December 23: Frosty the Snowman (1969)

Frosty the Snowman. Directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. & Jules Bass. Rankin/Bass Productions, 1969.

Pre-Screening Sips

  • Okay, so, Frosty the Snowman was not on my original list of twenty-five movies, but we’re here for three reasons: (1) I’m getting tired and Frosty is thirty minutes long; (2) I found this DVD in the back of a cabinet and chose to take it as a sign; (3) I honestly don’t know if I’ve seen this before [sorry you got bumped, The Family Stone]

Post-Screening Snippets

  • These kids are all idiots – one of them suggested “Oatmeal” for Frosty’s name
  • How did these kids have such easy access to leftover coal?
  • Not only is this special based entirely on a three-minute song, the kids also sing that same song about six times in less than half an hour; there’s even a ballad version!
  • I know logic is not important at all here, but Frosty doesn’t know what a stoplight is, but does know what a thermometer is? That’s suspicious. That’s weird.
  • There is something about the shape of Frosty that is unnerving
  • “Santa, who, as you know, speaks fluent rabbit” – I’m sorry, what?

The Final Hot Chocolate

            I had no feelings when Frosty melted.

GRADE: C-

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