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. ** This is the 3rd year I have chosen this song to highlight, it is still one of my favorites. fM and I have agreed, it is a threepeat.