Twelve Trees of Christmas

Synopsis: Cheri Jamison rallies the residents of her beloved Manhattan neighborhood to participate in a Christmas tree contest when her cherished local library is abruptly set for demolition. Cheri finds herself up against an ambitious developer Tony Shaughnessy.
Genre: Romance
Director(s): Michael DeCarlo
Production: Chesler/Perlmutter Productions
  1 nomination.
87 min


My father wrote his

doctorial thesis there.

And he used to take me with him.

It was amazing.

Everyday we'd walk through

those doors together,

into this magical land filled with...

filled with everything

in the whole world.

It's where I learned to love books.

And reading.

It's the greatest

gift my father gave me.

And I think that every

child in this neighborhood

should experience that feeling.

Kids these days, they

get everything online.

Yeah, but it's not the same.

You can read Dickens on an e-book,

you get the words, but...

you're missing the music.

Cheri, life is about change.

You can't stop it.

Charles Dickens would agree with me.

Charles Dickens would

never tear down a library.

Look, I gotta tell you, there's nothing

that you can do to stop this.

I'm sorry.

Well, you don't know me very well.

I'm not letting this go.

Hold on a second...

Your job is secure, but

I wouldn't do anything

to jeopardize that.

If there's no Shaughnessy Library,

then I don't have a job.

I've got to try to save this.

I'm going to prove to

you how wrong you are.

Trust me, I've thought about this

and this is a very good idea.

Hold on a second...

We don't start bull-dozing

until the new year.

At least you have Christmas.

How very generous of

you, Ebenezer Scrooge.

You know, maybe when

you finish counting all

of your gold coins, you can come down

to the library on Christmas Eve.

That's when we distribute all of

the toys that have been donated.

The fire department

even brings Santa Claus.

You can see firsthand

how important we are

to this community.

And witness the joy on

the children's faces.

And then crush all of their

dreams when you announce

your great plan to

demolish their sanctuary

of imagination, knowledge and art.

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