Snowman and the Snowdog: Programme drew one of Channel 4"s biggest audiences of the year

Snowman and the Snowdog melts hearts of six million: Animation draws one of Channel 4's biggest audiences of the year (but it's still beaten by Coronation Street and Merlin) Sequel to Christmas classic The Snowman was big winner for Channel 4New animation got peak of 5.8m viewers and an average audience of 4.9mOriginal version of Raymond Briggs's story also performed well this year | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 25 December 2012 In an age of computer wizardry and high-tech animation, one might have expected its simple hand-drawn style to leave a modern audience slightly nonplussed. But the sequel to Christmas classic The Snowman has become one of Channel 4’s highest-rated programmes of the year

At least it"s a white Christmas somewhere in Britain: 3-year-old gets ten tonnes of "fresh" snow delivered to his front garden after…

At least it's a white Christmas somewhere in Britain: 3-year-old gets ten tonnes of 'fresh' snow delivered to his front garden after winning prize draw | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 25 December 2012 The possibility of a white Christmas for most Brits seems to be ruled out but for one lucky 3-year-old it is guaranteed. Kelvin Kirkwood was treated to a 'snow fall' on Christmas Eve morning after his mother entered him into a competition at the local indoor snowsports centre. Ten tonnes of 'fresh snow' was dropped off in the family's front garden after Kelvin was entered into an online prize draw by his mother.