What’s Festivus? It’s nothing!
That’s right. It’s that time again, Festivus 2015. We hope that you all took time out of your day to gather around your aluminum pole (no tinsel, though — it’s distracting) and have dinner with your family and friends, letting them know how they have disappointed you over the last year.
If you didn’t celebrate Festivus this year, it’s probably because you’ve never seen that particular episode of “Seinfeld.” (Quick: get to Hulu and check out Season 9, Episode 10.) In the episode “The Strike,” Frank Constanza, played by Jerry Stiller, brings back the parody holiday Festivus, a tradition that features the airing of grievances, feats of strength and, of course, Festivus miracles!
December 23 is always a good time to dust off “The Strikes,” metaphorically speaking, and dust off the aluminum pole, literally speaking. Today, people took to Twitter to air their grievances and share Festivus miracles with the world!
Surprisingly, a prominent GOP presidential hopeful decided to join in on the fun. Kentucky Senator Dr. Rand Paul decided to take advantage of the secular holiday to air his grievances with his fellow presidential contenders.
Paul’s campaign put together a Vine that showcases Paul’s airing of grievances. Check it out below!
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 24, 2015
It seems that, like Paul, most people on Twitter who tweeted about Festivus took the opportunity to air their grievances. Seinfeld himself even got in on the celebration.
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