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Festivus Dinner

Festivus Dinner
So what are some of the traditions of Festivus Dinner?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Strike," a celebratory dinner is shown on the evening of Festivus. The on-air meal appeared to be meat loaf or spaghetti in a red sauce. In the episode, no alcohol was served, but George Costanza's boss, Mr. Kruger, drank from a flask.

So what should you serve at your Festivus celebration? We have many options and suggestions listed below.

Don't forget, the whole point is to make your Festivus celebration fun and memorable!

The Official Festivus Dish - Meatloaf or Spaghetti?

Festivus Dinner

Some people would like to stay true to the traditional "Seinfeld" Festivus and they serve Meatloaf or Spaghetti at their Festivus Dinner. But, why "Meatloat" or "Spaghetti"?

The reason for a choice is simply due to the fact that the only reference to the actual meal that was served at the Constanza household are a few short glimpses of the dish itself, once when Estelle Costanza is carrying it out of the kitchen and it is placed on the table, and another when the dish is shown on the table itself. In fact, in some of the glimpses it looks like spaghetti and in the other it bears a remarkable likeness to meat loaf. Hence the confusion.

We have placed some of the glimpses as a series of images here on the right, so you may witness the dish in all its vaguness and blurriness. Is it spaghetti or meat loaf?

If your expert eye has an opinion, then answer our poll below.

The Real Festivus Dinner

The original Festivus dinner in the O'Keefe household featured turkey or ham followed by a Pepperidge Farm cake decorated with M&M's, as described in detail in the book "The Real Festivus", authored by writer Dan O'Keefe, who was the original writer of the Seinfeld episode. Read more about the Real Festvus here.

Other Festivus Dinner Menu Options

There are many other options for your Festivus Dinner. In fact, a lot of people have even more fun by serving foods/dishes that have been in some of their favorite Seinfeld episodes.

All the items listed below were featured in the Seinfeld series in one episode or another, making them all fun options for your Festivus celebration!