If you are irish this book you will love, it is full of heart touching holiday stories... one fun one is about an "irish santaclaus"
From back of book "If the Christmas that came to our street were a person he would be something like this: he would be in his sixties but glowing with rude health. His face would be flushed and chubby with sideburns down to the rims of his jaws. He would be wearing gaiters and a tweed suit and he would be mildly intoxicated. His pockets would be filled with silver coins for small boys and girls and for the older folk he would have a party at which he would preside with his waistcoated paunch, extending benignly, and his posterior benefitting from the glow of a roaring log fire..."