What can one say about this beautiful timeless classic? I have lost count of how many times I've read it. And each time I read it, I fall in love with it all over again. I am not that familiar with Charles Dickens (something I need to work on!), but his prose is simply captivating. Each detail is described with simple clarity, from the horror of Marley returning from the grave to the humor of Scrooge's encounter with Bob Cratchit at the end of the story. Further, Dickens makes the characters as real people, and as the reader you can't help but get swept up in their lives and learn to love them, beginning with Scrooge's loving nephew Fred, and the innocent Tiny Tim, to the original "Grinch" himself, Mr. Scrooge. Emotions range from joy to fear to sadness and back again, and it all concludes with that heart-warming and unforgettable quote, "God bless us, everyone!"