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The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975)

A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to ... See full summary »

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Jules Bass (as Julian P. Gardner)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Angela Lansbury ... Sister Theresa / Narrator (voice)
Cyril Ritchard ... Father Thomas (voice)
David Kelley David Kelley ... Lucas (voice)
Dina Lynn Dina Lynn ... Louisa (voice)
Greg Thomas Greg Thomas ... (voice)
Iris Rainer Iris Rainer ... Sister Catherine (voice)
Joan Gardner Joan Gardner ... Sister Jean (voice)
Don Messick ... (voice)
Sean Manning Sean Manning ... (voice)
Hilary Momberger-Powers ... (voice) (as Hilary Momberger)
Dru Stevens Dru Stevens ... (voice)
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Storyline

A young shepherd, Lucas, is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine describes snow to Lucas, who has never seen it. Lucas gets chosen to play an angel in the abbey's Christmas pageant, and the Christmas snow that falls during the pageant works a small miracle. Written by Kathy Li

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Christmas See more »

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Rankin/Bass Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Lucas: Louisa, if you could have anything you wanted, what would you ask for, for a Christmas present?
Louisa: Oh that's easy. I once saw a rich lady in my uncle's village with a beautiful white fur muff. It was so big she could put a hot potato in it to keep her hands warm. I'd like a muff like that.
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Small children will love it
2 December 2005 | by fromthedarkstreamSee all my reviews

This is the kind of show that you'll never see made again - something that is about Christianity and has a good moral for the children it's geared towards. Today it would be protested and replaced with Danny Phantom's Holiday Special or some crap like that. My seven year old boy loved it and counts it amongst his favorites. All the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials are enjoyable for young and old alike. This is probably one of the lesser known and harder to find ones. I love the claymation style they use - it would be great to see something new in this vein. Maybe one day they will release all the specials on one DVD - If you have small kids - catch it if you can.


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