Jimmy Durante – “Frosty the Snowman” – (1969)

Frosty the Snowman is everybody’s favorite snowman. The song was first recorded by Gene Autry in 1950 and became a top ten hit that year. In 1969, there was a famous animated TV special with the same title. The song was re-recorded by the narrator of the TV program – comedian Jimmy Durante (it was his last appearance in film). His gravelly voice is very recognizable and the song also has a backing chorus. To me, this is the definitive version of this holiday classic.