If you haven't read this book lately, I would highly suggest it. I have read it several times over the years to my older girls (thus our well worn copy), but Mr J had never heard it (that he can remember). We started it last week. It is short and very entertaining. Mr J has laughed out loud many times. We are about 3/4 of the way through it. A great modern Christmas classic that is perfect for a read aloud!