This little puzzle will be a nice introduction to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The student/doer is asked to find 18 of the major "characters" in A Christmas Carol. It is a typical word search, in a way . . . but after the student/doer finds the 18 characters when the puzzle-doer arranges the uncrossed out letters in order they will be rewarded with a "secret message" which is a bit of wisdom from Charles Dickens.