Today is Festivus, the fictitious holiday for the rest-of-us.
In keeping with my extended family's traditionally non-traditional observation of holidays on days other than the correct date, we held our Christmas celebration yesterday, at my parents' house. It might easily have been confused with a Festivus celebration. There was no traditional festivus pole, but we did have the airing of grievances, and the feats of strength.
Two weeks ago, we celebrated my dad's birthday and gave him a new printer to replace his troublesome old one, (a grievance aired), and yesterday, the old printer met its final reward, (via feats of strength):
And here's a little video:
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This event not only satisfied any Festivus celebration requirements, but was also our little homage to the movie Office Space, and specifically the amusing printer scene, (which can be viewed here; I should mention that the soundtrack's rap lyrics are not for delicate ears).
That was definitely fun. And now, the only question remaining is, can Dad's new printer handle printing cover sheets for his TPS reports? (Another slightly obscure Office Space reference.)
After that silliness, we did enjoy more traditional Christmas activities, including eating yummy treats:
the frenzied gift opening by the grandkids:
the annual look-how-much-they've-grown photo of the grandkids:
and the traditional nephew beat-down:
your family traditions? Hmmm....
Seriously, though -- no one sustained any injuries this Christmas, thank God, unlike a previous Christmas gathering in recent history. It's definitely more fun when no one is carted off in an ambulance.
May your Christmas celebration be wonderful, warm and safe.
And Happy Festivus!