I think our work here is done. That Hottness reviews the Midwesterner's bunched panties.
Matt Conti covers the North End Christmas parade.
Santa made his annual visit to Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this morning, where he was serenaded by the Beethoven/Ohrenberger School chorus. Afterwards, kids enjoyed pizza, cookies and hot chocolate.
Jonathan Kamens explains why Fitzgerald and Irina Kotiniuc need to stop hocking about how Christianity is under assault in the Boston area and the U.S.
BostonMaggie catches Santa saluting the commander of the USS Constitution during a tree lighting at Old Ironsides.
Not only has Jordan's bought and saved the old Jordan Marsh Enchanted Village, it's brought back Jordan's blueberry muffins.
Tom O'Keefe took this video in Brookline tonight, reports "I'm not sure if they're Christmas lights or a form of alien communication."
They put up trees gaily decorated with lobster traps. Good Morning Gloucester is running a completely impartial poll that lets you pick the best one: "The Fantastic Majestic Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree" or "The Crappy Unimaginative Maine Lobster Trap Tree."
Whalehead King notes the Neponset Circle Christmas tree is already in place:
... Office pools have already started to pick the day a placard will be planted next to this tannenbaum. What will the sign say? That is subject for another pool but most bets rest on variations of "Season's Greetings from Mayor Thomas M. Menino." Those are words that warm the heart like cocoa heated a few degrees above tepid. Season's Greetings!
Thanskgiving comes first? How about Halloween? Jody posts a photo of a shocking display at her local Target.
About ten years ago, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department switched its Common holiday tree lighting from the multi-colored lights they had used for many years to all-white lights, except for the one Christmas tree.
This followed a trend in many communities, where multi-colored displays began to be seen as vulgar and all-white lights as "tasteful." Perhaps it was Martha Stewart or some other middlebrow tastemaker who put out the fatwa on multi-colored lighting, but many towns fell into line.
Ho ho ho to those who go that way today! Hope everone wasn't up too late last night wrapping or celebrating, especially if you have kids.
Happy Chanuka to those who celebrate for more nights than just one. Adam Sandler's classic has been getting a lot of airplay lately; I heard it twice in one morning, I think on the same station (hmmm, did Mix's playlists change dramatically when Lander went, or is that just my imagination?).
Joyous Winter Solstice for those who are thankful the sun has come back to us, a little more each day.
Don Martelli provides the photographic proof.
Ross Levanto makes his annual Christmas-Eve trek to Mike's Pastry and shares a hard-won tip:
... You need to feel the crowd and the lines, and look for a "soft spot" where the attendant-to-customer ratio is the highest. ...