The Spooky Season: A Retrospective on Halloween...
It's the holiday season, and a recent major holiday that we've gone through was Halloween. During the months of October and November, I thought a lot about how much this particular holiday stirred the imaginations of millions of people worldwide.
So many people put up decorations, buy costumes, or even make them from scratch, and buy candy in preparation for kids to show up at their doorsteps with baskets and expectations that those baskets will be just a little bit heavier when they move on to the next house. The widespread extent that people celebrate Halloween is only second to a certain other holiday that is quickly approaching. The fact that this, often times grotesque and morbid holiday is so popular may have mildly concerning implications regarding the human condition, but I don’t think it’s something to be that worried about, after all, it’s all in good fun, most of the countless movies and shows with a Halloween theme seem to share that sentiment.
Perhaps the reason Halloween is so popular is because it gives people a good excuse to act in a manner that would otherwise seem strange, weird, or eccentric without worrying about being judged by others. Whatever the case may be, it’s obvious that Halloween is a favorite for so many for a lot of reasons, but now that we are on the cusp of another major holiday, people have quickly traded plastic skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, and tombstones for strings of colorful lights, jingle bells, and plexiglass nativity scenes to decorate their houses with. Its true that Halloween and Christmas are such large and popular holidays that poor Thanksgiving, sandwiched right in between them, often gets overlooked.