Happy Festivus for the Rest of Us!

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Did you know that Festivus was a real thing? It even has a Wikipedia listing.

And according to Wikipedia, Festivus was invented in 1966 and is celebrated annually on December 23. The holiday (if you want to call it that) was created by a writer named Daniel O’Keefe. Of course, this particular ritual didn’t become widely-known until 1997 when O’Keefe’s son, Dan, co-wrote the Seinfeld episode that made it a household name.

O’Keefe developed Festivus in the mold of an anti-consumer, secular way to celebrate any and all holidays of the month.

I have to say, I love the philosophy behind this occasion. The fact that it’s secular suits me. Anti-consumer? Count me in. Sounds cheap, and these days, I need to save my money.

I was going to list a bunch of grievances, in honor of the day. But then I realized … I really didn’t care about any of it.

Allow me to be perfectly blunt. I. Don’t. Care.

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So, on that note, I’ll say have a carefree Festivus. May we all have much better luck with everything enjoy a great new year!

Originally published at http://randomandsundrythings.wordpress.com on December 20, 2019.

New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including the Sam McRae Mystery series. Screenwriter, podcaster, and blogger. My website: www.debbimack.com.

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