It's December 23rd, Happy Festivus! Here Are Some Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Saturday December 23, 2017

It's December 23rd, Happy Festivus! Here Are Some Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Time to break out the aluminum pole, prepare for the feats of strength and air all of your grievances. It's December 23rd and a "Festivus for the rest of us" is here.

"Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. "[The doll] was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us," said "Seinfeld" actor Jerry Stiller as George's father Frank Costanza in the 1997 episode "The Strike."

In the ensuing 20 years, Festivus has become a cultural phenomenon and cash cow. A search of "Festivus" on Amazon yields over 20 pages of merchandise. Here's some of EDGE's favorites.

A Festivus holiday jam. (feat. Amy Gillick on bassoon and alto sax & Vicente Avella on piano.)

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