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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 »

Director:

Sally Field

Writers:

Julie Salamon (book), Jill Weber (book) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Julie Harris ... Sister Anthony
Trini Alvarado ... Beth
Andrew McCarthy ... Richard Reilly
Suzi Hofrichter ... Anna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Aberlin ... Sister Sarah
Nili Bassman Nili Bassman ... Anna (Age 18)
Imogene Bliss Imogene Bliss ... Sister Lucia
Therese Courtney Therese Courtney ... Mother Superior (1939)
Angela M. Da Costa Angela M. Da Costa ... Spectator
Lulee Fisher Lulee Fisher ... Sister Rose
Jessica Hecht ... Sister Mary
Shannon Holt Shannon Holt ... Sister Lucia (1939 / 1959)
Lynne Innerst Lynne Innerst ... Sister Frances
Chad Luberger Chad Luberger ... Roy
Kathleen McEntee ... 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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The Oscar winning actress Sally Field is the director. See more »

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The best Christmas movie ever!
20 January 2006 | by zippysdenSee all my reviews

This movie has become a traditional part of my Christmas season along with the movie All Mine to Give. I was lucky enough to have taped it when it was shown just once the following year and then never again. Of course I have all the advertisements, etc. to skip over but it is still worth it. This is a movie that stays with you forever. No matter how many times I see it I am still left with the same haunting feeling. I can't understand why it is not rerun or sold on DVD. Every year I search for a store copy of this beautiful movie showing how the greatest joy can be had with just the simplest things -- a tree and a beat up old satchel.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'arbre de Noël See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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