The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

Movie Summary

On Christmas Eve 1933 in rural Virginia, the Waltons are preparing to celebrate the holiday. Patriarch John Walton has gone off to the big city in search of work but still hasn’t returned home. A heavy snowstorm only adds more cause for worry. Teenage son John-Boy tries to distract his siblings by explaining the real meaning of Christmas to them before his mother sends him out to find his father.

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story originally premiered on CBS December 19, 1971.

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Cast Includes

Patricia Neal (Olivia Walton), Richard Thomas (John-Boy Walton), Edgar Bergen (Ebenezer Walton), Ellen Corby (Esther Walton), Cleavon Little (Hawthorne Dooley), Andrew Duggan (John Walton), Dorothy Stickney (Emily Baldwin), Josephine Hutchinson (Mamie Baldwin), William Windom (Charlie Snead), David Huddleston (Sheriff Ep Bridges)

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3 thoughts on “The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

  • November 24, 2021 at 5:24 PM

    I love, love watching the Waltons Homecoming A Christmas Story. One of my favorite Childhood memories. When I was 8 years old I watched it with my mom every year that it was on. Please always show this at Christmas. When I come home from work, I always watch the Waltons every day but Friday, it shows starting at 3 PM each week day on INSP channel. Thank you.

  • October 28, 2016 at 1:05 AM

    Please play The Homecoming A Christmas Story and Coal Miners Christmas and Prancer and Polar Express.. this year 2016………………PLEASE….PLEASE……

  • November 9, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Please play The Christmas Card & The Homecoming on Hallmark!!! Please!!! We love them both…

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