The Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens. First Published on December 19, 1843 and losely based on the tale of Gabriel Grub in THE PICKEWICK PAPERS.
We all know the story.
The book redefined the spirit the spirit and importance of Christmas. It initiated a seasonal rebirth of merriment associatd withthe holidays. (Long suppressed by 17th century Puritan thinking).
It's depiction of the holiday reinvented the feeling of goodwill and family gatherings.