Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mr. Bingle

Do you know who Mr. Bingle is? If you do you are probably from South Louisiana.

Mr. Bingle was created by a local New Orleanian, and was used for Maison Blanche Department Store as their own Christmas mascot. Now Dillards Dept Store has taken over the tradition since Maison Blanche is no longer open.

Here is how his story goes:

When Santa left his shop one day
He found a snowman near his sleigh.
"You'll be my helper now," he said,
and tapped the little fellow's head.

The snowman found that he could talk
"look Santa, I can even walk!"
And then he gave a little sigh....
"Oh, how I wish I could fly!"

So Santa gave him holly wings;
then looking through his Christmas things,
found ornaments the very size
to make a pair of shining eyes.

Then Santa said, "You need a hat;
an ice cream cone's just right for that.
And keep this candy cane with you;
you'll see what magic it can do!"

The snowman laughed and sang a jingle
so Santa named him "Mr. Bingle."

You can look up more information about the southern snowman Mr. Bingle at http://www.mrbingle.com/

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

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