One in this series of dramas presented by Hallmark. This Christmas musical tells the tale of Michael, a shepherd boy who goes to heaven and must learn to adapt to his new home so that he can become an angel. Michael has trouble adjusting to heaven because he feels unneeded and out of place. His kind but absent-minded guardian angel, Patience, allows him to venture home to get his special box containing rocks and butterflies. Once he has returned to heaven, Michael considers offering his special box to the Christ child. Includes commercials.

(This is a black-and-white copy of a color telecast.)

("Hallmark Hall of Fame" aired on NBC from 1952 to 1978; network affiliation varies after 1978.)

(Beginning with the live telecast of the opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" on December 24, 1951, Hallmark has sponsored a series of dramatic specials which since 1952 have been titled "Hallmark Hall of Fame." From 1952 to 1955 Hallmark also presented "Hallmark Hall of Fame," a weekly half-hour dramatic anthology series hosted by Sarah Churchill. The first program, "Dr. Serocold," was televised in January 1952 under the title "Hallmark Television Theatre." This series also ran under the title "Hallmark Summer Theatre" in July and August 1952.)


  • DATE: December 6, 1969 Saturday 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:28:25
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W copy of a color telecast
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0024
  • GENRE: Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Angels - Drama
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1951-1978
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Hallmark Christmas products^TV - Commercials - Springbook Editions gifts


  • Lester Osterman … Executive Producer
  • Lan O'Kun … Executive Producer, Adapted by, Music by
  • Burr Smidt … Producer
  • Walter C. Miller … Director
  • Joe Layton … Director, Choreographer
  • Charles Tazewell … Writer
  • Patricia Gray … Adapted by
  • John Morris … Music by
  • Warren Meyers … Conductor
  • Johnny Whitaker … Cast, Michael
  • Fred Gwynne … Cast, Patience
  • Cab Calloway … Cast, Gabriel
  • E.G. Marshall … Cast, God
  • John McGiver … Cast, Angel of the Peace
  • Tony Randall … Cast, Democritus
  • George Rose … Cast, Sycopomp
  • Connie Stevens … Cast, the Flying Mistress
  • James Coco … Cast, the Father
  • Evelyn Russell … Cast, the Mother
  • Cris Alexander … Cast, Raphael
  • George Blackwell … Cast, the Coach Driver
  • Mary Jo Catlett … Cast, a Scribe
  • Lu Leonard … Cast, a Scribe