The Best and Worst Snowman Pictures in the World

Building a snowman is surpassed only by making snow angels and swallowing ice cubes in the long list of the best things you can with frozen water.

If you are planning on making a normal sort of snowman this year perhaps you need to check out some of the best and worst snowman ever made to help you make something a bit more interesting.

The Bloody Snowmen

Best and Worst Snowman Pictures

What the hell is going on here? Unless I am horribly mistaken it appears as though a nasty horrible snowy chap is attacking another. What kind of twisted human being would make an awful thing like this?

The Dying Snowman 

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This poor guy is literally melting away. The good news is that my understanding is that snow chaps have immortal souls. This means that once he ends up as a muddy pool that dogs crap in his soul will float away and end up in a bunch of ice cubes or something.

The Cool Snowmen

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Someone has put a lot of work into crafting these classy snowmen, haven`t they? They have done a fantastic job and it seems almost a shame that life in a slushy pool of goo is all that awaits such works of art.

The Rabbit Family Snowmen

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I can`t work out this is the best snowman I ever saw or the worst. It appears to be a giant snowy rabbit with a family of little rabbits inside his or her open stomach. What could it all mean? Is it the end of civilization as we know it? If this monstrosity was sitting outside my house I think I would be praying for all day sunshine to wipe it out.

The Man Eating Snowman

Best and Worst Snowman Pictures in the World

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night all cold and clammy because of a terrible nightmare? Of course you have, because you are a bit of a wimpy scaredy cat just like me. Ah, but did that bad dream involve a semi melted snowy fellow with soul-less eyes chomping on you?

The Weight Lifting Snowman

Best and Worst Snowman Pictures

The last image disturbed me rather more than it should have done. In fact, it got me thinking about what would happen if a race of man eating snowmen started scouring the Earth looking for tasty humans to eat. Then I saw this photo of a weight lifting snowman and I got even more scared. Jeez, they could pulverize us all with those bulging snowy and twiggy muscles.

The Army of Snowmen

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Things just go from bad to worse. Now I will lay asleep in my bed all night with my eyes wide open, twitching and worrying about an army of muscle bound, man eating snowmen. All these years I`ve been worried about alien attacks when the snowmen are our real enemies.

The Bike Riding Snowman

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At least we are back to more normal and less threatening things now. This happy snowman just wants to get out on the road for some exercise.

The Upside Down Snowman

Best and Worst Snowman Pictures

This is probably the best snowman I have seen so far. He`s just chilling in the yard upside down, you know. This is a great look for a snowman and also makes me want to rush out and build one. I just need some snow now.

5 Unusual Snowmen Approaches

Olaf represents innocent love1Well, what can one think of in the middle of summer? Ice cold drinks, lonely beaches, surfing, tanning? Not really, as this post is going to be all about snowmen. Snowmen in the middle of summer are a great reminder of the days when one can only survive dressed up in multiple layers. This seems so far away right now; nevertheless, a quick chat on 5 unusual snowmen approaches that can definitely be a sip of fresh cold air.

The most famous snowman nowadays has to be Olaf, from Frozen. But Olaf stands for innocent love, not to mention that fact that he’s one-year old. So let’s take care of the veterans, shall we?

 1. The first recorded snowmen

One of the inspirations for this article comes from Bob Eckstein’s book, The history of the snowman. The first recording ever of a snowman comes from an illuminated manuscript dated 1380, that can now be found in the Royal Library at The Hague. The manuscript includes a grotesque cartoon snowman alongside a solemn passage about Jesus Christ. This is par excellence the earliest known drawing of a snowman and it has been interpreted as an anti-Semitic representation of a Jew being melted by fire. Sorry about that!

Moreover, according to Eckstein, the first recorded indecent snowmen and snow-women were created back in 1511, when the residents of Brussels, in a fit of anti-establishment anger, filled the city streets with hundreds of pornographic and political snow sculptures.

As far as Italy is concerned, a heavy snowstorm apparently hit Florence in 1494. The city’s ruler of that time, Giovanni di Lorenzo di Piero de Medici, asked a teenage friend to build a snowman in the palace courtyard. The 18-year-old was forced to create a snow sculpture that observers reckoned as the most beautiful snowman that had ever been made. The young sculptor was none other than Michelangelo.

Eckstein’s book describes a snowman calamity in North America during the 1689–1697 war between England and France. On February 8, 1690, while 25 militiamen were on duty in Schenectady, New York State, protecting 150 civilian inhabitants, the weather was so cold that the village gates had frozen open. But the sentries did not believe anyone could be out and about on such a night and so went off to warm themselves, leaving two rifle-wielding snowmen on guard.

Unfortunately the “snow patrol” didn’t fool a 200- party of French Canadian soldiers and Native Americans, who silently passed through the gates, robbed and burned the village, killing 60 villagers and taking 27 prisoners with them.

3. Snowmen in horror states

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Unfortunately, sweet old snowmen have appeared in several horror stories as Yeti. No matter if this means their playing in Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon, featuring a killer Yeti and a football team involved in a plane crash trying to survive in the Himalayas.

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Yeti is a Pixar star as well, starring in Monsters Inc. and having John Ratzenberger doing its voice. That’s definitely a cool one.

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How about Hugo from The Abominable Snow Rabbit in Chuck Jones’ run of The Looney Tunes? That’s a classical to remember.

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And last, but not least, let’s not forget Scooby-Doo and his horror adventures. During their never-ending encounters with all sorts of monsters, Yeti just had to be one of them. The first time was in 1970 in That's Snow Ghost, and then again in the far more recent, direct-to-video, Chill Out, Scooby Doo.

 4. Snowmen in Art

Here are some paintings by US artist Graham Dale. The images speak for themselves J

5. Snowmen in your Back Yard

I found the cosiest homemade pictures of friendly snowmen here and here, should you be interested in how the Japanese build their own.