A little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, tries to adjust to life in the Hereafter.

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Michael
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Patience the Guardian Angel
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Gabriel
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God
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Angel of the Peace
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Democritus
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Celestial Psychopomp
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The Flying Mistress
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The Father
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The Mother
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The Coach Driver
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The Scribe I
Lu Leonard ...
The Scribe II
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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 <genekim@concentric.net>

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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 »

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Heaven must have very dirty clouds because the bottom of Gabriel's bare feet are very dirty and can be seen has he and Michael are looking down on Earth from their perch in Heaven. See more »

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References The Greatest Gift (1942) See more »

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A classic hallmark special
5 August 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

This show really sent shivers up and down my spine. I remember seeing this as a child, and it just left such an impression on me. The part when he went fell off the cliff and went to heaven was just wonderful. When he went to return to his house to get a gift for God, played by E.G.Marshall, and his mom was crying and couldn't see him right there was just sad. The end of the show where his gift was the most special gift of all will always stay with me. It also taught me the value of a gift when it comes from the heart. I really want to see it again. I know its on video tape somewhere.

Its a Christmas treat! I hope people will show this show their kids. I think it should go down as a holiday classic.


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