St. Petersburg TImes: Seasons Greetings
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From a manger to a menorah
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[Times photo: Ted McLaren]
The Steingold family sits down to dinner at their Safety Harbor home recently. From left are Samuel and Sydney, both 22 months; dad Andy; Alexandria, 5; and mom Maryanne. Andy, who is Jewish, and Maryanne, a Catholic, celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah with their family. "I think modern times are such that people no longer allow religion to get in the way of love," Andy said. Story


The St. Petersburg Times is publishing The Holly Wreath Man, a fictional story about the tide of progress and the power of love that binds families together. An installment will appear daily in Floridian (in Taste on Wednesdays) through Dec. 25. Go to series and podcast

TO SEE AND DO
Holiday lights
Boat parades
Calendar of events
Live holiday performances
Holiday television listings
Dec. 18-24 | Dec. 25 - Jan. 1

HOLIDAY HELP
Mailing deadlines
You can still ship it (12/22)
Gadget guide
Outdoor gift guide
Music reviews
Movie releases

FOR FOODIES
Top 50 restaurants
Christmas cookies
Wishbone University
Potluck protocol
Naughty and nice
Hanukkah tradition tweaks

THE HOLIDAY EXPLAINED
Christmas
Hanukkah
Kwanzaa

FUN AND FACTS
Editorial: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
True Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas
 
PHOTO SPECIALS
2005 holiday gallery
Christmas Lane ('04)
Kwanzaa's seven principles ('04)
Video: St. Pete boat parade ('05)

HOLIDAY PODCAST
Stuck in the '80s

INTERACTIVE
Holiday traditions quiz
Poll: Animated classics

HOWARD'S HOLIDAY CAROLS
Oh little state of Flor-i-da ('04)
Oh what fun it is to write ('03)
Here I come a-wassailing ('02)
Christmas sing-along ('01)

FROM THE PAGES OF THE TIMES
Charities desperately seeking holiday donations
Happy heritage
New medium, old messages
Banner stirs Christmas controversy
Where there's a tree, there's not always fire
'Like a river,' holiday gifts flow from couple to needy kids
Not too grown up to let Santa go
Charities give, hope to receive
Show of holiday brilliance
The hand that rings the bell
It's season of giving, and there are plenty who need it
Hope and joy are dispersed along with food, gifts
To tell or not to tell, about Santa that is
The season's biggest fans
Tread lightly in the season of good cheer
Ode to joy welcomed in season of stress
Fulfilling a wish just like Santa would, and sincerely
People shop, prices drop
The secretary of Christmas | Photo gallery
Santa says, 'Buy my picture'
The gift
'My favorite time of year'
Mrs. Claus insult hits Santa close to home
'A toy store for men'
Carols we have heard on high
Gifts of giving rapidly giving out
To soldiers: peace, love
Where's the spirit of Christmas?
Where Christmas spirit is in store
Holiday buyers max out on wax candles
What's gone has come again
Use your head - give her a gift that's from the heart
Let nothing you dismay
Where art meets light
That old-time religion
From a manger to a menorah
Bringing cheer for the holidays
Comfort and joy
Gun buyers load up on high-caliber Christmas gifts
Hanukkah, Christmas start together this year