Christmas in America: A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season

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Christmas in America: A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season

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A New Edition of Peter Guttman's Dazzling Photographic Treasury of Holiday Lights and Celebrations

Nothing reminds us of the good things in life—family, friendship, food, and good cheer—more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions, ceremonies, spectacles, and pastimes of the holiday season throughout the United States. Delve into the landscapes and streetscapes of Christmas in America and you can almost smell the frosted scent of snow-covered pines, of chestnuts roasting, and of family meals being shared.

In the East, we find the spirit of the season in a cozy Vermont country inn, or an “army of elves” in a Philadelphia parade, or the sweeping grace of the sugar plum fairies in the Nutcracker Suite. In the heartland, we dogsled through a crystal wilderness in Minnesota and discover blazing bonfires in Louisiana. The snowy cliffs of the Grand Canyon, steam trains weaving high amongst the Rockies, the textured pueblos of New Mexico, the almost heavenly night sky of Utah’s Monument Valley, and the indescribable glazed beauty of Yosemite reflect the West. Like the holiday season itself, Christmas in America is a treasure.

Peter Guttman is a photographer, writer, author, lecturer, television personality, and adventurer, who has traveled on assignment to all seven continents and over 250 countries. He has been named a Fellow at The Explorers Club, received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Storytelling, has three times won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Travel Writers Society, and was named finalist in the international Travel Photographer of the Year competition. Guttman was the creator of the iPad’s first number-one bestselling travel app, has had solo exhibitions at Sotheby’s and the United Nations, and his work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Geo, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, the New York Times and Outside. He was honored with the Power of the Image Award in Beijing, China, where he was cited as one of “twenty of the world’s most influential photographers."