Seth Gitell, whom I'm betting was eating Chinese food on Christmas long before "A Christmas Story" came out, rounds 'em up.
David Weinberger, meanwhile, explains why Christmas is actually a lovely time for the sort of people who would go out for Chinese:
... Christmas is a lovely time of the year for Jews in America, not because of all the decorations and... Read more
Anyone know of a place in West Roxbury or Rozzie (or nearby) that still has Christmas trees for sale, and what their hours are if known? All out at Home Depot in WR and Lowes in the Dedham Mall. In fact, it looks like they have been all out for a while. A charity-based sale would be good but we're not too fussy at this... Read more
The first is that James Aloisi would be a big mistake as state transportation secretary.
The second is that it would be most cool if bloggers of all political stripes got together to blog for joy and help out a charity this holiday season.
Of course, being Harvard Square, this Santa is just a bit different.
The annual Santas in Speedos run is this Saturday, along Newbury and Boylston streets.
Bob Brown posts a photo you need to see:
OK, so we're suckers for a picture of a snowman and seasick elves in a boat in downtown Wellesley
Mats Tolander tells you what you missed at the annual Swedish Christmas fair at the Cyclorama:
... I gorged on Princesstårta, våfflor and what not. The kid, in full Swedish character dressed in a Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter-outfit, was well behaved and held it together even at the end when he was clearly sick and tired of the whole Swedefest. ...... Read more
Rae4dmb is posting updates even as I type this:
The high school choir changed the lyrics 'jesus is king' to 'ding dong ding ding'.
7:49 update: Alright, who tripped over the Boston Common extension cord? Looks like power at the Common just went poof.
Angela's all-Patriots Christmas tree is back up.
I've noticed this week that Belmont already has their holiday decorations up across the street downtown.
Anyone up for creating a spreadsheet of the 351 municipalities of our Commonwealth with the dates that the towns first put up winter holiday decorations?
Stores and commercial ventures don't count; that's capitalism at work: only town/city government or the like decorations count.
How come Belmont isn't... Read more
Yes, there is justice in this world! Boston Police report officers went to 5 Shepton Terrace in South Boston around 4 a.m. on Saturday in response to 911 calls about loud music:
As officers approached the location in question, officers could hear Christmas music being played at an unnecessarily loud level. When the tenant answered the door, officers instructed him to lower the music... Read more
Dear Papa Gino's:
Today is Nov. 8. There is absolutely no reason why customers at your Dedham outlet (you know, the one in the same strip mall as your headquarters) should be assaulted by "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" and "Little Drummer Boy."
It's not like you're some department store that's desperately trying to get people to buy Christmas stuff. You don't even sell... Read more
Bob Nelson reports that WROR beat WODS this morning for the title of "First Boston Station to Start Playing Christmas Music Way Too Early." They must be so proud.
AppleFoot reports the Halloween and Christmas decorations are facing off in the center aisle of the Malden Stop & Shop.
Alicia reports Macy's in Downtown Crossing is already decked out for Christmas; photographs a worker bring lots more balls up the escalator.
AppleFoot reports the Sears at the CambridgeSide Galleria has already put up Christmas trees - with lights and ornaments.
Or maybe they forgot to take down their displays from the '80s - because they are also selling leg warmers.
Some of you may recall how Jim Sullivan got fed up last year and started demanding action against stores and radio stations that get all Christmasy before Thanksgiving.
He's getting an earlier start on his campaign this year:
... Can you imagine how sour the pusses of some corporate execs would be if they received printed-out copies of blogs that say "Thanksgiving Comes First"?... Read more