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
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Did You Know?
, the singer of single "Walking in the Air" that was released in 1985, three years after the film, is much more widely known than Peter Auty
who sang the same song in the film. Many people mistakenly believe that Aled Jones also sang the song in the film. Jones sang the chart release because the song had been re-recorded for an advertisement for an English toy store's Christmas campaign (which also featured new animation). See more
When James and the Snowman look at the motorcycle from the window, there is no snow on it. When they go outside to ride the motorcycle, there is snow on it. 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.
Referenced in Best Ever Christmas Films
Walking in the Air
Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty See more