Today on “Days to Remember” I wanted to write about a Christmas tunes that we love and share during the holiday season, called Frosty the Snow Man, but who wrote Frosty Snow man?
“Frosty the Snowman” (or “Frosty the Snow Man”) is a popular song written by Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson, and first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950.
It was written after the success of Autry’s recording of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” the previous year; Rollins and Nelson shipped the new song to Autry, who recorded “Frosty” in search of another seasonal hit. Like “Rudolph”, “Frosty” was subsequently adapted to other media including a popular television special Frosty the Snowman.
The song recounts the fictional tale of a snowman that is magically brought to life through a silk hat that a group of children find and place on his head.
Although Frosty enjoys roaming throughout town with the children who constructed him, he runs afoul of a traffic cop and leaves town, promising he will be back again someday.
Although it is generally regarded as a Christmas song, the lyrics make no mention of the holiday. The song supposedly takes place in White Plains, New York, or Armonk, New York; Armonk has a parade dedicated to Frosty annually.
The melody is very similar to Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee which was record in 1942.
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, lambiase 1 brings you the cartoon version of the song called Frosty the Snowman.
Although this popular Christmas song, “Frosty the Snowman” doesn’t contain the word “Christmas” in its lyrics, is considered to be a Christmas song despite not mentioning Christmas at all. The song tells of a story of a snowman that comes alive with the help of a magic hat.
In 1969 this song was made into an animated television film, Frosty the Snowman, featuring the voices of Jimmy Durante and Jackie Vernon.
Many of these songs may have become Christmas classics, but unfortunately the album was released on November 22, 1963 the same day US president John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Where did this song Frosty the Snowman come from?
Frosty originated in the song ‘Frosty the Snowman’ by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins which then inspired the Golden Book of 1951 adapted by Annie North Bedford and illustrated by Corine Malverne.
The song and book tell of a snowman that comes alive and takes the children who created it on sledding and ice-skating adventures. But Frosty melts when he and the children go to the village to see the shop windows. Golden Books kept Frosty popular for later generations with an animated video narrated by Jimmy Durante in 1969.
Whether or not a snowman can come to life or not, remember this beautiful children’s tale this Christmas, because Christmas is about seeing the love through Christmas through the eyes of children.
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