Merry Christmas to the faithful who celebrate the nativity of our Lord on the Gregorian calendar. I recently discovered that Brits customarily watch a cartoon each year at Christmastime called The Snowman. I had never seen it before this week, but I certainly recognized the central song, “Walking in the Air” (composed by Howard Blake and sung by a choirboy at St. Paul’s, Peter Auty, who has grown up to be an operatic tenor). I don’t know how I knew it, but I’ve heard it before and find it perfect for the film. Below, you can watch the short piece and/or simply listen to its beautifully haunting song.