An outcast donkey in Roman Judea finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem. Starring Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, and Paul Frees.
This is one of the lesser-known Rankin/Bass productions. Although, it is one of my favorites during the holiday season. It’s not the best written, but I enjoy how the Christmas story is turned not on its head but maybe 180 degrees. We follow the donkey who was born with oversized ears and was outcasted because of them. We see him discover the reason for his birth and his destiny. This story isn’t as warm and loving as some of the other Rankin/Bass films, but it does touch your heart. It’s emotional and you don’t lose the true Christmas story. This is one film that you can’t miss during the Christmas Season. It’s worth the watch.