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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 2002, Gemmy introduced the Frosty the Snowman variant of the Snowflake Spinning Snowman, sold at Wal-Mart stores in the US from the years 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 Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Kmart “Snow Miser“ and “Let it Snow”
Snowflake Spinning Snowman (Blue Vest) 2002 - 2006 Spencers, Wal-Mart, CVS, Kmart "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 2003 - 2006 Wal-Mart. KOHL'S "Frosty the Snowman"
Mr. Snow Business 2003 Spencers "Snow Miser"
Sexy Miss Snow-woman 2003 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) 2004 K-Mark "Snow Miser"
Peppermint Spinning Snowman 2004 Rite-Aid "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 Rite-Aid "Let's Twist Again"
Peppermint Spinning Snowwoman (French) (Canadian Exclusive) Year Unknown “Jingle Bells” in French
Snowflake Spinning Snowman (Blue Vest with Scarf) 2004 "Snow Miser"
Mr. Snow 2004 "Snow Miser"
Lasso Swinging Snowman 2004 Menards "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus"
Mr. Snowflake (Blue Vest) 2005 "Snow Miser"
Mr. Snowflake (Red Vest) 2005 "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"

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 Wal-Mart, CVS "Sing Sing Sing"
Snowflake Spinning Winnie the Pooh 2004 - 2005 "Deck the Halls"
Snowflake Spinning Penguin

(realistic look)

(canadian exclusive)

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

(cartoon look)

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

The Remake Edit

After high demand from Gemmy collectors for many years to bring the item back to stores, Gemmy finally created a remake in 2019, which they revealed in August of that year. It has a new look, standing on two legs (like some of the older versions), lacks a base and does not move its hat. Many collectors and fans were hoping that the 2019 remake would have been made to honor the 45th anniversary of the 1974 Rankin/Bass television special "The Year Without A Santa Claus" and Snow Miser. However, the Home Depot version sings "Let it Snow!" and the CVS version sings “Holly Jolly Christmas“.

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 2-song snowman or 2005-2006 Frosty the Snowman.
  • 2006 frosty the snowman variants have a better quality speaker.

Gallery 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

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

Gemmy animated Spinning snowflake Frosty the snowman

Gemmy animated Spinning snowflake Frosty the snowman

2002 spinning snowflake frosty the snowman

2004 santa baby prototype

2004 santa baby prototype

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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