Festivus the fictional holiday made famous on Seinfeld and celebrated on December 23 was created by Frank Costanza Jerry Stillers character as a response to the commercialization of Christmas.
And railing company R & B Wagner is racing into pole position for the third year in a row by selling the centerpiece of the TV tradition: the Festivus pole.
The six-pound aluminum poles come in both six and three-foot models, and the company expects to slide past last years sales high of 1,600.
And theyve got some untraditional pole purchasers.
Tony Leto, R & B Wagners Executive Vice President of Sales, says, We thought itd be a college phenomenon, but we get orders from law offices, and someone from Time magazine even bought one!
And if youre thinking of pulling out the pole and celebrating in your office, Leto says make sure you keep things light.
He says, Festivus is a way of having a holiday party without insulting anybody. There are people who look at it as anti-Christian, but you have to have a sense of humor about it.
To purchase a pole, check out festivuspoles.com.
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