"A Festivus for the Rest of Us"
The holiday season is stressful for many people; buying Christmas or Hanukkah presents can be time-consuming, not to mention a strain on the bank account for struggling Americans. Meanwhile, news personalities continue to endlessly debate the War on Christmas. For those who tire of the hoopla, there is Festivus. And in some areas of the country, conditions are perfect for celebrating.
These are the 10 metropolitan areas that are the best places to celebrate Festivus. Criteria include the ability to compete in the Feats of Strength (low obesity rates), low levels of commercialism (small retail industries, as measured by shares of the population employed in retail), and much to complain about in the Airing of Grievances (high unemployment).