Favorite Covers of "The Little Drummer Boy"?


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The Little Drummer Boy is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs, and I don't know why - maybe it's because we're at the cusp of Summer - but I've been in a real Christmas music phase lately, and this is the song I find myself visiting the most.

Which covers would you recommend? Which are your favorite? For me, I have four currently:

The Bird and the Bee's cover, with David Grohl on the drums.

Bing Crosby & David Bowie's iconic duet.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet's version.

And the Harry Simeone Chorale's more traditional version.
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Bing Crosby & David Bowie's duet. Classic!


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Seeing as the first recording was by the Von Trapp Family Singers, the Harry Simeone Chorale version makes for my favorite cover.

And I give a special shout out to Rankin Bass :)