Only in Louisiana indeed!
Alligators replacing reindeer? Only in Louisiana, where Cajun Night Before Christmas author James Rice created a muskrat-wearing St. Nick whose gators fly with different names (“Ha, Gaston! Ha, Tiboy! Ha, Pierre an’ Alceé…”). We asked five Bayou State tastemakers to share their favorite lines and memories from the swamp-based story, including beloved artist George Rodrigue who passed away last weekend.
“When I was young, I was captivated by the sketches of the Louisiana I knew, with bayous, skiffs, and even alligators.”
“It’s a classic tale spun in a Southern way. And who doesn’t love the idea of 8 alligators instead of reindeer(?)”
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