A report from Nova Scotia on the preparations to cut down the province's annual gift to Boston for the aid we sent after the 1917 Halifax Explosion.
Nick Cosky enjoyed the lights in Post Office Square Park last night.
Santa and the Mayor arrived right on time in Roslindale Square to turn on the lights on the Adams Park Christmas tree this afternoon.
Mayor Walsh and a local kid switch on the tree as Santa and At-large Councilor Michelle Wu watch: Read more.
Bill Yelenak watched it roll in today - yes, Nov. 5.
It's barely the first week in November, and we already have a bell-ringer sighting.
MBTA North Station subway concourse about 3:40 pm.
Sure, the Army does some very good work. But do us all a favor and wait another six weeks before ringing your bells.
At the Star Market in Dedham tonight. The bulletin boards in the over-pumpkin-spiced lobby had green garlands.
Kethera asked for some Munchkins at her local Dunkin' Donuts this morning and now she wonders if she overslept by three months.
Spatch spotted this sign on Wallace Street near Davis Square today.
UPDATE: Karen Kneeland writes (in the comments): "It was a 5' tall three piece metal frame with plastic filament and multiple lights. He had black eyes (like coal) an orange nose and a stove pipe hat. And my granddaughter loved it."
A concerned citizen complains about the rush somebody appears to have been in to dispose of a Christmas tree at Havre and Maverick streets in East Boston.
The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune sums it up:
Is this the year Chinese food and a movie jumped the shark for Jews on Christmas? With national media now making an annual ritual of Christmas Chinese food story (how come nobody ever writes about another Jewish tradition on Dec. 25: Filling in for Christian co-workers so they can have the day off?), more and more Christians are looking to join the fun. It's enough to make a foreign-policy chromedome at Tufts kvetch:
So, my dear Christian readers, I beg of you: On the day honoring the birth of your messiah, go to church. Or stay at home. But please, I implore you, defer going to a movie or grabbing some kung pao chicken until Dec. 26. On Dec. 25, leave Jewish Christmas for the Jews.
Brookline Police alert us that the town is lifting its famous overnight parking ban on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Mike Fedore caught up with some carolers on Green Street in Jamaica Plain this evening.
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:
Greg Cook went on a road trip around the area, including to these houses on Arthur Street in Danvers.