Down deep in the bayous of the Atchafalaya Basin in the heart of Acadian country, Cajun children enjoy fishing and crabbing in the surrounding waters and hunted wildlife and game found in their swampland. But like children all over the world, when winter comes around, their thoughts turn to the Christmas holidays and they anxiously await the arrival of their very own "Bayou Santa," whom they lovingly call Papa Noel.

While I can't say this story is exactly how he came to be, it is how I remember it, and it stays where we keep all of our magical memories-in that wonderful corner of our mind we call our imagination...

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