Christmas Eve Across Europe – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

Christmas Eve Across Europe – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite


Christmas Eve is finally here,
and right about now, all across Europe, our friends are celebrating
this long-anticipated night in their own unique ways. Down the chimney St. Nicholas
came with a bound… In England, the family
snuggles together, anticipating the arrival
of Father Christmas. [ Crowd singing carol ] Up in Norway, they’re
joining hands in song. Joyeux Noel! In Burgundy, a toast
starts the réveillon. And Delphine’s beef
is finally done. [ Exclamations and applause ] In Austria,
the children discover what their grandparents
have been hiding from them. Final touches
are made to the Bethlehem
being created in Tuscany. [ Bell pealing ] And at the Vatican,
people pack St. Peter’s, as millions
around the world share a sacred
and glorious Midnight Mass. ♪ hark, how the bells,
sweet silver bells ♪ ♪ all seem to say
throw cares away ♪ ♪ Christmas is here
bringing good cheer ♪ ♪ to young and old,
meek and the bold ♪ ♪ ding, dong, ding, dong,
that is the song ♪ ♪ with joyful ring,
all caroling ♪ ♪ one seems to hear
words of good cheer ♪ ♪ from everywhere
filling the air ♪ ♪ oh, how they pound,
raising the sound ♪ ♪ o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale ♪ ♪ gaily they ring,
while people sing ♪ ♪ songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here ♪ ♪ merry, merry, merry,
merry Christmas ♪ ♪ merry, merry, merry,
merry Christmas ♪ ♪ Christmas is here
bringing good cheer ♪ ♪ to young and old,
meek and the bold ♪ ♪ ding, dong, ding, dong,
that is the song ♪ ♪ with joyful ring,
all caroling ♪ ♪ one seems to hear
words of good cheer ♪ ♪ from everywhere
filling the air ♪ ♪ oh, how they pound,
raising the sound ♪ ♪ o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale ♪ ♪ gaily they ring,
while people sing ♪ ♪ songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here ♪ ♪ merry, merry, merry,
merry Christmas ♪ ♪ merry, merry, merry,
merry Christmas ♪ ♪ on, on they send
on without end ♪ ♪ their joyful tone
to every home ♪ ♪ on, on they send
on without end ♪ ♪ their joyful tone
to every home ♪♪

38 thoughts on “Christmas Eve Across Europe – Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide – Travel Bite

  1. First off – Merry Christmas Mr. Steves, to you and your family.

    Quick addition to anyone thinking to travel for Christmas. Most of Italy, and the UK are effectively shut down Christmas Eve through the day after.

    Fun fact – Isle of Skye is REALLY closed at that time, and all five restaurants are booked; all three petrol stations are shut from about the 24th-26th as well.

  2. Merry Christmas Rick Steves, thank you for all the adventuresome armchair travels with you, my most favorites were the Travel as a Political Act…may God protect and provide for you and all you love! cheers! and to an exciting 2020! _o_x

  3. Merry Christmas Rick Steves! I have European Christmas both as a DVD and in digital form… and have already watched it three times this year. I'll be watching it again tonight… as I do every Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas… Happy Holidays… Happy New Year!

  4. Merry Christmas from Trinidad and Tobago and warm wishes for a happy New Year for all. GOD bless. I enjoyed the Carol of the Bells performance. Who are they (ie the singers)?

  5. Rick Steves and Team, Merry Christmas. Wishing you all the best for upcoming new year. Waiting for the best agenda's travel in 2020. MGBU.

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