How To Watch 'Frosty the Snowman' on TV or Online in 2022

You still have a few opportunities to view this holiday classic on TV.

When it comes to holiday classics, there are few Christmas TV specials more beloved than the original Frosty the Snowman. The animated short has been delighting generations of viewers since it debuted in 1969.

In this sweet holiday movie, a group of children bring Frosty to life with an enchanted hat and help him in his quest to reach the North Pole so he doesn’t melt. Frosty the Snowman inspired multiple sequels and related titles over the years, including Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976), Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979) and Frosty Returns (1992).

The original 1969 special is not currently available to watch on streaming services like Netflix or Disney+, but there are still ways to get your Frosty fix this holiday season. Here are all the details on how to watch Frosty the Snowman in 2021!

When is Frosty the Snowman airing on TV?

Frosty the Snowman will air six times on Freeform in December during the cable network’s ‘25 Days of Christmas’ lineup. The classic Christmas special will air on the following times and dates (the network also recommends checking or local listings to confirm times in your area):

  • Sunday, Dec. 19, 6:10 p.m. ET

  • Monday, Dec. 20, 4:40 p.m. ET

  • Friday, Dec. 24, 8:30 p.m. ET

  • Saturday, Dec. 25, 5:05 p.m. ET

Alas, you've already missed seeing Frosty on free network TV. Frosty the Snowman also aired on CBS on Friday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. (Check local listings to confirm the time in your area.) CBS also aired the 1992 animated sequel, Frosty Returns, immediately after on Nov. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. You can also stream CBS online using Hulu with Live TV.

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How long is Frosty the Snowman?

Frosty the Snowman has a running time of 25 minutes.

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What channel is Frosty the Snowman on?

Frosty the Snowman is airing multiple times on Freeform this year as part of the network’s ‘25 Days of Christmas’ lineup. It will also air once on CBS on Nov. 26.

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Is Frosty the Snowman on Netflix?

Frosty the Snowman is not currently available to stream on Netflix.

Can I rent Frosty the Snowman?

Frosty the Snowman is not currently available to rent online.

How can I stream Frosty the Snowman?

Frosty the Snowman is currently not available from any subscription streaming services.

Where can I buy Frosty the Snowman?

Frosty the Snowman can be purchased as a DVD from Amazon and other major retailers.

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