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Did Charles Dickens end a lot of commercialization of Christmas?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by church mouse guy, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

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    Well, OK it its true then give credit where credit is due.

    However the theology underlying A Christmas Carol is spiritist and occult with manifestations of ghosts, hauntings, etc...

    HankD
     
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