( CNN) Donald Trump the candidate barnstormed the country ahead of the 2016 election with a singular pledge.

Last month, at the 95 th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, Trump stood up and told the American people, “Merry Christmas, everybody” — a defiant departure from a year earlier, at the 94 th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, when President obama said to the American people, “Merry Christmas, everybody.”

Yet try as he might, there's something about Christmas and Trump that don't always agree. It's because there's a better match out there: Festivus. Yes, Donald J. Trump is America's first Festivus President.