The Man Who Invented Christmas
When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, he changed the way the holiday is celebrated, revived his career, and created a tale that has become one of the most popular and enduring Christmas stories of all time. Tomorrow, December 19th, is the anniversary of the original publication of "A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas". Here at the AADL you can pick up a copy of Les Standiford's new book The Man Who Invented Christmas : How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits for a behind the scenes look at the holiday classic. Standiford says his title is "a bit of an exaggeration — but not much." Happy Holidays!