I don’t celebrate Halloween. Never have. There are lots of reasons why, none of which I would want to legislate on someone else. Here are the top three:
1. Halloween was absolutely restricted in my house growing up, so I have no nostalgia attached to this dark “holiday.”
2. I’m not into spooky stuff. It’s not my thing. Never has been. Never will be. I don’t like horror movies for the same reason I don’t like super spicy foods: when I’m trying to enjoy myself, I don’t want to be uncomfortable.
3. My wife grew up the same way, so we have no interest in celebrating Halloween as a holiday.
To be sure, there are other, more personal reasons. But despite my ambivalence toward Halloween, I still get really excited about October 31st. Why, you ask? Because it’s Reformation Day!Continue reading →