Festivus Women's Dark T-Shirt. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. Out of that, a new holiday was born. A festivus for the rest of us! My favorite Frank Costanza quote from the Seinfeld #festivus episode
In a 1997 episode of the popular television comedy, Seinfeld, #Festivus was brought to the masses when Frank Costanza (played by Jerry Stiller) explains he invented Festivus in response to the commercialism of Christmas.
Festivus is both a parody and a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. Originally a family tradition of scriptwriter Dan O'Keefe, who worked on the American sitcom Seinfeld, Festivus entered popular culture after it was made the focus of the 1997 episode "The Strike".
December 23th is Festivus, it's a holiday that was created by writer Dan O’Keefe as a way to celebrate the holiday season without buying into its commercialism. Festivus was immortalized when O’Keefe’s son wrote an episode about it for the popular TV show Seinfeld. The episode, called The Strike, aired in December, 1997. A traditional Festivus celebration includes a plain aluminum pole in lieu of a Christmas tree, the annual “Airing of Grievances,” the Festivus dinner, and Feats of Strength.
My Dad doesn’t really celebrate Festivus, he’s just a die hard “Seinfeld” fan! In 1997, “Seinfeld” aired “The Strike,” one of the show’s most popular episodes, in which George Costanza’s father, Frank, explains the origins of the nondenominational holiday Festivus.