As Christmas is getting closer and closer, I have noticed more and more of a presence of Charles Dickens. I always associated A Christmas Carol with Christmas obviously, but I guess I did not know enough about Charles Dickens to both notice how prevalent he is during the holiday season and how he could be so prevalent during the holiday season. Every time I go online, I see a Charles Dickens quiz, an invite to a Charles Dickens Festival, a televised Charles Dickens special, or something of that kind. As we have discussed in class, Dickens wrote about the Christmas spirit in a way that was spreading cheer and simply advertising a certain lifestyle during Christmas. It appears this lifestyle is here to stay and so is Dickens, but especially during Christmas time. I have included links to different Dickens events and articles below.