The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976)

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Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

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Aaron, after playing his song, helps Melchior to spread the word by ringing Simeon's silver bells. But when the Romans take the bells for taxes, it's up to Aaron and his animal companions to rescue them. Written by Kathy Li

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Brutus: Plato, you fool!
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Follows The Little Drummer Boy (1968) See more »

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Performed by Greer Garson
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Good, but not as good as the original
16 January 2006 | by (Bath, England) – See all my reviews

The sequel to 'The Little Drummer Boy' follows Aaron (the drummer boy) with the wise men on a quest to rejoice the birth of Jesus. This time, they are against Roman thieves who make their lives difficult and who end up capturing Aaron and his animals. Although it is a pretty good follow-up to 'The Little Drummer Boy', it lacks the same originality and lessons that the original film has. (This one follows the origins of the song 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'.) I would rate this as a 5/10 as it does go a little bit slow in places, and it seems to lose the plot, but it is still quite good. Catch this on television next Christmas.


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