Christmas

By - 12/14/06 - 4:51 pm

TC photographs the manger scene the McGrath Highway Stop & Shop has set up - on the meat counter:

... If PETA is right, does that mean that Stop & Shop gets smited when the Second Coming occurs? Is it an offering - should I be placing beef jerky in front of creches that I pass?

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By - 12/14/06 - 4:40 pm

Karrie reports what happened when she walked into Stellabella Toys in Inman Square this morning:

As we walked into the store, a rather stern looking, middle-aged woman was raving "It's MERRY CHRISTMAS! DO YOU HEAR ME? MERRY CHRISTMAS!" She caught my eye and barked: "None of this Happy Holidays bullshit!"

Hark the batshit crazy angels sing, lady. I heard you. ...

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By - 12/14/06 - 3:33 pm

If you've just gotten a cheese board at your company Yankee Swap at the Charles Hotel, do not try to ditch it by offering it to some random old lady in the hotel lobby:

... "IS THIS A BOMB?" we hear her bellowing behind us.

"No, it's a cheese board" Amy calls back. ...

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By - 12/12/06 - 9:12 am

Borderline tells you where to go for bright Christmas displays.

By - 12/10/06 - 2:36 pm

Singing

The Beethoven School chorus and Tom Menino lit the West Roxbury Christmas Tree at Grove and Washington streets today. They sang, Santa came, kids got to sit on his knee and everybody got some pizza and hot chocolate.

First, it was time to light the tree, which is kind of an odd thing to do at noon,... Read more

By - 12/8/06 - 11:40 am

Jody requests:

I am going out Christmas shopping tomorrow, so I am going to need all of you to stay home so that I am not inconvenienced by traffic or lines at the registers. ...

By - 12/8/06 - 11:16 am

The annual Santas in Speedos race is Saturday, Dec. 16, starting at 1 p.m. and circling through Back Bay.

By - 12/5/06 - 9:57 am

The Watertown Ministerial Association will host a Blue Christmas interfaith service on Dec. 12 for:

those who are sad, lonely, or living with loss, and their friends.

By - 11/27/06 - 4:19 pm

Christmas music, as repeated endlessly until the end of time by stations such as Oldies 103 and, of course, retailers all over, is driving Jesse Noyes insane. Won't you help? Or at least tell him whether he's the only person who feels that way?

By - 11/25/06 - 8:48 pm

Chris and Erin went:

... Afterwards everyone from the neighborhood went to the firehouse across the street and Boston Fire supplied some tasty treats of chili, soda, and cake! ...

By - 11/15/06 - 1:25 pm

Hit the pre-set for Oldies 103 this morning. Instead of Martha Ray and the Vandellas or Dale Dorman, I got Bing Crosby crooning about Christmas.

GAH! It's not even Thanksgiving, people.

By - 11/11/06 - 3:46 pm

Joye reports that the Castle, that big stone-ish house on the Jamaicaway near the Arborway, is already all done up for Christmas:

... It's beautiful. A regular house would just look tacky with all those decorations, but they can get away with it because their house looks like a castle and people expect the grandeur. People are already slowing down to get a look

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By - 5/11/06 - 11:45 am

Here it is, middle of May and on Skiing in Jeans, Emily wonders:

Why do New Englanders leave their Christmas decorations up forever? You drive around and you see rotting Christmas wreathes everywhere. Or, I was driving the other night and saw two small Christmas trees lit up in someone's window. Very strange. Just let it go. ...

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By - 12/22/05 - 12:17 pm

I found out about the JP Christmas Caroling Mob from the JP Neighbors for Neighbors group. I went last night, had a GRAND time, and took lots of pictures. Thanks to Joel Sindelar of the Loose Canon Chorale for setting up this event.... Read more

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