‘Frosty’ Controversy Heats Up In Westchester County

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY (WCBS 880) – The origin of everyone’s favorite snowman has turned out to be quite a controversy north of New York City.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

Who would have thought one little song could cause so many problems?

Well, Armonk claimed to be the birthplace of “Frosty the Snowman”. The City of White Plains is now saying nope.

Songwriter Steve Nelson actually lived in North Castle, regardless of what town or city was in his mind when he wrote the song.

North Castle Councilwoman and lifelong North Castle resident Rebecca Kittredge says this is not what Frosty is all about.

“This was just [supposed to be] a way to bring everybody together.” she told WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

She says they did the research and got the rights.

“To me, it’s frustrating that this has become a big issue,” she says.

When asked what she thought Frosty would say about all this squabbling, her answer was: “Bah humbug.”

  • bush

    What really happened when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon? Faced with the power of truth, a man can change. If we all stand together, we can have that power; we can be unstoppable. May we have wisdom not to fear shadows in the night, and courage when the day of danger truly dawns. We are all, at our cores, the sum of our fears. To embrace destiny, we must, inevitably, face those fears and conquer them. Whether they come from the familiar… or the unknown. I don’t know if we each have a destiny or if we’re all just floating around accidental, like on a breeze. But I…I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happening at the same time.

  • Tito

    This is absurd. This sounds like an article from The Onion.

  • stacey

    Really – this is a story worthy of the “news”?

  • Captain Obvious

    The whole idea of a snowman coming to life just creeps me out. He also seems a little bit too excited to be hanging around young children.

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