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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995)

A single Christmas tree becomes the source of cheer for the people and animals living around Mr. Willowby's estate. Based on the children's book of the same name.

Director:

Jon Stone

Writers:

Robert Barry (book), Mitchell Kriegman (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Mr. Willowby
Stockard Channing ... Miss Adelaide
Leslie Nielsen ... Baxter
Kevin Clash ... Father Mouse / Owl (voice)
David Rudman ... Ned Mouse (voice)
Julianne Buescher ... Beverly Mouse (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Bear / Owl (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Bear (voice)
Bruce Lanoil Bruce Lanoil ... Owl / Bear (voice)
Kevin Thompson ... Bear
Tracey Thompson Tracey Thompson
Shari Weiser ... Bear
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Storyline

A charming tale about a family of mice living in the wealthy and eccentric Mr. Willowby's house. They decide to start the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree (namely, chopping off the top of the perfect tree Mr. Willowby has brought home). However, while they continually attempt to take their piece of tree, the top of the tree is passed around from humans to animals, each one taking just enought of the tree to make it the perfect size for them. Through this adventure, the mice see how others celebrate Christmas. Written by Max Vaughn

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Connections

Follows The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986) See more »

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Darling classic that should become available on DVD, along with other Muppet Xmas specials
4 December 2007 | by homevoSee all my reviews

Back when my 16-year-old was four, my mother taped a number of Xmas specials for her on a VHS two-tape collection. We treasure these tapes, and over the years a number of the classics have found their way onto DVD. The sudden explosion of "Rudolph" products is a good example of how these beloved stories have made their way into our collective Xmas memories. I wish "Mr. Willowby's Xmas" would also be recognized as a valuable contribution to my daughter's generation and become available on DVD. I know there were other Jim Henson Xmas productions that appeared on T.V.,so a collection would be fantastic!

We watch "The Muppet's Christmas Carol" every year as well... just can't get enough of those adorable creatures!


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