copyright 1946; "A Christmas Carol ; The Chimes; The Cricket On The Hearth"; illustrated by Howard Simon; The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
"Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, Christmas trees, lights, the baby Jesus, and, of course, presents. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim. Christmas has been popular for centuries, and it only continues to get more popular today, with Christmas season extending months in advance of December 25. And though much has been written of Christmas, its exact origins are still mysterious. Historians are unsure what date Jesus was born on, or whether Christmas Day coincides with previous pagan holidays.
The most famous Christmas tale of all is doubtless A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. The story has been remade and retold in countless permutations in cartoons and on TV. Scrooge and Tiny Tim, and the other memorable characters are a regular presence in the Christmas season. Dickens wrote several Christmas-themed stories, which have been collected in this edition."--publisher.