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By adamg - 12/2/23 - 6:16 pm

A put out citizen files a 311 complaint about Boston's less than world-class public Christmas decorations: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/23 - 11:37 am
Christmas tree from Nova Scotia in Boston

Adam Castiglioni captured this year's Nova Scotia Christmas tree arriving in Boston this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/23 - 7:31 am
An early Christmas tree in the North End

Paul Revere forced to go "Whoa!" to avoid careering into the tree.

A disgruntled citizen files a 311 complaint about the Christmas tree now towering over the Prado and Hanover Street in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/23 - 5:15 pm
Christmas tree decorated for Halloween

Festive dual-season holiday tree at the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/1/23 - 8:37 am
Display of Christmas stuff at the Chelsea Dollar General

Our own Cybah walked into the Dollar General in Chelsea yesterday and could only think: "Not yet Dollar General.. not yet."

By adamg - 12/26/22 - 9:51 am
Tree out for disposal this morning

A concerned citizen or, perhaps, a Public Works employee out and about, based on the way the 311 report is written, noted at 6:28 this morning that somebody has already de-trimmed their Christmas tree and put it out for disposal at Beckler Avenue and K Street in South Boston.

By speakingouthere - 12/25/22 - 12:07 pm
Cat with a stocking

This good boy has his stocking full of a special gift that was his only wish.

He is so happy that Santa brought him a fish.

By adamg - 12/24/22 - 6:08 pm
Harvey Leonard does the weather

An old tradition among Jewish reporters is to take shifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas day so that their Christian co-workers can take the time off. Harvey Leonard came out of retirement tonight to give one of his former weather colleagues time off.

H/t Monica.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 10:39 am

The Puritans may not have been quite as dour as we think, but their aversion for celebrating Christmas is well known - and persisted in Massachusetts long after they were gone. Aline Kaplan recounts how 19th-century Boston Unitarians began to change that.

By adamg - 12/18/22 - 5:05 pm
Santa on a State Police boat on the way to Chelsea

Matt Frank tracked Santa making his way across the harbor on a State Police patrol boat to Chelsea.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 3:29 pm
Santa in his Jeep

Adam Castiglioni watched Santa (and the Italian consul in Boston) ride down Hanover Street today.

By adamg - 12/10/22 - 12:01 pm

A decision not to put a Christmas tree in a Dedham branch library has turned into the sort of brouhaha you don't normally expect to see in a quaint Massachusetts town, or Dedham, for that matter.

By adamg - 11/8/22 - 3:30 pm
Quincy Market tree

Lisa Green got a gander at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Christmas tree being delivered today. Read more.

By adamg - 8/28/22 - 11:22 am
Christmas stuff for sale

MrsRoyKent reports a local Paper Store already has Christmas stuff out.

By adamg - 3/19/22 - 11:15 am
Wreath in South Boston on March 19

A fed-up citizen filed a 311 complaint on March 17 about a wreath still hanging at Dorchester Avenue and West Broadway in South Boston that included this explanation: Read more.

By adamg - 12/25/21 - 12:34 pm
Man falling on icy steps

JJFree shows off her husband's form on some ice-covered steps in Needham this morning: Read more.

By BenHa - 12/24/21 - 4:38 pm

I'm thinking about a great little dive in Watertown called "Home Taste." Or maybe I'll go all traditional and head down to Chinatown!

Tips are appreciated.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:31 pm
Santa suit at a Dorchester dry cleaner

Because they close at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Voo Doo reports.

By Ron Newman - 12/22/21 - 7:07 pm

The Christmas Revels, held annually in Harvard's Sanders Theatre, usually continue for several days after Christmas. This year, the show was scheduled to close on December 29. Instead, tomorrow's performances will be the final ones for 2021:

Regrettably, and with the safety of our cast, crew, and audience in mind, Revels has made the difficult decision to cancel our six post-Christmas performances (Dec 26 – Dec 29). We encourage you to join us virtually for our extended run, streaming December 30 – January 9.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 9:33 pm
Dinghy tree off Marblehead

Rick Macomber watched the sunrise over Little Harbor in Marblehead - and the First Harbor Company's Christmas-tree dinghy.

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