I love this book and read it every Christmas Eve (well, Christmas Day this year). It is hilarious and to me, it reads like the movie A Christmas Story (which oddly enough, the book the movie A Christmas Story is based on does not). It is funny, a little sad, and just a great Christmas story. It's only a little over 100 pages and has lots of old photos so it only takes about 30 minutes to read. Definitely worth picking up.