John Carroll posts crime-scene photos.
The DPW will collect Christmas trees (the real ones, that is) for the first two recycling days in January - put your denuded, de-ornamented tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on your recycling day.
What? Too soon? Tell that to the Auburndale Shaw's, where Loriane DiSabato snapped this photo on the 23rd:
BostonZest provides the proof.
Mike Flynn provides the proof.
Associated Press reports the arrests of people for stealing packages and bows, but mostly just packages, in Somerville and Quincy
Michal Skrzypek noticed some really tiny trees for sale outside the Hynes today.
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?):
Jeff Cutler surveyed the crowd at the Boston Pops' annual attempt to break the world record for most carolers in one place. Was it enough or are we still not world class?
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.