CAB Holding Auditions For O’Neill Plaza Christmas Tree
O’NEILL PLAZA — The Boston College Campus Activities Board (CAB) began preparation for its yearly Christmas Tree Lighting on Tuesday by holding auditions for the O’Neill Plaza Christmas tree. CAB puts dozens of candidates through the selection process each year for a chance to shine bright on Boston College’s third-best quad.
This year’s contenders include Bjorn, a Norway spruce; Elrik, a Douglas fir; Gustav, a Lodgepole pine; and Alex (CSOM ‘19), a marketing major.
“Elrik is the clear frontrunner,” said CAB President Hans Klaus (MCAS ‘19). “His thick branches have landed him previous roles in department stores and city halls nationwide. He only missed landing the role last year following a scandal with Niklas, who was later banned from all further competition due to use of PEDs.”
Gustav is also thought to be a strong contender this year.
“He has clearly shown he can handle heavy-duty lights with his starring role in a Kia commercial slated to come out in a few weeks,” said Klaus.
Alex Tannenbaum said that she hoped that this would finally be the year that CAB “lets me shine.”
“This will be the fourth year I’ve tried out,” she explained. “Each time they keep telling me that I don’t ‘fit the role.’ I can go without water for days and I actually like when squirrels make nests in my hair. What else can they want?”
CAB will announce the winning contestant this weekend after the final round of competition — enduring a handbell choir rehearsal.