Christmas story, the one you have to read at Christmas. So, having watched the movie in the morning, in the afternoon I read the book. The story was one that I thought I knew, I was sure I'd read it as a child - my grandfather had the complete works of Dickens and I remember reading at least some of them. And you know the story already, everybody knows the story already. But there was more in there than I remembered, so maybe I hadn't.
But, some overly descriptive prose aside, it's a good book to read for Christmas.