Things begin to disappear from stores and homes as it gets closer to Christmas. Jeffrey meets a friend who is there for him when he needs it. He is the man taking things. On Christmas, he meets the Walton family.

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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
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Jeffrey Burton (as Keith Mitchell)
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Things begin to disappear from stores and homes as it gets closer to Christmas. Jeffrey meets a friend who is there for him when he needs it. He is the man taking things. On Christmas, he meets the Walton family.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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20 December 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Mary-Ellen lifts up John-Curtis to place the star on the Christmas tree, the star is flat and made of gold-coloured card. When the star is then shown atop the tree, it is 3D and made of silver-coloured metal. See more »

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Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] My own memories of that Christmas in 1943 are vague and clouded, but those of my family remain vivid in the extreme. For the first time ever my mother would not be home for that most special holiday. She, who'd taught all of us the meaning and spirit of Christmas, would spend it at the hospital with me. And though they all agreed her place was there, it put the season in a strange light. How strange, how unique and unreal it ...
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Soundtracks

Joy to the World
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Lyrics by Isaac Watts (1719)
Music by Antioch, arranged by Lowell Mason (1836)
Sung by Jon Walmsley and Cast
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