Hide the kids' eyes when you walk past the demonically possessed spirit of Marilyn Monroe in a Santa suit.
Dirty Water takes us on a tour of the Washington Street of yore.
Masshole Mommy reports that not only has she finished all her Christmas shopping - and Christmas-card writing - she and family have completed all the rounds of the local Christmas-y attractions.
The Friends of the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary are holding a holiday bazaar on Thurs.,, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up discounted restaurant and salon gift certificates, various yummies, clothing and accessories. Party of Gold will be there as well, buying used silver and gold jewelry. Proceeds to the Child Life Program. 243 Charles St.
The Dorchester Historical Society holds a Victorian-style Christmas open house at the William Clapps House, 195 Boston St., 2-4 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5. Refreshments, singing and more. 617-265-7802.
Ed. note: I'm experimenting with running calendar-type listings, starting with holiday-season stuff. If you're holding an event related to one of the holidays in Boston, drop me a line with the details. If there's enough interest, I could even set up a more formal calendar database.
Find an even dozen Christmas-tree ornaments with a Boston theme (from Swan Boats to Red Sox) in the Universal Hub store.
Gloucester begins construction of the lobster-trap Christmas tree.
Time Out Boston lists some different places to get gifts this season, from the MIT Glass Lab Holiday Sale to the Fort Point Artist Community’s 12th Annual Holiday Sale.
The Rockport Legion Band announces the dates for their annual holiday programs. There will be two performances, the first on Friday, December 3 at the Rockport Methodist Church; the second on Thursday, December 9 at the Rockport Congregational Church.. Both programs will begin at 7:00 P.M. Please join us either night for an evening of holiday music and good cheer.
Music will include traditional pieces by Leroy Anderson, Mel Torme, Gene Autry, G.F. Handel, and Victor Herbert, as well as a few surprises. The band will also have copies of its last CD available during intermission. A complete listing of the tentative program list is available on the band web page at: http://rockportlegionband.wordpress.com
Although it's kind of a dubious honor: First radio station to go all Christmas, all the time.
A concerned citizen passes along this photo of, yes, a Salvation Army bellringer, today, Election Day, outside the Government Center T stop. Paging Dr. Suldog.
Is it time for my annual boycott of Karen Blake already? Gah!
UPDATE: OK, they haven't gone to All Xmas All the Time yet, it's for some contest where they play "one of our many versions 'Santa Clause Is Coming to Town' " and if you're the 20th caller you win just enough money to replace the radio you've flung to the ground in disgust.
Jim Sullivan opens his annual, Sisyphean campaign to remind retailers about this thing called "a calendar."
It's Christmas in September at the West Roxbury Home Depot, which has everything from giant fake trees to giant snow globes to a giant collection of Martha Stewart ornaments, including gold-speckled pine cones. When does WODS switch to Christmas music?
Kelly shows off her newest but already favorite Christmas-tree ornament.
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.