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Christmas Countdown: The Snowman (1982)

December 8, 2011

Every day from December 1st to 24th, we will be counting down to Christmas by profiling holiday classics both old and new.  Arranged in chronological order, these are some of our favourites to watch every year.  Enjoy!

There have been many stories over the years of snowmen coming to life on Christmas Eve, but perhaps the most enchanting of them all is Raymond Briggs’ 1982 classic The Snowman.  The story of a boy who builds a snowman on Christmas Eve and is taken on a delightful journey to the North Pole, this is a beautifully animated short film that easily allows us to forget the fact that it is largely free of dialogue.  The music carries it every step of the way.  Also worth a look is Raymond Briggs’ companion piece of sorts, Father Christmas.

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