Episode 66: Christmas Eve Adventures Along The Levees
Some places are known for their snow at Christmas time; Louisiana’s river parishes are known for their fire on Christmas Eve.
Chicago-based filmmaker Mark Niedelson joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with podcast producer Kelly Massicot to discuss his documentary “Papa Noel: The Legacy of the Levee Bonfires.” The production, which is available through the resources of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), tells the story as centered in the St. James Parish town of Gramercy and spread along the River Road levee.
Oh yes, we’ll also speculate on the true origin of the bonfires. It may not be what you have heard.
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