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Miss Lucy's Classic Cajun Christmas (2001)



Genre: Holiday special

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Breaux Bridge, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2001-12-1

Duration: 00:24:51

Subjects: Zaunbrecher, Lucy Henry, 1938- | Holidays | Christmas | Vermilionville | Acadian Village (Lafayette, La.) | Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant | Natchitoches Meat Pie | Natchitoches Christmas Festival | Bonfires on the Levee | Hayes, Hunter, 1991- | PARADES | Christmas lights


  • Zaunbrecher, Lucy Henry Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Yancey, Allegra Nevils Producer
  • Bailey, Jarad Photographer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Mitchum, Steve Photographer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • McKenzie, Lucy Suzanne Guest
  • Lasyone, Jim Interviewee
  • Pellerin, Ray Interviewee
  • Angelle, Jennifer Interviewee


In this Christmas special from December 1, 2001, Ms. Lucy travels around Louisiana to explore Cajun Christmas traditions. In Lafayette, she visits with Papa Noel at Vermilionville and tours the Christmas lights at Acadian Village with her granddaughter, Lucy Suzanne McKenzie. While in Natchitoches, she eats a traditional Creole Christmas meal with Bobby DeBlieux at the Taunte Houpee’ Inn, talks to Jim Lasyone about his Natchitoches meat pies, explores Linda Lou Ropp’s collection of Santa figurines at the Laureate House, and attends the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights. Ms. Lucy then visits the Bonfires on the Levees in St. James Parish and attends the Cajun Christmas Bayou Parade along Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge, including a performance by Hunter Hayes. Lastly, Ms. Lucy reads the “Cajun Night Before Christmas” by Trosclair with illustrations by James Rice.