If a quiet 1/2 hour ever comes along in your hectic holiday schedule, you might enjoy this rural Christmas story I wrote several years ago. This is an audio version that KGBI used to play on Christmas morning back when "Vital Signs" was broadcast there.
It's a story (not strict autobiography, by the way) about a 9-year old boy with a lively imagination and a remarkable Christmas in 1952 that he spent on his grandpa's Missouri farm.
I think you'll find "Christmas of the Talking Animals" a winsome, wholesome story with a very old-fashioned ingredient; namely, a spiritual moral.
You'll find the link to the audio version of "Christmas of the Talking Animals" about 2/3 of the way down this sermon page at Vital Signs Ministries web site.