- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 1598800396
- ISBN-13: 978-1598800395
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Rick Steves' European Christmas (英語)
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From 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. 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. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
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 there--economically 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 traveler's 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. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
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There are so many memorable scenes, but a favorite is Steve's and his family visiting friends in the Swiss Alps. They ski and sled in breathtaking scenery and then stop at a hut to warm up and enjoy a rich cheese fondue. It is then after dark, and they return home skiing by candlelight. The extras include Midnight Mass in Rome by the Pope and additional choral music. This DVD is a unique treasure. It is filled with beautiful sights and sounds and it improves with repeated watching and it is worth every penny.
London, England: Trafalgar Square and Somerset House
Drobak, Norway: December 13th Holiday of Santa Lucia
Oslo, Norway: Norwegian Girls Choir
Paris France: Best Dressed Tree Exhibit
Burgundy, France: The tradition of a winter picnic in the woods was feautured.
Nurenberg,Germany: Rick provided informative details of Martin Luther's legacy in this area.
Salzburg, Austria: The Christmas Carol "Silent Night" originated in Austria.
Rome and Tuscany Italy: Information was featured on how this area makes the history of Christmas relatable in a modern way in Italy.
Switzerland: Scenes were shown of the beautiful Alps area, and of Rick and his family joyfully mingling with some of the local families living in Switzerland.
I also found the Christmas music and vocals used throughout the showing to be very beautiful. Many of the countries that were visited showed groups of people singing Christmas carols together (which I thought is a nice addition to the theme of this dvd). All of the countries that were featured in this dvd for European Christmas traditions were wonderful to watch. However, the two countries that really captured my attention the most for visiting Europe during the Christmas season are Germany and Austria. I love music, and the fact that it plays a major part of Germany's Christmas traditions was something that I found interesting (the well known Germany composers:Bach,Beethoven, and Mozart were briefly mentioned). The feature of Austria also stood out for me because my husband's grandmother is from Vienna, and I also found it fascinating that the well known song that is "Silent Night" originated here. This dvd is certainly worth obtaining if you intend to visit any part of Western Europe during the Christmas season and/or you are interested in knowing about European Christmas traditions.
I watched this on PBS with my mom and then ordered it for her birthday. I've enjoyed almost every Rick Steeves show that I've watched, and this was no exception. He's an experienced traveler and tour guide, and he puts that expertise to good use here by showing how people celebrate Christmas round the world. Every nation and tribe and group of people has its own unique way of celebrating this majestic holiday, and this video shows but a few. I was fascinated by all the various traditions and would enjoy spending Christmas abroad one day. But for those of us unable to travel, this is a great way to see the world from home.
Because there are so few cultures represented here (7, I think), I'd like to see a few more of these featuring other countries and groups of people.