixed to the chair. Loved it and loved Julie Harris controlled acting.The sententially story of Cristmas without the usual HO HO HO. Recommended. Millie


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