Hugh Hefner, the man, the legend, the myth got the ultimate Christmas gift this year a 24-year-old fiancee.

The 84-year-old Playboy founder popped the question to his girlfriend, Playmate Crystal Harris, over the weekend.

Yesterday, Hef tweeted, "When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory... I got what I was hoping for for Christmas...Crystal's love." And to make things absolutely clear, he added, "Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an engagement ring. I didn't mean to make a mystery out of it. A very merry Christmas to all."

This would be Hefner's third marriage. He wed his first wife, Mildred, in 1949. They have two grown children Christie, 58, and David 55. In 1989 he married Kimberley Conrad. They have two young sons Marston, 10, and Cooper, 9.