The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

Network Premier: December 19, 1971
DVD Release: September 23, 2003
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
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Synopsis

This CBS TV holiday movie inspired the long-running drama series “The Waltons.” It’s Christmas Eve 1931, during the Great Depression, in Walton’s Mountain, Virginia. Olivia Walton and her brood of seven children, along with the grandparents, wait for John Walton to return home on a bus from his job in Waynesboro. The roads are icy and the reports on the radio are not encouraging as one man has died in a bus accident. As darkness falls, Olivia sends the eldest son, John-Boy, played by Richard Thomas, to search for his father. As the evening grows late, the family continues to wait with anxiety for John’s homecoming.

Dove Review

This is a delightful film, one of the best television movies to be produced. It resulted in an avalanche of letters from fans who loved the Walton family and this Christmas program led to the long running series “The Waltons.” The story is excellent, the acting fantastic, and it is well directed. There is just some mild crude language, nothing of any consequence, and we award this film five doves for being an outstanding family program.

Content Description

Sex: Man and his wife kiss.
Language: Pis*ant-3.
Violence: None
Drugs: A brief scene with some consumption of the "recipe," distilled whiskey.
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: CBS
Director: Fielder Cook
Producer: Robert L. Jacks
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter