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Rick Steves' European Christmas


Program Description

After producing more than 100 travel shows, Rick Steves and his television crew finally celebrate Christmas in Europe. The result is a picturesque celebration in RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS, a co-production of Back Door Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting. This colorful montage of the holiday’s rich history of traditions explores the sights and sounds of celebrations in Bath, Paris, Oslo, and Burgundy as well as the timeless traditions of Nuremberg, Salzburg and Tuscany in a European snapshot of Christmas. A consistent top performer in pledge drives through the years, Steves’ latest contribution, RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS is sure to grab the attention of the wanderlust traveler and entice support for your public television station with a magnificent companion book, DVD and CD. The program is distributed through PBS Fundraising Programming. Funding for RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS was provided by PBS Viewers and PBS.

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Premiere

New two-hour extended version premiered on PBS stations nationwide in December 2006.

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London's Town Crier rings in the Christmas season.

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London’s Town Crier rings in the Christmas season.

Young Santa Lucias in Drobak, Norway brighten the season with their namesake's traditional tune.

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Young Santa Lucias in Drobak, Norway brighten the season with their namesake’s traditional tune.

2000 twinkling trees line the famous Champs d'Elysee boulevard in Paris.

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2000 twinkling trees line the famous Champs d’Elysee boulevard in Paris.

The Bavarian "Christkind" tells eager children "If you're very, very gentle, you can touch my wings."

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The Bavarian “Christkind” tells eager children “If you’re very, very gentle, you can touch my wings.”

Tyrolians in Salzburg, Austria fire shots from the castle at the top of the city to scare off evil spirits.

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Tyrolians in Salzburg, Austria fire shots from the castle at the top of the city to scare off evil spirits.

Rick and family huddle together for the holidays in the alpine town of Gimmelwald, Switzerland.

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Rick and family huddle together for the holidays in the alpine town of Gimmelwald, Switzerland.

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