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A snowman is a human-like figure constructed from snow. The image of a snowman is popularly connected with the festive season and is deeply embedded in Western culture. Building a snowman is a popular winter recreation for children.

A snowman is usually constructed by first rolling a large ball of snow to act as a body. A second, smaller ball is placed on top, as a head. Facial features, such as eyes and a mouth are added using coal or small stones, as are buttons. A nose is added, often using a piece of fruit or a vegetable, such as a carrot. Snowmen are often depicted with a pipe.

The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes used a running gag about snowmen (see article for details).

The Snowman
The Snowman is also the name of a children's book by British author Raymond Briggs[?] in 1980. In 1982, this book was converted into a movie for the fledgling Channel 4, which has been shown every year since and has become a part of British Christmas popular culture.

An abominable snowman is another name for a yeti.

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