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Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas

Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas: Griff Rhys Jones reveals how Dickens created the idea of a traditional family Christmas through one of his best-known books, A Christmas Carol. From the moment it was published in 1843, the story of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge captured the imagination of Victorian Britain.     Santa Claus, Christmas cards and crackers were invented around the same time, but it was Dickens's book that boosted the craze for Christmas, above all promoting the idea…

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Read more about the article Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat – Christmas Special
Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat - Christmas Special

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat – Christmas Special

Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat - Christmas Special: The Christmas tree is up, the tea lights are sparkling, wood is burning in the fire pit, and it’s the culinary highlight of the festive season and the year. Nigella is indulging in a little kitchen-table tourism with food from near and far to warm up the winter evenings and add a special sparkle to the season.     Expect wintry walks bolstered by warming and celebratory food and drink: melt-in-the-mouth Linzer cookies,…

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