One of my favorite Leacock books is Nonsense Novels, which came out in 1911. In it, each chapter is a parody of a popular genre of fiction (chapter 1 is a parody of Sherlock Holmes, there's a rags-to-riches story, a ghost story, a science fiction story, a Russian tragedy, a seafaring/pirate tale, etc.).
There's also a Christmas story melodrama.
Here's . . .
BTW, I can't help but imagining this story unfolding in my family's ranch house in Deep East Texas, where my grandmother lives (talked to her for most of an hour today!), though it virtually never snows there.