Walking in the air

TheSnowmanIt's Christmas Eve. All is calm, all is bright. Or is it? Are you a fan of this time of year? Or does all the expectation and commercialism weigh you down? I think I fluctuate wildly from one of these categories to the other at least six or seven times a day throughout December.

So whether it helps to enhance your mood or manages to bring a little magic back into your busy day, I wanted to share with you this truly beautiful moment of flight from the stunning and almost-wordless animated film The Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeVUnGQOIk]

I have to thank Jesse of Head Butler for alerting me to this beautiful clip. I used to read Raymond Briggs books (graphic novels?) as a child, but I'd never come across this film.