Season 5, Episode 12 The Best Christmas
First Aired: December 9, 1976
A Christmas Eve snowstorm separates the Waltons on the holiday. Rev. Fordwick: John Ritter. Fanny Tatum: Sheila Allen. John-Boy: Richard Thomas. Olivia: Michael Learned. John: Ralph Waite. Grandpa: Will Geer. Maude Gormley: Merie Earle. Verdie Foster: Lynn Hamilton. Grandma: Ellen Corby. Harley Foster: Hal Williams. Mary Ellen: Judy Norton-Taylor. Jason: Jon Walmsley.
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- Premiered: September 14, 1972
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- Premise: A popular, long-running drama about a close-knit family in rural, Depression-era Virginia, based on the experiences of series creator and narrator Earl Hamner Jr. Sentimental and often moving, the Emmy-winning series told stories of family trials, triumphs… (more)