A Festivus for the rest of us' starts catching on
Gather around the Festivus pole and listen to a tale about a real holiday made fictional and then real again, a tale that touches on philosophy, King Lear, the pool at the Chateau Marmont hotel, a paper bag with a clock inside and, oh yes, a television show about nothing.
The first surprise is that all over the country, many real people are holding parties celebrating Festivus, a holiday most believe was invented on an episode of "Seinfeld" first broadcast the week before Christmas in 1997.
Festivus shares space with nativity scene in Florida.
When a church group put a nativity scene on public property, officials warned it might open the door to other religious - and not-so-religious - displays. They were right.
Since the nativity was erected in Polk County, displays have gone up honoring Zoroastrianism and the fake holiday Festivus, featured on the TV show "Seinfeld."
Citizens Against Government Waste Adopts Festivus
CAGW will now tell politicians all the ways they have disappointed taxpayers over the past year. Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned by another participant in the Feats of Strength. Likewise, CAGW will end Festivus by recognizing the times taxpayers triumphed over Washington's big spenders.