The Walton family is about to celebrate another Christmas. It's during the '30s and the Depression. John Walton promised to be home soon but seems to be late. John-Boy tells his sibs about Christmas and all that stuff. When John hasn't showed for hours, Ma sends John-Boy out to find him. Will John ever get home to celebrate Christmas with his family? This movie spun off the TV series "The Waltons". Written by
Dylan Self <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for brief mild language
Did You Know?
Earl Hamner's two children Scott and Carrie are in the film as two of the children listening to the missionary lady. Carrie is the short-dark-haired girl in a home-made hat and Scott is the boy with paler hair, also wearing a hat. See more
The calendar in the kitchen clearly shows Christmas Eve on a Monday, but in 1933 (which is when the story is supposedly taking place) Christmas Eve was on a Sunday. See more
Sheriff, why don't you wait until after Christmas to lock Charlie up? He's a man of his word, he won't run out on you.
You double dog right he won't. He's going to jail.
Christmas ain't no time to be locking a man up in that old, drafty jail of yours. I could die of pneumonia before morning. You want that on your conscience that I died of pneumonia on Christmas?
You should've given that some thought while you was stealing them turkeys and hams.
Follows Spencer's Mountain
Away in the Manger
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