Many Christmases ago, Frank Costanza
went to buy a doll for his son
. He went to reach for it because it was the last one, but so did another man and as Frank rained blows
upon him, he thought there could be another way. The doll was destroyed, but out of that, a new holiday
was born. It was called Festivus. No, not feminist, festivus. A festivus for the rest-iv-us
During the last few weeks in December
when Festivus takes place, families and friends get together at the dinner table and have something called "the Airing of Grievances
". During this time, we share with family and friends all the ways they had disappointed
over the past year.
After the Airing of Grievances, we get together
right in the same night to do something called "Feats of Strength
". This is where the head of the household
tests his/her strength with another friend or family member. The great honor
is given out to a different person each year.
Now for the pole. No it is not a tree
. A pole, no decorations
. The pole is tall, silver, hollow, long, skinny, and heavy.
Taken from http://www.interlog.com/~porteous/festivus.html