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Festivus

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. ...

Festivus For The Rest Of Us! Florida Atheist Successfully Puts Up Beer Can Pole Display

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Talk about an airing of grievances. In protest of a Nativity scene at the Florida Capitol, Chaz Stevens has put up a Festi...

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...

Seinfeld Remembered: Festivus, For the Rest of Us

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Happy Festivus!! If you are a Seinfeld devotee, then you probably mark this special December 23 celebration.

'Seinfeld'-Inspired Google Search Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology

Festivus -- it's a Google search for the rest of us. "Seinfeld" fans will be delighted to find that a Google search for "Festivus" reveals, alongsi...

The True Story Behind Festivus

Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

Seinfeld fans and disaffected revelers otherwise: Happy Festivus! As you gather around your aluminum pole, air your grievances and perform feats of ...

The Best Christmas Episodes Ever

Posted 12.25.2011 | TV

'Tis the season to take a look back at the TV ghosts of Christmases past and find the perfect way to de-stress after a family (dys)function. We co...

Happy Festvus: Tweeters Air Their Grievances

Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

It's the holiday for the rest of us. Festivus, the "Seinfeld"-inspired secular celebration, encourages people to air their grievances, demonstrate...

Festivus! For The Rest Of Us

Rachel Winer | Posted 02.19.2012 | Detroit
Rachel Winer

Growing up, it was tradition for my friends and family to go to Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day due to everything else in town being closed. Young adults home for the holiday break were itching for something a bit more social.