Festivus 2022 is coming. The “fictional” holiday that entered culture 25 years ago via a classic “Seinfeld” episode returns Dec. 23, meaning it’s time for the Seventh Annual Tampa Bay Times Airing of Grievances.
It’s your chance to gripe and complain from anywhere in the world about ways you’ve been annoyed this year. Your most petty peeves about loved ones, businesses, sports teams, your boss, your pets — whatever — will be published in the Tampa Bay Times. Examples of past year’s funniest reader complaints are here, here and here. Submit yours through this form by Dec. 19.
If you’re not familiar with Festivus, Frank Costanza (the brilliant, late Jerry Stiller) hilariously explains the anti-consumerism holiday that people still celebrate in real life in Season 9, Episode 10, The Strike, available on on Netflix. It involves an unadorned metal pole instead of a tree (tinsel is “distracting”), feats of strength and the airing of grievances. Festivusweb.com has more info.
Some examples from years past: