The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas Eve, and they are waiting for Daddy Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he is late, everyone is worried and over the radio the mother and grandparents hear about an overturned bus and hurt travelers but keep this news from the rest of the family. The story is really a coming of age story about the oldest son John-Boy who must cut down the tree with his grandfather since his father isn't home and is eventually told about his missing father and sets out to find him. An all round heartwarming story, especially if you are a fan of The Waltons. A simple story about a simple family in simple times. Great family entertainment!

Directing:
  • Fielder Cook

Writing:
  • Earl Hamner, Jr.

Stars:
Release Date: 1971-12-19
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 100
Woodrow Parfrey
Woodrow Parfr...
Ike Godsey
Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen
Ebenezer Walton
Cleavon Little
Cleavon Littl...
Hawthorne Dooley
Richard Thomas
Richard Thoma...
John-Boy Walton
Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
Olivia Walton
Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
Esther Walton
Dorothy Stickney
Dorothy Stick...
Emily Baldwin
Josephine Hutchinson
Josephine Hut...
Mamie Baldwin
William Windom
William Windo...
Charlie Snead
Andrew Duggan
Andrew Duggan
John Walton
David Huddleston
David Huddles...
Sheriff Ep Bridges
Mary Beth McDonough
Mary Beth McD...
Erin Walton
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