Two young male polar bears, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
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A Festivus for the fuzziest of us. Festivus
For polar bears, the airing of grievances is a feat of strength. These big fellas are frequent sights in Churchill, Manitoba, where hundreds of bears converge in the winter to hunt, but we're still calling this light-bathed snapshot a Festivus miracle!
December 23 marks Festivus, a tongue-in-cheek observance created by writer Daniel O'Keefe. At first an O'Keefe family inside joke, Festivus was rebranded as a rejection of Christmas-season commercialism and written into a 1997 episode of 'Seinfeld' by Daniel's son Dan. The show introduced such goofy new traditions as the Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, and the obligatory Festivus decoration – an unadorned aluminum pole on a wooden stand.
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