By Diane Forrest
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.
During the holiday season, Jack Frost returns along with Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, and the rest of favorite seasonal characters. Jack Frost is a mischievous, but mostly benign, figure. Often portrayed as a white-haired, blue-skinned, figure, he is said to paint designs on our windows and nip at unsuspecting noses (and fingers and toes) during the winter months.
My first meeting with Jack Frost was in the movie Frosty the Snowman. If memory serves, he is the one who saved Frosty from melting so that he could board the train to cooler climates.
Jack was also seen in the movie Santa Claus is coming to town I think my favorite is Jack in the Santa Clause 3 movie played by Martin Short. He is very mischievous, and steals Santa's powers to take control of Christmas. His powers become useless after he warms up with a nice hug from a little girl.
There is another movie where a man named Jack Frost is turned into a snowman, and reconnects with his son.
This holiday season has had an unusually warm spell after a chilly end to November, but hopefully today, on Jack Frost Day, he will come out of hiding and nip on your nose!