Suzie Snowflake – Chicago, IL

Suzie Snowflake, a female version of such holiday icons as Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman, is the lead character in the song “Suzie Snowflake” written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett.

The whimsical personification of a snowflake was introduced by singer Rosemary Clooney in 1951 on the recording “Suzie Snowflake” released as a 78RPM by Columbia Records.

On December 28, 1953, Suzie Snowflake made her television debut on WGN-TV in Chicago on the puppet show “Garfield and Friends” in a stop-motion animation short created by Wah Ming Chang for Centaur Productions.

Norma Zimmer, known as the “Champagne Lady” on THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW, provided Suzy’s voice along with the talents of The Norman Luboff Choir.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

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 ev’ryone and play with me
I haven’t long to stay

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

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

The Suzie Snowflake cartoon is shown annually during the Christmas season in Chicago, as well on WJAC-TV in Johnstown, PA along with the cartoon short “Hardrock, Coco and Joe” (The Three Dwarfs) who help Santa Claus deliver his toys, and an early UPA version of the story of “Frosty the Snowman.”

NOTE: Rosemary Clooney re-recorded the “Suzie Snowflake” song for her 1978 album “Christmas with Rosemary Clooney” produced by Mistletoe Records.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Thomasville, North Carolina.

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