The Waltons: Season 8, Episode 13

The Spirit (20 Dec. 1979)

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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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Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
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Eric Scott ...
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Ronnie Claire Edwards ...
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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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Chrome or foil hanging decorations clearly seen at the end of the story, did not appear, even in America until the 1950s. According to the Woolworth Museum the Wartime Christmas decorations were either natural, made of paper and folded to lay flat when sold or were make do and mend efforts. 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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We Three Kings of Orient Are
Written by John H. Hopkins
Portion sung by Ronnie Claire Edwards during pageant rehearsal
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