The best Christmas Story there is. Re-discovering it with my 4 yr. old this year for the first time. Funny, sweet, heartwarming...Gives real depth and meaning to the true purpose of Christmas. We read the first 3 chapters tonight, because Derek kept wanting to hear more. If you have never read it...READ IT. With or without kids. There is nothing like it to remember what Christmas is really all about. I love this story. And I love this time of year.