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Illinois Capitol Holiday Display Celebrates Christmas, Festivus and the First Amendment

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.24.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week's "Only in Illinois" offers a look at the holiday offerings in the state's grandest building. It comes with greetings from all of us at Reboot Illinois that whatever you celebrate this time of year, we hope you do it with people you love.

Why The 'Festivus' Creator Doesn't Want Rand Paul To Celebrate It

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

The "Seinfeld" writer who coined "Festivus" wants Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to stop tweeting about his beloved secular holiday. "I've been tweeting back...

It's Festivus And I've Got A Lot Of Problems With You People

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News

via GIPHY Today is the day for everyone who finds tinsel distracting -- a Festivus for the rest of us. So get the aluminum pole out of the garag...

Rand Paul Airs His Grievances About 2016 GOP Rivals

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to Twitter Wednesday morning to perform what has become a sort-of annual tradition for him: airing his grievances in honor...

Rand Paul Airs His Grievances On Festivus

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

With Hanukkah coming to a close and Christmas around the corner, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is making sure one other important holiday is not forgotten: F...

4 Reasons Why Festivus Really IS A Spectacular Holiday

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

In my home, Festivus has become a holiday fixture. We view the day as a little oasis of fun amid the holiday hubbub. In case you are considering a Festivus celebration, here are four Festivus lessons that may either persuade or dissuade you.

How Some Workers Could Get Festivus Off

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion

A Washington state law designed to give public employees unpaid time off for religious reasons is so ambiguous that it could be used to take a day off...

Separation of Church and State: A Festivus Perspective

David_Goldstein | Posted 02.23.2014 | Comedy
David_Goldstein

Holidays can be hard enough as it is, but sometimes a person perpetrates an act so uncaring and thoughtless, so blatant in its disregard for his fellow humans, that it leaves one in a state of crestfallen despair.

My Festivus Grievances About Online Comments and Self-Promotion

Adam Grant | Posted 02.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Studies show that the more you toot your own horn, the more negatively you're evaluated: Self-promoters are not only less liked, but also earn lower salaries and fewer promotions. Bragging about yourself violates norms of modesty and politeness -- and if you were really competent, your work would speak for itself.

5 Literary References From 'Seinfeld'

Zola Books | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Happy Festivus! This holiday, made famous by the show about nothing, Seinfeld, is a non-religious alternative to the other holidays this time of year. Forget Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Sports Festivus 2013

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports

Sports Festivus is back! The aluminum pole has been dragged out of the crawl space for the second annual HuffPost Sports Festivus celebration. Hol...

Rand Paul Celebrates Festivus By Airing His Grievances On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) aired his grievances with Congress, the Federal Reserve and the state of bipartisanship in the Senate in a string of Festivus-i...

Happy Festivus!

Posted 12.23.2013 | TV

The day has finally arrived. Happy Festivus! The fake holiday from a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" has become a day of celebration for "Seinfeld" f...

Atheist Threatens To Sue Over Nativity Scene With 'Baby F*cking Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Chaz Stevens, the atheist responsible for erecting a Festivus pole made of beer cans in the Florida capitol, is now threatening to sue the town of Dee...

The True Meaning of Christmas

Staks Rosch | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Staks Rosch

Jesus obviously isn't the reason for the season. So what is? Many atheists joke that the reason for the season is the tilt of the Earth's axis. That's funny and all, but it only goes one level deeper than the Christian view. Here is the godless honest truth.

How About a Saturnalia Display?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are only two valid choices for a secular government agency to make, constitutionally, when it comes to allowing religious displays on its property: Allow everyone in, or allow nobody to erect such displays. What the Constitution forbids is playing favorites.

Autism and Holidays

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Liane Kupferberg Carter

Marc and I returned to the shambles of our kitchen. No one knew that Mickey had had a seizure. Our guests were consumed with their own family theatrics, oblivious to our family drama. Here we were, in the bosom of family, on our favorite holiday of the year.

Baby Jesus and the Beer Pole?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Victor M. Feraru

It was six feet from the Nativity scene erected on government-owned property that three wise men appeared: a political blogger, an attorney, and a local pornography producer. They left behind a Festivus pole made of empty beer cans.

Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday Displays Really Catching On

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

A display dedicated to the Flying Spaghetti Monster is now on display in the Florida capitol, next to a Nativity scene, a Christmas tree and a Festivu...

Celebrating Festivus? This Will Get You In the Spirit

Posted 12.18.2013 | TV

The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. And if anyone has the airing of grievances down, it's the "Seinfeld" gang. In the ...

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Colbert Had This To Say About Florida's Festivus Pole

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.12.2013 | Comedy

In Florida, a man set up a pole honoring the "Seinfeld" holiday Festivus at the state capitol in order to protest the nativity scene at the location. ...

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Gets Approved

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

A Christian nativity scene and a Christmas tree at the Florida Capitol will be joined this week by another symbol of the holidays: a homemade Festivus...

Go And Search For 'Festivus' On Google Right Now

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.30.2013 | Technology

Prepare for the airing of grievances! Google is celebrating "Festivus" a little early this year. The holiday, which originated on the show "Seinfel...

Can You Return To A College Party? Let's See...

Posted 04.30.2013 | College

This report is syndicated with permission from partners at BroBible.com. Follow them on Twitter! Warning: Graphic language below. By Andy Moor...