Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Sunday 19 September |
Our Lady of La Salette
home iconNews
line break icon

Rousing Rendition of “The Little Drummer Boy” (Video)

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 12/23/15 - updated on 06/07/17

Pentatonix knocks it out of the park with this Christmas classic

“The Little Drummer Boy,” originally called “Carol of the Drum,” was written in 1941 by American classical music composer, Katherine Kennicott Davis. It became more popular in the mid-late 1950s when it was recorded by the Trapp Family Singers (in 1955), and by the Harry Simeone Chorale (in 1958). The song has since been recorded and sung by many artists and groups.

Come they told mePa rum pum pum pumA new born king to seePa rum pum pum pum 

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Kathleen N. Hattrup
Pope considers what to do with pro-abortion Catholic politicians
Esteban Pittaro
Argentine “Mother Teresa” was a former model and actress who embr...
Berthe and Marcel
Lauriane Vofo Kana
This couple has the longest marriage in France
Philip Kosloski
Your body is not a “shell” for your spirit
Kathleen N. Hattrup
On same-sex unions, Pope says Church doesn’t have power to change...
Mathilde De Robien
How a lost masterpiece of sacred art was discovered thanks to chi...
Philip Kosloski
How receiving Holy Communion can drive away demons
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.