Master storyteller Coleen Salley narrates two timeless family Christmas tales for audiences of all ages, capturing the unique sounds of the bayou as a backdrop for authentic readings of these holiday tales.
Side one contains Cajun Night Before Christmas, the Cajun version of the Clement C. Moore classic. It’s Christmastime on the bayou. The fiddler, accordion player, and the rest of the band are hammering out their Cajun/French-style, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” when suddenly: who’s that blazing across the sky? Why, Santa Claus, of course, flying high on his skiff pulled by eight friendly alligators! Gaston, Pierre, Suzette, and the rest give Rudolph and his gang a run for their money as they deliver “St. Nicklus” safely to his Christmas visits.
On side two Ms. Salley tells what happens next, in the Cajun Night After Christmas, a story about St. Nick, an alligator named Pierre, and the Boudreau family, once the holiday is over. As Boudreau drifts down the bayou on a moonlit night, he rescues Pierre, and brings him back to the house as a pet. The children put aside their new toys to play with the gator, who soon begins to wonder whether he should make an escape. Before he even has a chance to think twice, a cute girl alligator makes eyes at him. When the two fall in love over a bowl of good gumbo, Pierre decides to raise a family. St. Nick visits the family every year, to bring gifts for the children and spread some good cheer!
This delightful audiocassette will put special Southern warmth in your home during the holidays and make the perfect read-along gift for any child.