Why Halloween is the BEST Holiday!

Did I mention that I love Halloween!? In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I thought I would write a post explaining why Halloween rocks my world as the best holiday! If you came here to read a blog post about fitness or are looking for a healthy recipe, turn around now.  This post will have none of that!

7 Reasons to LOVE Halloween

Costumes: Who doesn’t want to dress up as something awesome for a day!?  I loved getting into character as a kid and this continued into my adulthood!

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I think my mom was trying to tell me something with the angel costume because I was anything but an angel as a kid!

Trick or Treating: Whoever invented this holiday was a genius! Both collecting candy from neighbors or pulling a prank on them are equally satisfying. When I was old enough to understand trick or treating, I actually went trick or treating in broad daylight on Nov 1 because I loved it so much.  Halfway through the neighborhood, someone finally called my mom to let her know what I was up to! At least I almost succeeded!

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Gosh! My brother and I were so freakin’ cute! What happened?! :-)

Candy: To say I love candy is an understatement. Let me repeat, I went trick or treating twice one year! But in all seriousness, when else can you binge on candy and not feel guilty about it? Never! That’s why Halloween rocks! 

Did anyone else sort their candy? I was Type A even as a wee-little kid!

Cheesy Scary Movies:  I can’t explain why I love cheesy scary movies, but they are awesome. Each October, I watch a different scary movie on the weekends leading up to Halloween.  If I don’t have party plans on Halloween, I binge watch several scary movies while passing out (on) candy. :-) Now that’s what I call a perfect evening!


 Nothing better than Hocus Pocus after a half marathon!

No Gift or Family Gathering Obligation: Rightfully so, Halloween is a favorite of my friend Jeremy too.  He makes a very good point that Halloween is the only holiday where gifts and family gatherings are not expected.  While I love to gather with the family on Christmas and exchange gifts, it’s nice to have a holiday without those requirements.

Pumpkins: Need I say more?! October is the month of jack-o-laterns, pumpkin spiced lattes, and pumpkin roll.

I stole this picture from my sister-in-law because her jack-o-lanterns are incredible!

Haunted Houses: I can’t explain this one. I just loooooove to be scared.  I love the thrill that comes with haunted houses or haunted hayrides. Is that weird? :-)

  Now it’s your turn! Why do you like Halloween?!

20 thoughts on “Why Halloween is the BEST Holiday!

  1. Awww…you and your brother are so adorable! As a kid, I loved Halloween! Dressing up and trick or treating was always a blast but now, sad to say, I’m really not that into it. I like handing the candy out to the kids, but that’s about it. In fact, most of my decorations are fall decorations instead of Halloween ones. I’s just not my thing but Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is by far my favorite holiday!
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  2. I used to looooove Halloween as a kid! I still love it but I haven’t really done much to celebrate it in the last few years and I never participate in my building’s trick or treat (to be clear that would mean that, as an adult, I would hand out candy to the kids-not go trick or treating myself) because I’m never sure I’m going to be home. Ahhh well.
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  3. Only two words … CANDY. CORN!!! I love it (despite the nasty ingredient label). I always buy 2 bags, enjoy one around Halloween, and save the other for some month when Halloween is a distant memory (which probably makes the ingredient list even nastier, but oh well). Yummmm :)
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  4. Haha, Halloween is definitely awesome!! I love it too – mostly because it’s an excuse to go out with my friends and just enjoy ourselves without any sort of restraint. And, plus, costumes. :) I am one who enjoys small frisky costumes so I love being able to rock out a good costume! Haunted houses, on the other hand? I’ll pass. But Hocus Pocus? OF COURSE!
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  5. all your reasons are exactly why I think Halloween is the WORST holiday! LOL (except for pumpkin everything!!)
    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. All the vegetables. All the football. All the pumpkin!!

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