Christmas

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

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?

By - 12/17/15 - 9:53 pm
Boston Public Library all lit up for the holidays

Louise Miller watched the changing display on the Dartmouth Street side of the Copley Square main library tonight.

Sophia enjoyed the show: Read more.

By - 12/14/15 - 4:40 pm

Merry Christmas!

Christmas……Don’t get caught up in the guilt of not having/spending enough $$$$$ for Presents and Gifts

If how much you spend, or buying what the persons “wants” determines your Merry Christmas....... stop, think about this; Materialism has bankrupted some people,
Some are on the way there, and some are recovering from it.

If anyone is not pleased with you changing your gift giving habits….. It’s on them.

By - 12/13/15 - 10:06 am
Wooden reindeer in Roslindale

Woodolph here stands guard in front of a house on Cornell Street in Roslindale.

By - 12/12/15 - 9:13 pm
House on Hyde Park Avenue decorated for Christmas

They don't have the gaudiest or brightest display, but everybody who spends time on Hyde Park Avenue knows that house near West Street because it's not just decorated for Christmas, but for pretty much every major holiday, including July Fourth and Thanksgiving, and has been for years.

By - 12/12/15 - 7:17 pm

617Images reports the annual SSRun raised $97,000 for Play Ball Boston from Lir in the Back Bay back to Lir.

Arturo Gossage took lots of photos as well.

By - 12/11/15 - 8:02 am

St. Francis House reports:

Our closet leaked, ruining our holiday wrapping paper. Could you donate some festive wrapping paper at our front desk for our guests' gifts?

By - 12/10/15 - 5:25 pm
Santa on the Charles River at sunset

Nick McNulty captured this scene at Community Boating on the Charles River this afternoon.

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