Books that I recommend for the holiday's: Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl and Triology of Bartimaus. Nice solid books to read while it's cold outside.
The Harry Potter series is a great read I feel for the holiday's because of the magical wintery feel to it.
The Artemis Fowl series is a good saga to read starting off with cool intellgence, then warming up as he start's to open up the feelings that he rarely shows.
Then there's the witty, annoying and dry humor of the Dinnji named Bartimaus with Nathan, the boy who not knowing the Dinnji first hand, conjures him without knowing what he's in for.
Don't forget to bundle up and stir up the coals in the fireplace. I know I would.