Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Just in Time for the Upcoming Holiday Season -- The All-New The Walton's Homecoming Feature Holiday Film Arrives to Digital 12/6 and DVD on 12/14 (Review)

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.






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All-New Television Movie Premieres November 28 on The CW

Did you catch The Walton's Homecoming when it premiered on television back on November 28th?  If you missed it, but want to see it, it is now available to own on Digital, and will be releasing to DVD on Dec. 14th, just in time for the holidays.  This new feature-length film commemorates the original holiday film that kicked off the long-running series, The Waltons. I grew up watching The Waltons with my family, and like so many people would watch the holiday special every Christmas when it aired on television.  So, it is nice to be able to introduce this beloved family and series to my girls with this new holiday film, starriing Logan Shroyer, Bellamy Young, Ben Lawson, and the original John Boy, Richard Thomas.  It was a real treat to see Richard Thomas brought back for this holiday movie -- he really make the cast feel like a family and gave you that warm and fuzzy feeling every time he appeared on the screen.

This past weekend, we sat down and watched this movie, as we were sent a screener of the movie, thanks to the kind folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  My girls had never seen an episode of The Waltons, but had heard of the series, thanks to YouTube videos and other videos of people telling their family goodnight, and ending with "Goodnight John Boy."  Now I was able to introduce them to John Boy. :-)  As the movie started playing, they both liked how the movie was narrated by John Boy. Even though the movie was set in the 1933 Depression Era, with the newer cast of familiar faces for the girls, they were excited to watch it. And, as the movie played, I saw the girls smiling and falling in love with the Walton's, just like I had when I was their age.  When the movie ended and the credits started to roll, I saw my youngest wiping a tear away from her eye.  She turned to me and said that this was a great holiday movie, and one we needed to see again soon, and watch every year.  I told her I couldn't agree with her more. :-)  

If you grew up watching The Waltons, or just love a wholesome holiday movie, then I highly recommend you check out The Waltons' Homecoming when it arrives to DVD on Dec. 14th. If you can't wait until then, it is now available as of Dec. 6th on Digital for your viewing pleasure.  And, with the holidays fast approaching, this would make for a great family movie night movie to watch together. Both kids and adults will love this movie, and it will definitely warm your heart and get your excited for the holidays.


More about this release: 

"This holiday season, celebrate one of television’s most beloved family dramas with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s release of The Waltons’ Homecoming, available on Digital December 6 and DVD December 14, 2021. The feature-length film commemorating the original holiday film that launched the long-running series The Waltons stars Logan Shroyer (This Is Us) as John Boy Walton, Bellamy Young (ScandalProdigal Son) as Olivia Walton, Ben Lawson (Firefly Lane) as John Walton Sr., and Richard Thomas (The AmericansThe Waltons) reprises his role as the adult John Boy and narrator. Fans can own the film on Digital and DVD following its broadcast premiere on The CW November 28.  The Waltons’ Homecoming retails for $9.99 SRP on Digital and $19.98 SRP ($24.98 SRP Canada) for the DVD.


The Waltons’ Homecoming is set in the 1933 Depression Era and is told through the eyes of John Boy, the 17-year-old eldest child of John and Olivia Walton. His mother expects John Boy to help her raise his sisters and brothers, and his father expects him to follow in his footsteps to help support the family but secretly, John Boy wants to be a writer. Times are hard enough in 1933, but to make matters worse, it looked to be the Waltons’ first Christmas without John Sr. When Olivia receives a letter that John Sr. is planning to make it home for Christmas after all, the family is thrilled and races to prepare for his homecoming. But when a storm threatens his arrival on Christmas Eve and John Sr. is nowhere to be found, Olivia sends John Boy out into the night to find his daddy – a journey that will change John Boy’s life forever.


The Waltons’ Homecoming also stars Marcelle LeBlanc as Mary Ellen Walton, Christian Finlayson (The Gifted) as Jason Walton, Tatum Sue Matthews as Erin Walton, Samuel Goergen as Jim Bob Walton, Callaway Corrick as Elizabeth Walton, Alpha Trivette as Grandpa Walton,  Rebecca Koon (The Walking Dead) as Grandma Walton, Jacinte Blankenship (Just Mercy) as Rose Dooly, Arianna Rosario (West Side Story) as Maggie Sikes, with special appearance by legendary musicians and singers Marilyn McCoo as Sister Harriet and Billy Davis, Jr. as Brother William. The Waltons’ Homecoming is produced by Magnolia Hill Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Emmy® winner Sam Haskell (Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors) is executive producer. Jim Strain and Hudson Hickman are co-executive producers. Billy Levin serves as producer, and Bobby Kelly is a co-producer. The original score is from Grammy® winner Tena Clark. The Waltons’ Homecoming is based on the novel by Earl Hamner, with a teleplay by Earl Hamner and Jim Strain. Lev L. Spiro is the director.




The Waltons’ Homecoming will be available to own on Digital on December 6, 2021Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.


The Basics


The Waltons’ Homecoming

Street Date:

December 14, 2021

SRP (United States):

$19.98 (SD)

SRP (Canada)

$24.98 (SD)

Running Time:

88 min. approx. (feature)


                 SD: 1 DVD-9s (US and Canada)

Aspect Ratio:

16x9 Widescreen


English 5.1


English SDH



The Credits


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.  

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

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