Festivus and three other made-for-TV holidays

"Sienfeld's" Festivus is not the only made-for-TV holiday – and it even may not be the only one to catch on in real life. Here’s the skinny on Festivus and three other invented days of celebration, brought to you by the Dream Machine.


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    Sir Richard Branson celebrates Chrismahanukwanzakah at a Virgin Megastore in New York City in 2005.
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Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa unite to form one mega holiday – Chrismahanukwanzakah.

Virgin Mobile coined the holiday in the advertisement that begins with the song, “It’s OK if you’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. It’s OK if you’re agnostic and you don’t know what to do… Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to you.”

The all-inclusive holiday conbines Chrismukkah and Kwanzaa, the week-long holiday celebrating African-American heritage. Chrismahanukwanzakah may exist only in the TV ads promoting Virgin Mobile phones.

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