Box art for Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy

Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy

  • Rated NR
  • HD and SD formats available

independent, special interest

In this Veggie-version of a holiday classic, Junior Asparagus stars as The Little Drummer Boy, a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus.



Lisa Vischer



common sense

ON for kids age 5
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Veggies delight in a holiday story about forgiveness.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Christian-themed movie considers some weighty human emotions, such as loss, anger, greed, forgiveness, and love, accompanied by lots of humor and music. In one scene, Roman soldiers burn down the main character's house, and his parents disappear. The boy is angry and inconsolable but ultimately finds new faith and learns about forgiveness, love, and redemption. Expect some threat to the life of a dear pet, as well as a stereotypically African-American dialect from a negative character.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the importance of forgiveness. How do you feel when you're angry and unforgiving? How do your feelings change after you've accepted someone's apology? How do you feel after you say you're sorry?
  • Can you tell that this movie is produced by a Christian organization? How? Are the messages in this movie only for religious viewers?
  • The VeggieTales' "Eight Days of Polish Christmas Dishes" is a parody or spoof of a familiar holiday song. What's the point of parody?