Courtesy of Putumayo World Music
Album cover of Putumayo's New Orleans Christmas.
Album cover of Putumayo's New Orleans Christmas. Courtesy of Putumayo World Music
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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