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Celebrate Festivus in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

Festivus is a holiday created by the writers of the now syndicated television program, Seinfeld. The wildly popular show featured the weekly antics of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer as they battled through life in New York City. Often times they would be disturbed from their self indulgences forced to interact with their parents. One particular episode the viewers discovered a quirky holiday made up by the father of George Costanza, Frank.

Most of what was written into the television program was based on real life, and this is true with Festivus. In real life Festivus dates back to 1966 when Dan O’Keefe, former editor of Reader’s Digest decided that Christmas was too commercial to celebrate. Years later O’Keefe’s son, Daniel, would write for the series and included it into a script that ran in December, 1987.   Continue reading

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The Libertine Celebrates Festivus Tuesday, December 23rd

seinfeld-festivus-poleby Steven Doyle

With the holiday season in full swing, it is time we set our hearts and minds towards those things that mean the most. Like airing our grievances, and testing our strength against our fellow man. Yes, I am talking Festivus, my friends. Where better to celebrate this auspicious day than at The Libertine Bar on Greenville Avenue?

Libertine is proudly celebrating our favorite anti-holiday, a season with no reason, Tuesday, December 23rd. they will be offering a 3-drink menu of $5 cocktails from our sponsors Buffalo Trace, Famous Grouse, and Botanist Gin/Cointreau, as well as a Monk’s Cafe Meatloaf Sandwiches designed by Chef Ashley Yancy. The event runs all night, but the feats of strength and airing of grievances are from 8-12pm.   Continue reading

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