It's the most wonderful time of the year ... for locals who need new furniture. No Ikea in Somerville? No problem: you can just shop on the street as people dump their extra belongings on the curb before the moving van arrives.
WGBH's Anne Mostue and Abbie Ruzicka hit the neighborhood to get stories of "Allston Christmas." We talk about it on Aug. 31 on Boston Public Radio.
Are there particularly good places to find stuff? The blog Bostonography took a stab at mapping the event in 2011: