The short film was parodied in the long-running BBC sketch comedy show Alas Smith and Jones (1984) (TV Series) which in a sketch, The Snowman and James are shot by a bird hunter (Griff Rhys Jones). Mel Smith provided the voice of Father Christmas in the 1991 adaptation of Raymond Brigg's book Father Christmas (1991). 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.