Frosty the Snowman

Christmas SnowmanFrosty the Snowman is a very popular Christmas song and has been a great favorite with children since the very beginning. The song gained enormous popularity after it hit the market and seemed a fit sequel for ‘Rudolf the red nosed reindeer’, a Christmas song that had been recorded a few years earlier and had proved to be a huge hit. The song (Frosty) was not only a cute children’s poem, it also had a feel-good spirit that makes for a holiday favorite.

Birth of the song

In 1949, Jack Nelson and Steve Rollins decided to write a silly but catchy song on Christmas that would catch people’s fancy just as Rudolf the reindeer had previously. It took them almost half a year to settle on a snowman as the central character of their song but they had it ready in time for a 1950 release. Gene Autry was extremely happy to record the song and the rest, as they say, is history. Frosty who simply - came to life, had some fun and then melted, promising to return - was not as big a hit as Rudolph, but still he was big enough to become an event and a lasting classic.

Movie, T.V. serials, sequels et al

  • In 1969, A couple of weeks before Christmas, CBS aired ‘Frosty the Snowman’ as a half-hour holiday special. The song was given the form of a story by sending Frosty to North Pole before he melted away in the hot sun. He is followed by Hinkle who wants the magic hat that brought Frosty to life.
  • In 1976 Rankin-Bass made a sequel and called it ‘Frosty’s Winter Wonderland.’ In this movie, the children who had created Frosty embark on the mission of providing Frosty with a female companion and come up with Crystal, his girl friend.
  • In July of 1979, the studio came up with the last movie of the trilogy with the off-season full-length TV movie called ‘Rudolph & Frosty’s Christmas in July’.
  • On 1st December 1992, CBS aired ‘Frosty Returns,’ an animated version of Frosty the Snowman.
  • Frosty returned again in 2005 with a made-for-video animated film.

7 Comments about “Frosty the Snowman”

  1. Christmas Ideas Says:

    Interesting. I personally love the song and hey, who doesn’t love Frosty. Interesting to read the History. Thanks for that!

  2. Lindsay Says:

    Frosty the Snowman has always been one of my favourites! I have enjoyed having a good look around this super blog and am feeling much more in the Christmas mood as a result!

  3. Sarah Says:

    I love frosty the snowman

  4. Braxton Says:

    sweet, thanx for info, u just gave me info for 1/3 of an assignment.

  5. Megan:] Says:

    thanks so much!
    i needed this so bad for an acting class assignment.
    this is really interesting, also :)

  6. Marissa Says:

    thanks soooooooooo much i needed this info for a school chorus project!!!!!

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