Christmas in New Orleans

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"Christmas in New Orleans has always been magical. Now we know why. Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill gather the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the season, wrap them up in fascinating historical notes, and tie them together with the voices of much-loved citizens. Christmas in New Orleans is a gift to all who have lived it and a beautiful invitation to anyone who wants to join the celebration."
-Angela Hill, anchor, WWL-TV, New Orleans

"Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill give us both opportunity and ...

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Overview

"Christmas in New Orleans has always been magical. Now we know why. Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill gather the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the season, wrap them up in fascinating historical notes, and tie them together with the voices of much-loved citizens. Christmas in New Orleans is a gift to all who have lived it and a beautiful invitation to anyone who wants to join the celebration."
-Angela Hill, anchor, WWL-TV, New Orleans

"Peggy Scott Laborde and John Magill give us both opportunity and reason to enjoy the Christmas traditions of New Orleans all year long."
-Priscilla Lawrence, executive director, The Historic New Orleans Collection

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589805606
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 978,734
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin' Out, which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans and American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans. Laborde is also the coauthor of Pelican's Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way and Christmas in New Orleans.

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

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    New Orleanians memories

    Especially for those who lost so much in the engineering disaster of 2005, this is a book with pictures of many memories. I still have my photo of Santa from Maison Blanche. The historical archives of photos is priceless.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

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    A CRESCENT CITY CHRISTMAS IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER

    While many cities celebrate Christmas in ways that are unique to their area one would be hard pressed to find a city as unique and appealing during the holiday season as New Orleans. Traditions past and present are gathered for us in this keepsake volume with some 168 color photos plus black and white photos, color illustrations, and a comprehensive text. All of this thanks to Peggy Scott Laborde who has produced numerous documentaries on what is now her home city, and John Magill, curator at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

    Details of how residents greet the holiday season are featured beginning 200 years ago. That was, of course, before electricity when trees were illuminated with candles (wouldn't dream of that today!), and there were bonfires along the Mississippi River. Authors carry us through the years in 12 chapters right up to now with Benny Grunch and the Bunch.

    Each of the chapters is devoted to a different aspect of the holiday celebration - our favorite was, of course, the goings-on in the French Quarter. What is Christmas without good food? A recipe for reveillon from Chef John Besh is included as well as comments from such notable locals as Anne Rice and Irma Thomas.

    Many would probably like to visit the Crescent City during the holidays, and here's one way to do it from your armchair.

    Enjoy.

    - Gail Cooke

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