Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy Festivus from Wilmette


Happy Festivus!

Is all this good Christmas cheer just too much? Have a religion other than Christianity? After years of too much holiday stress are you done with Christmas? Well it's December 23, and time to celebrate Festivus. It's the holiday for the rest of us!

Clearly, we won't be celebrating Festivus here, having long ago learned to cope with screaming children in malls, worrying about perfect presents, and dressing up for parties where its a chore to stay sober enough to drive home by visiting Christmas markets far from Wilmette. But the idea of "Festivus, born on TV comedy favorite, Seinfeld, as "the holiday for the rest of us" makes us laugh out loud every time we think of it. It also serves as a gentle reminder that not all people celebrate Christmas, and among those who do, sometimes a little perspective is needed.

To celebrate, you may want to see all the important scenes from Seinfeld about Festivus (about 7 minutes worth) on Youtube video from by clicking here. Of course, if you are really interested, Wikipedia has comprehensive coverage here. Or you can just Google "Festivus", and find, oh, a couple of million results.

2 Comments:

Blogger copy editor said...

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2006, 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Merry Christmas to you, too!

Dec 24, 2006, 5:47:00 PM  

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