The Snowman at Christmas

It just is not Christmas in our house

If you have not watched The Snowman

I love The Snowman so much

I loved it as a child

As a young adult

As a teacher

And as a parent

The images are beautiful

The sentiment sublime

And the music magical

More emotive and meaningful than any words

Watching The Snowman at Christmas

Listening to the music in the car

Seeing the ballet

Attending a local orchestra recital

It is just what we do

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And every year

Without fail

Even before Matilda

The Snowman makes me cry

The Snowman and The Snow Dog is all about Tilda for me

We watched it so many times throughout her Christmas until she died

We almost played the music at her funeral

The Snowman means so much to all of us

We watched it on Esther and William’s very first Christmas Eve

And now every year

We kick off our advent with a trip into London

To see the ballet

We love The Snowman

It just would not be Christmas without it

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This year six of us headed to Sadlers Wells’ Peacock Theatre

To see the show

I knew that Esther and William would love the production

And they really did

They laughed and cried

And narrated the story

They took delight in every character and each and every scene

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Bea, age 3

Also adored the show

And was engrossed from beginning to end

Commenting and questioning

Exclaiming and reacting to the story in all the right ways

She was entranced

And I must admit missing much of the show

Through watching Bea watching it

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It was just really lovely seeing her enjoy something so much

Edie also loved the ballet

Not taking her eyes off the stage

Totally mesmerised by the movements and lights

She sat so beautifully

Until her eyes gently closed on my lap

The magic of The Snowman!

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The highlights for us this year

Our fourth year

Were the intelligent and warm playing of the role of James

We love the opening when he stomps giant footsteps in the snow

And rolls the balls to make The Snowman

We love the carol singers

And spotting the clever functions they serve on stage

We love the fridge fruit

And the nose changing sequence

We love the playroom dance with the music box ballerina

And the wonderful toy soldier

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We love the flying scene

And the motorbike

The animal costumes are so beautiful

We all adore Father Christmas

His character dancing had us all laughing and cheering

And wanting more

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Bea was a little afraid of Jack Frost

But very appreciative of his dancing

The whole production was fabulously festive

And we left feeling ready to begin

Our countdown to Christmas

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If you love The Snowman as much as we do

You can find out more about the live show here

And if your little people might like to find Snowman goodies

Under the tree this Christmas

Here are some of my favourite ideas

The Snowman Bean Toy

This super soft snowman beanie toy is a perfect bedtime cuddly. For little ones dreaming of a white Christmas this year to build their very own friend of snow. This is a gorgeous gift.

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The Snowman My First Christmas Ring Rattle

If a baby you know is having their first Christmas then this ring rattle would make a lovely stocking filler. A dear friend of mine sent one of these plush rattle for Edie Mae and she loves it. Bea, age 3, rather likes it too!

If you are looking to buy these or any other Jo Jo Maman Bebe products don’t forget to check for Jo Jo discount vouchers here!

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The Snowman 100 Piece Puzzle

We love puzzles in our house, especially Bea who would very much enjoy the challenge of this 100 piece puzzle.

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The Snowman and Snow Dog Puzzle Tray

Milly and Flynn toys are so beautiful and such good quality. These would make ideal presents that can be passed down from generation to generation just like the classic story by Raymond Briggs and the equally snowy sequel.

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The Snowman and Snow Dog Shape Sorter

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Penwizard Personalised The Snowman Book

Children love to star in stories. My children love it when they find their name in a book. Penwizard make excellent personalised books for young children and this year they have added The Snowman to their collection. We have made our own version starring Matilda Mae and look forward to sharing it with you when it arrives. Making books with Penwizard is super simple to do and the books are always of a high quality. The Snowman will make a wonderful surprise in our book advent year.

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The Snowman Milkshake and Cookie Set

Argos have a range of The Snowman and Snow Dog products this year. This is my favourite I think. Perfect for advent or Christmas Eve boxes. You can find lots of Argos voucher deals to help with your Christmas shopping this year.

The Snowman and Snow Dog Bedding Set

There are lots of Marks and Spencer voucher codes online at the moment. You might be able to use one of them to buy this beautiful The Snowman bedding set. My children have this set and it is stunning for Christmas and ours actually gets used all year round.

The Snowman First Christmas Trinket Box

This cute trinket box is a beautiful first Christmas keepsake. It can be put out on display year after year as a treasure from a special time. Mothercare have lots of cute snowman clothing if you like us feel like wearing a snowman for Christmas this year.
I am so excited for Christmas now

And we are definitely all dreaming of a white one

Wishing so hard for snow

So that we can make a real snowman

And experience the magic of Snow Land

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