Sunday, October 27, 2013

I Hate Halloween.

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.


  1. i am not a big fan of halloween either! i enjoy christmas more.

  2. Yesssss! I didn't always dislike Halloween, but the older I get the more I don't like it. I haven't really enjoyed it since I was out of elementary, I guess. And even then I don't remember being super excited about it. It's really a "meh" holiday for me. Our next door neighbors totally decorated their house/yard and it is SUPER CREEPY. They have a whole creepy graveyard setup, complete with what I'm sure are supposed to be zombie mannequins, but just look like creepy men standing in their yard. I mean, is that REALLY necessary?!

  3. I'm not huge into halloween either - and I'm not very creative with costumes either, and I'm cheap as I don't want to pay a lot for something I'm only going to wear once!

  4. We all have our preferences for sure. I love Halloween, but I'm not into the gore and psychological mind tricks. I think you are the first person I have ever heard say that they hate Halloween. And there is nothing wrong with that. :)

  5. I love dressing up, but I soooooooo don't love the scary stuff! I don't really understand the people that actually enjoy being scared. It's not for me!

  6. Ok I can understand not being a big fan of it now but I've NEVER heard of a little kid who doesn't like to go trick or treating to get tons of candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Funny - I love that you are so passionate about your dislike. Is Donny from the same Halloween hating school as you? I was in England for Halloween last year (Europe not a Halloween celebrating continent) and this year I'll be at a National Park, so no celebration or costume again. And I'm sad and living vicariously through pictures people post of their costumes on facebook! I must admit, though, while I loved trick or treating, I despise giving out candy...