The Little Drummer Boy is one of those Christmas Classics which doesn’t get the attention it deserves. One of the Santa Claus cartoons has a scene when the Burgemeester bans Christmas in this one town. Every morning any Christmas decorations or gifts that are found are taken and burned int front of children. I believe one of the scenes has a boy whose snare drum is taken and destroyed. While Santa does come to save the day, in real life it’s Jesus who is the Savior.
So they went with haste and [[g]by searching] found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known what had been told them concerning this Child, Luke 2:16-17.
One of the ways modern musicians put a new spin on a Christmas classic is by blending a worship song that leads into a specific Christmas carol. Such is the case for the worship montage by Hillsong during a live Christmas program in London. While I prefer the originals that stand alone, the attached You Tube provides a different perspective on the Little Drummer Boy. Although this version may not be for you, I hope Sing A New Song prepares your heart to celebrate Jesus this Christmas.
by Jay Mankus