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The Best Christmas 

Olivia wants this Christmas to be the best ever. Everything seems to happen to prevent this.

Director:

Lawrence Dobkin

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr. (created by) (as Earl Hamner), John McGreevey

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Richard Thomas ... John-Boy Walton
Ralph Waite ... John Walton, Sr.
Michael Learned ... Olivia Walton (as Miss Michael Learned)
Ellen Corby ... Esther Walton
Will Geer ... The Grandfather
Judy Norton ... Mary Ellen Walton (as Judy Norton-Taylor)
Jon Walmsley ... Jason Walton
Mary Beth McDonough ... Erin Walton (as Mary Elizabeth McDonough)
Eric Scott ... Ben Walton
David W. Harper ... Jim-Bob Walton
Kami Cotler ... Elizabeth Walton
Joe Conley ... Ike Godsey
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Corabeth Godsey
Earl Hamner Jr. ... The Narrator (voice) (as Earl Hamner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Allen ... Fanny Tatum
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Storyline

Olivia wants this Christmas to be the best ever. Everything seems to happen to prevent this.

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Plot Keywords:

christmas episode | christmas | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lorimar Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in December 1937. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal] On Waltons Mountain every Christmas was memorable. Each New Year held some special surprise or delight that set it apart. But I think the one we all remember most fondly was what was planned to be our mother's best Christmas. It began with the quickening sense of wonder and astonishment that always accompanied the first snowfall.
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Soundtracks

Joy To The World
Music by Lowell Mason (1836)
Played by Jon Walmsley on church organ
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