Seinfeld offers several holiday-inspired episodes including the one where Kramer helps Elaine snap a photo for her Christmas card; the one where Kramer works as a store Santa Claus spreading communist propaganda; and the one where George buys a discounted sweater with a visible flaw as his Christmas present for Elaine. Check the encyclopedia, Tis the Season TV, for the complete listing of all the holiday Seinfeld episodes. But my favorite has to be 1997's 'The Strike.'
|George's dad, Frank, explains the Festivus pole|
“A Festivus for the rest of us!” A testament to the popularity of this new holiday is that ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s came out with a limited-time only, seasonal ice cream flavor called “Festivus.” It was brown sugar cinnamon ice cream with gingerbread cookie chunks and ginger caramel swirl. I bought and consumed more than my fair share of it back then! Ben and Jerry's later changed the name of the flavor to 'Gingerbread Cookie’ but have since retired the flavor. It seems like the popularity of Festivus has only grown over the years--will Ben and Jerry's ever bring back my favorite flavor?
The Festivus references edited into one video segment
The complete episode is available for viewing on DVD (disc 2 of the 9th season).