“We spent Christmas Day in 2010 in Bamberg Germany.” That’s how I would answer the question from my Christmas talking points list that reads, “Did you ever celebrate Christmas in another place?” Bamberg was one of the stops on a holiday river cruise. For the first time in eight years they had snow in Bamberg for Christmas and it turned the city into a beautiful place. We spent hours walking through the cobblestone streets. Two highlights were stopping at one of Bamberg’s nine breweries to sample three kinds of beer and eat huge salty pretzels just out of the oven. As it grew dark we stood outside the huge Catholic Church to listen to the bells ringing carols through the cold air. On board our ship that night our Christmas dinner ended with the waiters turning off all the lights in the dining room and then parading to our table with trays of flaming Baked Alaska.