By - 12/22/10 - 6:44 am

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

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By - 12/21/10 - 7:16 am

William McAdoo teaches us (well, me) something new: "Jingle Bells" was originally written about sleigh races down Salem Street (Savannah, GA can just shut it with its claim to the song).

Medford's claim to infamy....Read more

By - 12/20/10 - 9:42 am

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

By - 12/20/10 - 8:57 am

Santa on the keyboard

Those tips add up. Leslee caught him in action the other day at Dartmouth and Newbury streets.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 12/19/10 - 7:18 pm


Greg Cook took photos at Rockport's Nativity pageant.

Matt Conti posts photos from the North End Christmas parade....Read more

By - 12/19/10 - 12:13 pm

Santa and his reindeer

Rob Stanhope posted photos from the Somerville Jingle Run today.Read more

By - 12/11/10 - 4:12 pm


Looks like Santa dropped into the Back Bay today to check on his helpers during the annual SSR charity run. Courtney Sacco snapped his photo.

How many of the runners do you think were grateful the run was today instead of yesterday? Scott Eisen captured some:

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By - 12/6/10 - 11:16 pm

Charlie Brown trees

Anali spotted these Charlie Brown trees for sale the other day in Downtown Crossing.

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By - 11/30/10 - 9:51 pm

Dirty Water takes us on a tour of the Washington Street of yore.Read more

By - 11/30/10 - 7:05 am

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.Read more

By - 11/29/10 - 12:30 pm

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...Read more

By - 11/28/10 - 8:02 pm

Find an even dozen Christmas-tree ornaments with a Boston theme (from Swan Boats to Red Sox) in the Universal Hub store.Read more

By - 11/28/10 - 10:42 am

Gloucester begins construction of the lobster-trap Christmas tree.Read more

By - 11/27/10 - 10:13 pm

Christmas lights

The Ohnemus family of Medway really likes Christmas, Paul Keleher discovered.

Meanwhile, it looks like the guy on the Arborway is once again limiting himself to a giant illuminated Star of David.

Copyright Paul Keleher. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr....Read more

By - 11/26/10 - 10:52 am

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.Read more

By - 11/18/10 - 8:35 am

Boston Radio Watch reports WODS went all-Christmas, all-the-frickin'-time today, just minutes after traditional Xmas-till-you-drop rival WROR. Both were beaten this year by a Providence station.Read more

By - 11/12/10 - 7:11 pm

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...Read more

By - 11/2/10 - 1:24 pm

Salvation Army bellringer - on Election Day!

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....Read more