Well, it is the holiday season, so I might be busy shoving prime rib (tonight) and honey-glazed ham (tomorrow) down my throat before I go on my “diet”. No, really this time I am serious, unlike the 78 times before!
Anyway, I wanted to wish everyone a happy Festivus. And, if you want, a happy Kwanzaa as well. Yes, I am sticking with the “made up” holidays so I don’t offend anyone.
During this time, we will still be looking for our Best French Team Logo (which I hoped we had more people by now). Also, we will try to get some articles up. So, if you see us taking a little break, don’t worry. I’m just not in a critical thinking mood.
Anyway, so what are Festivus traditions. Well here is it from Wikipedia (and in this case, I think Wiki is the most reliable source of information):
The tradition of Festivus begins with an aluminum pole. During Festivus, the pole is displayed unadorned.
A celebratory dinner on the evening of Festivus prior to the Feats of Strength and during the Airing of Grievances, usually features meatloaf. The original holiday dinner featured turkey or ham followed by a Pepperidge Farm cake decorated with M&M’s, as described in detail in O’Keefe’s The Real Festivus. No alcohol is served at the dinner.
Airing of Grievances
The celebration of Festivus begins with the “Airing of Grievances,” which takes place immediately after the Festivus dinner has been served. It consists of lashing out at others and the world about how one has been disappointed in the past year.
Feats of Strength
The Feats of Strength is the final tradition observed in the celebration of Festivus, celebrated immediately following the Festivus dinner. The head of the household selects one person at the Festivus celebration and challenges that person to a wrestling match. The person may decline if they have something else to do, such as pull a double shift at work. Tradition states that Festivus is not over until the head of the household is pinned in a wrestling match. Failing to pin the head of the household results in Festivus continuing until such requirement is met.
So, everyone, have a happy holiday, and eat some turkey, or ham or whatever. Enjoy!