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Care Experienced writer, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) had significant influence on how Christmas is celebrated in the West.
Scrooge (A Christmas Carol in U.S.) 1951 British Christmas fantasy drama film. Starrign Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, An adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol (1843). On Christmas Eve 1843, Scrooge tells two businessmen that he has no intention of celebrating Christmas. At his workplace, he refuses to donate to two men collecting for the poor. His nephew, Fred, invites him to dinner the next day, but Scrooge refuses, disparaging Fred for having married against his will. Scrooge reluctantly gives his poor clerk Bob Cratchit a paid holiday, but expects him back to work earlier the next day.

Scrooge returns home and sees the door-knocker transform into the face of his long-dead partner, Jacob Marley. Inside the house, Jacob Marley appears as a ghost before Scrooge, warning that he must repent or suffer being forever bound in chains after death. He further warns Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits; the first will arrive at one o'clock. Frightened by the visitation, Scrooge takes refuge in his bed. There have been many adaptations of A Christmas Carol as far back as 1901 with the lates in 2021.

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