Festivus Was a Real Thing Created by a Seinfeld Writer’s Dad

(via Uproxx)

Though it wasn’t quite like the Festivus that we all have come to know and love.

Festivus is the holiday celebration that offers though that are put off by most other traditional holiday season celebrations incepted by Seinfeld several years ago. As it turns out, the celebration had source material in Seinfeld writer Dan O’Keefe’s father Daniel O’Keefe, which the imaginations of fellow writers Alec Berg and Jeff Schaeffer ran wild with. 

Daniel O’Keefe did made up the inclusive Festivus, which did have an airing of grievances, but a much more sobering vibe than the Festivus presented on Seinfeld as there were no feats of strength.

Point to truth being stranger than fiction.