Welcome to Jingle Jangle Christmas New Orleans Style!





New Orleans & South Louisiana Christmas







New Orleanians singing Christmas Carols
Photo courtesy of NOTMC/Toby Armstrong

New Orleanians singing Christmas Carols in
Jackson Square in front of the
St. Louis Cathedral






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Papa Noel
Photo courtesy of NOTMC/David Richmond

Papa Noel, representing New Orleans as
Santa Claus, is a blend of 18th and 19th century
French, Creole, and Cajun cultures. Here he leads a
Second Line through the French Quarter with music
by the Riverwalk Jazz Band.






Bonfire on Levee
Photo courtesy of NOTMC/David Richmond

Bonfires on the levee of the Mississippi
River light the way for Papa Noel
down to the bayous.






Historic characters
Photo courtesy of NOTMC/David Spielman

Historic characters strolling through the
French Quarter and telling stories of
a bygone era.






Fairmont Hotel Christmas
Photo courtesy of NOTMC/David Richmond

The Fairmont Hotel's spectacular block-long lobby
lined with flocked Christmas trees and angel
hair ceilings decorated with lights and ornaments.






Celebration in the Oaks in City Park
Photo courtesy of NOTMC/Paul Combel

Celebration in the Oaks in City Park, during the
month of December, with its over
two million sparkling lights and displays.



Click Here for City Park's Celebration in the Oaks








The 2006 WYES - TV PBS New Orleans documentary
"Christmas in New Orleans" features my original theory
on how Mr. Bingle possibly received his name.
 


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"Christmas in New Orleans"
WYES-TV documentary DVD
(Ashleigh Austin's Personal Collection)


CLICK HERE for WYES-TV NEW ORLEANS


To read my original theory essay, click link below:
 
Mr. Bingle|Jingle, Jangle Christmas Page 10









I Love New Orleans
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"I Love New Orleans" Ornament
This was given to me as a gift
from my niece for Christmas 2006.
(Ashleigh Austin's Personal Collection)







Click Here for Louisiana Christmas Greeting Cards!









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Nottoway Plantation
White Castle, LA
Christmas Season
Circa 1970s-80s
Photo and Publisher:  Bernard F. Holmes
Baton Rouge, LA
(Ashleigh Austin's Personal Collection)










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