Winter Wonderland Snowman

Winter Wonderland SnowmanWinter Wonderland Snowman

You’ve probably built many a winter wonderland snowman in your lifetime (if you live where it snows), or helped someone else with the merriment of building their snowmen. in Winter, snowmen adorn the snow-covered lawns of families across the world. Sometimes it’s just one snowman, sometimes it’s an entire family of snow people. And, there’s nothing as fun as finding old clothes and other items around the house to bring them to life. Afterward, as long as it stays cold enough outside, your new frosty friend(s) will be there to greet visitors to your home for days to come.

For those in warmer climates who’ve never experienced this fun activity, a snowman is a man-like figure constructed from compacted snow. The image of a snowman is popularly connected with Christmas and is fixed in Western culture.

A snow person can be constructed by rolling a large ball of snow for its body. A second or third smaller ball is placed on top, as its middle section and head. Facial features, such as eyes and a mouth are added using coal, small stones, twigs, yarn or buttons. A nose may be added, using a piece of fruit or a vegetable, such as a carrot; sticks are sometimes added as arms.

A snowman are often depicted with a pipe and a hat. However, depending on the creativity of the person or people who made him, a snowman could be adorned in just about anything imaginable.

In the United Kingdom and Japan, snowmen commonly are built with two balls of snow, whereas in the United States three balls that decrease in size are generally used.

Frosty, the most famous of snowmen, was a Tin Pan Alley novelty song created by Jack Nelson and Steve Rollins in 1950. Gene Autry bought the rights to it and recorded it. Golden Books also published an illustrated children’s book about Frosty later that same year.

So this winter season, put on your warmest coat and mittens, find a magical hat all your own, and bring your own snow family to life right in your front yard. Colorful crayons on white paper work just as well if you live where it’s sunny and warm!

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman narration:

Frosty The Snowman Christmas Song:


Frosty the Snowman lyrics:

Frosty the Snowman”

Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul,

With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal.

Frosty the Snowman, is a fairy tale, they say.

He was made of snow, but the children know he came to life one day.

There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,

For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around!

Oh, Frosty, the Snowman, was alive as he could be;

and the children say he could laugh and play, just the same as you and me.

Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump, look at Frosty go.

Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump, over the hills of snow.

Frosty, the Snowman, knew the sun was hot that day, so he said, “Let’s run, and we’ll have some fun now, before I melt away.”

Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand,

Running here and there, all around the square, sayin’, “Catch me if you can.”

He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop; and only paused a moment, when he heard him holler, “Stop!”

For Frosty, the Snowman, had to hurry on his way,

But he waved goodbye, sayin’ “Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day.


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2 Comments


  1. I love Frosty the Snowman! 🙂 One of my favorite Christmas movies. I actually did not know that the United Kingdom and Japan made snowmen with two balls only. Definitely miss DC where I would built them all the time. Hard to get snow here in Southern California


    1. I find that I take so much for granted – until I do a little research. It’s amazing what you can find out!

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