An Indianapolis radio station that plays all Christmas music for a month or so every year commented that before Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol (1843) that Christmas was very commercialized. England was in the industrial revolution and gin mills abounded. The lower classes worked 6 or 7 days a week and Christmas was just another day to get drunk and carry on. Dickens emphasized Faith, Family, and Home and that was the beginning of the end of the worst social horrors connected with Christmas. What do you think?