The House Without a Christmas Tree

The House Without a Christmas Tree

Director: Paul Bogart Cast: Jason Robards Jr., Lisa Lucas, Mildred Natwick

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2007
UPC: 0097368433144
Original Release: 1972
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 7,067

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Closed Caption

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- House Without a Christmas Tree
1. Chapter 1 [1:45]
2. Chapter 2 [20:47]
3. Chapter 3 [10:02]
4. Chapter 4 [16:52]
5. Chapter 5 [20:45]
6. Chapter 6 [4:13]
7. Chapter 7 [:52]

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The House Without a Christmas Tree 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is ashamed that this movie is not on as much. I saw it in the early 70's several times. The last time ws in 87' when I caught the tail end. I was thinking of this movie recently. I ordered it and watched it. Another movie that I havn't seen in a long time that I was thinking about was 'Hand in Hand'. I t was a British film from the early 60's. Unfortunatley it isn't available on Video. I have tracked down a copy. little did I know when I was a child 30 years ago that I would be longing for these movies 30 years later. I thought that I might get emotional over these 2 movies -but I did not. The themes of this movie are the innocence of childhood, family and Christmas traditions. It is about a more innocent time. It has a message of healing. The father has trouble coping with the death of his wife which he takes out on his daughter. I understand that there were 3 other titles in this series. I was 'Addy and the King of hearts' but I don't remember that and the other 2. I wish that Hollywood would put out more productions like this thatn the other things that they have released.
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