With A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens created a modern fairy tale and shaped our ideas of Christmas.
The Penguin English Library Edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
"Every idiot who goes around with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding"
Charles Dickens's tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had, along with Dickens's other Christmas writings, a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory.
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