Fantastic news, and perfect timing, just as I get my Christmas tree decorated and lit up for this years' festivities. The Snowman, one of my all time favourite Christmas stories, is returning for a sequel. Called The Snowman and The Snowdog, it is dedicated to the late John Coates, the producer behind the original Raymond Briggs classic from 1982. It's going to be shown on Christmas Eve on Channel 4 at 8pm. Can't wait.