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.
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".Written by
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The Baldwin Sisters play Enrico Caruso's recording of "Ombra mai fu" from Xerxes by George Händel. See more »
The Zenith table radio is shown with a dummy Magic Eye indicator tube- probably just a light bulb behind a piece of frosted glass or plastic. While it's true that most of the Magic Eyes (like the 6U5) did glow green, the correct Eye tube for this model is a 6T8, which had a reddish tint to its display. See more »
Santa Claus is gonna take one look at that bird poop and he's gonna head right back up the chimney.
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The original TV showing had an introduction sequence before the film began. This introduction is featured on the newly released DVD version of the film. See more »
The Waltons was a TV series that was a great part of my life. Every week in my English classes I had a composition to write that was due on Friday. So, I would always copy my final draft on Thursday night while "John Boy" did his writing. A young cousin even asked if I was going to be a writer like John-Boy. I still remember the commercial with Richard Thomas explaining how the movie, The Homecoming, was so popular that CBS decided to create a series, The Waltons. The series was perfect for all time as it teaches some history lessons from the Great Depression to World War II. But that's just the beginning. There are cultural lessons such as how a young people should act when on a date, wedding traditions, and the fact that a woman's place was in the home except for nursing, teaching, and perhaps some secretarial positions. Today I share this series with my daughter as much as I can. She has since lost her grandparents and has adopted "Grandpa and Grandma Walton" as her grandparents. That is quite a tribute I think.
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