Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Littlest Snowman With The Red Candy Heart

Does anyone else remember this story? Every year around this time Captain Kangaroo would have a little featurette starring the littlest snowman with the red candy heart. As I remember the story, the littlest snowman prevents a fire, but in the process melts. His heart survives, however, and he is rebuilt.

When I looked up the book from which the above picture comes from, however, the story they recount is radically different. Apparently on a snowless Christmas the snowman engorges himself on ice cream until he bursts, sending colored snow all over the town. The town scrapes up enough white snow and his red candy heart to put him together, and the Red Cross brings him back to life.

Is my memory faulty, or are there simply two versions out there? I'm confused, bemused, and a little amused.

8 comments:

AlanDP said...

I don't remember that.

Brer said...

Ha! I found a fella who has a site where you can listen to the good Captain reading the version I remember, so I'm not delusional on that score! Just Google Littlest Snowman Captain Kangaroo and you can find it easy enough. Thank you, good sir!

Voice of tReason said...

I had the melancholy song on an Christmas album when I was a kid. I can barely remember it, other than the snowman dies.

KJM said...

It was on "First Christmas Record for Children." There was also a story about a Christmas tree read by Red Skeleton. The album is now on CD but some of the original tracks are missing. http://www.amazon.com/First-Christmas-Record-Children-Exp/dp/B00000K2B3

Anonymous said...

mine came with an elf toy. we played that record album over and over and over.

Silence DoGood said...

Did that story "littlest snowman" ever hit video in any form?

Anonymous said...

I had this album and listened to it every year. Was just telling someone about it and was trying to find the book....fond memories.

Anonymous said...

Yes , I remember that story. We had it on a Christmas album. I haven't heard it in thirty years