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Frosty The Snowman Christmas Song

Frosty The Snowman

Year: 1950

Written By: Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins

From the black top hat on his head to his old corncob pipe, Frosty the Snowman has long been a favorite song for adults and children alike. It is common to hear children and mature adults humming the popular tune under their breath over the Christmas holidays. The song has spurred TV specials and even a sequel to the song entitled Frostys Winter wonderland.

The song was written by the duo of Jack Nelson and Steve Rollins in 1950. They wrote it hoping to capitalize on the famous Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer song that had been such a big hit in 1949. There are many rumors as to what their inspiration was for the song. However, the biggest one seems to be that a snowstorm that was going on at the time gave them the idea of using a snowman.

The duo approached Gene Autry to sing Frosty the Snowman for them and it quickly became another success for the actor/singer. Some say that Autry was eager to do the song but others say he was skeptical and had to be talked into it. Frosty quickly became a hit and has since been made into movies; TV shows and has a solid place in the hearts of people everywhere.

Frosty the Snowman has touched the hearts of children everywhere for many Christmases. The song is the story of a snowman that comes to life by magic and stays to play with the children of the town. The children are saddened when the days start to warm up and Frosty has to go away. However, he assures them that he will be back someday when the cold and snow returns.

It is interesting to note that although Frosty is considered a Christmas song it has the word Christmas nowhere in its lyrics; yet it still managed to become a Christmas tradition. It was even adapted into a book in 1950 and as late as 2003 made its way onto the internet with its own MySpace page.

Frosty The Snowman has been in the top 100 of the billboard charts for years and will continue to do so for years to come. Some of the most notable singers to belt out this Christmas Classic are The Jackson 5, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole. There was even a 2005 recording of the song done by actor Burt Reynolds.

From the song to movies, Frosty the Snowman has every child and some adults to waiting for it to get cold again so Frosty can come to play.


Frosty The Snowman Lyrics

Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose,
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
He was made of snow but the children
know how 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.

O, 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.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty 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 saying,
Catch me if you can.
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when
He heard him holler "Stop!"

For Frosty the snowman
Had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye saying,
"Don't you cry,
I'll be back again some day."
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpetty thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.