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The Littlest Angel (1969)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Fantasy  -  6 December 1969 (USA)
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A little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, tries to adjust to life in the Hereafter.



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Cast overview:
Patience the Guardian Angel
Angel of the Peace
George Rose ...
Celestial Sycopomp
The Flying Mistress
The Father
Evelyn Russell ...
The Mother
Cris Alexander ...
George Blackwell ...
The Coach Driver
The Scribe I
Lu Leonard ...
The Scribe II


Adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell. Michael, a shepherd boy living in Biblical times, finds himself transported to Heaven on his eighth birthday. Michael doesn't fully understand where he is, or why he's there. A guardian angel named Patience is given the task of showing Michael the joys of Heaven and helping him find his place in the Hereafter. Written by Eugene Kim <>

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Family | Fantasy





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6 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Littlest Angel (#19.2)  »

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Re-staged from 6-12-69 (eps 19.2) See more »


The first gown that Gabriel puts on Michael is a bit too large. Cab Calloway has trouble keeping if fastened and Johnny Whitaker has real trouble trying to gather up all the material so he can walk in it. See more »


References The Greatest Gift (1942) See more »

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"The Littlest Angel" is a Christmas classic...
30 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film brings back a lot of great Christmas memories. Yes, the special effects are dated and the costumes a bit cheesy (it's from the 60's, for Pete's sake, give it a rest!). However, the music is actually good and is still worth listening to (anyone who thinks the music is sappy, perky, etc. probably didn't particularly like any of it in the first place).

I also think it would be great if this particular film could be redone with better special effects/costumes/etc. However, I wouldn't change the music (arrangements) as it really fits the overall mood and message.

I have to admit that looking at it again in later years (I've had a copy of the VHS tape for a long time) there are a few elements about the film that were rather morbid (like the child visiting his parents after his death to get his box and they had no idea that he had actually died).

I suppose everyone has their own take on the film. For me, the overall message and appeal is still there and has made it a Christmas staple for me; it's one of the elements that gets me "in the Christmas spirit". Time seems to go backward and, for a little while, I can remember what it was like to be a child.

For me, "The Littlest Angel" will always be a classic.

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