Friday Kislev 25, First Day of Chanuka 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Vayeishev, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 119, 1-96.
Tanya: And as for the general saying (p. 3)...self-glorification, and so on. (p. 5).

My father would kindle Chanuka lights between Mincha and Maariv; he was not particular1 whether the doorway was south-north or east-west. Haneirot halalu2 he said after kindling all the lights. He would sit near the lights for a half hour, except Fridays when he did not stay that long. He took care that the lights burned at least 50 minutes.

The order we follow is: Mincha, Chanuka lights, then Shabbat candles.