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Classic Christmas TV special is sing-along fun.

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Parent of a 2 and 3 year old Written byDNA Mama December 10, 2009

A good starter for the little ones holiday viewing!

Both my kids love this and want to watch it over and over. The classic is much better than Frosty Returns....even my 3 year old agrees!
Parent Written byjdkinchen December 3, 2010

My son loves Fwosty the Snowman!

Teen, 15 years old Written by96grlpowrCE May 13, 2011

Cute movie!

To me, this isn't really a Christmas gem, but it truly is a cute movie and it's definitely worth seeing at least once! ^.^
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Parent of a 2, 4, and 4 year old Written byFowlerFan May 14, 2011
We watch this one all year round.
Parent of a 4, 4, and 7 year old Written bymagasalee March 18, 2011
Adult Written byLowe's man January 10, 2014

plenty of examples of others helping others

This special is very sentimental, as it's about letting go just when you're getting to know someone and becoming his friend. There are also many examples of characters helping one another, such as when Frosty takes Karen into the greenhouse so she can warm up, or when Santa Claus opens the door to the greenhouse to bring Frosty back to life. Parents should also make sure that their children know that Professor Hinkle threw his magic hat away. At that point it wasn't his anymore. The rabbit, who "broke ranks" with him, "gave" it to Frosty. At that point the hat belonged to Frosty. I would highly recommend this special.
Adult Written byHarry Potter 1 June 9, 2013

The joy of imagination.

Frosty the Snowman is a true Christmas classic. While my favorite Christmas special remains "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.",I have a special place in my heart for "Frosty the Snowman and I watch 2-3 times every December,including Christmas Eve night. The beauty of "Frosty the Snowman." is that it's about imagination. How much fun is it to imagine building a snowman and having to come to life. And just around Christmas too! That's the really beauty of Frosty the Snowman. Another strong point of this show is Jimmy Durante's singing of the song Frosty the Snowman. I bought an mp3 version of Jimmy Durante's Frosty the Snowman from this show last November and it is definitely the best version of the song "Frosty the Snowman that I've heard." Parents should be aware that there is an intensely sad scene in this show where Frosty "melts" and is believed to be a goner. He does,of course,come back later,but because of the intense sadness of that scene,this show should not be viewed by toddlers or preschoolers. Kids in Kindergarten or older should be able to cope with "Frosty the Snowman." I highly recommend this show as it is a true Christmas classic. Sex/sexuality: None at al :) Language: Not an issue. No profanity and no insult words. Drugs,alcohol,and tobacco: Not an issue. Frosty does have a pipe but he never smokes. Emotional intensity: 2 out of 5. Mostly happy and cheerful but the scene of Frosty melted and Karen crying is very sad. Violence: Not an issue. Even the worst act of villainy,where Professor Hinkle locks Frosty in the greenhouse in the hopes of Frosty melting so he can get the hat is non violent. Absolutely off for: Toddlers and preschoolers. Absolutely okay for: Kindergarteners and older. Is this a once or twice movie,a several times movie,or a many times movie: A many times movie.
Teen, 16 years old Written bymeugenio December 21, 2015

That awkward moment when you realize they're wearing shorts

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Educator and Parent Written byCommonSenseChristian May 8, 2015

Not as Engaging as Other Specials, but Still Good

Another of Rankin-Bass' Christmas specials, this one is a classic 2-D animated cartoon featuring some classic voices and warm, lovable characters. Though he is a snowman, Frosty is the warmest of them all, with a big heart and admirable curiosity about the world (though this does lead to a funny misunderstanding with a cop). His human friend Karen is determined to save Frosty from melting even if it means putting herself in danger (she gets a nasty cold on the journey). Speaking of nasty, there is a villain here, a clumsy-yet-evil magician named Hinkle. As villains go he's pretty harmless, but he does melt Frosty on purpose and snuff out the fire built to keep Karen warm. This may upset the youngest viewers. Other portions of the special feel outdated and one-dimensional, but it's about as dangerous as a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byWafflesAndIceCream November 28, 2014

True Christmas classic.

I just watched this for the first time since I was a little kid. It's even better than I remember it. In my opinion, it's an adorable Christmas classic that's special because it's easy to follow whether you're two or fifty-two, with happy songs about the story and cute animations.
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Adult Written byAndrew Haxley July 10, 2011

A Great Christmas Film About A Magical Talking Snowman??

This is a great christmas movie for kids it also has positive messages that no matter who you are you will always be loved and when i saw it i kinda liked it at first because it is a fun and educational it also has a talking snowman with a top hat and who sings fun christmas songs and who is freindly and nice this movie also has freindship in it and also it has a villian that wants to take frosty away and melt him with heat and also there are positive role models i don't know why the other reviews for this film say that it's a bad movie and that they don't like it but i recommend you go see this rent it and watch it on christmas eve with your children on christmas and also it it's a great one to have!
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Kid, 11 years old April 23, 2011


I love this movie! Everything they made for this review is wrong! Did anybody notice there was friendship through the whole movie? you will know why.
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Teen, 16 years old Written byCopper20 December 4, 2008

Little on the short side

Great movie, I'd think that the magician should've been rated 5 and up due to the fact that he tried to steal stuff.
Teen, 13 years old Written bysk8ergrl1234abc April 9, 2008

I Loved It

I thought the Movie was cute. It had a great start and end. Overall it was very good when I saw it
Kid, 8 years old April 9, 2008


I like this movie a bit but I don't like the time.