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'Lily And The Snowman,' A Touching Christmas Short, Made Our Hearts Grow

It's sure to silence the Grinch in everyone.

It's not always easy to hang on to the Christmas spirit in between last-minute shopping and hosting holiday parties.

But "Lily and the Snowman" is here to bring you back down to Earth.

The short film, produced by Zulu Alpha Kilo for Cineplex Entertainment, was posted to YouTube last week — and it's wonderful.

The film tells the story of a young girl and her friendship with a snowman, and the adventures they have together.

Their connection fades as the girl grows older — but somehow, they never lose touch.

It reminds us a lot of "The Snowman," a 1982 animated film that was adapted from Raymond Briggs' book of the same name.

That film tells the touching story of a boy and his magical relationship with a snowman.

It doesn't have the happiest ending — but "Lily and the Snowman" does. And it's enough to keep us warm all winter.

The short is screening before movies in certain Cineplex theatres, but it's not clear which films, according to AdWeek.

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