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The Snowman and The Snowdog

Episode Summary

The sequel to a British Christmas staple, featuring a very good pup. Guest: Adam Parker Sibun (Merry Britsmas). Find show notes at

Episode Notes

🎄 It’s 2012, and I found a 60-year-old tangerine under a floorboard in my bedroom that’s the perfect size for a snowman’s nose… or is it?  

Join us for another walk in the air back to 2012 for the charming sequel to the British Christmas classic, “The Snowman,” by the now-late Raymond Briggs.  


🎙 Guest:  

Adam Parker Sibun (Merry Britsmas).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. I finally got a copy of the original Raymond Briggs book!  

2. UK Christmas’s “The Snowman” TV listing history.  

3. Raymond Briggs hails Christmas sequel to his Snowman classic (The Guardian, 2012).  

4. Billy has a picture of Fungus the Bogeyman in his room.  

5. The Snowman finds a 1960s toy Batmobile in the shed. Maybe it lost a wheel.  

6. A newer version of Andy Burrows’s “Light the Night.”  

7. An older version of Andy Burrows’s  “Hometown.”  

8. “Funny Looking Angels,” a 2011 Christmas Album by Smith & Burrows.  

9. ‘Walking In The Air’ composer told to send a demo tape for The Snowman sequel (NME, 2012).  

10. London landmarks seen in the special.  

11. Let’s start building more creative snowmen with orange slices for ears and asparagus spear mustaches.  

12. The Snowdog Art Trails around the UK, including Snowdog sculptures displayed in Brighton.   


📼 Retro Commercial Break:  

IRN-BRU Snowman Advert, 2011.  


“The Snowman and The Snowdog” © 2012 Snowdog Enterprises Ltd.  

Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.  

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