The Real Festivus Miracle
December 23 is circled on my calendar. It’s marked as a day to take a deep breath, refocus, and head into Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a fresh sense of what this frenzied season is really about.
By December 23, most of us are up to our necks in holiday craziness and commercialization. We feel like we’re once again stumbling toward Christmas, exhausted and depleted by the most consumeristic season in history’s most consumeristic civilization. Two days before Christmas is just enough time to grab the smelling salts, wake ourselves up from the trance of holiday hustle and bustle, and remind ourselves, and our families, what we’re doing anyways.
Something from a Show About Nothing
When inundated with the pressures and relentless commercializing of the Christmas season, one memorable personality on the sitcom Seinfeld abandoned Christmas altogether and made up his own holiday, or anti-holiday, called “Festivus.” In the…