I realized Christmas might have become too commercialized when I sucker-punched that old guy in the Target electronics section. ("Hands off the XBOX KINECT, Gramps!!!!") Sure, he was just buying batteries for his hearing aid, but it made me think: maybe we've all become too materialistic around the holidays.
So, what's a disenfranchised Seinfeld fan to do?
, of course!
Yep, I'm ditching my Christmas tree and putting up the ole' Festivus pole, because tinsel is distracting.
"Move it, Tinsel! You're blocking my holiday spirit!"
I'll chuck the Christmas ham and replace it with a traditional store-bought Pepperidge Farm cake covered with M&Ms:
I will then invite my family over and we will Air our Grievances, meaning we will publicly complain about all the things in the world that disappoint us... which may or may not include my family.
To which Mom might retaliate:
Because of the fishnets I wear over my peg-leg.
(Actually, come to think of it, we've been celebrating the Airing of Grievances for years.)
I'm swapping Christmas carols for the annual "Feats of Strength," where my family members will physically fight the head of household until she's been pinned. (Mom's a fighter.)
Or, in this case, the head of household will have sensual relations with the guy whose butt is falling off.
Finally, once we're drunken and bruised, we will celebrate the blessed wonders of the day:
It's a Festivus miracle!
Thanks to Rhiannon R., Anne B., Kristin S., Sue S., Natalie P., & Lauren K. And happy Festivus!
Now, stop crying and fight your father.
CCC Day #11
Share Our Strength is a national organization here in the U.S. that works hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.