Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Past

I have very fond memories of sending my dear little first grade students off for their winter holiday after showing them this lovely film version of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman. After the events in Connecticut, those memories are especially poignant. This scene always puts a lump in my throat mainly due to the ethereal "Walking in the Air" sung by St Paul's choirboy, Peter Autry. If you have never seen the entire film with the crazy 80's intro by David Bowie, you are in luck because some wonderful person has posted it on You Tube here. Warning: You will need a hankie. We all know what happens to snowmen in the end.


  1. ohhhhhh I cannot wait to watch it!!
    Merry DAY!

  2. Merry Christmas!
    To the Best of Teachers!
    Have a Joyous New Year