Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day: “Suzy Snowflake”

Somehow, I always manage to pull this out every year around this time, and since the prompts for today included "snowman," I figured this was a good time to use it. Okay, Suzy is a snow flake, not a snow man, but the song mentions a snowman, and this is just weird enough that I don’t think anyone else would use it.

"Suzy Snowflake" was written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett and originally recorded by Rosemary Clooney in 1951. In 1953, a company called Centaur Productions produced a stop-action cartoon based on the song, with animation done by a man named Wah Ming Chang. It was one of three ancient Christmas cartoons shown by TV station WGN in Chicago, all of which I’ll share in the run-up to Christmas. Here it is, sung by an anonymous chorus.

The lyrics, courtesy of SongLyrics.com:

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Dressed in a snow white gown
Tap, tap, tappin’ at your windowpane
To tell you she’s in town

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Soon you will hear her say
Come out everyone and play with me
I haven’t long to stay

If you wanna make a snowman
I’ll help you make one, one, two, three
If you wanna take a sleigh ride
The ride’s on me

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin’ down
Bringing joy to every girl and boy
Suzy’s come to town

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Dressed in a snow white gown
Tap, tap, tappin’ at your windowpane
To tell you she’s in town

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Soon you will hear her say
Come out everyone and play with me
I haven’t long to stay

If you wanna make a snowman
I’ll help you make one, one, two, three
If you wanna take a sleigh ride
The ride’s on me

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin’ down
Bringing joy to every girl and boy
Suzy’s come to town

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday (and Song of the Day) for December 23, 2019.

22 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday/Song of the Day: “Suzy Snowflake”

    1. You figure that every movement had to be filmed separately, one frame at a time. For a two-minute cartoon at 60 frames per second, that’s 7200 frames. The work that went into making it was incredible, but that’s what they did…

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  1. Oh, this is weird…and just too cute for words! 😄

    New-to-me but I’ll be sharing it with my children…meaning I’m streaming it on the big screen Christmas morning! 😄

    Great share, John! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 😊🎄

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