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Monday, November 30, 2009

How Dickens invented Christmas (UK)

How Dickens invented Christmas (UK)"Curator Hilary Davidson details how many of the 'traditions' associated with Christmas were first made popular by the works of Charles Dickens. Many people are familiar with 'a Christmas Carol', published in 1845, but did you know that the traditions and celebrations associated with the festival had special personal meanings for the author, which he promoted throughout his life? Discover the ways Dickens' vision of snow, puddings, cheer and goodwill influenced the invention of the Victorian Christmas, and how they still affect us today. - December 12, 2009 - Museum of London

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