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From England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria, and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, Rick Steves European Christmas Blu-Ray gets you a seat at the family feast, up in the loft with the finest choirs, and into the kitchen with grandma and her best-kept holiday secrets.
After producing a hundred travel shows, Rick Steves and his public television crew finally went to Europe for Christmas. And the cameras were rolling. As only they can, Rick and his gang brought home a vivid and authentic portrait of how Europeans celebrate the holiday. This Blu-Ray includes:
14 complete live concert performances of music
2004 Midnight Mass at St. Peters Basilica (Pope John Paul II)
Christkind Interview by Rick Steves
A slide show of images from the television prodictions
The Christmas we know today is a rich and fascinating mix of traditions that came over on the boatan ancient celebration with pre-Christian roots. From yule logs to mistletoe, from singing shepherds to the split personalities of Santa, from traditional recipes to the top ten ways to celebrate in Paris, youll learn something newor oldabout Christmas.
About the Author
Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. He gives travelers inside information on where to stay, what to visit, and how to get thereeconomically and hassle-free. With Rick as their guide, travelers can delve into European culture, make friends with the locals, and experience everything Europe has to offer.
Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. His travelers library of over 50 best-selling books and videos have sold more than two million copies and his award-winning television series, Rick Steves Europe, is now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (www.ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.