One of the blessings of Christmas is being able to help the community, especially those neighbors who you have no other reason to interact with during the rest of the year. That’s certainly the case for the hundreds of Christmas tree sellers who bring joy to families as they descend upon the streets of New York City every December to ply their trade. Being able to share cheer with their acquaintances is what makes the entrepreneurs proud, which is a feeling that’s prominently portrayed in the new documentary, ‘Tree Man.’ In honor of the film’s home distribution, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip.

XLrator Media will be releasing ‘Tree Man’ tomorrow on VOD and iTunes. The movie was written, directed and produced by Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild. One of the main tree sellers who’s featured in the documentary is François, who can be seen each year selling Christmas trees to New Yorkers on the corner of Broadway and 102nd Street.

The following synopsis for ‘Tree Man’ has been released by XLrator Media:

Every holiday season, hundreds of Christmas tree sellers from across North America descend upon the streets of New York City to ply their trade. Having left their homes and families behind, they endure the adversity of a migrant’s survival living out of their cars and vans. François, a “Tree Man” and father of three from Québec, returns to the same Manhattan street corner every year to deliver the magic of the season.

Watch Shockya’s exclusive clip from, and check out the poster for, ‘Tree Man’ below.

Tree Man Poster

Written by: Karen Benardello

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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