Monday, December 19, 2016

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: The Waltons - The Homecoming: A Christmas Story


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

December 19, 1971
The series pilot for The Waltons aired as a television movie entitled The Homecoming: A Christmas Story.
Not originally intended to be a pilot for a series, but it became one because it was so popular. Except for the children and Grandma Walton, the actors for the movie were not the same as for the series. The musical score was by Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith (Goldsmith also scored several episodes of the first season, but the producers believed his TV movie theme was too gentle and requested he write a new theme for the series) and was later released on an album by Film Score Monthly paired with James Horner's score for the 1982 TV movie Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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