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Great christmas story (also kicked off the Walton's series)
Such a sweet story, but you can tell they haven't worked all the bugs out for the TV show.
I watch this every year..just great.
A really underrated and overlooked Christmas movie. It'll probably get retro and be "found" some day. Or, as is today's fashion - a remake (but this original is great). Especially as it is about the Depression, and the tale of simple gift giving and poverty is there for all to see. The Black church scene is especially well acted (and pretty modern for its time it, included African-Americans), the broken charity doll and the Baldwin sisters' Christmas tree are timeless scenes. The bird's nest being used as an ornament on the kids' Xmas tree is so anti-Hallmark. Some of John-boy's hallucinations are over the top, but you get the vibe that Patricia Neal (the actress)may have been drinking alot between filming.
This is a very good movie with good moral values.
great movie... This is the beginning to The Waltons.. Which i Love.
A wonderful seasonal gem that will forever stand the test of time !!
It`s all about family. Patricia Neal is phenomenal !!
This was the basis for The Waltons TV series, and is just as overly sentimental as the series. It means well and does evoke a good spirit and has a flawed but nice feel for the time. The performances by the adult cast members is good, the younger ones not so good. Well meaning story.
This endearing movie encompasses the good and the bad about the Depression era. It's a slice of life, in a time long ago. This family is bonded in ways we may not see today. It's precious! It also brings out the true meaning of Christmas- Jesus being born as our Savior.