Welcome to Allston Christmas 2017
All the best moments of Boston’s favorite Labor Day tradition.
The sun is shining, the trucks are rumbling, and it’s time for that most Boston of holidays: Allston Christmas. Yes, a merry September 1st to one and all, as all of the city’s college students partake of that most sacred rite of passage: moving apartments on the same day as every single other person in Boston, and abandoning furniture on the curb. Things are already bustling this morning, with some light activity beginning last night as everyone got their moving vehicles ready, or, as Boston health editor Jamie Ducharme noted, not that ready:
Peak Allston Christmas: just had to get off the train in the middle of Comm Ave because a Uhaul got stuck on the tracks pic.twitter.com/gRSmePC4ZE
— Jamie Ducharme (@Jamie_Ducharme) August 31, 2017
Meanwhile, some treasures have already been claimed this morning:
merry allston christmas to me! pic.twitter.com/G1Q6Cwy27n
— megan (@meganbane7) September 1, 2017
While others recognize a fine moment to meet new constituents:
— Tito Jackson (@titojackson) September 1, 2017
And others are just feeling poetic about the whole thing:
On Allston Christmas, Santa is just a giant rat with a red hat on. He is legit the mouse king from the Nutcracker
— J McC____ (@ehhokay) September 1, 2017
We’ll be updating throughout the day with the finest Allston Christmas content we can find, so if you’re lucky enough not to be moving today, enjoy the proceedings from the comfort of your office. If you’re out there, good luck, don’t get Storrowed, and keep your wish list ready.
All I want for Allston Christmas is an office chair
— Meaghan O’Brien (@AndMeaghanSays) September 1, 2017
And best wishes to all the moms out there, looking out for their kids.
My mom is deadass taking things on the street for my apartment LMAO, Allston Christmas is poppin
— caitlin (@blake_squad) September 1, 2017
Free bear, anyone?
Cheers to this Instagrammer who found the perfect music to accompany his video:
For the first-time truck drivers out there, be careful:
— Kristen Taber (@KTaber315) September 1, 2017
Allston Christmas brings out all the inexperienced truck drivers. pic.twitter.com/JsmsjxkRPB
— Harry Grillo (@redbassett) September 1, 2017
Finding parking might be a challenge.
Reminder: Do not take a free mattress. You’ll get bed bugs. No, you have not magically found the one non-bed buggy mattress.
— Rick Sobey (@rsobeyLSun) September 1, 2017
And naturally, Keytar Bear is out there.
— Skedaddle (@letskedaddle) September 1, 2017
Navigating the sidewalks is getting a little difficult in some places.
— Megan Montgomery (@meg_montgomery) September 1, 2017
A little moving day math for you:
From my house to the Pike on moving day: 1.5 miles, 15 min, 53 Uhauls, 1 team of Allston Christmas elves, 1 Keytar Bear sighting.
— Jessica Tytell (@JessTytell) September 1, 2017
Boston in a nutshell on September 1st: College students texting on the sidewalk next to all their possessions.
— Dr. Chaos (@wendypedia) September 1, 2017