Sales of Festivus Poles Grow For 'Seinfeld' Holiday

Milwaukee (AP) -- If you want to celebrate Festivus in style this year, you have two more days to order your Festivus pole from its Milwaukee manufacturer.

Festivus is the wacky holiday made popular by a 1997 episode of "Seinfeld." character Frank Costanza invents it as an alternative to Christmas.

Festivus, "for the rest of us," is celebrated on December 23rd. It features airing of grievances, feats of strength and an unadorned aluminum pole.

Last year, the Wagner Companies decided on a lark to sell Festivus poles. It sold about 250. This year, it's on pace to sell about 600.

A six-foot Festivus pole costs $38. A smaller tabletop model is $30.

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