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Frosty the Snowman originated as a popular song written by Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson, and was first recorded by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950.  Written after the success of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Frosty was adapted to other media, including A Little Golden Book story edition (published in 1950), a short film version (developed in 1954), and a television special.  The TV version of Frosty made its debut on Dec. 7, 1969.   Multiple sequels followed, including “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” (1976), in which Frosty gets married, and “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” (1979).  Many years later, “Frosty Returns” was broadcast in 1992, and “The Legend of Frosty the Snowman” appeared in 2005.

Frosty Golden Book

Frosty's Golden Books debut in 1950.

The song is about a snowman who comes to life when a group of children find a magical hat and place it on his head.  Frosty and the kids share some playful adventures before he has to “hurry on his way.”  At the end of their adventures together, the children are saddened by Frosty leaving; however, he reassures them, “I'll be back again some day!”

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A ‘Frosty’ TV Show Q & A

What makes Frosty come to life?
The magic hat

What is the first thing Frosty says when he comes to life?
Happy Birthday

What is the professor’s name that wants his hat back?
Professor Hinkle

How do the kids plan on getting Frosty to the North Pole?
By train

What was in the refrigerated boxcar that Frosty hid in?
Ice cream and frozen cakes

What was the name of the little girl who went to the North Pole with Frosty?

Source: Encyclopedia FunTrivia

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