I know what you’re thinking … it’s a bit early to be talking about Halloween. But seeing as how department stores have been flashing its décor for weeks now, it’s actually fair game. Or so the clerks tell me. As is Christmas in September, apparently. That doesn’t mean I’m pinning my costume or pre-purchasing my candy (which would obviously get eaten). But it does mean I’m ready to start getting pumped about this glorious holiday.
For all of the best, and therefore right, reasons like:
6. The Costumes
Some are pretty stupid, but some are pretty great. Meaning Halloween costumes are like anything in life, really. But for the great sport who’s willing to wear a full wig at work, or dress up with their kids’ costumes and match in order to take them around the neighborhood, I’ve got my eye on you. And I think you’re embracing the holiday exactly as you should.
5. Candy, Duh
4. Cheesy Décor
3. The Weather
2. Halloween Pandora
1. Campy Movies
Watching all of the faves at least once. Teen Witch, every Harry Potter, Little Shop of Horrors, Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, Casper, The Addams Family (and its sequel), Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, ParaNorman, and whatever else is playing on ABC’s 13 Nights of Halloween. Except for in my own DVD collection.