By Tim Jimenez
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Fifteen years ago an obscure holiday made its way to American popular culture and is still celebrated by some today.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
December 23rd is two days before Christmas, but thanks to the show Seinfeld, “a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us!”
Festivus was popularized by a 1997 Seinfeld episode. In it, Frank Costanza says he was tired of the commercialization of Christmas. And today, it’s a holiday that continues to grow says Festivusweb.com creator Mark Nelson.
“Something about the Seinfeldism where people will still talk about the things they saw on Seinfeld, around the water cooler, even 15 years later,” says Nelson.
How to celebrate Festivus: Friends and family don’t gather around the tree but an aluminum pole.READ MORE: More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
“[It] requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting,” says Frank Costanza.
Then is the airing of grievances.
“You tell your friends and family all the ways they’ve disappointed you in the past year,” Nelson explains.
And finally, the feats of strength, “where the head of the household had to be pinned; so basically a wrestling match,” he explains.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
Nelson says Festivus isn’t meant to replace Christmas, but it’s a fun addition to the season, especially for Seinfeld fans.