The National Tree

Starring Andrew McCarthy and Kari Matchett

The National Tree PosterSixteen year old ROCK BURDOCK does not see eye to eye with his father. But when his tree, a beautiful Sitka Spruce wins a contest to be the next Washington National Tree*, Rock is forced to take a six day road trip with his dad, COREY BURDOCK who reluctantly agrees to transport the massive spruce on a flatbed trailer with Rock as his traveling companion.

Now the race is on to get this tree across the nation fast enough for it to survive being uprooted and transplanted. The first of many obstacles they face is a raging forest fire that threatens to destroy the tree, but they manage to plow on through it, singed and terrified but for the most part, unscathed.

*Since 1923, the United States has held a tradition of lighting a National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC. In 1978, a live 40-foot Colorado blue spruce was transplanted from York, Pennsylvania to its present site on the Ellipse, the grassy area south of the White House.

Production Details

TMN / Movie Central / Hallmark Channel


Executive ProducersĀ 

Gerald W. Abrams

Cotty Chubb

Susan Murdoch



David Till



David Kranes (based on the book by)

Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story)

J.B. White (teleplay)



Graeme Campbell



Andrew McCarthy

Evan Williams

Kari Matchett


Released: 2009


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