Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Festivus Day

If you're a Seinfeld fan .... you're celebrating.

If you're not ... let me explain.

The episode called "The Strike" explains that Frank Costanza started this nondenominational holiday. It's celebrated on December 23rd, called Festivus.

Instead of a tree, there is an aluminum Festivus Pole. No frill, no tinsel, no decorating.

At dinner, the tradition of The Airing of Grievances takes place. This is the time for you to address family members and tell them what they did to disappoint you throughout the year.

Then there is a Feats of Strength contest, which is basically a wrestling match.

George takes donations for a non existing charity "The Human Fund"

"Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us."

Even Ben and Jerry's celebrate this holiday:
It's an episode you really much watch to understand. On second thought ...


captain corky said...

One of the best episodes. Ever.

San said...

If there's Ben & Jerry's involved, I'm celebrating.

Beth said...

Man, I wish this show was still on tv...not just re-runs. Nothing funnier!!

Merry Christmas!!!..or Festivus or whatever..!!!

Mary Alice said...

Festivus Rocks! I especially enjoy The Airing of Grievances. That was a brilliantly inspired episode. I just watched a youtube clip of it. I was rolling.

Sherry said...

You guys in the US get the BEST stuff...we have "some" B&J's here but definitely not Festivus. I'd forgotten about that episode...thanks for the reminder and the laugh Nancy!!

Maddy said...

I'll have to see if I can track it down on my TIVO.

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delmer said...

I keep forgetting it's the 23rd. And it should be easy enough to remember the date as it's my father's birthday as well.

Joan said...

That was funny. Happy Festivus day to you.

Barbara Doduk said...

One of my favorite TV shows. Festivus. Classic.

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