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And so once again, the Airing of the Grievances - The Galveston County Daily News : Laura Elder's Buzz Blog

October 30, 2014

And so once again, the Airing of the Grievances

Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:15 am | Updated: 10:33 am, Fri Dec 20, 2013.

It’s the time of year when most of us count our blessings as we gather with family and friends. But it’s also important to take the time to tell everyone the ways they disappointed you in the past year. That’s right, it’s almost Festivus, a nondenominational holiday celebrated on Dec. 23.

The TV show “Seinfeld” helped to popularize the holiday. For the uninitiated, here’s some history, according to whatisfestivus.com: The father of Dan O'Keefe, a writer on Seinfeld, discovered the holiday in a book published in 1966. The O'Keefe family celebrated the holiday for years. Then O’Keefe told the story of Festivus to the Seinfeld staff and the rest is history. Today hundreds of thousands celebrate Festivus.

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