If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit tonight, it's hard to do any better than a re-watch of the classic animated film Frosty the Snowman.
The classic holiday film will be airing tonight on CBS at 8:00 pm, but if you want to continue his adventures you can stay tuned at 8:30 pm for an airing of Frosty Returns. Granted, it isn't as beloved as the original (and isn't a true sequel either), but you'll probably get some enjoyment out of it regardless.
For those unfamiliar with the movie, it follows several children who end up discovering a magical top hat that brings the snow to life as Frosty the Snowman. The kids quickly grow to adore him, but a rather talentless magician attempts to grab the hat for himself and destroy Frosty in the process.
Frosty the Snowman originally aired in 1969 and stars the talents of Jimmy Durante as the narrator and singer of that oh so catchy theme. Billy De Wolfe stars as Professor Hinkle and The Magician, while Jackie Vernon voices Frosty himself. Paul Frees voices Santa Claus, a traffic cop, and more while June Foray voices the teacher, Karen, and others. You can check out the official description below.
"Do you remember when...the children made a snowman in the schoolyard on Christmas Eve and named him Frosty? Karen placed a top hat on his head and everyone's favorite snowman magically came to life? Look at Frosty go!"
The film, alongside other Christmas classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, and The Year Without a Santa Claus, are all staples every holiday season, and Frosty, in particular, has aired every year since the film originally debuted in 1969. It was also Jimmy Durante's final film performance, as he passed away in 1980 (via MeTV).
You can actually grab several of those Christmas classic movies in one place with the Christmas Classics Blu-ray, and the official description can be found below.
"Includes 7 Holiday Favorites: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Whos got a nose for Christmas? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Just in time for the holidays, here comes Rudolph in the most beloved special of all time! Packed with a sleigh full of memorable songs and unforgettable characters, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lights up the hearts of young and old alike.
Santa Claus is Comin to Town Where does Santas suit come from? Why does he slide down the chimney? Why does he live at the North Pole? The answers to all these questions and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions are revealed in this delightful classic about Kris Kringle, the worlds most famous gift giver.
Frosty the Snowman Look at Frosty Go! What's become a bigger holiday tradition than building a snowman? Watching the original Christmas classic, Frosty the Snowman! Grab your scarf, bundle up, and get ready for the incredible adventure of a magical snowman who's got enough personality to win over the whole family. You can t go wrong with Frosty!
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Bah Humbug, Mr. Magoo! In this first-ever animated holiday TV special, the bumbling and lovable Mr. Magoo is Ebeneezer Scrooge in a hilarious and heartwarming musical retelling of Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol.
The Little Drummer Boy This story has touched the hearts of families everywhere. In this holiday classic, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed when a lonely orphan stumbles upon the birth of the baby Jesus and affirms what the holidays are really about giving and love. Featuring a beautiful soundtrack by the Vienna Boys Choir, this timeless tale of generosity makes the perfect addition to your holiday collection.
Cricket on the Hearth A delightful, animated musical version of Charles Dickens classic tale, Cricket on the Hearth, tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness."