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Here's Where You Can Stream Frosty The Snowman This Holiday Season

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Holiday movies and specials often usher in the season, with some viewers celebrating by watching their favorites. One of the most popular and beloved of these is the Rankin/Bass classic "Frosty the Snowman," which tells the story of children who build a snowman that comes to life after the addition of a magician's hat. What follows is an emotional experience that tugs on the heartstrings of people of all ages as the children attempt to save the snowman from melting.

The 1969 TV event ranks on many best-of lists for Christmas favorites, including Collider's and IGN's. Not everyone is sold on the power of a magical snowman, though. Critics continue to offer their thoughts on "Frosty the Snowman," a few being miserly toward the classic character. TIME critic Richard Corliss suggests that fans of the special "look again, and yawn."

Those viewers searching for "Frosty the Snowman" on streaming may be disappointed by what they find. Here's where you can watch the special during the 2022 holiday season.

No streaming services offer Frosty, but there are still ways to see the special this year

"Frosty the Snowman" is unavailable on streaming services as of November 2022, and current lists for December releases do not show the special as an upcoming title. Keep in mind that this detail can change without notice. However, the special can be purchased through several online services. On-demand options can be found on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Redbox, Vudu, and YouTube. There are no rental options available.

Anyone looking to save money on purchases could have an easy choice that straddles the line of streaming and cable. Viewers with access to CBS can see the special on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 8 p.m. (via PennLive). Those with Freeform as part of a cable package or streaming subscription also have plenty of opportunities to catch "Frosty the Snowman" throughout the holiday season since it's airing six times during the network's "25 Days of Christmas."