I read this for the first time in high school, and then after reading it again last year, I decided to start a personal holiday tradition and read it every holiday season.
Even when considering the length of this short book, the characters never seemed shallow or flat to me, and the development of Scrooge’s character is perfect. Dickens’s writing is beautiful and full of unexpectedly dry humor.
There is such a poignant moral message at the end of the story that really does evoke a positive and joyful outlook from the reader without seeming cliche or cheesy at all.
This is such a classic Christmas story that never gets old and never fails to put me in the Christmas spirit (pun intended).