I would like to suggest a wine that I think is the perfect wine for your upcoming holiday celebrations. If you find the bubbles in champagne a bit much, but still like the festiveness of champagne, I think you will like this. Contadino Pinot Grigio Vivace comes in a lovely, screw top bottle and sells for $4.99 at Trader Joe's. You will find it slightly sparkling, with a delightful light flavor and filled with tiny bubbles.
It's sparkly, fizzy, festive and fun! Google it and you will find lots of other fancy wine words and analogies to describe it. But do give it a try. I think you will find it to be a perfect wine for many occasions.