Excellent post!! Getting into the Xmas spirit!!
Charles Dickens rediscovered the great Christian festival that had been on the wane in Great Britain since the latter part of the eighteenth century. The fact is that Dickens more than anybody else revived the English Christmas traditions which had nearly died out.
Professor Les Standiford, author of The Man Who Invented Christmas, says: “Dickens is responsible for Christmas as we know it. He obviously didn’t invent it as an idea, but what he did with A Christmas Carol began the process that led to what we have today.”
Christmas was barely celebrated at the start of the 1800s and December 25 was just a normal working day.“The holiday was still suffering the effects of the Puritan era and seen as a Pagan enterprise,” says Professor Standiford.
“The publication of A Christmas Carol added an emotional component to Christmas and changed it. We will never know what Christmas…
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