On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me; seven dancing snowmen, six Christmas parties, five holidays! Four homemade traps, three skellington reindeer, two bad-mouthed con men and a Gremlin who is a cutie!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the honourable mention of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman. Whether you love it or hate it, everyone knows the iconic song “Walking In The Air” by Aled Jones which accompanies the animated short. Every year the song, and film are dragged out of the Christmas cupboard and played so much most people are happy to see it disappear for another year!
One Christmas Eve a young boy makes a snowman in his garden, only for it to come alive during the night. The snowman takes him on a wonderful adventure, flying over the world before ending up dancing at a party below the aurora. After returning home, the boy finds the snowman sadly melted into a puddle.
After its première in 1982, The Snowman must have been shown every year since and has even became a British institution, being voted the 4th Greatest TV Christmas Moments. It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without the snowman!