It's never to early to start your holiday planning, and in the interests of the usual frustrations of the season (commercialism, holiday expectations, fruitcakes), I want to remind everyone -- well in advance -- that other options are available. Namely, the Festivus traditions. There's even a book about it now, if you really want to get into the deep practice of Festivus. To help explain my own relationship with Festivus, I'll repost a Flak Magazine podcast from Days of Yore (2005). Enjoy. Or not. Or you could watch the relevant episode of Seinfeld. Or not. Whatever. Just remember that Festivus is December 23 and get your poles ready.