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      The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

      PG 1971 1h 40m Holiday Drama List
      Reviews 87% Audience Score 100+ Ratings On Christmas Eve 1933, a rural Virginia clan, the Waltons, are preparing to celebrate the holiday. But patriarch John Walton (Andrew Duggan), who has gone off to the big city in search of work, still hasn't returned home, and a heavy snowstorm only adds more cause for worry. Teenage son John-Boy (Richard Thomas) tries to distract his siblings by explaining the real meaning of Christmas to them, before his mother (Patricia Neal) finally sends John-Boy out to find his father. Read More Read Less

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      Connor S My favorite day every year is watching this with my father. Every. Year! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The pilot (maybe) to the Walton's TV Series, this made for TV Christmas movie is about as good as the series. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great christmas story (also kicked off the Walton's series) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a sweet story, but you can tell they haven't worked all the bugs out for the TV show. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a sweet story, but you can tell they haven't worked all the bugs out for the TV show. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I watch this every year..just great. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis On Christmas Eve 1933, a rural Virginia clan, the Waltons, are preparing to celebrate the holiday. But patriarch John Walton (Andrew Duggan), who has gone off to the big city in search of work, still hasn't returned home, and a heavy snowstorm only adds more cause for worry. Teenage son John-Boy (Richard Thomas) tries to distract his siblings by explaining the real meaning of Christmas to them, before his mother (Patricia Neal) finally sends John-Boy out to find his father.
      Director
      Fielder Cook
      Producer
      Robert L. Jacks
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Holiday, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 23, 2003
      Runtime
      1h 40m