by Tim Regan November 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

Dupont Santa in window

Thanksgiving is in two days, but the holiday season is basically here already.

Businesses are already airing out the jingle-jangly holiday playlists. Multicolored tinsel and oddly placed red bows are appearing on light poles. Everything tastes like peppermint now. The annual War On Christmas™ debate will soon reach its feverish climax.

Shaw gets a tree-lighting ceremony this Saturday and Columbia Heights has one next week. The zoo will light up on Friday. Snowy holiday window displays are popping up across the city. Holiday-themed improv shows and markets are coming together. Ice rinks are opening.

For some, this is the most wonderful time of the year. For others, it’s a saccharine capitalist drum beat of buy, eat, celebrate.

What do you think? Let us know in the poll below. And if you feel strongly either way, please yell at us in the comments.

by Borderstan.com December 25, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

"Borderstan"

We’re counting our blessings today, and you are among them. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Hello Borderstan! We just want to take a minute to wish all of you a very happy holiday. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, we hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful winter day with warm food and loved ones.

This time of year often has us counting our blessings and reflecting on all of the things for which we are grateful. Here at Borderstan, we are grateful for so many things. Here’s a list of things we are especially grateful for this time of year.

We are grateful for our neighborhood’s strong sense of community, and for those who work tirelessly to improve the area.

We are grateful for all of the wonderful restaurants that have recently opened, and we are grateful for the ones that will open soon after the New Year.

We are grateful for our amazing and talented local businesses, which bring unique products and personality to the neighborhood!

And most of all, we are grateful for all of you!

Have fun doing what you are doing today – we’re sending big hugs your way.

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