Saturday, October 15, 2011

Weekend Ramblings.... Halloween.

Before I get started, I am not trying to pick on anyone or judge anyone with this post. These are my own personal opinions about Halloween and how people celebrate or don't celebrate it.

I think that way too many people take Halloween too seriously. You have the people on one side of the fence who consider it a completely evil holiday & avoid it like the plague. I might refer to these people as "Halloween Avoiders".
Then you have the people who are all into the gore and violence of Halloween, that go to the extreme of grossing people out, and ruin the experience for people who aren't fond of gore. In my opinion, Halloween shouldn't be gory either. I call these people the "Halloween Crazies".

I am not picking on either group of people. However, I believe that Halloween isn't anything like what either the "Avoiders" or the "Crazies" make it out to be.

There is a fun, happy, light hearted side of Halloween. The celebration of fall time. The kid-friendly side of Halloween. The side of Halloween I look forward to celebrating with my daughter.

I love the costumes....nothing is cuter than a little Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, or a Pokemon character at your front door, asking for candy. Better still, the Halloween parties with bobbing for apples, jack-o-lantern contests, adorable costumes [again, so fun!]. Not to mention all the fun decorations like scarecrows and pumpkins!

I even look forward to some fun halloween movies, like "Casper the Friendly Ghost", "Ghostbusters", "The Corpse Bride", and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", and even  "Monster House"!

There are so many ways to have fun with a holiday, that in many ways, can make us all feel like kids again.

We celebrate Santa and the Easter Bunny, even though the holidays were "founded on religious tradition" why not have fun with Halloween too?

Do you celebrate Halloween? What is your favorite part?

As always there needs to be balance in life.....

Have fun, and be safe this Halloween! 



  1. I agree with you 100%. I am happy you feel just like I do. It's what you make it. You see I always had problems around this time of year because my birthday is oct 30th the day right before halloween. So many people would accuse me of celebrating halloween and that it was evil and so was I. Which really sucked because I was celebrating my birthday which just happens to be around that time. To me I just thought it was cool that everyone dresses up on my birthday and we get candy and do fun things. But not everyone saw it that way. Personally I look forward to dressing Nathan up like winnie the pooh for halloween and taking him trick or treat for the first time this year. I think he will have alot of fun and I look forward to seeing it.

  2. @Neonica 25- I agree! Halloween can be fun! Sad that people were so rude to you about celebrating your birthday! I hope that Nathan enjoys his Winnie the Pooh costume & trick or treating!