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The Spinning Snowflake Snowman is an animated Christmas decoration produced from 2002 to 2010 and remade again in 2019. The traditional version wears a blue vest and holds a black top hat in his right hand, while holding a string of blue LED lighted snowflakes in his left hand. He swings his hips and moves his right arm up and down holding a hat as he spins his lighted snowflakes to the Snow Miser's theme from the 1974 Rankin/Bass television special "The Year Without A Santa Claus." In 2006, an open box version was released with the "DEMO/ON" switch. However, this version was not sold in 2005.

Variations Edit

In 2003, Gemmy introduced the Frosty the Snowman variant of the Snowflake Spinning Snowman, sold at various retailers from 2003-2006. Later models have a black hat as opposed to the more common models having a dark green hat. His appearance is modeled after the 1976 Rankin/Bass television special 'Frosty's Winter Wonderland'. His original box from his first release had a window over the item, and a "Press and hold" button for his demo mode. Later releases also had an open box, with a "DEMO/ON" switch at the bottom. He dances to a cover of "Frosty the Snowman", and has a copyright date of 2002 on his tag for Warner/Chappell music.

A table of every variant can be seen below:

Name Year Sold at Song
Snowflake Spinning Snowman (Blue Vest) (2 Song) 2002 K-Mart, CVS, Walmart “Snow Miser” and “Let it Snow!”
Snowflake Spinning Snowman (Blue Vest) 2002 - 2004,

2006

Spencers, Wal-Mart, CVS, Kmart 

Meijers

"Snow Miser"
Snowflake Spinning Snowman (Blue Vest French 2 Song) (Canadian Exclusive) 2002 - 2006 “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and “Up on the Housetop” in French
Snowflake Spinning Frosty the Snowman 2002 - 2006 Wal-Mart. KOHL'S

Bed Bath and Beyond

"Frosty the Snowman"
Mr. Snow Business 2003 Spencers "Snow Miser"
Sexy Miss Snow-woman 2004 Spencers, KOHL'S "Santa Baby"
Animated Snowman (Red Vest) 2004 Wal-Mart "Snow Miser"
Snowflake Spinning Snow-woman 2004 CVS, K-Mart "Santa Baby"
Snowflake Spinning Snowman (Legs) 2003

K-Mart 

Kohls

"Snow Miser"
Peppermint Spinning Snowman 2004- 2005

Rite-Aid

CVS

"Peppermint Twist"
Peppermint Spinning Snowman (French 2 Song) (Canadian Exclusive) Year Unknown ”We wish you a Merry Christmas” and “Up on the Housetop” in French
Peppermint Spinning Snow-Woman 2004- 2005

Rite-Aid

CVS

"Let's Twist Again"
Peppermint Spinning Snowwoman (French) (Canadian Exclusive) Year Unknown “Jingle Bells” in French
Mr. Snow 2003 "Snow Miser"
Lasso Swinging Snowman 2004

Menards

Ekerds

"I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus"
Mr. Snowflake (Blue Vest) 2002-2004 Menards "Snow Miser"
Mr. Snowflake (Blue Vest) (Canadian open vest exclusive) year unknown "Snow Miser"
Mr. Snowflake (Red Vest) 2005 K-Mart "Snow Miser"
Peppermint Spinning Snowman (Blue Vest) 2005 "Snow Miser"
Hip Swinging Snowman 2005 "Snow Miser"
Spearmint Snowflake Spinning Snowman 2006 "CVS" or "Rite-Aid" "Snow Miser"
Mini Animated Snowman (Red Vest) 2006 CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Home Depot "Snow Miser"
Mini Animated Snowman (Blue Hat) 2007, 2008, 2010 Wal-Mart "Snow Miser"
Snowflake Spinner Snowman (ver 2) 2019 CVS Pharmacy "Holly Jolly Christmas"
Snowflake Spinner Snowman 2019 Home Depot "Let it Snow"
Snowflake Spinner Snowman 2020 TBA TBA

There were some variations that aren't snowmen, and another table can be seen below:

Name Year Sold at Song
Swingin' Skelly (Zoot Suit Skeleton) 2004-2006 Wal-Mart, CVS "Sing Sing Sing"
Snowflake Spinning Winnie the Pooh 2004 - 2005 JC penny "Deck the Halls"
Snowflake Spinning Penguin

(realistic look)

(canadian exclusive)

2004-2005 "J-I-N-G-L-E Bells"
Snowflake Spinning Penguin

(cartoon look)

2005 "J-I-N-G-L-E Bells"
Jelly Bean Spinner Easter Bunny 2020 Publix, Wal-Mart "Here Comes Peter Cottontail"

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Trivia Edit

  • While the Peppermint Spinning Snowmen spun peppermints, the Spearmint one did not. It spun regular snowflakes instead.
  • Some variations have a "DEMO/ON" switch on their base, such as the mini red snowman or 2005-2006 Frosty the Snowman.
  • 2006 models have a better quality speaker and recording.
  • a knock off version exist
  • 2004 models are known to have a longer strand of snowflakes and for their plastic to yellow
  • The 2002 spinners all have a demo plug jack underneath the base for a press/hold demo mode.
  • 2002 - early 2004 frosty models do not have a demo switch
  • late 2004 frosty models have a switch for a press/hold demo mode.

Gallery Edit

Stock photos Edit

Videos Edit

Common red vest snowman demo

Common red vest snowman demo

2004 Model In Action

Traditional bluevest snowman demo

Traditional bluevest snowman demo

2003 Model In Action

Green peppermint snowman demo-0

Green peppermint snowman demo-0

Prototype Green Version In Action

Mr

Mr. Snowbusiness demo

Mr Snow Business In Action

Uncommon redvest snowman-0

Uncommon redvest snowman-0

Second 2004 Model In Action

Gemmy Low pitched blue snowflake vest spinning snowflake snowman

Gemmy Low pitched blue snowflake vest spinning snowflake snowman

Mr Snowflake (Blue Version) In Action

2004 santa baby prototype

2004 santa baby prototype

prototype snowwoman

2005 Gemmy spinning snowflake snowmen (red and blue snowflake vest)

2005 Gemmy spinning snowflake snowmen (red and blue snowflake vest)

Mr Snowflake (Red Version) In Action

Frosty the Snowman (Gemmy Spinning Snowflake)

Frosty the Snowman (Gemmy Spinning Snowflake)

Spinning Snowflake Frosty The Snowman In Action

2006 Gemmy Animated Spinning Snowflake Frosty Snowman Animated

2006 Gemmy Animated Spinning Snowflake Frosty Snowman Animated

2006 Mini Model In Action

Mini spinning snowflake snowman

Mini spinning snowflake snowman

2007 Mini Model In Action

2006 black hat snowflake Spinning frosty

2006 black hat snowflake Spinning frosty

Gemmy animated Spinning snowflake Frosty the snowman

Gemmy animated Spinning snowflake Frosty the snowman

2002 spinning snowflake frosty the snowman

NEW FOR 2019 Gemmy Animated Spinning Snowflake Snowman (REVIEW COMING SOON)-0

NEW FOR 2019 Gemmy Animated Spinning Snowflake Snowman (REVIEW COMING SOON)-0

2019 Model In Action

(Fixed) Gemmy animated Snowflake Spinning Snowman (French Version)

(Fixed) Gemmy animated Snowflake Spinning Snowman (French Version)

French Version In Action

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