Starring: Jason Robards
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The Holiday Classic That Will Warm Your Heart.
|An embittered widower (Jason Robards), fearing the memories it will bring to the surface, refuses to grant his daughter's (Lisa Lucas) wish for a Christmas tree, until an act of generosity touches his heart and teaches him an important lesson about the spirit of Christmas.|
Editor's NoteThis acclaimed 1972 telefilm is set in 1946 Nebraska, where a stern, withdrawn single father (Jason Robards), due to traumatic events in his past, refuses to allow his precocious young daughter (Lisa Lucas) to have a Christmas tree.
Cast & Crew
|Alan Shayne - Producer|
|Arthur B. Rubinstein - Original Music By|
|Ben Edwards - Art Director|
|Ed J. Brennan - Editor|
|Eleanor Perry - Screenplay|
|Gail Rock - Based On Book By|
|Paul Bogart - Director|
Plot SummaryAfter a mother dies, her family appears destined to spend the rest of its days picking up the pieces.| In 1940's Nebraska, a sweet and intelligent 10-year-old girl raises the ire of her bitter widower father, who has never forgotten that his wife died while giving birth to their daughter.| To illustrate for the girl that life does not come easy, the father bars the family, which also includes his mother, from having a traditional Christmas tree.| This yuletide, though, has a happy surprise for this home so desperately in need of holiday cheer.