On 18 December 1997, an episode of Seinfeld highlighted a celebration called "Festivus". Remarkably, this situation was not the brain child of the show's writers but was in fact based on fact.
- Tired of stressing over gifts?
- Tired of the forced jovial sentiments?
- Tired of the fact that Christmas seems to have lost it's real meaning (No, it was not always a holiday to make the 4th quarter profits of all major retailers look healthy).
It's easy to get involved with Festivus:
- The event is typically celebrated in late December; non-holiday weekdays are preferred because that allows for a work stoppage!.
- Put up a plain aluminum pole - about 6' tall usually does the trick.
- No adornments / tinsels / balls / lights are needed for the pole because it symbolizes the simple meaning of Festivus.
- Gather your nearest and dearest for a dinner.
- Cocktails are encouraged.
- After dinner have the "Airing of the Grievances" - if anyone has ticked you off, speak now or forever hold your peace.
- The evening ends with who ever can wrestle the host to the floor -- though, many find this practice a little hard core so changes like thumb wrestling or hula-hooping have been instilled to help burn off the aggressions.
By this point you should be cathartically cleansed of all emotional and physical B.S. and be able to begin the New Year on the right foot.
Also, YOU can assist in helping me to promote the meaning of Festivus - which in a roundabout way promotes the true meaning of Christmas. Just click on the Paypal Donation buttons to the right and in the spirit of the Festivus season - since your saving so much on not buying tree trimmings and gifts -- you can help me to promote the Festivus cause!
- Festivus on Wikipedia