3rd December, Jack Frost
In English folklore, Jack Frost appears as an elfin creature who personifies crisp, cold, winter weather but his origins stem from Scandinavian legend where he was named Jokul Frosti, meaning Icicle Frost, by the Norse Vikings. He is renowned for his artistic talents, while sneaking through towns late at night, painting beautiful frost designs on windows and over the winter leaves and grass – as well as nipping noses, fingers and toes wherever he can!
The verse above is, of course, from the “Christmas Song”, written and composed by Torme and Wells in 1946 and most famously sung by Nat “King” Cole.
Wrap up warm!
Illustration copyright © Paul Bommer