When I last visited Marbott's Greenhouse & Nursery (to take photos for the Poinsettia Challenge post), I was struck by a strange sense of déjà vu as I rounded the corner headed towards the poinsettia greenhouse...
Do you see it too?
Now of course there wasn't any snow in my version, but use your imagination.
Did you know the Frosty the Snowman Christmas special was based on the song? In other words the song came first, then the animated television special. I had no idea! It first aired on December 7th, 1969. (source)
"This special marked the first use of traditional cel animation (as opposed to stop-motion animation) for Rankin/Bass in a Christmas special. Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass wanted to give the show and its characters the look of a Christmas card, so Paul Coker, Jr., a greeting card and Mad magazine artist, was hired to do the character and background drawings..." (source)
Marbott's just got even more magical...
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