The press praised it as a brilliant blend of technology and tradition, calling it "a giant leap forward in holiday revelry".
Each year since, millions of children and adults worldwide have helped make chatting with Santa into a 21st century Christmas tradition.
A major turning point occured in 1843, when Charles Dickens wrote the novel "A Christmas Carol".
This helped revive the spirit of Christmas due to the large popularity of the book, which portrayed the holiday as a time of family, goodwill, and compassion.
Mary wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger (a feeding trough) because there was no room for them at the inn.