Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  17 December 1984 (USA)
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During preparation for Christmas baby Rose Wilder is kidnapped by the woman who recently lost her child. Looking for her Laura, Almanzo and Mr Edwards meet lonely orphan boy, who finally stays with that woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Ivar ...
Lindsay Kennedy ...
David Friedman ...
Leslie Landon ...
Robert Casper ...
Elsa Norris
Robin Clarke ...
Patrick Norris


In the second sequel of the popular TV series Laura and Almanzo are forced to go looking for Rose who was kidnapped. A young orphan looking for a home and Jason Carter's wish to give his mother a happy Christmas are also parts of the story. Written by Ragnar Ståhle <>

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17 December 1984 (USA)  »

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A farm, ahol élünk: A karácsonyi kaland  »

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Did You Know?


Michael Landon does the voiceover in the opening prologue as Charles Ingalls, while Ike Eisenmann has an uncredited bit part in the train sequence as Erich Schiller (a role he previously played in the "Little House" episode "Harriet's Happenings"). See more »


In the beginning, Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon) starts the narration stating that it is the winter of '96. Rose Wilder (Laura and Almanzo's daughter) is around 2 years old in this movie. The real Rose Wilder was born in 1887. She would be 9 years old. See more »


Laura Ingalls Wilder: Why did you leave her? I asked you to stay with her!
Almanzo Wilder: You know what happened.
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Oh yeah, I know. I know what happened. Isaiah had one of his stupid fights and you had to leave our baby to go and help him!
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Follows Little House Years (1979) See more »

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Unbelievable Ending for Sure!
1 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though Michael Landon explains in the beginning in a very poetic way why it is so warm at Christmas in Minnesota, it's still a little hard to believe. Why they let it be so warm - they didn't want to deal with snow and coats, perhaps? Finding Rose would be easier in unseasonably warm weather, and the Wilder's traveling to Walnut Grove would be a lot more convenient as well I suppose.

I'm not going to rehash the entire plot. I'm sure most have seen this episode or can read the main plot on IMDb for themselves. The happenings in Walnut Grove are believable (except for the afore mentioned missing snow and cold) But the happenings with Rose/Sam are a little bit unbelievable...

The fact they found Rose on such a wide prairie in itself was a bit unbelievable. But the conclusion was just downright bizarre! I will tell you that if someone took my child and took him to be their own, I wouldn't have just shrugged it off! I would have turned them into the law and let the law deal with it! And even back then, I seriously doubt they could just leave a orphan with a couple - especially someone who had just kidnapped a little girl!

The star and the "manger" was a bit over the top as well. I'm surprised they didn't find Rose that way! This has always left a sour taste in my stomach at the end....

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