Christmas

By - 11/28/16 - 3:34 pm

I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Boston’s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, I’m recommending you treat yourself this season.

By - 11/26/16 - 5:07 pm

Santa and the mayor came to Adams Park in Roslindale Square today to help residents light up the neighborhood Christmas tree. Read more.

By - 11/23/16 - 8:09 pm
Giant red bow

With exterior renovations finished on the Flour and Grain Exchange building on the Greenway, owner Related Beal has brought back the giant red bow that has long adorned it during the holiday season. Jed Hresko snapped this photo while watching workers install it.

Last year:
Just a tiny bow.

By - 11/16/16 - 2:53 pm

The CBC reports the province treats the tree not just as thanks, but as tourism and seafood promotion. And that includes paying WCVB $75,000 to broadcast the tree getting lit on the Common each year - and $41,000 to the city of Boston.

By - 11/11/16 - 4:20 pm

WSRS, way up there on the FM dial, way out there in Worcester, is now pumping out Christmas music, Tyler reports.

By - 10/30/16 - 1:44 pm

The CBC reports this year's gift from Nova Scotia - to honor the aid Boston sent after the Halifax harbor explosion in 1917 - will be the first from Cape Breton.

The 14-metre white spruce will be taken from Crown-owned land close to the Waycobah First Nation.

The Nov. 15 tree-cutting will feature a drum group from Waycobah as well as a fiddler and bagpiper.

By - 9/14/16 - 9:54 am
Christmas trees at Stoughton BJ's

Daniel Sullivan was not quite ready for the Christmas spirit when he entered the Stoughton BJ's.

By - 8/6/16 - 1:29 pm
Christmas ornaments for sale at AC Moore in Dedham

Jessica Burko has six words for what she saw in the Dedham A.C. Moore today:

No no no no no no.

By - 12/25/15 - 9:59 am
Mayor Curley, wife and son on Christmas Day in Jamaica Plain

Mayor Curley, his wife Mary and son Francis X. celebrate Christmas.

John White notes:

A somewhat tragic figure, his father wanted him to be a pol; he wanted to be a Jesuit.

From the BPL's Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 12/24/15 - 10:14 am

Just because we don't have any snow doesn't mean you can't still take magical seasonal photos, as Renee shows us.

By - 12/23/15 - 11:00 am
Lit sign on Nantasket Avenue in Hull

Neil the roving UHub photographer shows us how they celebrate the holiday in Hull (and he notes that those green thingies are windmill blades, not palm leaves).

By - 12/22/15 - 10:25 pm

HappyHolidays

Boston Dynamics, the company that gave us robot horses that fling cinder blocks, wishes you all a merry and non-nightmarish Christmas.

By - 12/22/15 - 4:45 pm
Don't be a grinch: Drive safely on Rte. 128

MassDOT has some new electronic messages for drivers today. Meg captured one of them (and here's another).

By - 12/22/15 - 8:26 am
Charlestown Santa Claus display

C. Carew admired the Christmas display in Thompson Square in Charlestown yesterday.

By - 12/21/15 - 12:29 pm

EggBones asks:

Looking for a good Chinese food (or any food) recommendation for Christmas Day.

By - 12/20/15 - 11:58 am

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A BETTER WORLD NEXT YEAR
SAFETY, PEACE, LIFE, LIBERTY,
THE THINGS I HOLD DEAR

LESS VIOLENCE, MORE CHEER
MORE FAITH, LESS FEAR

HOPE FOR THE MASSES
DREAMS COMING TRUE
HOPE FOR THOSE THAT FEEL HOPELESS
I KNOW SOME, DO YOU?

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A BETTER WORLD NEXT YEAR
LOVE, UNITY, COMPASSION AND JOY

MY WISHES, ARE THEY SELFISH, NOT FOR MATERIAL THINGS, OR WEALTH?
I’M THANKFUL NOW FOR SHELTER, FOOD, AND A PORTION OF GOOD HEALTH!

BEST WISHES FOR YOUR GOOD WANTS….. AS WE ANTICIPATE THE NEW YEAR!

By - 12/19/15 - 6:43 pm
Pre Christmas Tree in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen reports on a poor unloved Christmas tree just lying on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall:

Perfectly good Christmas Tree left on Comm. Ave Mall @ Hereford St. Been there over 12 hours. Its about a 9 footer. It was probably too big for someone's apartment and they just ditched it.

By - 12/19/15 - 11:38 am
Abominable snowman in West Roxbury

The scene this morning out the window of one of the holiday trolleys running up and down Centre and Spring streets in West Roxbury.

By - 12/19/15 - 10:14 am

Johnmcboston asks:

Looking for unique gift for 2yo. Any fun/toy/kid stores left in Boston? Or is Target all we have?