If you are looking for a charming holiday story with substance, consider A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote.
A Christmas Memory is the classic memoir of Truman Capote's childhood in rural Alabama. Until he was ten years old, Capote lived with distant relatives. This book is an autobiographical story of those years and his frank and fond memories of one of his cousins, Miss Sook. (an Amazon review) This is a powerful book, one you'll want to reread every year. It has become a classic and was made into a movie and adapted for stage.
A Christmas Memory $12.21 Amazon.com