Rudolph the Red Nosed Alligator? Look who’s pulling Santa’s sleigh!

December 16, 2016 | Updated: 2:17 p.m., December 16, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - It's beginning to look nothing like Christmas.

But at a New Orleans workshop, it's busier than the North Pole on December 24.

That's because Jonathan Bertuccelli's got a plan to replace Santa's reindeer with alligators.

WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood wants you to meet the man who's re-writing the Christmas story with Louisiana style.

He's got a family history of building floats and fun for Mardi Gras and parades across the country.  It's a business started by his dad.

Now, he's created nine alligators. They are sixteen feet long.

It's hard to tell Dasher from Dancer.

But you'll recognize the one with the red nose.