Wordless (save for the song "Walking in the Air") animated adventure about a young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Written by
Jonathan Broxton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
When this program first aired on PBS stations in the United States, the introduction featured a newly filmed introduction by David Bowie
instead of Raymond Briggs
on the grounds that the animation needed a star. See more
Before leaving Santa's house, the Snowman points to the sky outside to indicate that the sun is coming up. Any location north of the Arctic Circle, presumably including Santa's house, would be shrouded in darkness around Christmas time, and would not have a rising sun. See more
I remember that winter because it had brought the heaviest snows I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long and in the morning I woke in a room filled with light and silence, the world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day...
...and it was on that day I made the snowman.
Featured in The Bear
Walking in the Air
Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty See more