Advertisement
  1. Life & Culture

Festivus 2021: Send us your grievances and complaints

What annoyed you the most this year? Tell us, and we’ll publish it.
Festivus, the made-up holiday "Seinfeld" made famous, is celebrated by characters on the show on Dec. 23. In this scene from the Festivus episode, "The Strike," George Costanza, as played by Jason Alexander, is annoyed by the holiday. [Sony TV]
Festivus, the made-up holiday "Seinfeld" made famous, is celebrated by characters on the show on Dec. 23. In this scene from the Festivus episode, "The Strike," George Costanza, as played by Jason Alexander, is annoyed by the holiday. [Sony TV] [ Courtesy of Sony TV ]
Published Dec. 14, 2021|Updated Dec. 15, 2021

What did strangers, family members, businesses, sports teams, your boss, your pets, your dentist, your local supermarket — anyone or anything — do to aggravate you in 2021? Tell us your top complaints via this form from anywhere in the world, and we’ll publish them (for everyone to deal with!) in our sixth annual Festivus airing of grievances.

Twenty four years after the classic 1997 Seinfeld episode The Strike, featuring Frank Costanza (the brilliant Jerry Stiller) and his hilarious, made up, anti-consumerism holiday Festivus, people are still celebrating in real life by sharing petty and humorous complaints about life from the preceding year.

If you’re not familiar with Festivus, this video is a good primer, festivusweb.com has the details and the Seinfeld episode (Season 9, Episode 10) is now available on Netflix. The episode also airs Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. on Comedy Central. Examples of past year’s top reader complaints are here, here and here, and below the form.

The basics of Festivus: there’s an unadorned metal pole (as Frank finds tinsel distracting), and — most importantly — the airing of grievances. As Costanza so elegantly shouted it: “I got a lot of problems with you people, and now you’re gonna hear about it!”

Some examples of past year’s grievances:

Related: The top Festivus grievances for 2020
Advertisement

This site no longer supports your current browser. Please use a modern and up-to-date browser version for the best experience.

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge