Yes, both holidays were popularized by classic television shows—and yes, The O.C. was a classic, thanks—but Festivus is a completely secular holiday celebrated on December 23rd and created by Seinfeld writer Daniel O’Keefe’s father circa 1966. The best thing about Festivus? It’s low pressure and low cost.
Costs Low, Spirits High
There are no presents. There are no elaborate decorations. One mustn’t spring for an expensive airline ticket to celebrate with family. In fact, “Festivus for the rest of us” can be celebrated how you want, when you want, with whom you want. It’s the perfect holiday for the Grinch (remember the Airing of Grievances) or cynic in your life. Are we wrong here? Correct us in the comments and share your own Festivus traditions.
A Holiday For Everyone
Now, don’t let us convince you we aren’t dreaming of sugarplums and latkes over here. It’s just that a holiday, a time to be with the people you love without the added stress of the perfect presents or the appropriate outfit, holds a certain appeal… as do the Feats of Strength. Happy Festivus.