Well, it's that time of year again. The holidays are here and it's time to enjoy ourselves. Everyone knows about Christmas and Hanukkah and all of its traditions. But there's one holiday that always seems to be overlooked.
Why is it that Santa Claus gets all this pub, but the great holiday of Festivus seems to get relegated to the back burner?
(I would have loved to have seen "A Charlie Brown Festivus," but you can't have everything in life I guess.)
But fortunately, our "patron saint" of Festivus, Frank Costanza (pictured), brought the holiday to the forefront of the attention of the American public with one of the funniest "Seinfeld" episodes ever, "The Strike," in 1997. God bless him.
Forget the phony tinsel and goodwill. Break out the pole, show your feats of strength, get down on the floor and wrestle, and air out your grievances!
There are many good Festivus web sites for those of you heathens who lack the knowledge of the sacred traditions of December 23, but I recommend these:
A history of Festivus from Religioustolerance.org: http://www.religioustolerance.org/festivus.htm, and
Festivus, a web site for the rest of us: http://www.festivusbook.com/
Christmas maybe for the masses, but Festivus is for the rest of us!!