Christmas in New Orleans Hardback

by John H. Magill; Peggy Scott Laborde;

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Christmas in New Orleans

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Oak trees are aglow with white twinkling lights, the scent of spicy gumbo fills the air, and the jolly sounds of Benny Grunch and the Bunch play on the radio. These are the sure signs that it is Christmas in the Crescent City, and naturally, New Orleanians celebrate the season with unique style. In this inviting volume, authors Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill explore how locals of this eclectic city have observed the holiday from the 1800s to the present. From Christmas day feasts to decorations adorning picturesque homes along the avenue, this festive book fondly recalls a variety of traditions. Readers are taken back two centuries, before the advent of electricity, when lush trees were illuminated with candlesticks, pious Creoles prayed in a church constructed of cypress logs, and eager children received presents of tin toys and porcelain teapots. There are reflections on the musings of Mr. Bingle, City Parks Celebration in the Oaks, and bonfires along the Mississippi River. In twelve enlightening chapters, the authors cover many different aspects of Christmas, such as the celebrations in the French Quarter, the favored cuisine of the season, Hanukkah, and Twelfth Night.
Complete with pictures from private and public collections, a reveillon recipe from Chef John Besh, and recollections from notable New Orleanians, including Anne Rice and Irma Thomas, this stunning book is perfect for Louisiana locals, or those who simply love the city.

Christmas in New Orleans by John H. Magill; Peggy Scott Laborde was published by Pelican Publishing Co in September 2009. The ISBN for Christmas in New Orleans is 9781589805606.

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Details for Christmas in New Orleans

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPelican Publishing Co (September 2009)
Number of Pages240
Thickness23 mm
Height280 mm
Width216 mm
Product Code4456932
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