December 2019

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It’s Festivus all around the World

It's Festivus all around the World

It’s the 22th anniversary of the airing of the Seinfeld episode “The Strike” and Festivus continues to invade popular culture in way nobody could have predicted. Today, instead of the our favorite fictional Seinfeld characters expounding the virtues of Festivus, we have real people, worldwide, doing the same! Here are some photos that were posted to…

The Festivus Podcast Episode 5 – An Interview with Dan O’Keefe

The Festivus Podcast Episode 5 - An Interview with Dan O'Keefe

In this podcast we go to Los Angeles, California and speak with television writer and producer Dan O’Keefe, the person who brought Festivus to our television screens by including it in the Seinfeld episode “The Strike”.  Festivus was originally conceived by Dan’s father, Daniel O’Keefe Senior, who was an editor at Reader’s Digest. In his…

Instagram is beginning to look a lot like #Festivus

Instagram is beginning to look a lot like #Festivus

Every year we like to take a look at social media to see how the world is preparing for Festivus. This year, Instagram didn’t disappoint, as we found plenty of evidence people were getting into the Festivus spirit. Only 10 days to Festivus!   The first thing we found was an culinary shrine to Festivus,…

The Festivus Podcast Episode 4 – “Feet of Strength” at the Festivus 5K for Autism

The Festivus Podcast Episode 4 - "Feet of Strength" at the Festivus 5K for Autism

We go to Salem, Massachusetts and speak to Cindy Johnson, one of the organizers of the Festivus 5K for Autism, a yearly Festivus-themed holiday race through historic Salem. There is plenty of Festivus fun in this event. The participants are encouraged to wear Seinfeld or holiday themed costumes, there are handmade trophies that resemble Festivus…

The Festivus Podcast – Episode 2 – Airing of Grievances with the Tampa Bay Times

The Festivus Podcast - Episode 2 - Airing of Grievances with the Tampa Bay Times

In this podcast we go to Florida and speak to Christopher Spata, the features editor at the Tampa Bay Times, the only newspaper in the USA to annually publish Festivus grievances. The grievances are gathered through their website and include “Season’s Bleatings” from people all around the world. Venting troubles can soothe troubled souls, and…

Festivus 2019 Airing of Grievances

Festivus 2019 Airing of Grievances

Air Your Grievances!  It’s Festivus time and this is the place to let it fly. To Air a Grievance, simply fill out the “LEAVE A REPLY” form below. Name and email are OPTIONAL.  Leave them blank if you wish, or include a fake name such as “NO ELAINE.” All posts are moderated.  We won’t approve…