Various Artists

A Cajun Christmas [Empire]

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A Cajun Christmas blends longtime Christmas favorites like "White Christmas" and "Jingle Bells" with a number of Cajun-specific Christmas songs like "It's Christmas Time in Louisiana" and "Christmas on the Bayou." Don't expect to hear traditional readings of the longtime classics, though. When the Jambalaya Cajun Band performs "Frosty the Snowman," for example, they give it their own Cajun twist and give a familiar favorite some new, spicy flavor. While these longtime Christmas favorites done Cajun style no doubt prove engaging, it's the Cajun-specific songs in particular that prove to be this album's highlights. Marsha Brown starts the album out with "Cajun Christmas" and lets you know that even though this may be a Christmas album, it's far from your standard Bing Crosby album. Other songs like "Christmas in Cajun Land" and "Auld Lang Syne" make this even more clear. It's this blend of familiar favorites and Cajun-specific songs that make A Cajun Christmas far from your ordinary Christmas album -- it's the sort of Christmas album that can put a little extra spice in your holiday.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:22
2
3:21
3
2:27
4 3:29
5 4:41
6 2:22
7 3:22
8 2:28
9 4:24
10 2:53
11 4:16
12 3:07
13 2:15
14
2:23
15 3:30
16 2:13
17 3:09
18 2:13
19 2:48
20 2:40
21 2:13
22 3:40
23 1:46
24 2:20
25 3:21
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