One of television's most enduring and beloved families, The Waltons, celebrates a major milestone next month, marking 50 years since CBS introduced us to them. Based on the book Spencer's Mountain by Earl Hamner Jr., The Homecoming: A Christmas Story first aired on December 19, 1971. Following the success of that movie of the week, a series was ordered, which Hamner Jr. would narrate for nine seasons. In celebration of the show's landmark anniversary, The CW is revisiting the classic series with its first original movie of the week: The Waltons' Homecoming.
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