Frosty the Snowman is the main protagonist of a fictional tale in which children, who place a magical silk hat on his head, bring him to life. In the original text, there are no specific names for these children.
The original text of "Frosty the Snowman" is the lyrics of a song written by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, first recorded in 1950. Gene Autry, who earlier successfully recorded "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," composed the music. Both songs became major seasonal hits. In later years, the tale of Frosty the Snowman was adapted into children's books and several films, including sequels telling the adventures of Frosty after he leaves the children and the fictional town.