Perhaps my favorite Christmas carol and certainly my favorite Christmas story – even if it’s modern in origin…
Pentatonix’s Little Drummer Boy
H/T to Moe for sharing this modern, a capella version by Pentatonix.
“The Little Drummer Boy,” originally known as “Carol of the Drum” is quite modern as well. It was originally written in 1941 by Katherine Kennicott Davis, though the story it tells seems to based upon the 13th century legend of Le Jongleur de Notre Dame created or recorded by by Gautier de Coincy.