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Photo: ValeStock (Shutterstock) Festivus, sometimes called “The Seinfeld Holiday,” is an annual parody holiday celebrated on December 23 that was invented for “The Strike,” a 1997 episode of NBC’s sitcom Seinfeld. In the Seinfeld universe, Festivus was created by George Costanza’s father Frank because he “hated all the commercial and religious aspects of the holidays.” You can stream Seinfeld on Netflix . How to celebrate Festivus A Festivus dinner, as portrayed on Seinfeld , has four major components: The Festivus pole, the airing of grievances, the feats of strength, and the tape-recording. There aren’t a ton of details, so feel free to embellish however you’d like. The Festivus dinner A close look at the Seinfeld episode reveals that a traditional Festivus dinner consists of meatloaf served on a bed of lettuce, a single bowl of peas, a single bowl of mashed potatoes, and gravy in a gravy boat. You should invite people you barely know that you’ve had an amusing or awkward interaction with recently, like the scummy guys from the racetrack or the person you’re dating who sometimes looks pretty and sometimes does not. You will never see these people again, as they will be replaced by a guy who does a weird a thing with his hand, or that lady who always wears pink. The Festivus pole The Festivus pole is made of aluminum and should be undecorated. According to Frank Costanza, the pole is aluminum because of aluminum’s “high weight-to-strength ratio.” It is unadorned because tinsel […]