Well, I can't say this is the best version I have seen, and I am not sure Charles Dickens would be overly impressed with this. And, I would sooner use the "Muppets' Christmas Carol" to help someone understand the story. But aside from that, the movie is quite clever. Despite the unorthodox acting of the Flintstones, the Rubbles, Mr. Slate, Dino, and others, the story is told fairly well. What I found quite entertaining was that this is the first version of "A Christmas Carol" I have seen where backstage squabbles make up a fair portion of the movie. And in all honesty, there is something very funny about seeing the actors perform in at least partial harmony on stage, and then seeing them argue backstage between the scenes. And the part of the story which involves Fred getting too much into character is actually quite realistic. While this is not the best version of Dickens' classic, and while I would not use it to teach someone the story, it is a delightful movie to watch after you have a healthy understanding of the story.