While the origins of Festivus are a little murky — Seinfeld? The father of a Seinfeld writer? The ancient Romans? — one thing is certain: The celebration of this secular holiday persists throughout the world. Here, Allen Salkin, author of Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us clears up some Festivus myths and shares the fundamentals of celebrating Festivus. Enjoy! (P.S.: These videos also feature a very special guest star. Can you name that celebrity?)
How To Celebrate Festivus
Here’s your basic primer. This video tells what supplies to gather in order to properly celebrate the holiday and gives helpful tips for blending in with Christmas-celebrating co-workers.
The Festivus Pole and Traditions
Anything can be a Festivus Pole, but there is one strict rule: No tinsel!
The Airing of Grievances
There are many ways to air grievances during Festivus. Be as nasty as you want, because Festivus is honest.
The Feats of Strength
To dispel the tension brought on from the Airing of Grievances, Festivus participants must perform a feat of strength. The most popular feat of strength is wrestling.
The Seinfeld Clip
Because you need it.