Jack Frost (Keaton) pursues his dream of becoming a musician while neglecting wife Gabby (Preston) and son Charlie (Cross). Ironically, however, when he abandons a career-making gig in favour of a family Christmas he piles his car into a snowdrift and dies. A year later, he's reincarnated as a snowman, and has the chance to be the attentive father he should have been first time around. Here things go soft, since Jack's 'born-again father' routine chiefly involves helping Charlie to snow board circles around the school bully, or teaching him an ice hockey shot that dispels the boy's lethargy and gets him back on the school team. The snowman's a bland shuffling blob (from Jim Henson's Creature Shop) with two expressions, an all-purpose smile and a vague look of resignation.