Friday, October 31, 2008

Autumn asks: Halloween: Take it or Leave it? and pictures from the www

Halloween is one of those holidays that people seem to either LOVE or HATE. I know there are alot of people that LOVE it because from a retail standpoint, it is now more profitable to sell the Halloween stuff than it is to sell Christmas stuff. That's pretty amazing.

I personally don't have much use for Halloween. I don't hate it, and I don't love it. I wouldn't want it to go away...because I get a month of B rate horror movies to boot...but otherwise, who cares?

Yes, I know there are groups that use this night for untold evil...but anything humans touch have the potential for bad or evil. That's the world we live in.

When our kids are little we like to keep it low key...but as they get older I don't mind the Trick or Treating. They get lectured pretty good on staying out of trouble and told there are bad things that do go on, etc. They can't eat their candy until its checked (Don't forget to make sure and stay away from all Chocolate Coins this year!!). And we have lots of friends that don't celebrate Halloween and their kids aren't allowed to. It is important to me to teach my children why their friends don't go and to respect and support them in that decision.

Songbird will bring home some friends with her after school and they are all going to Trick or Treat in our neighborhood. DH is taking Mighty Mouse to a friends house for a little party. I'll stay behind and answer the door to pass out candy. And I'll look like a witch while doing it simply because I will be pulled away from some corny horror movie I'm trying to watch. LOL.

Speaking of which - I've enjoyed my fill this week.
These bats were so bad they didn't even look real. I spent more of the attack scenes belly laughing than not. Even Mighty Mouse wasn't impressed. And why did they have to paint/dye the main character to look like a Native American? Why not just use a Native American actor???
This is a 2007 movie. It was actually pretty good. Well, as good as it can be with PINK starring in it. I mean really.
Classic. Complete with corny love scenes. Loved it.

So how about you? Do you love or hate Halloween?


  1. I do love all of the fall decorations/pictures on your post!
    As far as Halloween goes, I love getting to dress up my kids in something really cute and I love eating candy :) I love that churches and neighborhoods host carnivals for kids to have a safe place to play and get candy. I don't do scary masks, witches, ghosts, etc. I scare too easily and have bad dreams!
    It is hilarious to me that you love to watch horror films! :)

  2. No, we don't do Halloween at all. I'm sure in a couple of years we'll get dressed up and go to a fall festival. I don't think it's "bad", but I do have some reasons as to why we don't.