Allston--09/01/13 Move in day for college students in the Allston neighborhoods. Students are helped on Ashford Sttreet. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki(spotlight)
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Merry? Happy? Feliz? Joyeux Allston Christmas?

I don’t think so.

As expected, it’s hoarders’ heaven and purgers’ nightmare out there as students move in for the start of the new school year.

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The only sleighs you’ll see are too big to fit on Storrow Drive (though some don’t get it) and gifts are most likely to be found next to a trash barrel than under a tree. The elves are still on vacation—they’ve sent bed bugs in their stead.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s shaking out there.