Christmas

By - 12/24/14 - 10:05 am
Christmas baskets on a trolley line in Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can figure out what's going on with the baskets in this photo, taken Christmas, 1903 - and where it was taken. See it larger.

By - 12/23/14 - 11:38 am

Brookline Police alert us that the town is lifting its famous overnight parking ban on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

By - 12/22/14 - 12:50 pm

Every year, Hoa Nguyen ups the ante a bit on the decorations at his Adams Street home. Nick Cosky sent a drone up to show the full impact of their lights.

The Dorchester Reporter interviewed Nguyen.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 12/21/14 - 6:06 pm
Carolers in Jamaica Plain

Mike Fedore caught up with some carolers on Green Street in Jamaica Plain this evening.

By - 12/20/14 - 11:03 pm
Norton Street house in Readville lit up for Christmas

When you turn onto Norton Street from either River or Readville, just follow the blue glow in the sky to 26 Norton for the Canale family's annual Christmas celebration. You'll find an entire front yard full of glowing ornaments and lights, turning on and off to festive music. A life-size video Santa waves to you from inside the house.

Ken Canale Jr. and other family members will probably be outside to greet you, hand you a candy cane and urge you to check out the backyard as well:

By - 12/20/14 - 1:03 pm
Santa Claws in Boston

Outside James Hook on the waterfront.

By - 12/19/14 - 11:25 pm
Danvers Christmas lights

Greg Cook went on a road trip around the area, including to these houses on Arthur Street in Danvers.

By - 12/18/14 - 8:02 am
Santa barely hanging on in Roslindale

Fred White spotted Santa hanging around Washington Street in Roslindale yesterday.

By - 12/15/14 - 6:44 am
Bright lights in Dorchester

Kelcey Morange shows us a somewhat brightly lit house on Adams Street, near Victory, in Dorchester.

By - 12/13/14 - 11:42 pm
Grove Street in Somerville

Mark marveled at the lights on this house on Grove Street in Davis Square, Somerville.

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.

By - 12/11/14 - 11:15 pm
Fairmount Avenue Christmas lights.

Darryl Houston shows us the house on Fairmount Hill in Hyde Park (Summit and Metropolitan, to be exact) whose owner gets a cherry picker every year to string up all those lights all the way up there in those trees.

By - 12/10/14 - 4:21 pm
Hashtag Christmas tree

A Twitter-enabled Christmas tree in the lobby of Boston City Hall lets anybody around the world change its colors just by tweeting at it.

By - 12/8/14 - 8:31 am

There'll be some pop-up opera across Roslindale Square between 6 and 8 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 12/6/14 - 9:02 pm

Parents had to reassure kids that Santa wasn't all wet.

By - 12/6/14 - 12:00 pm

The Herald reports on the battle between the BPL board of trustees, who think it's dandy to decorate the main library with Christmas wreathes, and a Back Bay resident who wants to supplement the wreathes with a menorah.

The mayor, who appoints library trustees, has decided it's "not his place" to try to convince them otherwise.

By - 12/6/14 - 11:34 am
Best Christmas present ever at the Danvers CVS

The CVS in Danvers has some great ideas for stocking stuffers this year, as Loren McLean shows us.

By - 12/5/14 - 10:08 am

Cambridge Police say residents have reported roughly 30 package thefts since Sept. 1 and suspect the number will grow rapidly this month - unless residents start taking steps to block front-step theft.

A majority of the thefts have occurred during the daytime from front porches or unlocked apartment lobbies.

To start, police say, residents should request packages only be delivered with a signatures - so letter carriers and private package workers don't just leave boxes on front steps or in foyers.

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By - 12/4/14 - 2:58 pm

The city plans to light the Nova Scotia Christmas tree on the Common at 7 tonight - the same time people protesting a New York grand jury's decision not to issue an indictment in the Eric Garner case plan to rally on the Common.

Boston Police plan to block traffic on Tremont Street between Boylston and Court streets around 6:45 p.m.