Like many people, Halloween is my favourite holiday. Here are my reasons why:
- You not only get to dress up, but you get to be WHATEVER YOU WANT. And maybe that's something that my therapist should look further into, but this element of Halloween has always been my favourite aspect of the day.
- Free candy. Everywhere. For kids and adults? Are we serious? That's amazing.
- Dogs in costumes. I am not a person who likes dressing up dogs in people clothes, this gives me no joy. But put a pug in a Darth Vader suit? I'm yours. This is a delicious image, always. And I'll be okay with this only because everyone should get to partake in this wondrous day.
- Halloween episodes of sitcoms. You know this already because of previous posts. It's rare that I find a Halloween themed sitcom episode that I can't stand. They're solid as hell.
- Those parades that happen in elementary schools where all the kids walk around and show off their costumes? Gold. I don't know where this idea came from, but I fully endorse it.
- It's very hard for me to watch some horror movies (here's a tip for you if you feel the same way) because of how scared I can get, yes, but around this time of year? I'll force myself to do it. On some level, it makes me feel alive to be that afraid of something, even for a minute.
- Scaring children. I love it. One year, my friend Harmeet and I turned my parent's house into this really horrifying place to be, we dressed up and lurked around the outside of the house and scared a ton of children that night. This was definitely in my top three of best Halloween nights. Everyone should do something like this at least once.
One thing that sucks about being in New York is that so few kids actually go trick-or-treating at houses - they tend to go to stores and restaurants, apparently. So there's no reason to really decorate my own house since no one'll show up, which is kind of a downer. I definitely will celebrate and go out to something, and I hope you do, too. Or at the very least, carve a pumpkin and put a candle in it, bud. You're not better than Halloween.