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I Do Love the Holidays

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#20116
Fun:**** (3.29)
Difficulty:** (1.72)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:Zehrapushu*

 

 

 



You will know that I am coming
From the jingle of my bell,
But exactly who I am is not an easy thing to tell.

Children, they adore me
for they find me jolly,
but I do not see them when the halls are decked with holly.

My job often leaves me frozen,
I am a man that all should know,
But I do not do business in times of sleet or ice or snow.

I travel much on business,
But no reindeer haul me around,
I do all my traveling firmly on the ground.

I love the time of Christmas,
But that's not my vocational season,
And I assure that is because of a sound economic reason.


Answer

Ice Cream Man!
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Comments

I_am_the_Omega**
Dec 28, 2004

Nice! Very well thought out, and made me think. Had to read it three times (doh!) before I got it.
mnkelvr102*us
Dec 29, 2004

that's a good teaser! I like it!
(user deleted)
Dec 29, 2004

That teaser was fun! My boyfriend got it in a second, but I had trouble figuring it out. Well done!
jesus-freak*
Dec 29, 2004

Very well done and enjoyable!
gwshark44
Dec 29, 2004

this was good but i was completely stumped! I'm in Australia, so our Mr. Whippy (or ice cream man) comes around A LOT during the christmas break...in fact i think i hear him now
jakeodee**
Dec 29, 2004

I was thinking mailman but ice cream man is better.
mia02
Dec 29, 2004

that's cute!
twin1
Jan 02, 2005

the fist thing that i thought of was mailman too.
funkeyMonKee
Jan 03, 2005

lol!!! that is funny! at first, i thot that the answer was snow! well...guess not!!!
SandUtilAus*
Jan 08, 2005

Baffled needs to grow up. Cute Riddle!!
doggyxpus*
Jan 13, 2005

I just love ice cream!
southernbby4*
Jan 15, 2005

at first i thought it was the snowman but then i got it! this was a good one!!
MistyAus*
Jan 19, 2005

I m guessing before i see the answer.
Its really easy.
The Ice Cream Man!!!
MistyAus*
Jan 19, 2005

YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY. Im right!!!!!! It was really easy though
tiptoes007berbs*
Jan 20, 2005

That was good!
tiptoes007berbs*
Jan 20, 2005

Heres one... Whats the best way to get rid of baffeled? The answer :zip, squat, kerplop...oh, yeah and don't forget to flush!
yesimsingle247
Jan 23, 2005

omg that was a good teaser lol!!!!!!!
(user deleted)
Jan 29, 2005

That was awsome!!! It had me baffled there for a second but i finally figured it out
Cute riddle i loved it!!!
magnum58*jm*
Jan 29, 2005

A bit long but an excellent one
Riki
Jan 29, 2005

Very good! You had me going in circles!
rugbys_girl
Jan 29, 2005

Very easy and very fun!
strawberrygirl*
Jan 29, 2005

That's a good one. You're very creative. Fantastic!!!!!!!
TiggrAus*
Jan 29, 2005

I had NO clue because out of all the places that I've lived so far there hasn't been an Ice cream man Ithought it was the Fed ex guy or the UPS guy.
michaelrsnbrg
Jan 29, 2005

this one was rather ssimple and i cant relly qulify it as a teaser
arielslittlesis
Jan 29, 2005

nice! it was a little difficult. I thought it was Santa
krabcat*us*
Jan 29, 2005

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS SANTA THEN "NO RAINDEER PULL ME ALONG" SO I WENT WHITH MY SECCOND GESE AND I WAS RIGHT YAY
trailme247
Jan 29, 2005

Oh, ho, ho How brilliant!!!
Get-o-sprstr*
Jan 29, 2005

real cute. . the whole image of santa claus could not escape mind until coincidently an ice cream truck passed by. . lucky me i guess. .
pebbles77
Jan 29, 2005

cute teaser!! at first i thought of a cat (with a bell on its collar) but it didn't fit with the other clues...brought back fond memories of my childhood
sweetpeao4o3**
Jan 29, 2005

i got it in 30 seconds!!! yay!! great teaser.
melilyn*
Jan 29, 2005

Didn't see that one coming!
tap_dancer*
Jan 29, 2005

That was adorable! It took me a sec, but I figured it out!
passion**
Jan 30, 2005

cute
ANTONIA_MARIA
Jan 30, 2005

this was rellya good one. this is the first one i got right...lol well after thinking the mail man i got it .lol
dogfanatic77
Jan 30, 2005

That's clever and it's not at all what I expected!! Good one!
tsd3Aus*
Jan 31, 2005

good one, at first i thought it was a snowman!
fuzzie277
Feb 01, 2005

Got this after a little thought. Liked the poetry, liked the riddle. Good one!
saucyangel*
Feb 01, 2005

i thought it was the mailman at first too! nice
Tree**
Feb 17, 2005

I really liked this teaser! This is the best one I've seen on this site. It took until the very last line for me to get it. I am in awe of you.
aznboi1324Avn*
Feb 20, 2005

to easy but fun
tj_drmlngrl
Mar 23, 2005

i really liked this one. at first i thought it was santa until the reindeer part and then i thought it was a snowman. didn't see it coming at all. that was great.
opivywise
Mar 24, 2005

That was an easy one, but good nonetheless.
froggyggAus*
Apr 06, 2005

Good job. Of course, the first thing that came to mind was Santa until the holly clue. Then the frozen. Add that to jolly (jolly cone) and poof - ice cream man.
Cute and well written.
deadeye823**
Apr 10, 2005

Great teaser, but i just have one question, how does the ice cream man love the time of christmas? i mean, how do you assume they do? they dont sell ice cream at christmas, and what if they dont celebrate it?
darthforman*
May 11, 2005

I only read the first stanza and I got it.

Easy.

(pretty good poem though)
Javian**
May 21, 2005

Fun teaser! nice and easy!
JCDuncan*
Jun 21, 2005

it was fun, but it was too easy to really be worthwhile
TryerAen*
Jan 10, 2006

EASY? Only when I knew the answer, but it was a coooool one
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 14, 2006

I thought it was the mailman! but icecream man is good enough for me!!
sweetmamaAus*
Jan 29, 2006

Nice and easy!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Jan 29, 2006

Fine verse! Liked the clues.
Interesting but fairly simple teaser. Give us more!
mitzimesserAil*
Jan 29, 2006

Who is this "baffled" character?
I loved this one. It was easy and fun.
Well written too.
ragethe3rd**
Jan 29, 2006

Yay! I got it. Anyone want icecream?
thimblenogginus*
Jan 29, 2006

Nice riddle. Easy though.

Hey! Can't there be a place where one can read the deleted entries if they wish? I, for one, would find it very interesting. I hate it when there are comments about comments I cannot read. Just a thought.
coachpisco*
Jan 29, 2006

At first, I thought it was Santa.
mogur*
Jan 29, 2006

Nice teaser, if not a little ethnocentric, since only in the northern hemisphere is it true. But, hey, ya can't be politically correct all the time, to all the people. Good job.
shawneeo*us*
Jan 29, 2006

That was very well-written! Good idea about the seeming St. Nic answer. This would be excellent for kids: to introduce them to teasers and how the apparent answer may not be the right one.

I take it the "this is offensive" is part of the new format. Couldn't it be either smaller, or on the right bottom, or say: "If this comment was offensive, click here."? It seems too visible and at first glance it seems that all the comments are offensive. I wish it could be less "negative seeming", have like, you know, less of a negative vibe-o, you know, bro?

Thanks for the good teaser, Thanks!
brainsterAin*
Jan 29, 2006

Nice one! I enjoyed the deliberate attempt to make the reader assume it was something else, the 'jingle' rings an instant bell and throws you off!
ceeyaaa**
Jan 29, 2006

I don't normally like riddles, but this was excellent!!
OldChinaHand**
Jan 29, 2006

The bell is sometime replaced by music and even by voice of the pushcart peddlers selling there frozen treats. A real cool one.
smee*
Jan 29, 2006

I didn't get it at first because in our neighborhood we have THREE ice cream guys who drive around, and they don't jingle, they play some silly tune over a speaker over and over and over... but then I remembered that the ice cream men used to have bells instead of music, so I took a guess and I was right. This is a good teaser!
churchlady*
Jan 29, 2006


Cute - got it right away. Thanks
soccerbri05*
Jan 29, 2006

Very well written. I thought Santa until the sleet and snow part and then it took me a while but I got it right.
maka10*
Jan 29, 2006

Very cute!! And fun!
raff
Jan 29, 2006

at first i thought the Easter bunny but i got it at the last sec good one very creative
raff
Jan 29, 2006

at first i thought the Easter bunny but i got it at the last sec good one very creative
smarty008Aus*
Jan 29, 2006

it could be SNOW too
smartstuff8664*us*
Jan 29, 2006

I thought it was jolly old saint nick for a second!
sccrclssc5*us*
Jan 29, 2006

Nice one! It took me a minute....at first I was thinking Jack Frost...lol
yesenia8rivera**
Jan 29, 2006

I loved it! It was so cute! I'm thinking Santa and then I don't know but it was cool all the same. Good Job!
lindquist_25Aus*
Jan 29, 2006

Haha, you got me there! I could never think of that! Good job and nice poem.
smosaka*
Jan 29, 2006

I thought it was a little too long...but otherwise a pretty good teaser
iteachkidsAus*
Jan 29, 2006

Maybe it's because my dad WAS an ice cream man that I got this one in an instant. L VE it!!!
vlermaAus**
Jan 29, 2006

Again we do have some out there who are good a writing in rhyme. Enjoyable and creative. Was too easy for me tho as I'm old enough to remember the "bells" on the local ice cream man's truck. Why would you like to read unpleasant verbage rediculing the hard work someone goes to when this is such a good will site? There is already too much sadness in the world. Let's keep this HAPPY!!!
incognito*
Jan 29, 2006

YAY I got it RIGHT!!!
Lucasgal**
Jan 29, 2006

I got it right! GOOD one
wizofaus*au*
Jan 29, 2006

Easy, even if round here, Christmas is exactly the season for the icecream van.
hockeygirl*mx**
Jan 29, 2006

that was easy but very Kewl peachie fun
anirtak1131*
Jan 29, 2006

Wow, I actually got that one!!!!
ncsu_gurl_2011*us
Jan 29, 2006

i feel like im stupid or somethin' - i thought it was a mailman - but they don't jingle!!
choptlivvaAus*
Jan 29, 2006

Wonderful riddle!!! Good job!!!
c_rae*us*
Jan 29, 2006

What a treat!
bluehawk*us*
Jan 30, 2006

ICE CREAM, ANYONE?
riddlelover**
Jan 30, 2006

Clever rhyme!
FulanitoGM*sv*
Jan 30, 2006

When I was a kid, we didn't call him an "ice cream man." He was a "paletero." They're still around to this day and they STILL have the real jingling bells. " 'Member? You 'member!" Not really all that important, but all my Latinos out there know exactly what I'm talking about with both of those references!

By the way, I think Moqur used "ethnocentric" wrong. I think he meant to say "culturally-biased." Or maybe "hemispherically-biased?" Whatever. I was offended, so I'm suing! (Just kidding, people. I loved the teaser...)
WJSMama**
Jan 30, 2006

That was cute. I had to think a second about who, besides santa, it could be. But I got it fairly easily. Great job! We called ours "Dan, Dan, the icecream man!" He was awesome
sugarnspice4u7*us*
Feb 03, 2006

yea!!! fun easy!!
great!!
lakshu
Feb 08, 2006

That was fantastic. Really made me think a lot to get the answer
bisqueet814*
Feb 09, 2006

Great, I would have gotten it eventually if I actually tried to figure it out. Oh well, I thought it was the UPS man! lol silly me.
HEAVENSCENT_01*
Feb 11, 2006

THAT WAS SOOO EASY!!!!! MAYBE BECAUSE I LOVE THE ICE CREAM MAN, AND I CANT WAIT 'TIL SUMMER!!!!
nightowl19*us*
May 11, 2006

That was funny!
coltonr1Aus*
Jun 18, 2006

That is a very very good teaser it's awsome!
sammybaby55*us
Nov 05, 2006

WOW!!!!!! that was so fun. First i was thinking santa clause lol
that was a good one i want to tell my teacher taht someday!! lol thanxs
dex356*zw*
Dec 15, 2006

really cool that you got it to ryme. Great job!
RoknRobn228Aus*
Jan 22, 2007

I just joined and I thought this one was very cute. Warm + Jingley = The Ice Cream Man

(I still have the Palletta (sp?) Man in my "hood too.)
marschie*il*
Jan 29, 2007

Very well written -- but I didn't get the answer.
Rach_*
Jan 29, 2007

Extremely easy but very nicely written x
OldChinaHand**
Jan 29, 2007

A favorite over here too (PRC), but usually just they're just vocal and push their dry ice cart around Hutongs and parks. Well written teaser.
anion*
Jan 29, 2007

I liked it. It was on the easy side but it was very well written. Great job!!!
puttumupus*
Jan 29, 2007

very entertaining..it took a couple of miniutes to get it ...great job..
bradon182001*us*
Jan 29, 2007

I had no idea, it could have been a number of people. Nicely written.
katjojoAus*
Jan 29, 2007

I got it!!! Fun and easy.
lmurray*cn*
Jan 29, 2007

THE "GOOD HUMOR" MAN HERE:

CUTE AND EASY.
StarberryAca*
Jan 29, 2007

What a cute teaser! Keep up the great work!
wordmama*
Jan 29, 2007

I don't usually 'get' riddles, but I got this one in the time it took to read it. (Actually less, since I didn't need the whole thing.) Fun, fun, fun!

Where did vierma's comment come from? A deleted message?

I really appreciate Imurray's efforts since the new year!
phyllisa*us*
Jan 29, 2007

Excellent Riddle, wonderfully written. And yes I remember the Good Humor man too!
rambo67us
Jan 29, 2007

Great Job! It may have ben easy for some people, but I think it was one of those that fooled most people for a moment until their brains did a "focus" adjustment and then the answer came soon after. It was well-written and fun; what more can one expect from this site. I haven't seen many better anywhere else. I appreciate your work!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Jan 29, 2007

An excellantly presented teaser! Anyone casting a negative comment on this one, can only be wanting something to knock down. Keep up the wonderful work! Will be looking for more of these in the future. WTG!
ViaTunisi*
Jan 29, 2007

Very well-written and enjoyable.
cloughmeAws*
Jan 29, 2007

Very cleverly written! Good Job!
shabz4lyf*zm*
Jan 29, 2007

ooh mannn thats totally awesome! didnt get it but i like it!!!!
Sand-Storm*us
Jan 29, 2007

Nice job - I love Holiday's too but summer is best.
psonneAus*
Jan 29, 2007

This was fun! I actually got it and I am new to doing riddles. Thanks.
bgil7604Aus
Jan 29, 2007

This was a very fun , funny , and cool teaser. It was contradicting itself so much, that I couldn't get it, but I laughed right when I saw the answer. Thanks!!!!
breathesunshineAus*
Jan 29, 2007

I had to go get a popcycle from the freezer after I got this one! I like the way you think. Entertaining to read and fun to solve!
notsosmart111Aie*
Jan 29, 2007

that was so hard but great riddle!
Blondie116*us*
Jan 29, 2007

This was a funny teaser
teddybairAus*
Jan 29, 2007

Fun and creative! Good job!
wandering_goat*
Jan 29, 2007

Very fun! I got it (after mulling over a few options) because of the bell part.

Though it's tempting, I'm not going to say that a riddle's easy from now on because I like easier riddles. Personally, if they're too hard, I probably won't want to do it. Saying it's easy makes it sound like it's a negative aspect of the riddle, when I usually like 'em like this! [/rant]
Trishgal*us*
Jan 29, 2007

Perfect Loved the writing and the clues and I Got it THX Looking forward to more.
mmmcla01A*
Jan 29, 2007

Extremely clever!!!! I love it!!!!

Great rhyming too!!!!
sepherocity*cn*
Jan 29, 2007

Aw... not santa?
tonjawithaj*us*
Jan 30, 2007

Clever!
alfred19
Jan 30, 2007

ICE CREAM MAN!!!! thought it was jack frost
QrystalAca*
Jan 31, 2007

I feel like ice cream right now.
Cold.
Bah!

I love the deceptive quality to the whole christmassy-sound to the teaser (although I didn't think about how the Aussies would be misled by this until reading a few of their comments!) Very well done!
lumoxie
Feb 03, 2007

quite rad!
rodeogirlAus*
Feb 18, 2007

very cute
thought it was santa until you said no reighndeer
then i guesed again and was right
alicexcoreA*
Apr 04, 2007

Haha..
I was thinking "A delivery man? The Fed-Ex guy..?"
haha.
Good one!
I_Write_Books*
Apr 13, 2007

Silly, silly me! !!

A creative teaser that misled me away from Santa Clause and away from the ice cream man!!!

Silly, silly me
oddreyus*
Jun 02, 2007

The whoel santa clause thing through me off. I loved it!
cashewnut801us
Jun 27, 2007

Love it, Love it!!!
luckylefty*is*
Sep 15, 2007

That was a very good, unexpected twist.
(user deleted)
Nov 17, 2007

nice loved it
ElectronJohn*us*
Nov 27, 2007

Very nice. I did not solve it but I liked it.
adrianlvr1123*
Jan 27, 2008

Wow!!! First I thought it was Jack FRost or something but then my sister said it was the ICECREAM MAN!! And it was right!! It made so much more sense!! LOL!!
sli-fighter*us
Feb 06, 2008

I loved the riddle. I needed to see the answer to figure it out, though.
Fire_Shell96*us*
Feb 17, 2008

Incredibly well thought out. Brilliant teaser! BRAVO!
tennisfreak4evaAau*
May 25, 2008

Excellent teaser...really made me think! lol
PaladinAus*
Mar 16, 2009

I had to read it twice to get the answer but this was a very good one... bravo!
choirgirl926Aus*
Jan 25, 2010

It was pretty easy (which just means i could get it without TOO much of a problem ) but it was so CUTE!!! Heehee. I liked it.
deepseaAus*
Jan 29, 2010

That is very clever.
craniacAus*
Jan 29, 2010

Apparently I'm getting better at these. The first time around, back in 2000-whatever, I must have been stumped, because I rated this one difficult. But today, even though I didn't remember ever seeing it before, I immediately thought "Aha, the ice cream man!" No way to go back and change my rating to easy, though. Oh well, make way for the Emperor of Ice Cream!
katamaster*
Jan 29, 2010

I got this one but in reality I haven't seen the Ice Cream man during the winter in about 30 years. I remember we had Good Humor and Bungalow Bar trucks that used to come to my neighborhood. Now we have Mr. Softee but only in the summer.
patiencewithaP*us*
Jan 29, 2010

Well written...good job! At first I thought it might be the Salvation Army bell ringer but that didn't quite make sense. Thanks for posting!
sunnybonghits*
Jan 29, 2010

Definitely a good one, but I'm not sure I get the title?
FatHeadAus*
Jan 29, 2010

Not bad, but I wouldn't have minded a hint.
avonmaAus*
Jan 29, 2010

I didn't figure it out, but it was a good one!
avonmaAus*
Jan 29, 2010

I didn't figure it out, but it was a good one!
royale-ninja
Jul 19, 2012

i solved it
Babe*
Jan 29, 2013

Did not take long to figure that one out. Cute and fun!
eamonca*
Jan 29, 2013

Strange. I got Ice Cream man after the second line then got confused trying to make sense of the rest of it.
gaylewolfAus*
Jan 29, 2013

I miss seeing the old familiar ice cream truck and hearing his bells. What a happy sound that was when we were kids. Hi to CB - hope you're having a great day!
cutebugAus*
Jan 29, 2013

Used to send the little ones out with a quarter,now have to give them $5 for there ice cream. And to my friend GW
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 29, 2013

When I was a kid the ice cream man was actually a teenager on a bicycle cart. A fesw years ago here in town someone bought 4 trucks and one operates in each end own. He's in my neck of the woods every Wednesday
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jan 29, 2013

I was stumped, & knew it would be obvious enough once I saw the answer-I did not think it too long, but more interesting!
iggy39Aus*
Jan 29, 2013

I blew it thought it was winter. Liked it though.
cmma837cus
Mar 01, 2014

Love it, clever riddle



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