It's Cynthia Rylant day!!! (aka "sweet & sappy but still love it!!" day)
Christmas in the Country - Cynthia Rylant
A sweet story of an idyllic (to some) life. Although it seems too good to be true, I love those kind of stories at Christmastime.
Silver Packages - Cynthia Rylant
This Appalachian story follows a boy from his childhood chasing the Christmas train to adulthood working as a doctor in the community. It's a bit sentimental of course, but still one of my favorites.