Question: When I was a kid in the late '60s/early '70s, there was a Christmas movie I saw more than once on TV. It was about a little shepherd boy who chases a bird off a cliff and died. He goes to heaven, where the angels are preparing for Jesus' birthday, but he just wants to go home. Finally he's allowed to go home, and he comes back with the little box he keeps his treasures in and realizes that giving it to the baby Jesus would be a true gift from the heart. Do you know the title? Now that I think about it, I'm not even sure whether it was a movie or a television Christmas special.
Answer: You're remembering a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV-movie called The Littlest Angel (1969), starring Johnny Whitaker of the series Family Affair (1966-1971) as the child angel. Many people have strong and vivid memories of the impression this movi