It started in October 1843 when Charles Dickens wrote one of his most famous and best-loved books, A Christmas Carol.
Today many think of Dickens as the creator of our modern Christmas spirit.
Coca-Cola gave us the red-coated Santa and Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree.
But we need to thank Charles Dickens for the modern Christmas spirit. Dickens inspires the festival activities like no one else.
Even our perception of the perfect Christmas being white one comes from Dickens. In his classic A Christmas Carol there are references to snow because his childhood in the 1810s included several snowy winters in a short period.
Would you like to experience a Dickens’ Christmas?
Plan to spend Christmas in London.
London hotel suggestions offering a Christmas spirit
LondonTown offers a convenient booking system for excellent hotels near London Christmas activities
TheTelegraph is a helpful review of the best hotels in London for Christmas.
Take a Dickens’ walk
dickenslondontours offers seasonal walking tours through Dickens’ London.
dickensmuseum.com offers a costume Dickens walk that begins in the heart of historic London and wanders the old alleyways where Dickens began his festive A Christmas Carol.
nowherethis is a fantastic blog guiding people who want to imbibe in some holiday spirits at local pubs and “Get Drunk with Dickens”.
Have a very Merry Christmas.