It’s one of the undeniable, inescapable rites of the season: listening to “Frosty the Snowman.”
Short of barring yourself inside the walls of your own home and never venturing out for the entire month of December, you’re almost bound to hear the annoyingly cheerful lyrics and melody. In part because it’s a secular song, and therefore deemed somewhat less likely to offend or irritate listeners—an opinion held only by those who have either never heard the song or never listened to its lyrics.
It might help a little to realize that it’s also a fairy tale.
A fairy tale with outright murder in some versions, but we’ll get to that.