It is 175 years since Charles Dickens introduced the world to his vision of Christmas in A Christmas Carol, and from the outset it proved extremely popular.
Within six days the entire publication run of 6,000 copies had sold out. Within six weeks theatre modifications had hit London’s theatres.
The Victorians of the early 1840 s clearly did not “ve got a problem with” maintaining the Christmas spirit going.
And nor did Dickens – although six weeks would probably be pushing it a little too far even for him.
For the famous writer was someone who took the festive period very seriously and his novella encapsulated the things he enjoyed most about the season.