a little bit of Cajun in our Christmas

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I love, absolutely love, the day that the Christmas tubs and containers come down from the attic.

I love, positively love, opening each one and unwrapping all the treasures we have accumulated over the years.

I love, incredibly love, children’s Christmas books.

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So first… my all-time favorite Christmas tale, The Polar Express.

Illustrations are the bomb and Chris Van Allsburg is phenomenal.

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Luke is originally from Louisiana and has a Cajun uncle.  Uncle Aaron speaks fluent Cajun French and I just love to hear him speak.  Really cool and unlike any other accent around.

This book is a family favorite and when Luke reads it with that Cajun accent, we are delighted.  There is never just one reading, it is requested over and over and over.  I have become quite good at reading it but often have to stop and giggle at how funny I sound.

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The classic tale of jolly old St. Nicholas has been transported to a Louisiana bayou.  Santa Claus is now dressed in muskrat from his head to his toes, while his skiff is piled high with toys, and hitched to eight friendly alligators.

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It is just … perfect.

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So try it out and see if you are not giggling a little by the last word.

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Here are the 8 friendly gators.  So very awesome.

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