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.... Read more
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.
The city throws up its municipal hands:
Case Invalid. Under jurisdiction of marketplace association. they should be contacted directed w/... Read more
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.... Read more
It was "We can't put this off another day" day in the South End, I guess?
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... Read more
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... Read more
Rob Stanhope posted photos from the Somerville Jingle Run today.
Hide the kids' eyes when you walk past the demonically possessed spirit of Marilyn Monroe in a Santa suit.