Google Salutes "Seinfeld" on Festivus
It's that time of year again! While many families across the globe are gearing up to celebrate Christmas, "the rest of us" are preparing for a different holiday celebration... "Festivus" is a fictional holiday created by Seinfeld screenwritier Dan O'Keefe, based off of a holiday tradition his family would practice. In Seinfeld episode, "The Strike", which O'Keefe co-wrote alongside Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer, it is revealed that throughout his childhood instead of celebrating Christmas, George Costanza and his family would celebrate "Festivus". Created by Costanza's father in the show, the holiday eliminates all of the "commercial and religious aspects of Christmas". Part of the celebrations of the holiday would entail hanging up an aluminum pole, in favor of Christmas' evergreen trees.
The episode went on to be considered one of the show's most memorable, with Festivus actually being practiced by many of the show's fans to this day. Festivus has caught on as such a tasteful running-gag amongst fans over the years, that even Google decided to join in on the fun!
After a quick Google search of the term "Festivus", we quickly discovered a couple of little Easter eggs on the site that let us know that the company is indeed celebrating today:
Google's wittiness and salute to one of America's greatest sitcoms is indeed a "Festivus miracle"! Will you be setting up your aluminum pole tonight? Let us know in the comment section.