"Seinfeld" writer Dan O'Keefe says his father, an editor at "Reader's Digest," created the Festivus holiday nearly fifty years.
O'Keefe says, for his dad, the appeal of the holiday was that it wasn't beholden to anything political or religious, but the writer says he never wanted it to be on the show in the first place.
O'Keefe, speaking with "New Day" Tuesday, said: "Actually I didn't want to put it on TV. It was sort of a family disgrace, and then my younger brother let it slip that this went on, so the other writers and Jerry said, yeah, 'we'd like to give this to America.' I said I don't think America wants it at all or should have it, but they prevailed upon me and now the chicken's have come home to roost."
To hear more about the differences between Seinfeld's version of Festivus and what happened in real life, watch the video above.