"A Christmas Carol" is one of the best pieces of classic literature ever written! The plot is meaningful and encouraging; also, the characters are memorable and well developed. While it is easy to simply watch the film every year, reading the book is also a great Christmas tradition to adopt. This story is sure to make the audience cry and laugh as they walk through life with Scrooge. This is a must read story for both young and old! Charles Dickens' masterful storytelling skills combined with his keen awareness for identifying a societal problem are at their best in "A Christmas Carol!"