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Xmas trees removed from Sea-Tac

Just last week we noted a story about Santa being replaced by Frosty the Snowman in a school program in New York state.  Now the Christmas trees have been removed from Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, because of a protest by a local rabbi.  The rabbi wanted an 8 foot tall menorah installed next to the Christmas trees, followed by a lighting ceremony.  He threatened to sue if his wishes weren’t carried out.  With the holiday travel rush approaching, Sea-Tac decided there wouldn’t be time to set up more displays, anticipating that other religious groups may then complain also, so they took the trees down instead.

Back in 1997, an episode of the tv sitcom Seinfeld invented a holiday called Festivus.  The slogan was A Festivus for the rest of us, and featured a bare aluminum pole instead of a tree.  December 23rd was dubbed as the day for the new celebration, which centered around an annual Airing of Grievances.  After dinner, Feats of Strength were performed.  The celebration concluded with the head of the household being wrestled to the ground.

It looks like Jerry and the gang were ahead of their time.
 

Full Story: King 5 News

Festivus Definition: Wikipedia

Cartoon from Sid in the City

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