The holidays are made up of lots of round things: You've got your cookies, your ornaments, the circumference of the tree (or the candles or the sun, depending on your holiday). Even that ball you're giving little Johnny is round, just like the chocolate gelt you're eating right now. But the most splendid of the circular holiday objects is the holiday wreath. A simple object, often composed of pine branches, a wreath can bring good smells and good cheer to the area above the fireplace or your boring old front door. See what kind of wreaths the floral masters have created at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Holiday Wreath Exhibition (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-9400 or www.mobot.org). The show, viewable from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until January 2, is held at the Ridgway Center, and the only fee you'll pay to view the wreaths is the regular garden admission ($1.50 to $7).
Don't be deceived: These bears are proper now, but
when the marmalade runs out, it's going to be a grisly