Birmingham, are you celebrating Festivus today?

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A traditional Festivus pole, in the Homewood neighborhood of Edgewood

Alright Birmingham. Get the pole out of the crawl space. Start making your list of grievances. And prepare for the feats of strength. Festivus is today – December 23.

Created by Frank Constanza, the father of Seinfeld’s George Constanza, the holiday has become a way to chuckle at  rampant consumerism during Christmas (Frank got the idea for Festivus after a fist fight at a Department store trying to get a doll for George).

Here is the video clip from Seinfeld on the “History of Festivus.”

In the Birmingham area, we did spot a pole in the Edgewood neighborhood in Homewood.

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The traditional Festivus aluminum pole found in the front yard of a home in the Edgewood neighborhood of Homewood

On Southside Birmingham tonight, for the third year in a row, The Syndicate Lounge  will be holding their annual celebration tonight at 9:00pm.  Here is their description on their Facebook event page on how to prepare for the event.

If you don’t know about this holiday, don’t come. If you are familiar, you are welcome to bring your pole, grievances and strength. Since our insurance won’t allow us to actually wrestle in the venue, we will be conducting the Feats of Strength through Mario Cart (N64) projected onto the stage. All challengers welcome. Start practicing, loser.

If you haven’t been to this before, check it out.

Itinerary:

Festivus Dinner Accompanied w/ An Airing of “The Strike”

Telling of Past Festivus Miracles

Airing of Grievances
Feats of Strength
Dinner: Meatloaf Served Over Lettuce
Dessert: Customary M&M Decorated Cake

Do you know of any other Festivus events being celebrated in the Magic City today? Drop Bham Now a line in the comment section or email us at hello@bhamnow.com .

Let us know about your Festivus miracles!

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.