Everything you need to know about 'Seinfeld's Festivus

November 27, 2020

Unlike families setting up holiday decorations in anticipation of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day on December 24 and December 25, fans of “Seinfeld” everywhere are patiently awaiting December 23, aka Festivus.

The holiday offers an alternative to recognizable, commercial holidays, but it also involves odd customs — an aluminum pole in place of a tree, feats of strength in place of caroling, the airing of grievances instead of familial bonding.

Despite, or because of, its quirks, Festivus quickly endeared itself to legions of viewers.

If you’re tired of celebrating mainstream holidays or you’d just like to understand all the “Seinfeld” jokes around this time of year, here’s everything you need to know about Festivus, the “festival for the rest of us.”

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