Little House on the Prairie: Season 3, Episode 11

Blizzard (3 Jan. 1977)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Family, Romance
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 69 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Kind Miss Beadle dismisses her students early on Christmas Eve as soft snow flurries begin to fly, unaware that the children will soon be caught walking home in a deadly, howling blizzard.



(developed for television by), (based upon the series of books "Little House" by), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 974 titles
created 04 Nov 2013
a list of 3568 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 1222 titles
created 8 months ago
list image
a list of 54 titles
created 5 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Blizzard" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Blizzard (03 Jan 1977)

Blizzard (03 Jan 1977) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Little House on the Prairie.
« Previous Episode | 58 of 205 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Carrie Ingalls (as Lindsay Sidney Greenbush)
Harriet Oleson (as Katherine MacGregor)
Ted McGinnis
Lottie McGinnis


Kind Miss Beadle dismisses her students early on Christmas Eve as soft snow flurries begin to fly, unaware that the children will soon be caught walking home in a deadly, howling blizzard.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

3 January 1977 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The term blizzard is derived from the word blaze, and was first used in the USA during a big snowstorm in the winter of 1880-81. See more »


Lottie McGinnis: Where's my husband? They said he was with you.
Jim Bowers: Well, he was, Mrs. McGinnis, but he went on looking for Henry.
Lottie McGinnis: But Henry's here.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Bitter Sweet
24 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We've all heard how quickly blizzards can pop up in the west back in the 1879's. Laura Ingalls Wilder even wrote about it in her novels. But watching this one still makes you cringe and glad that modern technology helps in situations like these.

Miss Beadle thought she was being nice when she let the children go home from school early. Snow was falling, but it didn't seem anything dangerous. But like so many other things in nature, things can change in a second. And they did.

Most of the children were still on their way home when the full-blown blizzard struck. Parents fretted. Mothers waited for fathers to bring back their children safely. People teamed up together, because it's not safe to be out there alone.

I don't know how many times I've watched this episode, but for the first time I noticed just what Jim Bowers did when he found his son. He ignored Mr. McGinnis and pushed him aside, desperate to get his son back. I'm sure many a parent would have done the same thing, but I'm sure in the aftermath, Mr. Bowers thought about this and may have even blamed himself for the death of this man.

The episode is suspenseful enough, and keeps you interested wondering what the outcome was going to be. And of course, you gotta love Mr. Edwards!

You can even ALMOST like Mrs. Olsen in this one as well. In the time of tragedy, she's actually nice...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Tests at the schoolhouse LiteraryLane
Pa's violin flanagan-eng
Recycling characters... vdesmond007
Do all that innacuracies of LHOP matter? flanagan-eng
What did Charles Ingals Jr die of in The Lord is my shepherd part 1? findmyself27
why weren't Albert and clay arrested? kittenskysong
Discuss Blizzard (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: