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Happy Festivus! Here are 9 1/2 fun Festivus facts

Happy Festivus! Here are 9 1/2 fun Festivus facts

Festivus is back! And it's not too late to celebrate in a style that would make the "Seinfeld" gang -- and especially George Costanza's father -- proud.

But first, we offer a brief rewind for those among you muttering Festi-WHAT? Festivus is a (non)holiday introduced to the masses in an episode of "Seinfeld" that continues to live on. George Costanza's father, Frank, says he dreamed up Festivus as a way to fight back at the rampant consumerism that surrounds Christmas and holiday gift-giving. (Tradition now has Festivus falling on Dec. 23.)

Festivus, Frank explains, has three major components. Festivus shuns all the holiday trappings by...

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