As the year draws to an end why not have some fun. So breaking with the airing of beer news, rating beer and talking beer here you go.
The Festivus Pole: The Costanzas’ tradition begins with an aluminum pole, which Frank praises for its “very high strength-to-weight ratio.” During Festivus, the unadorned Festivus Pole is displayed. The pole was chosen apparently in opposition to the commercialization of highly decorated Christmas trees, because it is “very low-maintenance,” and also because the holiday’s patron, Frank Costanza, “find[s] tinsel distracting.”
Festivus dinner: In “The Strike,” a celebratory dinner is shown on the evening of Festivus prior to the Feats of Strength. The on-air meal appeared to be meat loaf or spaghetti in a red sauce. In the episode, no alcohol was served, but we will change that this year to tons of great Craft Beer.
The Airing of Grievances: At the beginning of the Festivus dinner, each participant tells friends and family of all the instances where they disappointed him or her that year. As quoted from Frank Costanza: “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re going to hear about it!”
The Feats of Strength: Traditionally, thel Feats of Strength take place after the Airing of Grievances. The head of the family tests his or her strength against one participant of the head’s choosing. Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned to the ground. A participant is allowed to decline to attempt to pin the head of the family only if they have something better to do instead. While it may be fun idea, the traditional Feats of Strength could be damaging to people, not to mention furniture and household appliances.
Cheers to you all and have a very safe and happy Holiday… BrewDad