A sure sign Christmas is right around the corner in Sarasota is the appearance of Santa Manatee. Ten-and-a-half-months out of the year, he's just a sea cow holding a mailbox. But, immediately after Thanksgiving he tosses his pilgrim hat aside and transforms into Santa Manatee, which (of course) makes me smile on my way to and from work. So, now the entire SDP staff is being dispatched to locate (and photograph) the most interesting and unusual Christmas decorations in Sarasota. Ho...ho...ho!