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 the little boy goes outside to see his snowman, it has just turned midnight, but when he returns to bed after a party with the snowmen and Father Christmas his clock says 11.35. See more
This attic's full of memories for me. We spent all our summers by the seaside, and in the winter at home, by the fire, frost on the window, and snow. Snow. I was always making snowmen. One winter, I made a really big snowman. I got a scarf from him. You see, he was a real snowman. That winter brought the heaviest snow I'd ever seen. The snow fell steadily all through the night. Then when I woke up, the room was filled with light and silence, and I knew then it was to be a magical day.