Happy Festivus to One and All!

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Happy Festivus to one and all!


Every year, when the leaves have fallen from the trees and the night air turns crisp, people from all over the world go into their attics and break out their decorations in anticipation of the most glorious of all holidays…




Well, actually, there are no Festivus decorations. But there is the Festivus pole that adorns every celebrants home! Here we see a factory worker preparing Festivus poles for shipping worldwide!


A factory worker prepares Festivus poles for shipping


After the traditional Festivus meal of Meatloaf is served, and the dessert of a Pepperidge Farm cake decorated with M&M’s is finished, the festivities begin.


Festivus Dessert

The Festivus Meatloaf












Feats of Strength

This tradition is when the head of the household challenges one of the guests to a wrestling match. The Feats of Strength can not end until the head of the house is pinned.


The Feats of Strength


The Airing of Grievances


What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to lash out at your family, friends and co-workers? This is the perfect time to let it all out! Tell your mom you’re sick of the nagging. Tell your kids you’re tired of their underachieving ways! Tell the dog you’re bringing him to the pound if he poops on the rug one more time! This is your time to vent!


The Airing of Grievances...a holiday favorite!


And now my dear readers, in the true tradition of Festivus, I ask you one and all to take part in celebrating this special day.

2008 was a tough year for us all. It’s time to……


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Roy A. Peterson
Domicile Analysis of Texas - El Paso, TX

Craig, I'm LMAO. Ok........Ok.........  Happy Festivus to you too Craig, Ahhhh....... What the heck; Merry Christmas too or should it be Happy Holidays.

                                                                   ~ Life is Good



Dec 25, 2008 01:38 AM #1
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Merry Christmas and God Bless, Let us not forget the true meaning of the Christmas season. I sure am looking forward to 09.

Dec 25, 2008 01:45 AM #2
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

All grievances are to be kept confidential among all of the 125,000 members here on the site, right??? Too funny. I love Festivus! The feats of strength are me favorite! Do you have your Festivus Pole proudly adorning your living room???

Dec 25, 2008 01:46 AM #3
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post Craig!  Happy Festivus to you!

Dec 25, 2008 01:58 AM #4
Brian Belcher
RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Realtor

That really was a ridiculous video. Thanks for posting it here. 

Dec 25, 2008 02:03 AM #5
Carol Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate - Langhorne, PA
Realtor, -www.swainsells.com- Bucks County, Pa
That is Great! I was wishing everyone a Happy Festivus this year. I have my aluminium pole out. After dinner tonight we will have the feats of strengh.
Dec 25, 2008 02:05 AM #6
Paul Silver
Tiverton, RI
Rhode Island full service real estate firm

Great... really... Happy Holidays to you as well...

Dec 25, 2008 02:23 AM #7
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
Happy Festivus to you too! Can we really air our grievances among family members? Don't people really do that by the end of the day on Christmast after spending it with all your family anyway?
Dec 25, 2008 10:09 AM #8
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Roy - Laughter is just part of the full service I provide!!!

Charles - I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas. All the best to you in 2009!

Cecily - You can tell me your grievances. Shhh. No one's listening right now!!!

Kristin - Thank you! I hope you and Simba had a wonderful Festivus too!!!

Brian - Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping on by! Come back soon.

Carol - Delighted to see you're doing your part to keep the traditions of Festivus alive and well!

Paul - Happy holidays to you too!

Linda - You know my theory of relativity.....the more you see your relatives, the less you want to!!!


Dec 26, 2008 12:55 AM #9

Very educational.  I didn't realize it has been around since the dawn of time.

Dec 26, 2008 07:24 AM #10
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

You see. It's not all about the jokes. My blogs are educational too!!!

Dec 26, 2008 10:15 AM #11
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Craig, what about buying a gift the recipient DOESN'T want, with money you DON'T have?  We probably all do that, don't we!

Ed, BPOs don't seem very profitable, when you only get paid $50 - $100 each and spend a good 3 hours on each one.  I guess it's quantity that makes the difference, eh?

THANKS for taking the time to explain this important piece of the puzzle. 

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Regina P. Brown

Dec 27, 2008 05:17 PM #12
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Craig, Yes, I remember this Seinfield episode well. Let the bitching venting begin...

Wishing you and yours a

Safe and Prosperous

New Year...

Dec 27, 2008 07:26 PM #13
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

What is up with your comments? I thought I would get a chance to read some real bitching from members? Well ~ actually ~ I am glad I didn't! How can you complain when reminded of George Castanza and Festivus! Truly a one of a kind character! The Castanza's actually make my crazy interesting family seem almost normal.

Dec 28, 2008 03:02 PM #14
Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Regina - Guilty as charged! On more than one occasion too!

Michael - Well said! Let the bitching Venting begin!

Terrie - I must admit, the responses were quite tame. I opened the door, but no one came in! And the Costanza's make my family look like the Waltons! But they do put the "fun" in dis-fun-ctional!!!

Dec 29, 2008 03:12 PM #15
Linda Jandura
Raleigh Cary Realty - Apex, NC
Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
Now that I've had time to listen to the video, I have one question. Is this how pole dancing evolved?
Dec 29, 2008 11:17 PM #16
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Festivus for the rest of us will live on forever, as will Pastafarianism. 

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