Did Dickens invent Christmas?

Christmas is, of course, the celebration a certain event in Bethlehem, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. But the immediate and enduring success of A Christmas Carol (1843) has played an important role in shaping the secular elements of the modern festival.  

A Christmas Carol Audiobook (abridged) 
Fred & the Christmas Ghost? (playscript/worksheet)

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