The Snowman Returns | Beaufort County Now | There is a firm chill in the air and the wind howls, so, I think: What would this frigid day be like for "The Snowman." | Raymond Briggs, children's film short, Walking in the Air, In the Christmas Spirit, chrstms, Beaufort County

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The Snowman Returns

   There is a firm chill in the air and the wind howls, so, I think: What would this frigid day be like for "The Snowman" (entire version with the Late David Bowie intro) If he could keep on track, he wouldn't melt, I would expect, but still his image of flying across northern Europe in the snowy clouds to the Arctic paradise that is a staple of our bevy of Christmas spirit here within what is left of the Deatherage household.

   This modern British classic by Englishman Raymond Briggs was first a children's book in 1978, and then a popular film short in 1982. I saw it first around 1982/1983 on HBO (original intro), and fell in love with it, and now my children love it. The film short is only about 27 minutes, but it tends to explode into my consciousness at this time of the year.

The Snowman takes flight in "Walking in the Air", featuring Aled Jones, young and old: Below.


Original intro here in the full version of The Snowman: Below.

    Publisher's note: If you are really in the Christmas spirit, or just in the need for more, please click here to access all of the holiday spirit in melody and narrative that BCN can harness and offer for this Yuletide Season.


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