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Jack Frost is the Public Domain Anthropomorphic Personification of cold in the air and the frost designs on windows. Unlike many, he is not necessarily associated with a holiday; although naturally he tends to be most active in Winter simply because that's where the action is. He can be depicted as playful and mischievous as a snow day; or as cruel as the killing ice.

Compare The Old North Wind, Yuki-onna. See also Snowlems and White Wolves Are Special.


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  • One of Santa's allies in Santa Versus Dracula
  • In the Fables spinoff Jack of Fables, Jack Hoerner successfully seduces and ultimately sleeps with the Lumin the Snow Queen. She comes down with illness (later revealed to be a pregnancy) and is unable to do her job, so she gives her powers to Jack, making him Jack Frost were he makes a total ass of himself. Their son would also be called Jack Frost, mostly referred to as Jack Frost II for convenience.
  • The comic adaptation of Archie's Weird Mysteries had a story where Jack Frost felt unappreciated by humans so he convinces his relative, Wind Jill, to help him make a colder winter. Unfortunately, Jack goes off the rails and almost plunges the world into an ice age, so Archie and the gang seeks help in the realm of elementals from Old Man Winter himself to reign Jack in.

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    Literature 
  • The villain of the Rainbow Magic series.
  • In an early scene in the Discworld novel Hogfather, Jack Frost complains that he's bored with just drawing ferns all the time. Various points later in the book describe windows on which patterns of frost have formed a picture of kittens or something.

    Music 
  • "Little Jack Frost Get Lost" (1947), which has been covered by artists from Bing Crosby to Seth Mac Farlane.
  • "The Christmas Song" (1946), first popularized by Nat King Cole, famously opens with the lines:
    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
    Jack Frost nipping at your nose

    Video Games 
  • Jack Frost appears as a recurring recruitable demon in the Megami Tensei series, typically spouting his Catchphrase, "Hee-ho!" He's gone on to become the mascot of the franchise as a whole, and often appears in several forms, such as the extra-demonic Black Frost.

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