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Middletown woman names Louisville company's 40-foot nutcracker

Meet Jingle GingerPants!
Credit: PriceWeber, Facebook
Vicki Robinson stands in front of the newly named Jingle GingerPants with her holiday prize package from the company.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Since 2015, a nearly 40-foot tall nutcracker has become a beloved local tradition spreading holiday cheer to travelers on Shelbyville Road in Louisville.

Every year, PriceWeber transforms its decommissioned bell tower into a massive nutcracker, fully equipped with a moving jaw. But until now, the friendly giant has never had a name. 

The company announced on Dec. 21 the nutcracker will now be named Jingle GingerPants. Vicki Robinson won the company's recent naming contest.

Robinson said she and her husband, Jonathan, and their two-year-old son, Eli, have lived in Middletown for three years and love seeing the bell tower's transformation every holiday season. 

"I can't wait to take my son to see Jingle GingerPants and tell him mommy got to name it!" she said.

Credit: PriceWeber

"We knew that our nutcracker had become a holiday season tradition for local families, but we are truly surprised at the response to our naming contest," PriceWeber CEO Fred Davis said in a press release.

Along with bragging rights, Robinson received a holiday gift package featuring items from some of the company's clients, estimated to be worth $1,000.

Some of the prizes include a family membership to the Louisville Zoo, a gift card to Tranquility Spa and Salon, and a canvas print of Muhammad Ali photographed and signed by PriceWeber's award-winning photographer, Dan Dry.

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