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Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza in the "Seinfeld" episode "The Strike."
Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza in the "Seinfeld" episode "The Strike."
Published Dec. 16, 2016

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Festivus is almost here, and 2016 will no doubt be a banner year for the airing of grievances.

If you're not woke on Festivus, it's the secular alternative to Christmas that Seinfeld writer Dan O'Keefe popularized in the classic 1997 episode, The Strike. O'Keefe's dad actually came up with it in the '60s, according to O'Keefe's book, The Real Festivus.

Festivus celebrations involve an unadorned metal pole, feats of strength, the airing of grievances from the previous year and a dinner (generally meatloaf).

Let's catch up on the latest Festivus news:

GOOGLE 'FESTIVUS' RIGHT NOW AND YOU'LL GET A TREAT

Google search has brought back its Festivus pole Easter egg for 2016. Google the word "festivus" and you'll see a pole graphic running the length of your search results (you'll also get a special graphic when Googling "Hannukah," "Christmas" and "Kwaanza" right now.

'SEINFELD' PLANS FIVE NIGHTS OF THE FESTIVUS EPISODE

Starting on Dec. 19 and running through the actual day of Festivus on Dec. 23, local broadcast stations that air Seinfeld reruns will air The Strike, also known as "the Festivus episode" nightly. We can already hear Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller) yelling "I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!" Find local listings for Seinfeld on TV here.

Onion Labs, the in-house ad division of The Onion made this commercial for the TV event.

DRINK A FESTIVUS, OR NOT

According to US Weekly, there's now a holiday cocktail called the Festivus.

FESTIVUS POLE RETURNED

A Festivus pole wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat that activists installed in Delray Beach's Old School Square last week was reported stolen only days later, but WPTV reports that it's back now.

Feel free to air your grievances in the comments.