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Dickens and Christmas: Dickens was the first novelist to use the phrase ‘Merry Christmas’

Dickens and Christmas: Dickens was the first novelist to use the phrase ‘Merry Christmas’
Thursday 7th December 2023. Our Christmas lecture
Jane Tapley
A Christmas version of his life and times. Dickens was often referred to as Jolly Old Christmas because of his highly popular short stories especially written for the festive season. He was also the first novelist to use the words Merry Christmas thus starting a trend that is still popular today.