Lessons in the "famouswriters" Category

Why do we dream of a white Christmas? - 2

Why do we dream of a white Christmas? Why do we get Christmas cards with snow on them?

The culprit is the writer Charles Dickens. His childhood coincided with a decade of freakishly cold winters. Thus in his writings he describes persistently a Britain smothered in snow on Christmas Day, his inspiration coming from his childhood.

Six of Dickens’s first nine Christmases were white. One of these fell in the winter of 1813-14, when Britain’s last Frost Fair was held on a frozen River Thames in London and Dickens was nearly two years old.

Category: Christmas / Charles Dickens / Snow