Hey all, as some of you know, we do the “Little Drummer Boy” challenge each year. It’s really simple, if you hear the “Little Drummer Boy” song between Black Friday* ( Nov 27 at 12:01 AM in whatever time zone your in) and Christmas Eve ( Dec 24 at 12:01 AM) your OUT. One does not need to hear the full song to be out, as long as one recognizes it as the song, your done. Nor does it matter where you hear the song, at home, in a store( ha), driving or whatever, it all counts. Now, if someone tries to trick you or RickRoll you into hearing it, you are safe and they are out. The full challenge rules can be found here.
*Now I know this is not timely at all, so if you didn’t know about it and want to join, start now. However, there are others, like me, that knew about the challenge and have already lost. The kids and I were decorating and turned on a Christmas music channel whilst decorating and like the second fucking song that came on was LDB. I had hoped to make it this year as with the whole COVID thing, this is the first year in almost 20 that i haven’t gone to to Christmas concert and had it ruined. For the last 2 years, Oldest GTD performed the song as part of a band, so was out then. It was the all instrumental Jazz-y version, so not as a bad as the usual version, but still.
While trying to find an image for this post, I came across the “Little Drummer Boy” Cartoon from 1968. The kid is downright creepy/scary.
Not going to watch it again to see how bad it is, as I don’t remember it at all. Probably for the better.
And the reason why we do this, is why the hell not. What else are you going to do? And the song sucks. While I’m not a big fan of it, I think there are worse songs (looking at you “dogs barking” whatever song). And in general I think that Christmas music sucks, so being a “good” Christmas song isn’t a high bar to clear.
This is my favoUrite song and really Christmas story. But the Dr Seuss 1966 version, not the new crap (get off my lawn).
We hope you’ll join but meh, whatever.
Stay safe out there campers.