A local family is said to not be traveling for Festivus this year, despite usually being exceptionally festive around this time of year.

The Costanzas told the Hamster Wednesday they are having a small, quiet gathering just with immediate family this year. Celebrations will still include the feats of strength and airing of grievances, but friends, extended family and Mr. Kruger won’t be coming over.

The Hamster and the Costanzas would like to remind everyone to have a safe holiday season, no matter what you celebrate.