The Little Drummer Boy (1968)





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The perennial Yuletide animated classic The Little Drummer Boy gets a new look on home video with this release. Actually, the program itself will be familiar to those who watch it every December; only the packaging has changed. This moving story, about a poor boy who can offer no gift to the baby Jesus other than his song, will entertain and inspire the entire family. The soundtrack was recorded by the Vienna Boys Choir.
Animation , Art House & International , Kids & Family
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José Ferrer
as Ben Haramed
Greer Garson
as Storyteller, Our Story Teller
Paul H. Frees
as Aaron's Father, the Magi
June Foray
as Aaron's Mother
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Preachy. Lackluster score and voice work, although with good musical performances. Find something else to make your yuletide bright.

Christian C
Christian C

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Emotionally uplifting! When you consider that many holiday movies forget to include the real meaning of Christmas this is almost essential viewing every December. The animation is fitting and the title song is lovely. It's a beautiful television feature in all respects. (First viewing - 12/14/2008)

Adam R
Adam R

Though it won't be recognized as much as the others, it is my favorite of all Rankin Bass specials. Not only does it have a strong biblical message that does not give any room for pop culture, there is a lot of honest emotion in it that you don't get in other Christmas films.

Jackson Walsh
Jackson Walsh

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