By 1860, many well-off families in the UK had a Christmas tree in the parlour.

‘A Christmas Carol’ author Charles Dickens’ descendant on the origins of Christmas traditions

It was during Victorian times in Britain that Christmas became a national holiday, and the author’s seasonal short stories and books ushered in many of the traditions associated with the festival

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By 1860, many well-off families in the UK had a Christmas tree in the parlour.
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