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VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Veggies delight in a holiday story about forgiveness.

Movie NR 2011 45 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Veggietales The Little Drummer Boy Review By Logan Strohl

It's not the Rankin Bass version but it is still really great and funny too. Great story with great songs and classic silly song in it and a great message in it. Perfect for the holiday season and for the whole family too as well.

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Great messages
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age 3+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This holiday entry from VeggieTales is an engaging, vibrant, and often humorous musical tale. Careful to note that the drummer boy's story is not biblical, the Veggie team delivers its own take on the child with the gift of music and integrates him into the story of The Nativity with warmth and sensitivity.

The music is wonderful, particularly the very funny song delivered as an interlude midway: "The Eight Days of Polish Christmas Dishes." Given that the story is religious by its very nature and contains some heavy thematic material (loss, forgiveness), the team has managed to make an entertaining and accessible film for families looking for original Christmas entertainment.

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