Josh Safdie and Red Bucket Films, the makers of a bunch of charming films about quirky urban fairy tales and curious encounters (including The Back of Her Head, Rooftop 8/11/07), have a new vignette about two adorable kids unsatisfied with their frighteningly metallic Christmas tree. They go off in search of a real, old-fashioned tree, encountering some typical New York gruffness and some of that unexpected generosity which makes NYC so special year round.

And, by the way, props to the Times for recognizing these low-budget native New Yorker filmmakers as the true bearers of authentic urban holiday spirit.