25 Dec

For the rest of us…;)


You probably need no telling that Festivus, celebrated on Dec. 23, was immortalized in the classic 1997 Seinfeld episode “The Strike.” If you needed telling, the above video should put you on the path to enlightenment.

However, it actually dates back decades and owes its current fame to the imaginative family of sitcom writer Dan O’Keefe. He penned the hilarious episode after his own father Daniel O’Keefe discovered the Festivus holiday in a book of obscure holidays, according to a 2004 New York Times interview.

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As legend has it, the elder O’Keefe – the old romantic he was – decided to inaugurate Festivus with his wife Deborah in 1966 as a celebration of the anniversary of their first date. The holiday, and the O’Keefe family, evolved from there, inspiring O’Keefe junior to base the Seinfeld episode around their annual…

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