A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Finals Week at Rice Middle School

What is Festivus, you ask?

According to FestivusWeb, Festivus is celebrated each year on December 23rd. However many people celebrate it other times in December and even at other times throughout the year.


The slogan of Festivus is "A Festivus for the rest of us!" The usual holiday tradition of a tree is manifested in an unadorned aluminum pole, which is in direct contrast to normal holiday materialism. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the "Feats of Strength" where the head of the household must be pinned. All of these traditions are based upon the events in a Seinfeld episode called "The Strike" (as shown below).

Seinfeld - The Full Story Of Festivus [HD]

Favorite Festivus Attire

Monday, Dec. 14th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Wear your favorite holiday attire to celebrate the start of Festivus! This includes, but is not limited to, socks, ugly sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and the like. No pajamas, please.


Leftover grub from our staff holiday party along with hot cider will be available for you in the lounge.

Have a Rock'n Festivus

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Wear your favorite band or concert t-shirt as we rock the finals away during Festivus!


Sweet treats (along with the daily hot cider) will be provided to you in the lounge.

Peace, Love and Festivus!!

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Dress in your festive 60's attire as we celebrate Festivus of days gone by.


Lunch will be provided, please click here to order your lunch if you haven't already. The DEADLINE is TOMORROW! The daily hot cider will also be available in the lounge for you.

Blingin' it, Festivus Style!

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

Please wear your best holiday bling to show your true Festivus spirit!


Salty snacks and hot cider will be available for you in the lounge.

Feats of Strength Festivus Headgear

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8:30am

8500 Gifford Drive

Plano, TX

On this last day of Festivus, wear your favorite holiday headgear and be prepared for the events of the day...Feats of Strength showdown, Airing of Grievances, and the PTA-sponsored Festivus dinner at 1:00.


Hot cider will also be available in the lounge today.

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