Welcome to Jingle Jangle Christmas and Mr. Bingle!



Welcome to "Jingle, Jangle...Christmas!"

My special tribute to New Orleans' Mr. Bingle and Maison Blanche Santa was first launched in December 2001 on page 1 of the Lagniappe category of my site where it still remains. Be sure to visit my Lagniappe page 1 for the original coverage and photos. Working along, in September 2002 I was able to expand my tribute by launching 9 feature pages of "Jingle, Jangle...Christmas!"; and it has continued to grow since that time.

Born in 1947, the year Emile Alline visited Marshall Field's department store in Chicago and then returned to his job at New Orleans' Maison Blanche inspired to create the little Mr. Bingle mascot, I literally grew-up with him like so many. If you are here for the very first time, you are in for a treat!

In the spirit of Mr. Bingle, "MER-RY CHRISTMAS everybody!"



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Season's Greetings







It's CHRISTMAS!




Mr. Bingle and Maison Blanche
Christmas Memories


Christmas in South Louisiana was celebrated much the same as it was all across the country, save for one most precious part of the holiday season - Maison Blanche and Mr. Bingle. The beautiful, ornate Maison Blanche building dated back to the 1800's. Maison Blanche was to New Orleans what Macy's is to New York City. Even their Santa was very much the same - not just any Santa would do for Maison Blanche. For as long I can remember, the authentic looking, jolly old Maison Blanche Santa looked as if he had stepped right out of the old movie "Miracle on 34th Street." Maison Blanche's Santa and his little holly-winged, elf snowman helper, Mr. Bingle, will never be forgotten. Snow rarely occurs in South Louisiana; however, children could always count on their beloved little Mr. Bingle snowman to be there for them each and every year coming into their homes everyday during WDSU-TV's 15-minute TV broadcast. A grandmother since 1994, I can still hear Mr. Bingle's elf-like voice ringing in my ears after all these years.



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(Ashleigh Austin's Personal Postcard Collection)
Era: 1901-1907
Description: "Maison Blanche"
The Leading and most progressive
Department Store in the South
New Orleans
Publisher: J. Scordill (2 stores), 902 Canal St.,
701 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA





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The sun sets on Maison Blanche



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