Much like a Hispanic celebration of Christmas on Christmas Eve filled with friends, family, tamales, and cerveza - many Creoles celebrate Christmas Eve with friends, family, a big pot of gumbo and a lot of liquor.
Instead of listening to oldies - many from southern Louisiana dance to Zydeco in a dance that seems like a more lively two-step.
Not to be confused with the Second Line genre popularized in New Orleans, Zydeco is a bit more country.
A bit more raw.
A lot more fun.
The next time you find yourself down on the bayou during Christmas - skip the traditional Christmas day celebrations.
Instead, try to find a lively Creole Christmas Eve party.
C'est Le Bon Temps Roulez!