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
Jason is noticeably absent from the family "good nights" at the end. See more
Is Daddy home yet?
Not yet. Who was that that let you off down by the gate?
That was Miss Mamie and Miss Emily Baldwin. They gave me a ride home in their pappy's sleigh.
What am I gonna do with you, boy? I send you looking for your daddy and you end up joyriding with two old lady BOOTLEGGERS!
I wasn't joyriding, Mama. They took me to look for Daddy. We got right far but there a tree down in the road stopped us dead.
Throw Out the Life Line
Performed by Cleavon Little, with Dorothy Stickney
, Josephine Hutchinson
and Richard Thomas. See more