Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Why I Hate Halloween

Don't get me wrong - I love the fall. I'm not crazy about the fact that we are barreling head first into winter, but for the brief moment that is fall in the Bluegrass, I love it. The colors, the crisp cool air, and, most importantly, fall wardrobes. I was meant to live in boots and dark colors.

While I love the fall weather, I have a love/hate relationship with October for one main reason... I hate Halloween.

I didn't always hate it. When I was younger, going trick-or-treating made it all worth it, of course. And then I was in denial in my teen years as it was fun to dress up and party with your friends.

But now that I'm a full-fledged, thinking-on-my-own adult, I feel free to express my minority opinion.



Here's why I just don't get it:

1. I don't like being scared.
Yes, I'm a big wuss who doesn't like scary movies, haunted houses, etc. I even get freaked out by people in masks. And I don't understand how people get enjoyment out of being scared out of their mind. How is that fun??

2. I'm not really crazy about kids.
Once I have my own, I'm sure I'll love taking them around the neighborhood, but as it stands now, the idea of interacting with strange children all night and pretending to be interested in their costumes does not sound appealing in the least. I'll be in the house with no porch light on watching TV with my dogs.

3. I don't like being morbid.
This may be my biggest issue with Halloween. Why do people enjoy putting tombstones, skeletons, blood and gore in their yard/house to decorate? Why do people paint their faces so it looks like they are distorted/burned/gushing blood? Why would someone want to dress up like a zombie or another gross creature? I have no answers! I don't want to celebrate death, I want to celebrate life, thanks.

4. What is it with horror movies?
For example, the Saw series. There is a psychopath who gets pleasure from terrifying and torturing people. And people all over the world flock to see this film? Yea.. I won't ever get that... sorry.

Somewhere in my early 20s I decided to let my true feelings known and I immeditately shut down any invitation to attend a haunted trail or a horror movie. I stopped trying to make myself enjoy scary things and just accepted that Halloween is not my holiday.

I'll keep my sparkly, magical, champagne-filled New Years Eve, and you people can keep your blood and guts. :)

P.S. Luckily, this year I'll be enjoying sunny Naples with my parents during Halloween weekend - sunshine and sand, here I come!


  1. I love this. I personally do love Halloween, just not in college. I'm not crazy about going out and partying till' 2 a.m so it's just annoying to be in the college setting during this time of year. xx, kenz

  2. Haha, YES! I'm with you on every single one of these. I've never been a fan of Halloween and people tell me all the time that I'm boring because I'm not into it. Thankfully I have to work this year so I get out of being asked to go to parties. ;)

  3. HAHA, I totally get the creepy costumes/makeup/decor stuff. I don't get it. That's why I just dress up as funny or random things. And I usually only dress up and go to Halloween parties. I don't even normally hand out candy. BAHHAHAHAHA.


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