Friday, December 24, 2010

Festivus For the Rest of Us

Yesterday was Festivus and boy did I celebrate it! Don't know what festivus is? Well it become known around the nation in December of 1997 via the show Seinfeld. Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as "another way" to celebrate the holiday season without participating in it's pressures and commercialism. 
Instead of a tree, people have a plain silver pole. The best part of Festivus is something called, the "Airing of Grievances". The Airing of Grievances is when everyone participating is allowed to tell people how they've disappointed them during the year. And of course this is my favorite part of Festivus. 

If you follow me over on twitter, Jmomiller. Then you know I aired my grievances and it felt gooooood. I think it should become a monthly holiday. That would make life so much easier! So if you missed out on this year's festivus. Join in next year, it's totally worth it. I swear! 

As for today, it's Christmas Eve! After the 1o hours of work I'll be doing today, I'm headed out to see White Christmas on the big screen! A local theater is showing it and I can't wait to see it up on the big screen just like how it originally came out! Once the movie is done, we'll probably head home and get ready for Santa's visit! 

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!! 

12 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Glad you had a great Festivus and got some things off your chest! Have a great Christmas!

Pamela said...

White Christmas is my all time favorite holiday movie. I'd love to see it on the big screen! How cool. Have fun! Merry Christmas!

Krystal said...

Hahahaha us too! My guy started airing his grievances and I said.... let's not! LOL

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

LOVE it! That was one of our trivia questions around this time last year at Caribou.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Mandy said...

That's so cool! I want to see White Christmas on the big screen...Merry Christmas!

tootie said...

Ha! That was one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes :)

Enjoy the movie-viewing of White Christmas! I'm jealous! :)

Tiffany said...

Merry Christmas!

Ashley said...

It's been too long but I am excited to get back into blogging and catching up with ya...

Sounds like fun!!! I had never heard of Festivus before..

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

That's so great a local theater is showing White Christmas- I'd totally go see it too! Merry Christmas Friend!! Hohoho

Tori and Chad said...

I'm totally jealous of getting to see it on the big screen! While I don't really like JLO or Matthew McConaheyheyhey, I loved The Wedding Planner if only for the classic movies in the park so anything whismical or nostalgic works for me.

garden state prep said...

Hope you enjoyed Festivus! I think "airing of grievances" is a fantastic idea!

Meghan said...

I love that you celebrated Festivus! AMAZING!