Program 270: International Christmas Party

Release Date: 12-24-2011


Rick celebrates Christmas with friends from near and far, hearing about holiday traditions from Holland and Hungary, Sicily and Scotland, learning about the unique ways people light up the season in Santa Fe, and discovering how scientists at a research station in Antarctica make merry, plus listeners share some of their favorite Christmas memories from holiday travels.


  • Elisabeth van Hest, tour guide born in the Netherlands
  • Travel writer Zora O’Neill, author of Moon New Mexico guidebooks
  • Alfio di Mauro and Tommaso Pante, tour guides from Sicily
  • Ken Hanley and Ann Doig, tour guides from Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Levante Nagy and Etelka Perine Barecz, tour guides to Hungary
  • Fen Montaigne, author of "Fraser's Penguins" (Henry Holt)