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 <email@example.com>
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
When James gets up from bed on the first night his bedside clock says 8:00 but the grandfather clock says 12:00 (approx 5 min 40).
When James and the Snowman leave the kitchen to go upstairs the grandfather clock says 8:05 again (9 min 06). 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.
Walking in the Air
Music and Lyrics by Howard Blake
Performed by Peter Auty See more