In Natchitoches at the Christmas Festival, you watch two parades, shop for crafts, eat alligator on a stick and blooming onions. Then after dark there’s this amazing fireworks and laser/music show. What next? Why, stop by a friend’s house for a snack and some music. There was chili, gumbo, a roasted hog, couchon de lait, turkey, various liquid refreshments. Also a great band local band, “Downtown.” Here, they’re joined by Johnny Earthquake, lead singer of another long-time local band.