England to Norway, Burgundy to Bavaria,
and Rome to the top of the Swiss Alps, Rick
Steves’ European Christmas 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. With enchanting
photos and more than a dozen recipes,
this great gift book captures the spirit
of the season perfectly.
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 book is the companion to that PBS
The Christmas we know today is a rich
and fascinating mix of traditions that
came over on the boat — an 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,
you’ll learn something new — or
old — about Christmas.