I really, really hate it. I just don't understand the holiday at all. Deliberately scaring each other? Dressing up like a weirdo? No thanks.
When I was very young, my parents took me trick or treating, but I really don't remember going past age four or five. And I think that was probably because I just didn't care. I don't remember ever wanting to dress up and wander around our neighborhood begging for candy. I could get candy by just asking mom or dad to buy it for me. Much easier and less humiliating. It's just never been something I cared for. But as I've gotten older, my hate has grown.
First and foremost, I hate the costumes. I've gotten so much crap from my friends over the last few years because I hate dressing up in a costume. I don't know why, but I do. Don't ever invite me to your halloween/costume party/"theme" party if you don't want me to come dressed normally.
The last time I wore a costume...
Then there's the scary stuff. Giant spiders, witches, skulls, and creepy ghosts?? What's fun about this? I'll take snowmen and red-nosed reindeer, please.
And finally-- why can't parents buy kids their own candy? If I want candy, I go buy some. Don't come begging to me for it.
Just call me Halloween Scrooge.