🎄 Previously on the Advent Calendar House, we went on an apocryphal adventure with the story of The Little Drummer Boy.
This time, Rankin/Bass drums up an unnecessary sequel from 1976, its busiest year for holiday specials. Join Aaron on a side quest to retrieve the stolen silver bells from a troop of greedy Roman soldiers in the “Rogue One” of Christmas stories.
💬 Topics & Tangents:
1. Allen Swift (Melchior) as Twinkie the Kid.
4. Zero Mostel (Brutus) on “The Muppet Show.”
6. How bad is Brutus compared to the other Rankin/Bass Christmas villains?
7. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” was written during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
📼 Commercial Break:
Holly Jolly X’masu, your podcast destination for Japanese Christmas music.
“The Little Drummer Boy, Book II” © 1976 Rankin/Bass Productions.
Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
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Title: The Little Drummer Boy, Book II