About Us

In 1958, a mouse was born in Chicago, Illinois. He wasn’t an ordinary mouse. He was destined to someday “deliver the magic of Christmas” to Swiss Colony customers around the globe.


A young Chris Mouse® made his first celebrity appearance in The Swiss Colony catalog dressed in lederhosen, but he soon changed his wardrobe to a bright and festive Santa Claus suit. He dons this suit with great pride, as he knows the responsibility that comes with being Santa’s Helper.


Chris Mouse’s fan base grew quickly after his debut. With his cute little face and gift-giving nature, our customers found Chris Mouse to be the best mascot ever. To honor this great mouse, The Swiss Colony began making chocolates that looked just like him.


Every year, Chris Mouse takes time out of his busy schedule to visit Monroe, not only to help with all the Christmas preparations; he also is the star on the front cover of The Swiss Colony holiday catalogs. Each cover captures Chris Mouse’s love for Swiss Colony customers and his strong Christmas spirit.


Today, Chris Mouse is still as cute and as festive as ever. Children everywhere can’t wait to open their stockings and find a chocolate Chris Mouse. He has become a tradition to our customers, who know that it just isn’t Christmas without Chris Mouse!

Chris Mouse Timeline
Chris Mouse
Chris Mouse Timeline