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The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972)





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Embittered by the death of his wife, James Mills (Jason Robards) refuses to buy a Christmas tree for his 10-year-old daughter Addie (Lisa Lucas). Undaunted, Addie wins a Christmas tree at school, which enrages her father. With the help of her loving grandmother (Mildred Natwick), Addie eventually melts her father's quick-frozen heart. Set in 1946 Nebraska (albeit filmed in Toronto), House without a Christmas Tree was adapted by Eleanor Perry from a story by Gail Rock. Made for television, the film first aired as a 90-minute CBS special on December 3, 1972.


Lisa Lucas
as Addie Mills
Jason Robards
as James Mills
Mildred Natwick
as Grandmother
Alexa Kenin
as Carla Mae
Kathryn Walker
as Miss Thompson
Brady MacNamara
as Billy Wild
Baya Kenin Ryan
as Mrs. Cott
Gail Dusome
as Gloria Cott
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Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


It's a tear jerker. Beautiful movie!

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

A Great Christmas film, Shows us how simple life was at one time, many scenes that you will not see in a modern era film, Nativity Play in School, Pledge of Allegence in School, many more. A good story for adults and children, but not for 15-19 year old, at least not your average teenager, they would find it boring. Its a Buy DVD for Me

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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