festivus – (related terms: airing of grievances, feats of strength, the human fund, see also: the real festivus) 1. invented by Frank Costanza, “who hated all the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas, so he made up his own holiday” 2. instead of tree with distracting tinsel, a pole stored in the crawl space is used. 3. the pole made from aluminum, requires no decoration, as well as having “a very high strength-to-weight ratio.” 4. a traditional festivus dinner is celebrated on December 23rd, and starts with the airing of grievances 5. quote: “at the festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and you tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year” — Frank Costanza 6. quote: “as festivus rolls on, we come to the feats of strength”— Frank Costanza 7. festivus is not over until Frank Costanza is pinned. 8. episode: The Strike 9. see video below 10.
“Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had – but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!…but out of that, a new holiday was born. A festivus for the rest of us” — Frank Costanza
“I don’t really celebrate Christmas. I, um, I celebrate Festivus…And, uh, I was afraid that I would be persecuted for my beliefs. They drove my family out of Bayside, Sir! — George Costanza