It’s Festivus today. Grab an aluminum pole with a high weight-to-strength ratio and invite your friends over for a feast and the “Airing of Grievances.”
Festivus was made popular first by writer Dan O’Keefe on Seinfeld, immortalizing the holiday no one knew existed. It is traditionally celebrated on December 23rd. Today! The premise is that it’s a holiday for those people who don’t celebrate any of the other holidays going on during the month of December: Festivus for the rest of us. So, once your pole is ready and your grievances are aired, it’s time for a Festivus Feast. What to serve?
In the original Seinfeld episode it was meatloaf on the table. Looking for a good recipe? Perhaps a bacon-wrapped meatloaf will be your Festivus fare of choice. If that doesn’t do it for you, try a meatloaf burger on for size. Perhaps a selection of different chips will accompany your meatloaf and whiskey will be had out of flasks hid under the table.
If you’ve read Dan’s book on The Real Festivus, then perhaps you’ll serve up a traditional turkey or ham and finish the meal with an M&M-covered Pepperidge Farm cake.
But the real beauty of Festivus is you can serve whatever you want, and you can dance however you like because really it’s your day to do whatever you’d like as long as you end with the “Feats of Strength.”