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December 23rd, 2010
10:09 AM ET

Festivus for the Rest of Us!

Ostensibly, Festivus was designed as secular holiday, as a way to celebrate this joyous season without caving to its commercialism. Is it just a way to get out of buying presents? Puh-shaw! Is it simply a scurrilous way to generate money for “The Human Fund”? Stow it, Scrooge McGrinch! No, in the end—it’s all about the Festivus pole. And the “Feats of Strength.” But mostly, the “Airing of Grievances.” So get into the Festivus spirit! Below, air your grievances from this past year.

Tell us the things that torked you off from this past year—be it from your personal life or from something you saw in the news.
Leave a coment below and Kyra might just read it in our 10 o’clock (ET) hour.


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  1. Ama

    What made me angry this year is how the Extreme Right have been successful in rewriting American History. Their narrative have cast doubts on Obama's citizenship, patriotism, religion and personality. Obviously it is all lies, but it's sickening that many Americans continue to believe these lies ...

    December 23, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  2. Colleen D

    I could be angry about a lot of things this year. Angry that my husband was gone, that he got blown up and was not recognized for his efforts in saving five marines' lives. I could be angry that I found out I have an incurable neurological disorder that is slowly eating my brain. I could be angry that I stubbed my toe on the way to the bathroom last night, but I am not. I am grateful. Grateful that my husband made it home from his third tour. Grateful that he still resembles the man I married and the father of our two girls. Grateful that he was able to save lives doing his duty and allow five other families to have another holiday together. I am grateful that I still have a brain. That I can use it to fight for a cure, that I can use it to teach my children and others many things that are all more important than grievances. I can be grateful for all that serve or have served, and all those who spend their days trying to find cures. Yes, my toe still hurts, but it does remind me that I still am grateful to be very much alive.
    Thank you Kyra for all the work you do honoring the men and women of the US military. I hope you know there are a lot of very appreciative servicemembers and families recognizing your commitment to the troops.
    From a grateful AD military spouse and veteran,
    Colleen D

    December 23, 2010 at 10:59 am |