"Funny is the world I live in. You're funny, I'm interested. You're not funny, I'm not interested." — Jerry Seinfeld
Merry Festivus! Celebrated annually on December 23rd, Festivus is a semi-fictitious holiday made famous by Emmy Award-winning comedian Jerry Seinfeld after being central to the premise of a 1997 episode of his self-titled sitcom. Established by author Daniel O’Keefe (whose son was a staff writer on “Seinfeld”), Festivus is a secular holiday that is a tongue-in-cheek alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the holiday season. Proper Festivus traditions are parodies of existing holiday symbols — the Festivus Pole, for example, is merely a barren aluminum pole — a far cry from the festive, ornament-adorned Christmas tree. If you’re not feeling like partaking in Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa this year — why not switch things and try the the “Festivus for the rest of us”? There’s still time to join on the fun — get your Festivus Pole before they are all sold out!