Our favorite holidays invented by pop culture

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Our Favorite Holidays Invented by Pop Culture

Holidays are a time to get together and celebrate what's important. But let's be honest, they can be a little boring.

Luckily, pop culture has given us alternative holidays that are a little more exciting:

1. A Slapsgiving to Be Thankful For

This may be one holiday you don't want to try at home. But in "How I Met Your Mother," the gang meets at Marshall and Lily's house to celebrate Thanksgiving. Leading up to the big day, Barney and Marshall are deep in a slap battle, which Marshall plans to end on Turkey Day.

Serving as Slap Bet Commissoner, Lily temporarily puts a stop to the game. But when Barney pushes her over the edge, she lifts the ban and — bam — "Slapsgiving" is born.

2. A Festivus for the Rest of Us

In "Seinfeld," George's dad reminds us not everyone celebrates Christmas by inventing Festivus. After word gets out about holiday, Elaine, Jerry and Kramer spend their time embarrassing George about it.

It all begins with an aluminum pole, which remains undecorated for Festivus, the most no-frills holiday of them all. Right after dinner is the traditional Airing of Grievances. But in some way, isn't that what all family holidays are about?

3. And A Chrismukkah to Bring Us All Together

Then there's the greatest mega-holiday of them all: Chrismukkah! In "The OC," Seth Cohen combines Christmas and Hanukkah to form the ultimate joint holiday that's sweeping the nation.
Seth envisioned the holiday as "eight days of presents, followed by one day of many presents."

Sure, there were some ups and downs, including "the Chrismukkah that almost wasn't," but in the end, holiday cheer was had by all. Just thinking about it makes us feel all festive!

But no matter how you celebrate, here's hoping for a wonderful holiday season for all.

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