The holiday season is a time for families to reconnect, and what better way to do so than bond over a remarkable film that shows the value of family and the love that they share. Executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Sam Haskell, Chair and President of Magnolia Hill Productions at Warner Bros, The Waltons’ Homecoming is a film that is sure to captivate families and bring them closer together by the power of the holiday spirit.
The Waltons’ Homecoming aired on The CW Network on November 28, with an encore showing this coming December 11. The sole presenting sponsor of this American classic that speaks to the purest of values is none other than kathy ireland® Worldwide, which is a beacon of light in these trying times when hope seems to have been lost.
There are so many shows in our world today that don’t champion the idea of hope. The Waltons’ Homecoming aims to bring hope back into our lives by instilling the values of faith, family, love, and inclusivity in every household this holiday season. After a challenging year, the film is poised to be a great gift to America.
There is no one more talented or appropriate to bring this message into our homes on Thanksgiving weekend than Sam Haskell, whose accomplishments in television are legendary and iconic. “To know Sam is to trust him and love him. When we began dreaming of what gift we could give to virtually every American family this year, this film became our powerful choice,” said Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO, Chief Designer, kathy ireland® Worldwide.
The film stars Bellamy Young, Ben Lawson, Logan Shroyer and is narrated by the original John Boy, Richard Thomas. The brilliant music that sets the atmosphere for the film is brought by seven-time Grammy Award-winners Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr, with a stirring rendition of “Silent Night,” which was released by Watertower Music on Monday, November 29, as Sister Harriett and Brother William, which has already been described by TV Guide as beautiful and soulful.
McCoo and Davis are partnered with Ireland on their most recent album release, Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons, which returned the duo to the Billboard charts after an absence of over 35 years, produced by Nic Mendoza, who is responsible for all McCoo & Davis vocals.
“For all who experience this treasured film, please know that, as Elizabeth Taylor often said, ‘Something wonderful is about to happen,’” added Ms. Ireland. Kathy has an extraordinarily beautiful heart. The decision for kathy ireland® Worldwide to be the presenting sponsor of The Waltons’ Homecoming is truly a wonderful gift for every family, and as it will air on The CW, the film will be available to millions of people for free.
Unbeknownst to many, Kathy Ireland serves as International Chair for The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. “We are delighted to join Kathy and NPCF CEO David Frazer,” said Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. as a call to action for holiday support of nationalpcf.org. kathy ireland® Worldwide will make contributions on behalf of each holiday purchase to nationalpcf.org.
“Celebrating this powerful message, NPCF, American Family Insurance, Lamps Plus, MIVI, and many of our brand relationships, is an ideal gift from our CEO to the hearts of the American families, who have made kathy ireland® Worldwide the 15th most successful licensed brand in American history,” said Jon Carrasco and Stephen Roseberry in a joint statement, Worldwide Creative Director and President CMO, of kathy ireland® Worldwide, respectively.
This has been an extraordinary year for kathy ireland® Worldwide. Ms. Ireland received the Business International Religious Freedom Champion Award from the IRF, Icon Award from International Home Furnishings Association, and is the youngest woman ever elected to the Hall of Fame by Licensing International as the highest-ranked solely owned licensing company of any woman in America.
For more information about The Waltons’ Homecoming, make sure to visit the official website.