Our Obsession with Christmas

Our Obsession with Christmas

Constant Wonder - Season 1, Episode 7 , Segment 1

S1 E7: Making the Modern Christmas

Episode: S1 E7: Making the Modern Christmas

  • Dec 20, 2021 11:00 am
  • 35:09 mins

Charles Dickens’ young life sounds like it came straight out of "A Christmas Carol." His father was arrested and sent to debtors’ prison, and young Dickens went to work in a factory to help support the family. Learn more about the man who started the Victorian obsession with Christmas and penned the most beloved Christmas classic of all time. Guest: Lucinda Hawksley, broadcaster, lecturer, great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, author of "Dickens and Christmas"