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THE WALTONS’ Richard Thomas Announces New CW Movie, A WALTONS THANKSGIVING

Screenshot from The CW Network YouTube – “The Waltons Thanksgiving Trailer | The CW”

THE WALTONS’ Richard Thomas Announces New CW Movie, A WALTONS THANKSGIVING

By Movieguide® Staff

Celebrate this Thanksgiving with a faith-filled, family-friendly movie, A WALTONS THANKSGIVING, airing on CW.

The new movie is a sequel to, THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING, last year’s movie reboot of the iconic show, THE WALTONS.

“We’re not only grateful for all those blessings we’ve received, but we’re also reminded of the precious role that giving plays with a family called the Waltons,” actor Richard Thomas, who played John Boy in the original show, said in the trailer for A WALTONS THANKSGIVING.

“We have so much to be grateful for. I thank the good lord every day for this family,” actress Bellamy Young, who plays Olivia, adds. Young won a Movieguide® Award for her portrayal of Olivia.

TV Insider reported of the plot:

The Walton family is preparing for Thanksgiving in 1934, and the Depression has affected everyone. John Walton (Teddy Sears) has found a way to provide for his family through the farm and by picking up odd jobs from the eccentric Baldwin Sisters. It’s also time for the Annual Harvest Festival Fair, and carnival rides, talent shows, and pie contests become the center of attention for the Waltons.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of the Movieguide® Award-winning THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING reads:

In THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING, premiering on The CW TV Network, the father of a Christian family in Appalachia during the Great Depression tries to get home for Christmas, but a big snowstorm intervenes. John, the father, has to work in Charlottesville, miles away from home, to provide for his family. Although there is no Christmas vacation, John manages to arrange his schedule to come home for Christmas. However, a big snowstorm intervenes. When the road to Charlottesville is closed, the oldest son, John-Boy, borrows the car of two spinsters to go off to find his father. Will there be a Merry Christmas with answered prayers?

HOMECOMING is a well-made, emotional, powerful, retro movie. It has a great sense of jeopardy. Even better is the family’s constant references to faith, Jesus, church, and powerful prayers. A Christmas Eve service has MOVIEGUIDE® friends Marilyn McCoo and her husband, Billy Davis, singing great Christmas hymns. There are some unnecessary “d” obscenities, so caution is advised for younger children. Otherwise, THE WALTONS: HOMECOMING is an emotive movie that families should be delighted to watch.