Sound Destruction: HAPPY FESTIVUS!

Thursday, December 22, 2005


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History of Festivus

Many Christmas's 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.

He named it Festivus.

Festivus takes place December 23rd. Families and friends gather at the dinner table and have "The Airing of Grievances". please click here for the list of grievances worksheet. Durning this time, family and friends share all the ways they have disappointed each other during the past year.

After the Airing of Grievances, the "Feats of Strength" takes place. This is where the head of the household tests his/her strength with another friend or family member. The great honour is given out to a different person each year. Kramer was given the honor but passed it to George Costanza as he had an appointment. You can turn down a challenge if you have an appointment.

Festivus is not over until the head of the household is pinned.

The Festivus Pole, is not a tree. It is a metal pole with no decorations. Frank Costanza believes that tinsel is very distracting. The pole is tall and silver. (source)

for more about festivus click here.

a heartfelt happy festivus from me to you.



Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

I can't wait for festivus festivities to commence.....

12:06 AM  
Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

These damn Godless Festivus celebrators! It's anti-Christmas! Why must you conduct a War on Christmas? Does Bill O'Reilly know about this?

Sorry, I just wanted to get in on the act before anyone else does.

Merry Whatchmacallit Day.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Ariella said...

We have our grievance sheets ready and have decided on a tag team stategy this year.
Long live Festivus!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Happy Festivus to the fine folks at Sound Destruction. And thanks for the explanation, I've been wondering what the hell everyone's been talking about.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

That episode of Seinfield is great.

Happy Festivus to you!

On the post below: I saw that pix and thought, "Oh, I really want James Dean!" Then, I remembered he's been dead a long time. Nevermind.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

Hey, I hope you enjoy all the Holidays as well.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Omnipotent Poobah said...

BTW, speaking of Festivus:

7:24 PM  
Blogger karma said...

i had never heard of this. But a very Happy Festivus to you and your families!


9:51 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

What the heck happened to you? You on a slow boat to China?

1:45 PM  

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