Dec 25, 2017

12/25/2017: A visit from the ghosts of Christmas economies past

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … It’s a visit from economies of Christmas past: We take a tour through Charles Dickens’ last London home and chat with an economic historian who tells us how tough times influenced the author’s storytelling and character development in “A Christmas Carol.” Afterwards, gift cards and cash have become a bigger slice of the gift-giving pie in recent years – we’ll share techniques for teaching children how to handle their holiday money.

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How the ghost of economies past influenced Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

Dec 25, 2017
The BBC’s Anu Anand takes a tour of Charles Dickens’ last London home, and chats with a historian who explains how economic hardships influenced the celebrated author’s “A Christmas Carol” classic.  Click the above audio player to hear the full interview. Stories You Might Like 12/01/2017: What happens when you pump gas into a healthy […]

(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … It’s a visit from economies of Christmas past: We take a tour through Charles Dickens’ last London home and chat with an economic historian who tells us how tough times influenced the author’s storytelling and character development in “A Christmas Carol.” Afterwards, gift cards and cash have become a bigger slice of the gift-giving pie in recent years – we’ll share techniques for teaching children how to handle their holiday money.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC