The House Without a Christmas Tree

DVD Release: November 4, 2014
The House Without a Christmas Tree


A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family’s past.

Dove Review

Christmas is a great time of year and in 1946 the times were simpler then they are now. The Christmas holiday was still celebrated in schools and they even put on plays that portrayed Jesus’ birth. But in Addie Mills’ house there was a problem, no tree. She did not know why her father did not want one- she only knew that they had not had one as long as she could remember.

There are many things that happen when someone loses a spouse and Mr. Mills is no different. But his actions affect Addie. She thinks that he does not love her and that he wished she was a boy. On the other hand, James Mills has feelings of resentment that Addie is here and not his wife. In this story the two find a way to resolve the difference and make the holiday memorable.

This is a TV movie of a classic story of days gone by when it was common to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school and Christmas was celebrated as Christmas in the school. This is wholesome entertainment for the family but due to some language we award this film with the Dove “Family- Approved” Seal for 12+. This is an inspiring and remarkable Christmas story that can be enjoyed any old time!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: D-2; H-1.
Violence: Children fight in the hallway at school.
Drugs: Man smokes cigarettes.
Nudity: None
Other: The Pledge of Allegiance and a play about the birth of Jesus take place in school.


Company: Paramount Home Entertainment
Director: Paul Bogart
Producer: Alan Shayne
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 75 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe