For the past couple of years we’ve inscribed our xmas CDs with the words “Merry Festivus.” I knew Festivus was a half-serious, non-denominational “alternative” to Christmas derived somehow from Seinfeld, but had never read up on it. Turns out we’ve been celebrating it all wrong:
An aluminum pole is generally used in lieu of a Christmas tree or other holiday decoration, shedding holiday materialism. Those attending participate in the “Airing of Grievances” in which each person tells each and everyone else all the ways they’ve disappointed him/her over the past year, and after a Festivus dinner, the “Feats of Strength” are performed. Traditionally, Festivus is not over until the head of the household is wrestled to the floor and pinned.
Looks like we’ve got some wrasslin’ to do. Anyway, Merry Festivus everyone.