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10 Fictional Holidays from TV That You Can Actually Celebrate

It’s the holiday season, folks! Time to deck the hallways with diapers and fill a pot with shaving cream. Oh, you don’t celebrate Yak Shaving Day? What about Merlinpeen, the Verdukian Holiday of Mouth Pleasures? Or the Fraggle Festival of the Bells? For some awesome reason or another, television is full of weird fictional holidays. Robanukah, a day of drinking and doing the robot? Sounds good to us! This year, we’ve decided to spice up our age-old holiday lineup with some fictional festivities. Because, well — who wouldn’t want to observe a day about giving yourself presents? Dust off the ol’ Festivus pole, order a meat-lovers pizza, and Treat Yo Self to some fake TV holidays after the jump.

Festivus, Seinfeld 

December 23rd — the day of all days. Every year since a 1997 episode of Seinfeld (or, if you’re part of writer Daniel O’Keefe’s family, since 1966), families worldwide have erected their aluminum Festivus poles, gathered ’round their Festivus feasts, and shared all the reasons why they are disappointed in one another. This customary “Airing of Grievances” is followed by the “Feats of Strength” — Festivus can only end once the head of the household has been wrestled and pinned to the floor. Be sure to channel your inner Kramer and yell, “It’s a Festivus miracle!” whenever an easily explainable event occurs. It’s a Festivus for the rest of us!

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