A Festivus for the Rest of Us
Time to get the pole from out of the crawl space.
In the final season of the greatest sitcom of all time, Seinfeld, the 9th episode is called "The Strike". While Kramer ends his strike with a bagel company he once worked for, he learns of a holiday that George's dad, Frank, invented called Festivus. Clearly, "another piece of the puzzle falls into place" [Elaine] as to why George is the way he is.
Celebrated on December 23rd, there is an unsung holiday at the end of December, FESTIVUS. If you really hate all the commercialism of Christmas, there is an alternative... "A Festivus for the rest of us!"
No Christmas tree is needed for the great holiday that is Festivus. Instead, an aluminum pole is all you need. "It requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting." - Frank Constanza. After the meal is "The Airing of Grievances." It allows you to get off your chest all the ways your loved ones have disappointed you over the past year. Then, the only way Festivus can end is the "Feats of Strength." One person is selected and when they can pin Frank to the floor, Festivus has concluded.
To the see origins of Festivus, watch the clip below.