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 PrincesstÃ¥rta, vÃ¥fflor and what not. The kid, in full Swedish character dressed in a Fem myror Ã¤r fler Ã¤n 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
Good Lord: The Globe rubs our faces in the fact that its staffers are on better Christmas-card lists than we are:
You may not have received Christmas and other holiday cards from the likes of Caroline Kennedy, Bob Kraft, NASCAR, and the Red Sox -- but we did.
Set aside a few minutes and just read it.
WBUR reported this morning that City Councilor John Tobin will ask Gov. Patrick to require the guy with the 500,000 lights to hire a police detail.
The station quoted Tobin as saying it would be just terrible if somebody were hit by a fast-moving car on the Jamaicaway/Arborway while stopped to gawk at the brighter-by-the-year Castle. Tobin said he asked Dominic Luberto to hire... Read more
So you're playing one of Santa's elves in a store window during an Inman Square midnight-madness sales event - the night of a godawful snowstorm. You just might really get into it.