As a Christmas gift, let me direct you to this delightful piece, based on a well-known work by Charles Dickens (whose other Christmas stories left cold the Leeds alumni team on University Challenge last evening). "A Legal-Writing Carol" by Mark Cooney of Thomas M. Cooley Law School was published in the Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 91, No. 12, December 2012. All lawyers certainly should read it, and many should learn from it too.