"The Waltons" The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (TV Episode 1971) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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".

  • Earl Hamner (john boy) narrates the events leading up to the 1933 holiday season in "Walton's Mountain". We see the oldest of seven children coming of age on Christmas Eve. It's getting late, father is not home from his depression era job 30 miles away, a bus he was to be on wrecks, everyone fears the worst. Mother sends John Boy to find father, a series of eye opening experiences ensue to make this Christmas in 1933, rural Virginia most memorable.

  • On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday. However, John Walton, who was forced to take work in another part of the state, has not returned home yet, and his family are becoming increasingly worried.


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