I thought it would be fun to put up a Festivus pole at the office this year. The boss nixed my idea. It seems unfair to allow a Christmas tree, menorah (last week) and a Kwanzaa display but refuse to allow alternate holiday expressions. We say “Happy Holidays”, so why not include all the holidays in the decorating scene?
— Ready To Air Festivus Grievances
Because some ignorant souls do not know about Festivus and too many of them would end up dancing on the pole.
— Evil Skippy
If you are not familiar with Festivus, read all about it here. My personal opinion is the more holidays the better. It sure beats working. However, when it comes to Festivus, I hesitate to endorse workplace celebrations for two reasons. First, many Festivus poles are not installed in a safe manner and could create hazardous conditions for unwary workers. Second, I would hate to see the warm, family-oriented nature of the day spoiled by moving celebrations from private homes to the office.