What are your thoughts on the following:
ANN CANNON: HALLOWEEN IS DISAPPEARING FROM AMERICA
Well, the stores already have their Christmas decorations out, which means any day now we'll be having that yearly conversation about what the true meaning of Christmas is and how we've all forgotten it.
Do you participate in Halloween?
I participate in Halloween for my kids, not for myself. It's the time of year where the leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder, and the kids get to decorate the windows with Halloween lights and carve pumpkins, and dress up in costumes for trick or treating. I too have realized that less and less kids are making it out to the streets year after year and I dont know if it has to do with the security issues in our country or whether Halloween is losing its appeal.
I really dislike Halloween. However, we do participate because of the children. We didn't let them participate at all for about 10 years, but finally started letting them do the trick or treat thing.
This year, since Halloween is on Sunday, they won't be going around the neighborhood. Our church is having an informal party at a member's home, where we will do "trunk or treat" visits. That is, a lot of people decorate the trunks of their cars, then the children visit each car and get some treats.
While I dislike Halloween, I love Halloween movies. We all love to sit down and watch Hocus Pocus and other movies like that.
My family and I refrain from involvement in the Halloween mess. I've researched the origons of Halloween and what I found discouraged me from having any involvement with it.
It's time for another edition of our Halloween roundup, which this year includes tips from a father, who with his kids goes the extra mile to carve a better pumpkin. What will you learn from him? You can do it, too.
I've participated in Halloween activities in one form or another since I was a child. I really look forward to all the children coming to the door dressed up so cute. I can't say that I care for the older children going. Our daughter is 10 and this will likely be her last year going out, I can't remember how old I was when I stopped going trick or treating for myself and started taking friends children around.
As a young boy I loved this activity mostly for the goodies. I would not participate in it now of course save for my son, but yet I would be picky in which houses he visited. As far as the history... This site claims the celebration originated out of the Catholic Church:
I love Halloween! It is my favorite holiday. Up until a couple years ago I would dress up and go to a Halloween dance, but the place I live now doesn't have one. :( If it did I would certainly go. As for Halloween being on Sunday this year, there has been talk that kids will go out trick or treating on Saturday instead. Unfortunately the apartment I live in is difficult for kids to find so I don't even get to give out candy anymore.