Christmas Words – Snowman

A snowman is a human looking snow sculpture. It often consists of three descending in

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size snowballs with items dug in the snow to represent features on the face. In classic pictures the snowman also wears a top hat and a scarf.

According to Wikepedia Bob Eckstein documented snowmen from medieval times by searching in art and books. He says the ealiest illustration showing a figure was from 1380.

Snowman are now a part of popular culture with “Frosty the Snowman” being the most famous in Western countries. Snowmen have been represented in various movies and comic strips.

The world’s largest snowman was built in Bethel, Maine. The figure was 37.21 metres high.

Snowmen have become a popular Christmas decoration for ornaments, door wreaths, placks and mantle pieces. They have also been represented in popular foods using marshmallow, Rice treats and other candy.

To hear a YouTube rendition of Frosty the Snowman click here.
To see a YouTube video of Frosty the Snowman click here.