We all look forward to a white Christmas but it seldom happens here in England. I think the average is about 1 in 15 in the south of England. May be that’s why we get so many people looking for pictures of snowmen and articles about snowmen at Christmas. With this in mind I thought I’d write a blog post to collect together various Snowman resources in the form of pictures, books and even a snowman FAQ. I’ll update this post on a regular basis as I receive new material. Do get in touch with in requests or feedback.
If you don’t see the answer to your question about snowmen below, please leave your question in a comment and we’ll research it and post the answer back to this blog post.
What is the plural of snowman?
Well it’s actually Snowmen but Snowmans does seem to be in common usage.
What is a snowman?
A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture often built by children in regions with sufficient snowfall. In North America, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs of different sizes with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face, with a carrot standing in for a nose. Human clothing, such as a hat or scarf, may be included.
What is the best sort of snow for building a snowman?
Snow becomes suitable for packing when it approaches its melting point and becomes moist and compact. Making a snowman of powdered snow is difficult since it will not stick to itself, and if the temperature of packing snow drops, it will form an unusable denser form of powdered snow called crust. Thus, the best time to build a snowman is usually in the next warm afternoon directly following a snowfall
When was the first snowman built?
There is documented evidence that snowmen where built in the medieval period but they probably date back much further than that.
Have any books been written about snowmen?
Yes lots of books have been written about snowmen. Here are some of our favourites: (click the pictures for more details)
Some of our favourite pictures of snowmen
Do you want to build a snowman?
Now, that's a snowman. Built today by Darcy and Scarlett in Dungannon, County Tyrone. pic.twitter.com/87Xl6ZtePE
— Barra Best (@barrabest) January 30, 2016
— Andrés Salgado (@AndresJSalgado) January 30, 2016
— Dirt Road (@pedestrian) January 30, 2016
— Steph Frosch (@ElloSteph) January 29, 2016
— DinkyWorld (@DinkyWorld) January 29, 2016
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) January 28, 2016
Do you wanna build a snowman? pic.twitter.com/Z3OpLDT8nn
— #Cuteness (@HashtagCuteness) January 26, 2016
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) January 25, 2016
— Canadian Wildlife Federation (@CWF_FCF) January 23, 2016
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If you love snowmen and have some great pictures then do get in touch, leave a comment below, post a link or send us a tweet. We’d love to hear about what you love about snowmans.?