Festivus is a fictional holiday created by Frank Costanza(played by Jerry Stiller) on the popular television comedy Seinfeld. Some fans of the show now celebrate this fictional holiday in real life.
Festivus is a holiday held on 23 Decemberof each year. It was created as a response to the commercialism of the other December holidays.
Its slogan is “Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us”. Listen to Frank’s explanation of the origins of Festivus…
Frank: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached 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.
Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born . . . a Festivus for the rest of us!
Kramer: That must’ve been some doll.
Frank: She was!
The Festivus celebration includes these major components…
- The Festivus Pole
- The Festivus Song
- The Feast
- The Airing of Grievances
- The Airing of Grievances form
- The Feats of Strength
- The Human Fund
- The Human Fund Donor Cards
- The Festivus Fruitcake
- Ice Cream for the Fruit Cake