BosGuy, who took the video, reports the police showed up late for the annual charity run (Ed. question: Recovering from pulling tents down at Dewey Square earlier in the morning?):
The Pops try for the second year to garner a world record for the most people singing Christmas carols in one place at one time, starting at noon at the Christian Science plaza. They'll need nearly 10,000 people to join in.
Joey McIntyre will help usher in the city's official Christmas tree on Dec. 1.
McIntyre will perform during the pre-lighting ceremony on the Common at 7 p.m. before the tree - an annual gift from Nova Scotia - is switched on. Other performers include American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus, the Radio City Rockettes, Rockapella, the Boston Ballet, the Boston Children's Choir and saxophonist Grace Kelly.
They turned on the lights on the Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall Marketplace tonight. Nathanael Hevelone was there.
Disgusted citizen is disgusted; complains to the city about the new marketplace Christmas tree:
This Christmas tree in FH is a disgrace and needs to be replaced.
Yes, that's a lit Christmas tree in an apartment at Washington and Beech streets tonight. And while you can't tell from the photo, the lights were blinking.
A roving UHub correspondent, meanwhile, reports another lit tree on Canterbury Street, opposite the Sacred Heart School.
At least at the West Roxbury Home Depot, 80-degree temperatures on this Columbus Day weekend (and Thanksgiving) be damned.
It was "We can't put this off another day" day in the South End, I guess?
Scott Eisen was at the Hingham Armory today when the 1058th Transportation Company of the National Guard returned home from Iraq.
Copyright Scott Eisen.
Julie C. discovers Mrs. Mallard and the ducklings have gotten in the holiday spirit.
Bob Ward makes some valid points in his rant about how much better New York does Christmas than Boston these days: We get the second-string Rockettes now and have to drive to Avon to see the Enchanted Village.
But he just can't leave bad enough alone:
How did you let it all slip away? Is Christmas really that politically incorrect? Are people really offended by the idea of Christmas? I remind you, the song is called Joy to the World, not Joy to the Christian World.
Fitzgerald's maudlin Christmas column today (about some woman who hasn't talked to her daughter in years) got me to thinking: Hey, waitaminnit, what about his annual The Jew Who Loves Christmas column? Why, his column about a Jew fighting the War on Christmas is as much a part of Christmas in Boston as
the Enchanted Village the tree at the Prudential Center Santas in Speedos.
Those tips add up. Leslee caught him in action the other day at Dartmouth and Newbury streets.
Greg Cook took photos at Rockport's Nativity pageant.