Cajun Carols: New Orleans Christmas Jazz
In New Orleans, December brings only faux snow, so Papa Noel packs his presents on a pirogue (canoe) pulled by alligators. Feux de Joie bonfires are lit along the Mississippi River to light his way to the bayous. Papa might not have a stereo on board, but if he does, you might hear a few of these Cajun carols around the Crescent City area.
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