Halloween Is Not My Thing

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I Am Not Going There

Call me a party pooper if you want to, but I don't like Halloween. Dressing up like a cartoon character, demon from hell, or any other figment of the imagination is not my cup of tea for many reasons. I love the Fall season, the colors and the weather. As far as I am concerned, you can eliminate the celebration of Halloween and the Fall months would be perfect.

The Christmas season has been out of control for a number of years. It has lost much of its true meaning with commercialization and buying frenzys. Halloween is approaching that same level of commercialization quickly. For Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. For Halloween? Do we know what we are doing when we focus our money, attention and imaginations toward this dark holiday?

Is It Really Harmless?

Some groups have watered down the celebration of Halloween with Fall Festivals and costumes. Halloween is halloween, no matter how you dress it up or down.

Is it smart to scare our innocent children with haunted houses and goblins? Don't our kids today have enough issues to contend with? Do we need to stir up their imaginations with dark images when they are naturally gifted with creativity and imaginations to change the world? Can't we steer them in a better direction? Covering the evening with candy does not hide the eerie sensations from their vision and intuitition. Can't we do better on their behalf?

Don't Forget Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has gotten lost in the Halloween/Christmas commercialism. Teaching our kids to be grateful for what they have goes a long way in shaping a great attitude as an adult. Thanksgiving is another Fall Holiday with purpose that is losing its true meaning as time marches on.

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The sights, colors and smells of Fall are rich in experiences. I will enjoy each day through this season remembering the true reason for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sorry folks, there will be no candy at my house on Halloween.

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Thanks for your hub and your views. Our culture focuses and survives off of capitalism. It does seem anymore that when the pumpkins are out in front of the grocery store, the holiday trees are in the aisles at the next store. We are conditioned to be an element of tradition. We tell children there's a tooth fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, all practices I promoted with my children and they are fabulous adults who pass the traditions on to my grandchildren. But, my granddaughter dresses up in princess costumes and we make it a family affair full of laughter and fun. On the other hand, I understand your view, so I am glad you expressed yourself.

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