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* HardToLightFire: In Book II, the tax collectors use Aaron's drum as kindling because they can't find any sticks that aren't wet. In a desert, mind you.

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* StepfordSmiler: Ben Haramed would rather Aaron be this than someone who doesn't smile, period.
-->'''Ben Haramed''': You stubborn little fool! Then wear a ''painted'' one.


''VeggieTales'' did a remake of this special in 2011.

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''VeggieTales'' ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' did a remake of this special in 2011.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Aaron's parents in the 2011 ''VeggieTales'' remake.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Aaron's parents in the 2011 ''VeggieTales'' ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' remake.


''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales]]'' did a remake of this special in 2011.

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''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales]]'' ''VeggieTales'' did a remake of this special in 2011.

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''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales]]'' did a remake of this special in 2011.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Aaron's parents in the 2011 ''VeggieTales'' remake.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Aaron was once a happy farm boy, but bandits attacked his village, set it on fire and killed his parents, resulting in him escaping with three of the animals. From that day forth, he promised to hate all humans for what happened, and kept that promise since.


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* FreudianExcuse: The reason Aaron hates people is because bandits murdered his parents and destroyed their home.


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* KubrickStare: Aaron gives one at the end of the flashback of losing his parents, as he vows to hate all humans after what happened.


** With perhaps a bit of MisplacedWildlife, its pretty much impossible that a first century Israeli boy would have ever heard of an alligator, which only exist in the new world and China. A crocodile would have made more sense.

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** With perhaps a bit of MisplacedWildlife, its it's pretty much impossible that a first century Israeli boy would have ever heard of an alligator, which only exist in the new world and China. A crocodile would have made more sense.



* MoneySong: In Book Two.
* {{Narrator}}: Miss Creator/GreerGarson was cast as Our Storyteller.


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* MoneySong: In Book Two.
* {{Narrator}}: Miss Creator/GreerGarson was cast as Our Storyteller.


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* NotGoodWithPeople: Aaron's a misanthrope, but he gets along fine with animals.


* DarkerAndEdgier: Rankin Bass took some guts in making this their most darkest stop-motion animated special. Aaron's parents getting murdered by bandits and Aaron becoming bitter and full of hatred for other people.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Rankin Bass took some guts in making this their most darkest stop-motion animated special. Aaron's parents getting get murdered by bandits and bandits, Aaron becoming becomes bitter and full of hatred for other people.people, and the villains all [[KarmaHoudini get away scot free.]]


* AnachronismStew: Though set in first century Judaea, the kings wear costumes more suggestive of [[TheRenaissance 15th century]] European paintings of the Adoration of the Magi.

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* AnachronismStew: Though set in first century Judaea, the kings wear costumes more suggestive of [[TheRenaissance [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance 15th century]] European paintings of the Adoration of the Magi.

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** With perhaps a bit of MisplacedWildlife, its pretty much impossible that a first century Israeli boy would have ever heard of an alligator, which only exist in the new world and China. A crocodile would have made more sense.


'''''The Little Drummer Boy''''' was a [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] StopMotion puppet animated (called "Animagic") ChristmasSpecial first aired in 1968.

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'''''The ''The Little Drummer Boy''''' Boy'' was a [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] StopMotion puppet animated (called "Animagic") ChristmasSpecial first aired in 1968.


* AdaptationExpansion: The original song just has a poor boy visiting the baby Jesus, having no gift to give him, playing his drum for him instead, and the baby smiling at him. All the other details found in the special the boy's name being Aaron, his parents' murder, the details of how he arrives at the manger, all the other characters' roles, etc. are new.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The original song just has a poor boy visiting the baby Jesus, having no gift to give him, playing his drum for him instead, and the baby smiling at him. All the other details found in the special the (the boy's name being Aaron, his parents' murder, murder and his resulting misanthropy, the details of how he arrives at the manger, all the other characters' roles, etc. etc.) are new.

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*AdaptationExpansion: The original song just has a poor boy visiting the baby Jesus, having no gift to give him, playing his drum for him instead, and the baby smiling at him. All the other details found in the special the boy's name being Aaron, his parents' murder, the details of how he arrives at the manger, all the other characters' roles, etc. are new.

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*DarkerAndEdgier: Rankin Bass took some guts in making this their most darkest stop-motion animated special. Aaron's parents getting murdered by bandits and Aaron becoming bitter and full of hatred for other people.

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* LargeHam: Zero Mostel in Book II, but then, what did you expect?

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