Tuesday, December 25, 2012
There's not much better than a child's face when they run to the tree in the morning and start ripping into all the gifts Santa brought them. Share your moments of joy!
"Opening presents is like playing air hockey with God," is what Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal once wrote in trying to capture the joy of children opening gifts on Christmas morning. There's not much better than a child's face when they run to the tree in the morning and start ripping into all the gifts Santa brought them. Let's share those moments here and put a smile on everyone's face with a gallery of Natick kids opening their gifts on Christmas morning. Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button to add your photo or video to our gallery. Who knows, your kid might go viral like the Nintendo 64 kid (see attached video).
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
We asked our readers for help in determining what Natick wants for Christmas this year.
We asked readers what Natick wants for Christmas this year. You gave us some answers, and here are five that got the most frequent responses: Can you think of anything we missed that you'd like to add? Tell us in the comments. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Here is a schedule of Christmas services here in Natick.
Natick has many Houses of Worship in town, and several of those celebrate Christmas and will have Christmas services. Here is a schedule of Christmas services in Natick this year: Saint Patrick's Church will have three services on Christmas Eve: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and midnight. They will also have two services on Christmas day: 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Albanian Orthodox Church of The Annunciation will have services on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church will have Christmas Eve services at 9 p.m. Services on Christmas day will be at 9 a.m. Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church has Christmas Eve services scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Common Street Community Church will have Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m. Hartford Street Presbyterian …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Using more than 10,000 lights, Joe Hartin illuminates his home with Natick's most impressive Christmas lights display.
Natick's Joe Hartin started decorating his house with Christmas lights when he was a child, using his limited resources to string lights around his bedroom window. These days, he hosts the town's most impressive display of Christmas lights, which are synchronized to music that he broadcasts to passing cars using a radio transmitter.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Consumerism surrounds the holiday season: is greed inevitable, and how do you avoid it?
For those children who celebrate, Christmas' biggest connotation can be a pile of gifts under the tree. With this in mind, a panel of staff contributors at The Chicago Tribune tackled the question of whether it's inevitable to see greed in their kids around Christmastime. The parents weighed in on suggestions to remind kids of Christmas spirit. Among their suggestions? Help your kids round up some old toys to donate to charity before giving them new toys. Sign them up to participate in a community service project. The Tribune's advice got us thinking at Patch about how we were taught or are teaching our kids to be less greedy around the holidays. Some of our suggestions? Find a giving tree and let your child pick a name or two off of it, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Was your favorite gift an electronic one?
Tis the year of the smartphone and tablet. Did your Santa deliver one to you?