Friday and Gannon investigate the theft of a statue of the baby Jesus from a church's nativity scene on Christmas Eve. The figure itself has little monetary value. Father Xavier Rojas explains this Jesus statue has been at the church for decades and has great sentimental value to the parishioners. The detectives pursue a lead but come up empty. As they return to Father Rojas, a small boy is pulling a wagon with the statue in it. The boy had prayed for a new wagon and promised the baby Jesus the first ride if he received it. The episode is a remake of "The Big Little Baby Jesus" from the original series, with three cast members (in addition to Jack Webb) reprising their original roles. Written by
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Four actors in the remake reprised their roles from the original. Along with Jack Webb, both episodes featured Harry Bartell as Father Rojas, Ralph Moody as Mr. Flavin (pawn shop owner) and Herb Vigran as the hotel desk clerk. Both also had the same main title announcer, George Fenneman. See more
Gannon is wearing his gun, handcuffs, and a spare ammo carrier, but you can see that he has no ammo in the carrier See more