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Cajun Carols: New Orleans Christmas Jazz

Album cover of Putumayo's<em> New Orleans Christmas</em>.
Courtesy of Putumayo World Music
Album cover of Putumayo's New Orleans Christmas.

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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Shaunna Morrison Machosky