Frosty the Snowman is a classic Christmas song that was originally recorded and released by Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys in 1950. An animated Christmas special by the same name was produced in 1959 featuring the voices of comedians Jimmy Durante as the narrator and Jackie Vernon as Frosty.

After the original Rankin-Bass program, two sequels were produced, “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” in 1976 (based upon the song Winter Wonderland), in which Frosty got married, and “Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July” in 1979. Those were followed many years later by The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, which came out in 2005. A derivative work, “Frosty Returns,” was broadcast on CBS in 1992.

Now Frosty the Snowman has become nearly as familiar to children during the holidays as Santa and his elves.

Frosty the Snowman Lyrics
Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
and two eyes made out of coal

Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children
know how he came to life one day

There must have been some magic in that
old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
he began to dance around

O Frosty the snowman
was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh
and play just the same as you and me

Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go

Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman knew
the sun was hot that day
So he said “Let’s run and
we’ll have some fun
now before I melt away”

Down to the village
with a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all
around the square saying
“Catch me if you can”

He led them down the streets of town
right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment when
he heard him holler “Stop!”

For Frosty the snowman
had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
“Don’t you cry
I’ll be back again some day”

Thumpetty thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Look at Frosty go

Thumpety thump thump
thumpety thump thump
Over the hills of snow