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It's December 23rd, Happy Festivus! Here Are Some Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Friday Dec 23, 2016

Time to break out the aluminum pole, prepare for the feats of strength and air all of your grievances. It's December 23rd and a "Festivus for the rest of us" is here.

"Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way. "[The doll] was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us," said "Seinfeld" actor Jerry Stiller as George's father Frank Costanza in the 1997 episode "The Strike."

In the ensuing 19 years, Festivus has become a cultural phenomenon and cash cow. A search of "Festivus" on Amazon yields over 20 pages of merchandise. Here's some of EDGE's favorites.

The Frank Costanza Action Figure with Festivus Pole

Festivus Playing Cards

20" Festivus Pole w/ 3 Postcards Gift Set

Festivus Board Game

I Love Heart FESTIVUS - Window Bumper Sticker

Festivus For the Rest of Us Ugly Holiday Sweater

A Festivus holiday jam. (feat. Amy Gillick on bassoon and alto sax & Vicente Avella on piano.)

Babys First Festivus - Infant Bodysuit

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