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The Rooftop Christmas Tree (2016)

Sarah's lonely neighbor has had a rooftop Christmas tree each year, since Sarah was a child. Lately, he's been arrested for it. This year Sarah is back in town as lawyer, sitting with him in court. Why is the tree so important?


David Winning


Bryar Freed (screenplay), Landria Onkka (book)
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Credited cast:
Michelle Morgan ... Sarah Wright
Tim Reid ... Dale Landis
Stephen Huszar ... John Keaton
Roger Dunn ... Judge Sam Conner
Alison Brooks ... Abby Wright (as Allison Brooks)
Peter Michael Dillon ... Frank Wright
Krista Morin ... Jessica Keller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Campbell April Campbell ... Extra
Sarah Dacey ... Extra
Julia Scarlett Dan ... Young Sarah
Toni Ellwand ... Marcie Whitcomb
Indy Forrest Indy Forrest ... Bailiff
Eddie G. ... Danny Landis (as Eddie Guillaume)
Shannon Lawson ... Mrs. Costello
Roseline Mouana Roseline Mouana ... Mrs. Landis


It's Christmas and once again, Dale Landis places a tree on his roof and ends up in court. No one in the small town knows why he continues the practice, but idealistic attorney, Sarah Wright is determined to give Mr. Landis his Christmas wish and keep him out of jail. Judge Conner has different ideas when he puts Sarah and and aggressive prosecutor John Keaton together to figure out the mystery behind the rooftop Christmas tree. The two must come together to find a solution and in the end find out more not only about Mr. Landis, but about each other. This heartwarming holiday movie is inspired by a true story and will restore your faith in miracles. The movie "The Rooftop Christmas Tree" stars Michelle Morgan, Tim Reid and Stephen Huszar. Written by Landria Onkka

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Peter Dillon plays the father and he is only 12 years older than the actress Michelle Morgan See more »


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23 December 2019 | by the_doofySee all my reviews

Most of the story is not very interesting, it was probably scripted in one evening. Pretty blah all in all. yea, the actress and her 'dad' would make a very believable couple. At least it was not a 19 year old 'accomplished' lawyer, but rather a gal in her thirties,, so thanks for that.

But the ending makes it worthwhile, it also addresses a problem in the US that is ignored by the mainstream media, so it was nice to see hallmark address this in a tactful manner, finally.

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16 December 2016 (Sweden) See more »

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Juletræet på taget See more »

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Almonte, Ontario, Canada See more »

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