You are invited to a Louisiana Christmas *

Happy Tuesday ! And we are coming closer to the big day !I am sharing a little Louisiana Christmas. You might not get a white Christmas but we have our own way to make it special . With food ,fun and classic children books.  Today we celebrate -Santa on the way! 

In Louisiana Santa doesn’t come with  reindeer- no Santa comes  in a  pirogue(boat) pulled by alligators. So that he can visit every house on the bayou and the river. 

Gators name : 

  • Tiboy
  • Suzette
  • Rene
  • Ninette
  • Pierre
  • Alcee
  • Celeste
  • Gaston 

Two  Christmas books to read  & share :

More than twenty-five years after its first appearance, Cajun Night Before Christmas® has become a modern classic that has sold more than 1,000,000 copies and has served as the model for Pelican’s ongoing, best-sellingelling Night Before Christmas Series.

The formula that started this success story is surprisingly simple: take the classic story of jolly old St. Nicholas, place it in a Louisiana bayou, dress Santa Claus in muskrat “from his head to his toes,” pile his skiff high with toys, and hitch it to eight friendly alligators. The result is a delightful twist on an old and familiar tale. It is Christmas on the bayou.

Around the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he’s known as Papa Noël. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa Noël rides the river in a boat that’s pulled by eight alligators, with a snowy white one named Nicollette in the lead. On this particular Christmas Eve, it’s so foggy on the river that even Nicollette’s magical glowing-green eyes may not be enough to guide Papa Noël. The alligators are tired, grumpy and bruised from banging into cypress trees, and Papa is desperate to get all the gifts to the little children. Well, “quicker than a snake shimmies down the river,” the clever Cajun people come up with a solution that saves the day. A colorfully inventive Christmas tale, Papa Noël is a lesson in fast thinking, as well as a witty introduction to a part of America that’s rich in folklore and legend.

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