Wondering what to make for dinner tonight to celebrate Festivus?
The Anti-holiday holiday, where one takes a break from all the Christmas hoopla and does whatever they feel like
Made famous in a 1997 Seinfeld episode, Festivus was, and will always be known as a holiday invented by Frank Costanza as a reaction against the commercialization of Christmas.
Although the last Seinfeld episode aired over fifteen years ago, Festivus lives on, and not just in reruns.
On December 23rd a near cult-like following of people will celebrate this funny holiday in true Seinfeldian tradition, with an aluminum pole, “feats of strength” and don’t forget the “the airing of grievances” over dinner
What I didn’t realize, it’s true origins date nearly 30 years back. A holiday Seinfeld editor Daniel O’Keefe’s father invented in the ’60s/70?s as a celebration of the anniversary of his first date with his wife, Deborah.
Once their kids came along, it then evolved into a family holiday and took place as a response to tension in the family, and could happen any time from December to May.
So as I was thinking about to make my husband for dinner to celebrate a funny holiday, I came across a couple of great resources
A full run-down of dinner ideas can be found at Festivus Web
(Did you know a traditional Festivus meal is meatloaf or spaghetti and meatballs?)
Or look to the Huffington Post for 10 Inspired Seinfeld Foods
(I bet you can’t help but watch the clips and laugh!)
I don’t know about you, but I think a Festivus food swap theme would/should be in order?
I’m just sayin’
In the meantime, Happy Festivus!