Fatty Claus

While scads of famous chiseled cheekbones grin from the weight loss section of your local bookstore, there's one super-celebrity who refuses to endorse the latest "no carbs, no fat, no taste" fad. Despite past pleas from Dr. Atkins, Dr. Ornish and even Suzanne Somers, Santa has maintained his morbidly obese figure for decades and has been called in print "chubby and plump" and a cookie-and-milk binge-eater whose midsection shakes "like a bowlful of jelly." Disdaining six-pack abs, buns of steel and the potential for adult-onset diabetes, Old St. Nick has chosen to make a holiday stop at Mrs Baird's Bakery, 7301 South Freeway in Fort Worth. Visit (and snack) with Santa and bring a new toy to donate to Cook Children's Medical Center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit mrsbairds.com.
Fri., Dec. 15, 4-8 p.m.; Dec. 16-17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 22, 4-8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michelle Mathews
Contact: Michelle Mathews