Saturday, December 4, 2010

Don't forget Festivus on Dec 23

With the Holiday Season already upon us, some of you may be forgetting Festivus.  When I send out "Season's Greetings" cards out, they include Festivus, though not explicitly stated in the pre-printed card. The cards are often manufactured by people who are not Festivus believers. The holiday, which is actually more valid than Kwanzaa because it's older, was created by Dan O'Keefe, and introduced to the world by his son, Dan jr., a screenwriter for the Seinfeld Television Show.

Festivus in Afghanistan

The celebration includes an unadorned aluminum pole, the Festivus pole (buy yours HERE). And yes, they are also available in Canada.

Festivus in America

You don't have to light one or more candles, you don't have to give gifts or song songs. Festivus is the time for airing of grievances and feats of strength. So if you're ticked off at a family member, please save it for Festivus. This is that special time where you can tell others in your family the ways in which they have disappointed you over the past year. After grievances are aired and counter-allegations are concluded, there is the Festivus meal - traditionally spaghetti and meat sauce. Once the filling spaghetti meal has concluded comes the time for a display of feats of strength. The head of household is wrestled to the floor and the holiday only ends when said head of household is pinned.

For a complete list of famous Festivus celebrations in popular culture, please scroll down the bottom here (LINK)


Opus #6 said...

That girl can't be a pole dancer, it is way too close to the wall.

LL said...

It's not for dancing around!

It's a FESTIVUS Pole - part of the tradition. Storing plastic Christmas trees can be a pain in the neck. Storing a Festivus Pole is easy... that's the point.

Opus #6 said...


darlin said...

You partake in Festivus LL? Interesting concept but I'd have to rid myself of the tree to make space to store the pole... that and the kids might have me committed.

LL said...

Airing of grievances and feats of strength are a daily event -- so I try and keep the spirit of Festivus with me every single day of the year...

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