My mother bought a Santa Claus doll that was supposed to hold a bell in one hand, but the bell was missing, and my mother didn't realize this until later. When she showed me the doll, she pointed out the missing bell. And really, it looked odd; the hand was definitely in a I'm-holding-something position. So, I figured I would make a pair of mittens for that Santa to hold instead of the bell. Blue, the same as the mittens I made for my mother.
Pattern at http://www.irishlace.net/