20 of the Internet’s Most Awesome Snowmen
According to every tabloid newspaper since September, every year, this Christmas will be the coldest, whitest on record. Almost every festive decoration and card you own will probably involve a snow scene. And if you’re brave enough to venture into a shopping mall at this time of year, you’ll be confronted with piles of polystyrene, plastic and paper replacements for the real deal: the world is snow mad. The jury’s still out on whether Christmas will be white, but sooner or later, this winter should give us at least one snow day. And when it comes, don’t think you’ll get away with building a plain old carrot-and-coal snowman. Modern snowmen are creative, comedic and sometimes plain scary. So, stick on the heating, grab a cuppa and peruse the internet’s finest snowmen. Now, what will you build?
1. Honey, I Blew Up the Snowman
Above: If it wasn’t for the smiley face, we’d be worried he was going to swallow that kid whole.
2. Gore Blimey
Above: Terrifying. Yet somehow, almost cute.
3. Gangnam Style
Above: Adding to the baffling craze for PSY’s bizarre hit (come on, you danced to it at the work Christmas party, didn’t you?) is this fan’s tribute in snow.
4. Upside Down
Above: Sometimes the simplest of ideas work better when you turn them on their head.
5. Cold Very Snow Is
Above: Oh, look at Yoda! Waving and everything.
Above: Yes, alright, we get it: you’ll be dead and we’ll all be back at work.
7. Snow Days are Like Buses
Above: You’ll be standing there for a while, mate. Didn’t you know that buses only come once every ten hours when it’s snowing? Should have got on the 2A while you had a chance.
8. Zombie Apocalypse
Above: Look at their evil, twiggy eyebrows. You almost feel for the poor fella in the foreground.
Above: Sometimes, there are no words. Except for, we wonder if the creator of this was sitting on the toilet when they came up with the idea.
10. I Want to Ride My Bicycle
Above: “Officer, what do you mean? I am perfectly in control of this bike.”
Above: Something tells us they won’t have any clip-on hair to fit this guy in their Lego collection.
12. Spongebob Snowman
Above: “He lives in a pineapple under the sea…” oh no, wait… “He lives in a field covered in snow…”
13. Feed the Birds
Above: This clever snowman doubles up as a bird feeder. Just a shame a squirrel got there before any feathered friends.
14. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Above: Never mind if you’re not getting anywhere – you’ve got a very cool hat molded out of a sandcastle bucket.
15. Gravely Cold
Above: Wow, just when we thought things couldn’t get darker than the snowman apocalypse…
16. Weighty Issues
Above: “People keep telling me my arms look like twigs. I’ll show ‘em…”
17. Hello, Is it Me You’re Looking For?
Above: “I’m trapped in a phone box and I could do with rescuing. Preferably before the thaw happens.”
Above: “Who ya gonna call?” Ask the guy in the previous picture.
19. Heart Ripped Out
Above: Emo snow.
20. Tallest Snowman on Earth
Above: We’ll end with the greatest of them all, a colossus of the snow-sculpture world, built in Maine in 1999. Measuring 34 metres high and made with 3700 buckets of snow, it was built with the help of a crane, as well as the local community.