Is it just me or is Halloween the red-headed step-child of holidays? We don’t get a day off school for it – regardless of the fact that everyone knows everyone else will be out late trick-or-treating or at a Fall Festival – we don’t get out of work early, half of the Christian community thinks that Halloween is from the devil….
I really am not sure what this post is about other than to say I’m somewhere in the middle when it comes to Halloween. I mean when you think about it, Halloween spawned from a Christian holiday, All Saints Day and All Hallows Eve.
I was raised in a family where we celebrated Halloween as kids (by “celebrate” I mean we got dressed up and went trick-or-treating). Then as we got older, and things got more dangerous, we did the whole Festival thing – as those became more popular too. Once we got into late middle school and high school, we really didn’t do much except sit around the house and watch a movie, and eat pizza and popcorn. Now Staci and I are involved in our church’s Fall Festival which is lots of fun.
I do have to admit that some things about Halloween do give me the creeps. I’m not a big fan of all the dead stuff and spiders and what not, but I don’t think that’s any reason to not go out and get a ton of candy and have a good time.
(Us as CTU Agents (from “24”) for Halloween last year)