Allen Salkin has just penned Festivus: The Holiday For The Rest Of Us (Grand Central), a guide on how to celebrate the bitter, anti-Christmas holiday Frank Costanza loved so dearly on Seinfeld.
Salkin says Festivus observed on December 23 is the most frugal of all holidays, since its in response to the commercialization of Christmas.
Instead of buying a Christmas tree with tons of costly decorations, the Festivus centerpiece is simply The Pole, an aluminum pole void of any decorations, including tinsel.
Salkin says a cheap Festivus pole can be bought at hardware stores or you can take a paper towel roll and wrap it in aluminum foil.
Instead of giving your family presents on Festivus, the main activities are Feats of Strength which includes wrestling the head of the household and the Airing of Grievances, where you tell your family all the ways theyve disappointed you in the past year, which is always free.
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