Christmas is coming and it’s coming quick! We’re somehow almost down to single digits! Boozie’s calendar is packed with holiday parties and family get-togethers. And so are yours, which makes for the most wonderful time of the year (for gossip). As such, the spies were able to gather up enough gossip to fill a Santa-size bag (though most of it was not clean enough to print)!

But I have wrapped up what I could for you and placed it under the gossip tree. Feel free to tear into these treats at any time. Early Christmas presents are the best!

O Christmas tree
O Christmas tree, how lovely to be Mobile’s biggest tree! On Thursday, Dec. 8, Mayor Sandy Stimpson and Sandy Bear lit the tallest tree in Mobile’s history! The tree is so big it had to be put in place by a crane. Watch out, New York’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, Mobile is moving on up!

The tree is located in Cooper Riverside Park, and from what I’ve heard it is big! I personally haven’t seen it but hope I can catch a glimpse sometime soon. The tree arrived just in time for the Tacky Christmas party, which started right after the lighting of the tree. Keep up the fun and “tacky” activities, Mobile!

Melting more than ice
While on the topic of Cooper Riverside Park and Riverside Ice, last week I found out about a couple melting more than ice. One of my spies reported a couple got engaged at the park! That’s the first engagement I’ve heard of happening there! The hearts of everyone who witnessed the engagement must have melted a little. Congrats!

Elfapalooza
Mobile once again went for the Guinness World Record for the most elves in one place this past Friday night. Unfortunately, not enough Elves braved the cold weather. Boozie thinks Southern elves just aren’t cut out for the cold.

I was told that Bienville Square was packed with elves, but not enough of them to break the world record held by a group from Bangkok, Thailand. The world record is 1,762 elves gathered in one spot. Mobile was once again so close but no cigar.

Papa Elf Sandy was in attendance as well as Sandy Bear. I’m not going to point fingers, but Sandy Bear wasn’t dressed as an elf, just sayin’.

There’s always next year!

XYZ to the extreme
As if Christmas wasn’t a busy enough time of year, one of my spies had a wedding to attend as well. She said the wedding was cold, but the evening started heating up when the DJ pulled out some old songs from middle school and high school days. She said everyone hit the dance floor, with the same great dance moves from middle school.

While my spy was taking a break from the dance floor, she fueled up for the next song at the only place to refuel, the bar. While she was in line, something caught her eye — and I mean really caught her eye. Starting to wonder if she was really seeing what she thought she was seeing, she asked her date if he saw it too. Sure enough, he confirmed they were seeing a guy who needed to be told XYZ, ASAP.

Embarrassed to tell the guy XYZ, my spy told another girl who worked up the courage to tell the poor guy that not only was his zipper undone, but his blue boxers and his, umm, wiener were hanging out. He quickly fixed the problem, saying his pants must have come unzipped while he was dancing. Guess there’s a first time for everything! Don’t think I’d want to dance with that guy, but hey, at least we know he has those boogie shoes, now he just needs break dancing pants!

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or just some plain ol’ elf lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!