holiday animation The Little Drummer Boy © Rankin-Bass
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The Little Drummer Boy

Young Aaron's gift for drumming enchants the animals and they dance about whenever he plays, but Aaron himself can find little joy even when he drums. His heart is filled with hatred for people--all people--because of the bandits that killed his parents and burnt their farm to the ground. Only a very special performance before a very special King can perhaps allow love back into the young boy's heart...

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I love this Christmas special from Rankin/Bass. It has excellent performances by the Vienna Boy's choir. I found the music angelic and very touching; not to mention the narration by...
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Every year this movie and many other winter holiday specials run on abcFamily and I watch them. I've always loved this one. Over the years I've come to...
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Based on the song of the same name, the Little Drummer Boy follows the journey of Aaron, a little boy who hates humanity and finds himself the friend to all...
Created by: Rankin-Bass
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Greer Garson ... Narrator
Teddy Eccles ... Aaron
Josť Ferrer ... Ben Haramed
Paul Frees ... Aaron's Father, the Magi
June Foray ... Aaron's Mother
Produced by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Musical Score by: Maury Laws
Songs by: Jules Bass, Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone
Writing Credits: Romeo Muller
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(includes 'The Little Drummer Boy' and 'Santa Claus is Comin to Town')
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