The VeggieTales have taken on the Christmas classic The Little Drummer Boy just in time for the holiday season! Junior Asparagus is main character in this version, playing The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of baby Jesus. The story is told with plenty of music and dancing - including the new silly song, "The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas" which will be stuck in your head for days! Here is the trailer:
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As you probably know by now, each title in the VeggieTales series of books, CDs, and videos bring an important lesson to the table for young children to learn. This one brings generosity, forgiveness, and love - all very important for children to learn during the Christmas season. (And really, all year long) I love the Veggie Tales because kids don't even realize they are learning important qualities. As a parent, you'll NEVER have to worry that Larry or Bob will say something inappropriate! (If only there were more shows on the market like this!)
Geeky husbands will love the Star Wars references in this one. ;) It's the perfect DVD to usher in the Christmas season. (I'd save it for the day after Thanksgiving, of course)
VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy is full of bonus features, including the "Little Drummer Boy" music video, a fun behind the scenes look at the music of the "The Little Drummer Boy", a trip to visit a drum factory with Junior Asparagus (this is really neat!), a fun family activity that shows you how to make your own drum, an interactive book preview called "Christmas Is Finally Here", and Singalong Songs.
VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boyis available now on DVD at your favorite Christian retailer and Big Idea, as well as sites like Amazon. The total running time is 45 minutes long. It's not rated, but geared towards the preschool and young school age set. The suggested retail price is $14.97.
I received a copy of this DVD in order to view it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.