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Young Pioneers' Christmas (1976)

A young couple and their neighbours celebrate Christmas in 1874 on the Dakota prairie. Despite tragedy and an ongoing battle with the Railway company, Christmas is a homespun and overly ... See full summary »

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Michael O'Herlihy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Linda Purl ... Molly Beaton
Roger Kern ... David Beaton
Robert Hays ... Dan Gray
Kay Kimler ... Nettie Peters
Robert Donner ... Mr. Peters
Britt Leach ... Loftus
Arnold Soboloff Arnold Soboloff ... Yancy
Brendan Dillon ... Doyle
Rand Bridges Rand Bridges ... Pike
Brian Melrose Brian Melrose ... Charlie Peters
Sherri Wagner Sherri Wagner ... Flora Peters
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A young couple and their neighbours celebrate Christmas in 1874 on the Dakota prairie. Despite tragedy and an ongoing battle with the Railway company, Christmas is a homespun and overly sentimental affair. This program was recommended by the National Education Association. Written by Monica Davidson <halifax@zeta.org.au>

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Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gwiazdka na prerii See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The novel on which this telefilm was based, 'Young Pioneers' was written by Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the books on which _"The Little House on the Prairie" (1974)_ was based. See more »

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Followed by The Young Pioneers (1978) See more »

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A charming Christmas story
11 October 2006 | by v_basketmomSee all my reviews

I saw this on TV when I was 14 years old and loved it. Years later I was lucky enough to be able to get a VHS copy that I watch several times over the course of the holiday season. There is no high drama here, just a very sweet and corny, old fashioned story of a young pioneer couple trying to survive on the prairie. If you enjoy the Little House series then this will delight you.

The acting can be a bit over the top, there is a very young Robert Hayes and Linda Purl in the starring roles. One thing that strikes me every time I see this is the way they were able to make so much with so little. Living in this time would have been quite a challenge.

I would hope someday they would release all the Young Pioneer movies in a box set.


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