The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

December 25, 2014

Old television
This is the TV movie that started it all. This film, based on creator Earl Hamner's real-life family, aired in 1971. 

It was such a huge success that a series was created. That series, The Waltons, was expected to be a flop but ran for nine years.

All of the child actors in this film took part in the series, but most of the adult roles were re-cast, except for Ellen Corby in the role of Grandma Walton. This became her most iconic role.

I loved The Waltons - it became a Thursday night tradition for me. I really love The Homecoming: A Christmas Story. I hope that you will, too.

This film is also available on DVD.

Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year! 


  1. I've never seen this movie and I never watched The Walton's. I don't know why? Guess I just missed it.

    1. It was a Thursday night tradition for me :) Even if you don't care for the series, the film is lovely.

  2. The Waltons is one of my favorite shows.