Happy Festivus!

While not wishing to step into the whole Merry Christmas v. Happy Holidays debate, I generally refer to the “holidays” because in the course of a little over a month you’ve got Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years — three of which are official U.S. holidays regardless of your creed or religion. Still, today is […]

It’s Festivus!

For those who remain oblivious to the importance of Seinfeld in pop culture, today is one of the greatest of all holidays: Festivus.

Frank Costanza, tired and concerned by what Christmas had become, realized “there had to be another way.” Thus, he created “a Festivus for the rest of us!” This video gives you the […]

Happy Festivus!

In the immortal words of Frank Costanza in describing the “holiday” he invented, “There must be a better way.”

May your Festivus pole have a very high strength to weight ratio, the grievances against you not too extreme, and the feats of strength painless yet amazing. A few Festivus miracles wouldn’t hurt either.

The tradition […]

Book Review: Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us (2005)

As Festivus approaches (Dec. 23), today is also the anniversary of the December 18, 1997, airing of the Seinfeld episode that gave the “holiday” its current renown in popular culture. In honor of that anniversary, I am going to invoke a Festivus tradition a tad early — the Airing of Grievances. My grievance is directed […]

Happy Festivus!

Today is the day! Happy Festivus!

Given the fact retailers start the Christmas season around Halloween and all the related bs that comes with it any more, I would prefer gathering around the pole for the airing of grievances and feats of strength. As Frank Costanza said, “There must be a better way.”