Tis the Season of Festivus


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Happy Holidays Everyone! We are ramping up for Christmas and as excited as we are man the stuff that needs to get done can be a major PAIN! So today we are airing out our Christmas grievances on this episode celebrating Festivus. What is Festivus? It originates from Seinfeld (hey Seinfeld fans!!!) and according to yourdictionary.com this is the definition: Festivus is defined as a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 that is essentially anti-Christmas, a backlash to the commercialization of Christmas and involves the airing of grievances. The term was first used by Frank Costanza (father of principle character George Costanza) on the American comedy Seinfeld. So today we are focusing on airing out some of our Christmas grievances. This that we talk about today are advent calendars, Elf on the Shelf, traveling during the holidays, family time when you hate them or cant get along with them, lack of family time when its not by choice, gift giving and grievances around buying presents, giving presents out of obligation and getting weird AF gifts. We also talk about the pickle tradition, and the drama around Christmas political correctness (spoiler alert, no one cares if you say Merry Christmas! No one is mad! Just be kind!). Hope you enjoy this episode. After this, we will be off till the new year and be back on Jan 7 with another new episode! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!