Monday, December 8, 2008
Countdown To Christmas - Here Come Sandy Claws
By gumbo it's getting close to Christmas, and in celebration of the international spirit of this festivo cajun* - O Tannenbaum (Oh Christmas Tree), Feliz Navidad (seen it for years, but not a clue what it means) - it's time to fire up the yule blog with a fistful of creole flavoured critters. So, Kick off your boots, put down that alligator, light your clay pipe, give your cousin a squeeze and your squeeze box a kiss (or is it the other way around?) and shake a festive leg to this fistful of swamp dweller stompers..
Hadley Castille the 'cajun swamp fiddler' (his phrase not mine), has a name uncannily close to one of my childhood haunts, and a sight still seen daily on my shuntings to London - Hadleigh Castle
Hadley Castille - Up on a Housetop
Hadley Castille - Blue Christmas
Justin Wilson (who he?) has the loose boozy bumble of a chap that's been necking the nog like a champ - zshingle bellsh indeed!
Justin Wilson - Jingle Bells
Justin Wilson - Here Comes Santa Claus
*Yes I'm aware I'm really pushing my luck with this, but please - take it with a pinch of 'Carry On Christmas'