Thursday, November 27, 2008
I love Christmas in the South. We still spend Christmas over in New Orleans. There is no where in the world like Christmas in New Orleans. We do things a bit different than everyone else. We don't have Santa Claus; instead we have Papa Noel. Papa Noel rides in pirogue pulled by alligators bringing Christmas gifts to all boys and girls living on the Bayou. Papa Noel leaves an assortment of pralines and Cajun crunch in our stockings. We also get together and read "A Cajun Night Before Christmas." On Christmas Eve everyone gets together and build beautiful bond fires on the Bayou so Papa Noel can find his way through the swamp lands of southern Louisiana. We fill our bellies with French Creole Cuisine while dancing to Zydeco/Jazz Christmas music. Yes, I love Christmas in the Bayou.