A snowman is a human looking snow sculpture. It often consists of three descending in
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.
As she turned the corner the beast jumped towards her. Its icy body rose high above her and its sprawling hands tangled with her leash. Jessie leapt, barked and pushed Molly into a snowbank. She continued to bark but the monstrosity did not move. It just stood there taunting her from behind its dark sunglasses.
Santa laughed gently and then reassuringly patted the dog’s head. “Jessie, it’s just a snowman. Family day is coming up and the children of the village compete to see who can create the best ice creature. He’s not alive; he’s made of snow. Come closer and take a look.” Continue reading February 12th – Jessie meets a live snowman→