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Published: 4 years ago
Rick Steves' Europe Travel Guide | Join Rick Steves for a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe. From England to Wales, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, you'll see the bright Christmas markets, hear local choirs, share holiday traditions with families…and even play in the snow.

At http://www.ricksteves.com, you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.


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What a beautiful episode - Thanks

6 days ago

Just by looking at this, I can understand how much we've fallen

1 month ago

I wish one day I can go to europe

1 month ago

Thank you! For your wonderful joyful video about Christmas in Europe.. I did enjoy to the fullest .. Happy Crimbo 🎄

1 month ago

Thank you 😍😍😍😍

1 month ago

What a wonderful, wholesome documentary. It almost brought tears to my eyes. God bless you and your family, and thank you for showcasing the colourful variety and diversity of European traditions at Christmas.

1 month ago

it is 2018 and next year i will be living in Milan Italy a world away from Smithers a small town in Northern British Columbia... happy Christmas today and everyday

1 month ago

1-12 all have a meaning and celebration must be a good time for calendar

1 month ago

cliff ford 2011-2019

1 month ago

Rick Sreves Merry Christmas ,one New year blessing thank you for share a light of Christmas in your Europe Travel Guide

1 month ago

too much attention to the Vatican

1 month ago

In the Austrian segment, I thought at first he said, "The father blesses the home with incest."

1 month ago

Belleza de video excelente 😍😍😍😍

1 month ago

Beautiful.

1 month ago

I hope Europe can preserve it's rich culture and traditions... What's going on in Europe right now is sad.

1 month ago

I love you, Brother Rick. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and God bless you in the new year!

1 month ago

I watch this with the kids every year, still.

1 month ago

Thank you for such nice documentary. I subscribed your channel

1 month ago

Actually, certain shepherds had their flocks out all year round, so this myth that the Church decided the date to match the pagans we can just add to the collection of untruths propagated against the Church. Jesus’ conception is also celebrated nine months before, and their was no pagan holiday then.

1 month ago

Pity that only half of Europe was covered. There are more wonderful traditions from Prague and Budapest to Sofia in the South, Helsinki and Tallin in the North, not to speak of St.Petersburg and Moskow -- and all the lands in-between. If I am wrong and Mr Steves or someone else did cover them in another video, please, put a link up here. :)

1 month ago

Almost 15 min talking about Britain, what a waste of time

1 month ago

Nice and cheerful Christmas celebrations. Europe observes Christmas pretty well and still keeps to the spiritual and traditional aspects of the holiday which lives up to the true meaning of Christmas. Giving, sharing, singing praises, thanksgiving and most important of it all family and all its fun!

1 month ago

The best Christmas video!

1 month ago

My friend told me that Europe has been invaded by foreigners who do not celebrate Christmas. They are darker than Europeans and practice Sherri law or something like that. He told me that they have 20 children per family and soon they will be the majority there. All of this on this video will be part of the past. But I don't know!!

1 month ago

Merry Christmas 2018 to Rick Steves and family!!!

1 month ago

Merry Christmas 2018!

1 month ago

Merry Christmas!!! ✝⛪🎄

1 month ago

I watch this every year on christmas! Love it.

1 month ago

Rick Steves' Christmas through rose-colored glasses and fantasy. The reality-- Europe, the continent of pogroms, massacres, and the Holocaust. Mass graves and blood-soaked soil throughout their land.

1 month ago

who even dislikes this video. shame.

1 month ago

The sad thing is the Europeans have all the trappings of the holiday, but once its over they put Jesus aside. So many of their churches empty. 💔

1 month ago

I would love to know who sings "Madonna nui sapimo bon giocare" at 40:16. It's lovely.

1 month ago

Why do European trees look so ghetto

1 month ago

That's amazing! Thank you Rick!

1 month ago

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

1 month ago

very pretty

1 month ago

Christmas in Germany is on the 24th not 25th. We give our gifts on Christmas Eve.

2 months ago

I love your explanations Rick Steves!! Aww the British children will leave Santa mince pies and wine- and I already know the Scottish children leave him whiskey and shortbread; guess he's a little soused Xmas day ;) Hey would you do one featuring Ukraine? Cheers!

2 months ago

I loved my Christmases in Germany and Austria--so much more emphasis on the true reason for the season. I loved that the Christmas trees do not go up until Christmas Eve and children get just a few things--not the tons of gift parents in the USA feel obligated to buy for a successful Christmas morning. I also remember between Christmas Eve and New Years most of the shops closed for the week...except for grocery stores and bakeries--they would open for a day or two midweek. This meant more time with families and friends instead of slaving at work. These countries get it all done --they work hard and play hard and keep Christmas low key in spite of the celebrations--very elegant.

2 months ago

Great video, but drop the story of Jesus. No one can prove he existed or that he was the son of god.

2 months ago

THIS WAS
THE BEST ONE I MUST SAY

2 months ago

Very good program watched on tv so glad it’s on you tube nice to know how other countries celebrate Christmas..Thank You...🇬🇧🎄👍

2 months ago

This is absolutely beautiful...Xmas in America is too commercialized....
Americans don't appreciate the true meaning of Xmas

2 months ago

I want to enjoy Christmas in Europe at least once in my lifetime

2 months ago

Not sure how old is video is but wonder if Christmas is celebrated the same in Europe today

2 months ago

Good God, just read through the comments. People arguing over who has the better Christmas, while watching a Christmas video, at Christmas time. Wow.

2 months ago

Jesus was not born on December 25th Shepherds would not be out in the fields in December. I've been there and believe me it's cold in the December nights. It's a pagan festival.

2 months ago

GOOD OLD ENGLAND.
IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMILY..

2 months ago

EUROPE...
THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD....
RICH IN TRADITIONS.......

2 months ago

The French really have to stop eating foie gras in Christmas and any time. The way that its produced is so cruel that its sickening.

2 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone!

2 months ago

One thumbs up isn’t enough

2 months ago

Matt White agreed!

2 months ago