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While scholars generally cite "Bleak House," "David Copperfield," and "Tale of Two Cities" as Charles Dickens' best novels, holiday enthusiasts tend to revere "A Christmas Carol" as his greatest cultural contribution. Despite being only one of several Christmas-themed books penned by Dickens, it is by far the most famous, with characters such as Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Tiny Tim firmly entrenched within the modern Christmas narrative. An excellent example of the popularity of Dickens' literary universe is in its physical embodiment as the collectible porcelain houses available from Department 56. The Dept. 56 Dickens Village, introduced in 1984, anchors the larger Heritage Village collection. While containing smaller elements of other Dickens works such as "Nicholas Nickleby," "Oliver Twist," and "The Old Curiosity Shop," the tendency toward Christmas themes guarantees that the "Christmas Carol" characters occupy a starring role. As the holidays are always seemingly creeping around the corner, take advantage of the convenient shipping options offered by sellers on eBay to get a head start on setting up your miniature winter wonderland today.

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