Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blog Caroling, Little Drummer Boy, Sung By John Denver

Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

Thanks to footnoteMaven's sponsorship and challenge, it is time for the Christmas Carol - Blog Caroling. 

Just call me a child at heart, one of my favorite holiday songs has always been "The Little Drummer Boy", it really tugs at my heart.   In 1968 Rankin/Bass Productions released the animated television version of the story of the song.  I don't remember watching it back in 1968, but, by the 70's I had young children and this was one of the several holiday stories we found ourselves watching just about every single year.  Ya, I almost always teared up, sappy Carol.  I loved the story, I loved the animation, I loved the song.

When I went searching for a version on YouTube, I was delighted to find snippets of the original animated version and the song sung by the late John Denver, another one of my favorites.  WIN!!  And, here it is, I hope you enjoy!  The reason for the season.

May the blessings of the season be with you.

This video was posted by  YouTube user mistikay.


Heather Rojo said...

Love it! And I love the video. Why don't they show this on TV anymore? I used to look forward to it every year as a kid. But my favorite John Denver Christmas song will still be the 12 Days of Christmas that he did with the Muppets!

Carol said...

I don't know why they don't show it Heather, it is such a sweet show. Probably the animation is considered too low techy.

Wendy said...

Yep, one of my favorite songs too.

Liv said...

Carol you are not sappy at all, this is a great song and wonderful video. Thank you so much for making it a part of the Blog Caroling tour.

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

LindaRe said...

Yes, I remember this animation and the song, love it. Thanks for the memories.

Merry Christmas