Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol
One of the UK’s greatest writers of novels Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 – two years after the first Christmas tree was put up in Britain by Prince Albert and the same year as the first Christmas Card was sent.
This story popularised the revival of Christmas traditions and celebrations and in some ways leads us to the Christmas that we celebrate today.
You can watch the 1951 film here:
or read the full text here:
If you haven’t the time for the FULL version here is the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre version:
And a Merry Christmas to everybody!