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'The National Tree' a Christmas movie on Hallmark

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"The National Tree:is a holiday movie that airs on Hallmark Channel during Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas. The movie stars Evan Williams, Andrew McCarthy and Kari Matchett.

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Rock Burdock (Williams), a 17 year old video blogger, entered a contest held by the Box of Toys organization, enlisted to find a tree by the United States. The tree has significance to Rock and his father, Corey (McCarthy) who planted the Sitka Spruce on the day Rock was born.

A father and son embark on a cross-country trip across the country to delived their beloved pine tree to Washington D.C. to serve as the new national Christmas tree. They are accompanied by marketing rep Faith Russell (Matchett), who records the cross-country journey for the toy company advertising campaign.

The cross-country journey begins in Oregon one week before Thanksgiving and is destined to end in Washington D.C., where the spruce will be planted across from the White House, decorated and lit by the President.

Rock dreads spending days on end with a dad who doesn’t understand him, but Corey welcomes the opportunity for father-son bonding. The Burdocks and the magnificent tree make their way across the country, gathering fans along the journey. Media attention brings additional significance to the tree.

Once they arrive in Washington D.C., they are dismayed to find that the plans for the tree were not as described. The drama intensifies as they decide whether to fight for the tree and for eachother.

“The National Tree” is a QVF Inc. Production in association with Cypress Point Films. Gerald W. Abrams, Cotty Chubb and Susan Murdoch are the executive producers and David Till is the producer. Graeme Campbell is the director. J. B. White wrote the teleplay, and LloydFonvielle wrote the screen story. “The National Tree” is based on the book by David Kranes.


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