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The real Festivus

by Dan O"Keefe

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Published by Perigee Book in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Holidays -- Humor

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDan O"Keefe.
    GenreHumor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6231.H547 O34 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3428830M
    ISBN 100399532293
    LC Control Number2005053515
    OCLC/WorldCa61687924

    In , he published a book, The Real Festivus. Laurence is a composer, lyricist, and book-writer of musicals, including Batboy and Heathers. He collaborated on the Broadway show Legally Blonde with his wife, Nell : Febru , Jersey City, New Jersey.   Fooey to the World: Festivus Is Come GATHER around the Festivus pole and listen to a tale about a real holiday made fictional and then real again, Author: Allen Salkin.

    Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on 23 December as a way to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its pressures and commercialism. It was created by writer Dan O'Keefe and introduced into popular culture by his son Daniel, a screenwriter for the th episode of Seinfeld, The Strike (18 December ). Get this from a library! The real Festivus: the true story behind America's favorite made-up holiday. [Dan O'Keefe].

      This December 23rd “Festivus for the rest-of-us" was popularized on the TV show Seinfeld and continues to draw fans each year. Get a Festivus pole, have Festivus dinner, air your grievances, and participate in the feats of strength to celebrate Festivus like a true Seinfeld enthusiast%(84).   In an introduction to O’Keefe’s book, “The Real Festivus,” actor Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza, marveled at the joke’s broad appeal. “It wasn’t a major story point.


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The real Festivus by Dan O"Keefe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Product details Paperback: pages Publisher: Perigee Trade; First Printing edition (November 1, ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: out /5(19).

If you are interested in the genesis of Festivus in Seinfeld writer Dan O'Keefe's real family or in family dynamics recounted in an amusing way,you will enjoy this quirky book as I did.

flag Like see review/5. Since making its public debut in on Seinfeld, Festivus is finally fully explained in the definitive guide to its bare-bones celebration of second-rate miracles and hopeless regrets. Discover the Festivus traditions: Gather Round the Festivus Pole: A latter-day addition to festivus celebrations, traditionally a simple aluminum pole.

Product details Paperback: pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (J ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: 6 x x 9 inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and /5(21).

About the book: A Seinfeld writer and co-creator of the unusual Festivus holiday offers a definitive guide to the celebration of Festivus, covering the complete history, customs, games, activities, party themes, trivia, and other important aspects of the cult phenomenon/5(47).

The Real Festivus book by Daniel O'Keefe Buy a cheap copy of The Real Festivus book by Daniel OKeefe. Its beginning to look a lot like Festivus. From the Seinfeld writer and co-creator of the holiday thats becoming a world-wide cult : Daniel O'keefe.

Festivus book. Read 33 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A brand-new and revised edition of the hilarious guide to the national ant /5(33).

Chapter List: Preface Chapter 1: What's the Deal with Festivus. Chapter 2: The Seinfeld Story of Festivus Chapter 3: The O'Keefes (The Real Festivus) Chapter 4: "The Strike" Chapter 5: The Festivus Pole Chapter 6: Festivus Dinner Chapter 7: The Airing of Grievances Chapter 8: The Feats of Strength.

The Origins of Festivus Festivus was made popular by the Seinfeld episode "The Strike", written by Seinfeld writer Dan O'Keefe. However, Dan based the Seinfeld story on a "Festivus" holiday that his own father invented back in the s/s. The O'Keefes (The "Real Festivus").

The real Festivus was created in by author Daniel O’Keefe, not out of a hatred of all of the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas. FESTIVUS EXPERT Allen Salkin wrote the book on Festivus.

He's available for Interviews about the holiday for the rest of us. salkin -- AT -- The original holiday featured far more peculiar practices, as detailed in the younger Daniel O'Keefe's book The Real Festivus, which provides a first-person account of an early version of the Festivus holiday as celebrated by the O'Keefe family, and how O'Keefe amended or replaced details of his father's invention to create the Seinfeld episode.4>.

O’Keefe, who has also written for Silicon Valley and Veep, even wrote a book on it called The Real Festivus. This definitive guide covers the complete history. A humorous guide to the wackiest holiday introduced to modern society. Festivus. The Book is an up-to-date complete reference for anyone who celebrates Festivus or plans to join the fun.

Learn all about the traditions of a Seinfeld-based Festivus and witness the nuances of the original Festivus, Followers:   “The reality of this day was far more bizarre and sinister” than the TV version, O’Keefe wrote in his book “The Real Festivus.” These days he tends to focus on the bizarre part.

Festivus in the O'Keefe house While the “Seinfeld” Festivus was an odd but amusing December holiday, it was different in the O’Keefe household. “The reality of.

Have We Lost Sight of the True Meaning of Festivus. By John Duda. Well, first off, my brother Dan wrote a book called The Real Festivus. There are actually two books. In preparation for a tongue-in-cheek Festivus celebration this year, I needed tips on the traditions.

Dan O'Keefe's book provided a good and clear summary of the history and traditions. Interestingly, there are several significant differences between the Real Festivus and the Seinfield Festivus. The transcriptions of Fesitvus past are mind-bending/5(10). So perhaps this year the real Festivus miracle would be that a fictional anti-holiday would remind us here on December 23 to pause, catch our breath, and give some fresh effort to making central the true miracle of the God-man in our December 24 and 25 celebrations.

Nowadays, Festivus is celebrated from coast to coast and, in particular, on the internet. For more information about the origins of Festivus, check out O’Keefe’s book, The Real Festivus. Most Author: Melissa Locker.

The O'Keefe family holiday featured other practices, as detailed in The Real Festivus (), a book by Daniel O'Keefe's son, Dan O'Keefe. [11] [43] Besides providing a first-person account of the early version of the Festivus holiday as celebrated by the O'Keefe family, the book relates how Dan O'Keefe amended or replaced details of his father.A quick scan of Facebook events shows people across the U.S.

are still celebrating in real life, including this public Festivus party at Brew history and an official Festivus book. The.Only 18 days until Festivus! I've got a lot of problems with you people and now you're going to hear about it.