Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)

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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

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Tilly (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Olaf / Donkey dealer (voice)
Don Messick ...
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Linda Gary ...
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Iris Rainer ...
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Shelly Hines ...
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Eric Stern ...
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Back in the days of the Roman Empire, a small donkey is born with VERY long ears, that keep getting him into trouble. When his owner throws him out of the stable in disgust, his mother sacrifices her life to save him from a blizzard. And, guided only by his guardian cherub (Tilly), he has to find his rightful place and destiny, somewhere on the road to Bethlehem. Written by Kathy Li

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In one shot, the guard picks up Nestor by the tail. In the next, he's holding Nestor by the ears See more »

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Follows The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976) See more »

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Follow the Angels
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
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Aother Christmas classic from Rankin/Bass
24 December 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Here is another Christmas special from Rankin/Bass that I love. It is about a little donkey with long,long ears named Nestor, who would become the donkey who would aid Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem. Now for those of you with sensitive hearts, you might cry at some scenes - just a reminder.

I thought Rankin/Bass did a good job in creating another Christmas classic -- With the soundtrack, the story line, the moral (which I do not mind at all), and Roger Miller (voice from Disney's Robin Hood) is superb; there is even some actual history in this in regards to the Roman Empire. So overall, I love this TV special.


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