I have since married a percussionist and then gave birth to a little percussionist, and The Little Drummer Boy will always hold a beloved spot in my heart. This year it is officially Gabriel's favorite carol.
I will say though as I was hunting a fun version to post, there is a disturbing lack of arrangements on this one. Which is just pitiful when you think of all the brilliant percussionists that could have a go at it! I would just LOVE to see Cake have their way with it!! So, consider this a challenge all you musicians, PLEASE play with The Little Drummer Boy! :)
Gabriel's favorite version:
Bob Seger's The little Drummer Boy:
I got tickled by Jimi Hendrix playing it at a concert:
Here is the "original" that I remember most from my childhood. Although it's not as good as when you could hear the white noise emitted from the record player!
A celtic band has a little fun:
And highland pipes and drums for a kick: