By Marc Weingarten
Updated December 05, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

The famed producer Allen Toussaint brings a dash of Big Easy panache to this soul-stirring collection of Christmas music by artists on his NYNO label. Highlights of A New Orleans Christmas: the New Birth Brass Band’s punch-drunk ”Jingle Bells” and Ray-mond Myles’ smoldering ”O Holy Night.” B