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Magic Christmas Tree (1964)

A boy is given a ring by an old witch. He uses the ring along with a magic Christmas tree which grants him 3 wishes.


Richard C. Parish

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Kroesen Chris Kroesen ... Mark
Valerie Hobbs Valerie Hobbs ... Old Woman
Darlene Lohnes Darlene Lohnes ... Mark's Mother
Richard C. Parish Richard C. Parish ... Mark's Father (as Dick Parish)
Willard W. Willingham Willard W. Willingham ... (as Bill Willingham)
Billy Schaffner Billy Schaffner
Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei Robert 'Big Buck' Maffei ... Greed (as Robert Maffei)
Dianne Johnson Dianne Johnson
Blanche Mickelson Blanche Mickelson
Howard Blevins Howard Blevins
Terry Bradshaw Terry Bradshaw
Charles Nix Charles Nix
Ichabod Ichabod ... Himself - Ichabod the Turtle
Lucifer Lucifer ... Himself - Lucifer the Cat
James Crocker James Crocker ... Voices (voice)


A boy is given a ring by an old witch. He uses the ring along with a magic Christmas tree which grants him 3 wishes.

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Family | Fantasy


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Release Date:

19 December 1964 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

La Verne, California, USA

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Production Co:

Orrin Enterprises See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Father does not see The Magic Christmas Tree even though it is right in front of him and hits it with his lawn mower. Unless he is blind he should have seen the tree long before he hit it even if it was new to him. See more »


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"What is it that there is nothing in the paper about?"
14 November 2001 | by GangsteroctopusSee all my reviews

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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