That was a delightful holiday story. It's so true that during holiday there were two courses bound to happen to houses; either they got empty or burst at every corners with multiplying residents. Being an introvert, crowd-avoider and middle-child myself, I sympathized with Calvin for his struggle to cope.
That saying, as adorable as he seemed, I felt he's a bit childish and overly dramatic. His anxiety was all for nothing except tuckered himself out. But he and Philip were tots adorbs. In fact, all members of Calvin family were just awesome - a tad too good to be true weird in a way - but lovely all the same.
This is certainly a comfortable light reading that would put smile on one's face.