The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

2016 Dates, Times, and Channels

12/11/16 – 7:00am on Freeform (formerly ABC Family)
12/22/16 – 11:30am on Freeform

Movie Summary

An orphan shepherd boy plays his drum for the baby Jesus and makes the animals dance.

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Cast Includes

José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

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10 thoughts on “The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

  1. Once again the season is over and not one major network played this fine film. Its a shame that this beautiful story is mothballed because of a small vocal minority group and big business who has no stones

  2. One more thing I would like to say; If I could afford to, I would buy a copy of the VHS tape and find a big building to show it in my community every year with plenty of refreshments and give out free drums to all the children would like one!

  3. I am saddened that they are being so “overly political” about such a wonderful little show. I am 53 and I grew up watching “The Little Drummer Boy” every year. I don’t cry very easily, but I would always shed some tears while watching this movie. It is so simple and eloquent, yet filled with many important lessons for living life well. Why is it that they can show preachers delivering their Serman on Sunday but can’t show such an inspiring short movie? Are there different rules for every TV station?

    1. Unfortunately the DVD conversion is riddled with screen errors and audio problems.
      The VHS though was still as good as the original TV broadcast but good luck finding that
      Amazon and Ebay has them for almost 50.00 each( ouch) if you still own a VHS….
      It is truely ashame that the media has once again crumpled to a small religious group who has called for its removal

  4. As of right now, they still have The Little Drummer Boy on schedule, they did however, remove Nestor Long-Eared Donkey from the line-up.

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