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

A young shepherd, Lucas (David Kelley), is blinded by lightning, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine (Iris Rainer) describes Christmas snow to Lucas and he works a small miracle.

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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 (David Kelley), is blinded by lightening, and some kindly nuns at a nearby abbey take him in. Sister Catherine (Iris Rainer) 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Christmas See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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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A great little story
10 December 2004 | by atomicseasoningSee all my reviews

I just recently saw this special again and it made me realize what a heart warming story it is.

Oh yes little Lucas is blinded in a thunderstorm and is taken in by an Abbey of nuns, one of which as voiced by Angela Landsbury.

I loved how Lucas had to deal with his disability while still being a shepherd, worryng about whether or not he gets to stay at the Abbey, finding the right gift for Angela's nun character, befriending a girl named Louisa, finding his lost sheep, and being in the Christmas pageant, where two miracles happen. What a story!

I loved too how they incorporated not only the typical Christian Christmas story, but also Jesus' Parable of the Lost Sheep from Luke 15:3-7 into the plot-line of his story, which makes it especially special.

If you can find it (and ABC Family often broadcasts this special during their 25 Days of Christmas every December) I think this is one special to watch.


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