Everyone has a favorite and least favorite holiday. Now, I am not trying to ruffle any feathers here, but Halloween is probably my least favorite holiday. Every person is entitled to their own opinion, and that's mine.

Here are some reasons I do not enjoy Halloween.

1. I hate being scared.

Haunted houses? Nope. Forget it. Horror films? Heck no. I hate that kind of stuff.

2. There are too many sweets.

As a kid, sure, this sounds fun and all. But as a girl who has struggled with her weight her whole life — and struggled with control when it came to limiting sweets — Halloween was a nightmare.

3. I hate dressing up.

I always loved saying, "Oh, I wanna be that for halloween." But when it came time to actually put money to my words, I hated dressing up. As a kid, it was not enjoyable to me.

4. You shouldn't talk to strangers.

They tell you your entire life not to talk to strangers, and especially not to take candy from them. But that's exactly what Halloween is: taking candy from literal strangers. And it is encouraged! I will never get that.

5. The whole thing is creepy.

Yeah, sorry. Halloween just gives me bad vibes. Between satanic things, the creepy shows and movies, the scary costumes and the murder pranks... I'm just not about all that. It just doesn't sit right with me.

To each his own. If you like Halloween, have fun, enjoy and be safe! I encourage you to enjoy it while you can. Meanwhile, I'll be over here, reading a book with a cup of tea.