BHS celebrates Festivus for the rest of us

“I got a lotta problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!” – Frank Costanza

Happy Festivus and Merry Grievances, everyone. Festivus is an unconventional holiday, to say the least. Where most holidays this time of year focus solely on being holly and jolly, Festivus strays from the pack. Created by writer Daniel O’Keefe, and celebrated by his family as early as 1966, it quickly jumped to the mainstream when O’Keefe and his son made it the center of an episode of Seinfeld in 1997.

So, how does one celebrate this holiday?

The most important practice of Festivus is the airing of grievances, highlighting how each person has been disappointed the past year. This commonly takes place around the Festivus pole, which is as bland as it sounds. Grievances can be about quite literally anything, from being cut cut off in traffic to economic inflation. The possibilities are endless!

The next part of the Festivus festivities (LOL) is the Festivus dinner where everyone gathers around the table and eats a nice, hot meal. It’s not really that special, it’s just dinner. But after dinner is when the fun starts! That’s when the feats of strength take place, and they are as intense as you’d imagine. The feats of strength involve the head of the household challenging one of the Festivus guests to a wrestling match. The Festivus activities end when the head of the household is pinned by their opponent.

So in honor of the holy holiday, we’ve decided to put together a little video airing some of our own grievances. So buckle up, strap in, hunker down, and bring your rage to the surface. It’s Festivus season, BHS!