It’s become somewhat of a tradition. For the past 3 years, Bham Now has seen a Festivus pole in the front yard of this city of Homewood – Edgewood neighborhood home.
Never heard of Festivus?
Celebrated every December 23rd, the parody national holiday, first appeared on the Seinfeld episode titled “The Strike“. Created by the loud and obnoxious character, Frank Constanza, the father of Seinfeld’s George Constanza, the holiday has become a way to take a break from the rampant consumerism of the holiday season.
Here is the video clip from Seinfeld explaining the “History of Festivus.”
How to celebrate Festivus
It is not too hard to celebrate Festivus.
First you need an Aluminum pole. Then gather your family around and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year -the airing of grievances. After that there is the Feats of Strength. Meanwhile, for dinner, you have meatloaf served over lettuce and for desert a customary M&M decorated cake.
And remember, the slogan… A Festivus for the rest of us.
Do you know of anyone celebrating Festivus in the Magic City today?
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