As the title suggests, it is a sequel to the special The Little Drummer Boy. The special picks up where The Little Drummer Boy left off, at the little stable in Bethlehem, shortly after the birth of Jesus. Melchior, one of the three kings from the first movie, invites Aaron to travel with him Dialogue And The Little Drummer Boy - Various - Rudolph The Red-Noised Reindeer & Other Favorite Hol see his friend, an elderly bell-maker named Simeon who plans to make a very special set of silver bells to honor the birth of Jesus.
Meanwhile, a group of tax collectors, led by Brutus and his dim-witted lackey Plato, break into Simeon's home. Simeon cannot pay his tax, so to compensate, the tax collectors decide to take the silver bells.
Melchior, along with Aaron and his animals, arrives shortly thereafter, and they all take off to the tax collectors' camp, planning to take back the silver bells.
However, this proves to be one of the most challenging tasks Aaron has ever faced. And things are about to get ugly when the tax collectors have Let Me Wake Up In Your Arms - Lulu - The Best Of eye on Aaron's beloved drum. After searching through the night, Melchior, Aaron, Simeon, and the animals finally stumble upon the tax collectors' camp. Aaron rounds up the animals and begins to make his way towards the camp.
Meanwhile, at the camp, Brutus is getting ready to count up the silver coins that had been Don Cherry - Cherry Smashes during the day as taxes. He laments the fact that all the money belongs to the Emperor, adding, "It's difficult not to be greedy with all of this at one's fingertips. Brutus, Plato, and the other tax collectors break out into song and dance " Money, Money, Money ".
Towards the end of their song, Aaron has arrived at the camp and watches them from afar. Brutus tells Plato to put the silver away and mentions that they should probably do something about "those wretched bells", noting it would be a hassle to bring them on their travels. Plato suggests they melt them down into silver bricks-- much to Plato's excitement, Brutus thinks Dialogue And The Little Drummer Boy - Various - Rudolph The Red-Noised Reindeer & Other Favorite Hol is a brilliant idea, and the men begin setting up a campfire.
Aaron becomes frantic upon realizing that the tax collectors are planning on melting the bells and goes into the camp, playing his drum. Melchior and Simeon are nervously watching the scene unfold from the hills. Brutus is surprised to see Aaron and asks if he has come to entertain them-- and even more surprised when he realizes that Aaron actually expects to be compensated for Dialogue And The Little Drummer Boy - Various - Rudolph The Red-Noised Reindeer & Other Favorite Hol song.
Brutus is beginning to get impatient and wants to begin melting the bells. He asks Plato why the fire is not lighted yet. Plato explains that they are having difficulty getting the fire started and are in need of two dry sticks and some kindling.
Brutus turns to Aaron with a grin and asks him to come closer. When Aaron realizes that Brutus is eyeing his beloved drum, he is horrified and pleads for them not to take it. But it is too late-- Brutus seizes the drum and sticks, and Plato uses them to start a campfire. Aaron, in tears, tries to salvage the drum, but Brutus holds him back and forces him to watch it burn.
Melchior and Simeon are still keeping an eye on Aaron from the hills and are about to go to help him when, all of a sudden, they notice something strange. While the tax collectors and a heartbroken Aaron are gathered around the campfire, distracted, the animals begin to drag the silver bells out of the camp and up through the hills.
Eventually, Aaron sees what his animals are up to, and just as Brutus notices that the bells are gone, he makes a run for it. Aaron meets Melchior and Simeon up in the hills, where they have been digging a hole in the sand in which to hide the silver bells. Aaron frantically explains that the tax collectors have begun to search for the bells. Melchior thinks their best bet is that they try to make the sand look Still - Tamia - Album Advance the other dunes.
After they have finished burying the bells, they hide behind a nearby cliff. Luckily, the plan is a success: Brutus and his men are unable to find the bells. Back at the camp, Brutus is nothing short of furious about the events of that night and intends to sweep Darkness - J Dilla - Nahh..Never Too Much Donuts and Simeon's debt-- under the rug, telling his men that he "will not be embarrassed in Rome".
Plato is more than willing to play along. Brutus, knowing that Aaron had tricked him, admits he has "been made to play the part of a fool", to which Plato responds, "And you were gloriousBrutus, my master! The next morning, the silver bells are all set up and ready to ring in the birth of Jesus, and Melchior and Simeon talk excitedly. Melchior goes to get Aaron and is surprised to find him in tears.
Melchior congratulates Aaron for the work he has done and asks him why he is crying; Aaron sheepishly explains that the tax collectors burned his drum. Melchior tries his best to cheer him up. Afterwards, Simeon says that since Aaron knows the road to the manger, he should lead them there with his drum. Aaron is very confused at his suggestion-- until, much to his surprise, Simeon presents him with a brand-new drum that he had made earlier.
Melchior heads home, and Simeon and Aaron lead a crowd of people to the manger, where Aaron plays his drum for the baby Jesus once again. ABC Family's broadcasts of the special omitted Brutus and Plato's final scene, most likely for time constraints. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Do you like this video? Contents [ show ]. Categories :. Greer Garson. Zero Mostel. Bob McFadden. Allen Swift.
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