Animated film version of the legendary song of a boy who lets out all his frustrations on a drum, little knowing how significant this drum will be in the birth of the newborn Jesus.
Did You Know?
Biblically, this is complete fiction. The song itself was only created a decade prior to the film and inspired this musical. See more
When Aaron approaches the manger with baby Jesus, in the next shot the dying lamb, which was lying in front of one of the Kings, has disappeared. See more
Our Story Teller
Aaron's heart was filled with joy and love. And he knew at last that the hate he had carried there was wrong. As ALL hatred will ever be wrong. For more powerful, more beautiful by far than all the eons of sadness and cruelty and desolation which had come before, was that one tiny, crystalline second of laughter. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
The special ends with only the Rankin-Bass logo, as there are no closing credits whatsoever. See more
Referenced in Robot Chicken: Easter Basket
The Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine K. Davis
and Henry Onorati
Arranged by Harry Simeone
Performed by Wiener Sängerknaben
(as The Vienna Boys Choir) See more