A Dickens Christmas
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Charles Dickens' 1843 A Christmas Carol spearheaded the Victorian revival of Christmas as a holiday, and this event lets you see how Dickens drew on multiple traditions to create the modern notion of Christmas as a time of get-togethers, overeating, choral music and the general having of a good time.
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Reviews & features
A Dickens Christmas and Forgotten Carols ensure a very literary Christmas9 Dec 2013
Both events celebrate the history of the holiday via lesser known folk songs and A Christmas Carol
Cast your imagination back to London at the beginning of the 19th century: it’s smelly, it’s dirty, it’s smoggy, and there’s a begging urchin on every street. No wonder the world of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel A Christmas Carol was so appealing. It…