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By adamg - 9/14/21 - 9:14 am
Christmas decorations on Devonshire Street in Boston

Grumpalumpagus marvels at the Christmas decorations already in place on Devonshire Street downtown. Trish Fontanilla, though, wonders if that's not actually just for the filming of that latest Christmas Carole movie.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 2:17 pm

A beaten-down citizen files a 311 request:

Given that this is the year of the pandemic and it will be a rather long and dark winter, could the Holiday lights on the Boston Common remain on until March first?

By adamg - 12/26/20 - 5:32 pm

And on at least one street, it was over yesterday:

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 3:49 pm

Michael Spicher watched the JP Honkband perform "Mad World" in the Jamaica Pond gazebo this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/20 - 11:44 pm

The National Weather Service advises you do that because we're expected to get a mighty wind on Christmas Day, not to mention potentially record setting amounts of rain (Harvey Leonard's looking at 2 1/2 inches in Boston), which is probably not what we want to see on top of all the snow.

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By adamg - 12/20/20 - 10:08 pm

First Baptist Church of Dorchester "A Christmas Carol" Radio Play

The First Baptist Church in Dorchester has created this "Zoomed production" radio-play version of Dickens's classic story.

By adamg - 12/20/20 - 1:02 pm
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in Chelsea

Matt Frank watched the couple tour Chelsea yesterday atop a Chelsea firetruck after their flight in from the North Pole (the reindeer earning a rest after the trip, of course).

By adamg - 12/6/20 - 12:19 pm
Tag that says the wreath it's attached to is Decorated AF

Mark O'Neill shows us the price tag on the wreath he just picked up at Allandale Farms on the Brookline/JP line. He says: Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 12:12 pm
Nova Scotia tree on Boston Common

The mayor's office released this photo of our annual gift tree from Nova Scotia safely arriving on Boston Common this morning. It'll officially be lit up on Dec. 3, come hell, high water or tree pattern baldness. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 10:53 am

But the merchants of Faneuil Hall Marketplace urge you to shop there anyway - they could really use the business.

Nova Scotia's annual Christmas tree gift to Boston, however, is on its way.

By adamg - 11/18/20 - 9:02 am
Brighton Christmas tree with lots of brown needles

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint (several, actually) about the sad Christmas tree installed in Brighton Center the other day:

Please relocate tree to Allston.

By adamg - 9/10/20 - 10:11 pm
Egg nog and elf creamer

Aren't there a couple of holidays to promote the heck out of first? In any case, Eileen reports the South Boston Stop & Shop is now pushing Christmas stuff.

By adamg - 12/25/19 - 4:27 pm
Public Garden lagoon now a skating rink

Greg C. was among those who ventured onto the ice at the Public Garden lagoon today.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 11:10 am
Grinch on Charles Street

Patrick Marvin spotted the lord of Mt. Crumpit at the Public Garden yesterday.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 11:23 pm
Creepy Santa in West Roxbury

Photo by Robin the roving UHub photographer.

Who knows what goes on inside the old Gilmore place on Centre Street in West Roxbury? It's now guarded by a Santa that's had its hands replaced with small, yellow doll's hands, and who knows what it has sheathed in that "candle," so be careful.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 4:31 pm

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Happy Holidays from Berklee)

Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students perform Pedro Osuna's arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," with vocalist Shalyah Fearing and cellist Nathaniel Taylor.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 7:33 pm
Sign that reads: NOT playing Xmas music

ThatIsOzone says she appreciates Susana, the women's boutique on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, for this sign.

By adamg - 12/15/19 - 12:03 pm

So Hallmark bows to bigots? Matt Frank is compiling a list of places to get locally made and bigotry-free greeting cards and stationery: Read more.

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