"Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth."
New York Times Book Review
Cajun comedian Tommy Joe Breaux lends an authentic air to these classic tales, complete with a brand-new introduction about Christmas on the bayou.
Side 1 presents Cajun Night Before Christmas®, which takes the story of jolly St. Nicholas's annual visit and places it in a Louisiana bayou setting. Santa Claus is dressed in muskrat "from his head to his toes," with his skiff piled high with toys and hitched to eight friendly alligators.
Side 2 contains Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, which explains the fascinating events that precede Cajun Night Before Christmas®. What exactly led Santa Claus to move his workshop from the snowy North Pole to the moss-draped bayou country? Why were his faithful reindeer replaced by alligators? And how did he manage to assemble a team of flying alligators for his all-important Christmas journey?
ABOUT THE NARRATOR
Tommy Joe Breaux is no stranger to Cajun culture. Born and raised in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, he is also the author of Cajun Humor from the Heart and the narrator of the Cajun Humor from the Heart Audiocassette, both published by Pelican. The accompanying music and original songs, new for this edition, are performed by renowned Louisiana musician Papillon, a favorite with area families and children.
CAJUN NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS®/ GASTON® THE GREEN-NOSED ALLIGATOR AUDIOCASSETTE
Narrated by Tommy Joe Breaux
Total running time: 20 minutes