Being Raised Without Halloween Traditions Made Me Indifferent To The 'Wicked' Holiday

Being Raised Without Halloween Traditions Made Me Indifferent To The 'Wicked' Holiday

You don't necessarily need Halloween.


Growing up in a Christian home had some rules: No Halloween. No skeletons or goblins and definitely no witches. I was never invited to the Halloween parties in high school, nor was I allowed to sit in the classroom when everyone else was celebrating the holiday. I would just sit in the media center with the principal or another staff member and eat some pretzels from the vending machine until all the holiday festivities were over. There was always ONE kid every year that thought I went to the bathroom and missed the whole thing.

My family and I would stay at home and act as if nothing was happening outside. We would put up a sign saying we had no candy to give and turn off all the lights. Yet people would still knock on our door, or throw eggs at our house. I have had so many people over the years ask me why I don't celebrate it. Before, I used to say my mom does not want us to. Then it would be a giant snowball of questions.

Eventually, I stopped having the desire to celebrate it. I don't care for the costumes, or the scares, or the blood. If I am going to be totally frank, I like the day after Halloween because all the candy goes on sale at Target and Walmart and I can stock up for the rest of the year.

I watch a Halloween movie every now and then, but I am just not that into it. Why spend a whole day or weekend dressing up and being someone you're not? Just for fun? I used to be so jealous of everyone else, but now, Halloween is just a holiday that I wish would just go by quickly.

I have been asked if I would let my future children celebrate the holiday, and the answer is, I am not really sure. I mean, I won't tell them not to celebrate it and throw holy water on them. But I won't necessarily get them all dressed up nor will I dress them up as babies. They will decide for themselves when they get older.

Halloween is not a religious holiday, or should I say, anti-religious. I know that. So please don't try to convince me about that. It all just comes down to going years without the holiday. It does not mean that once I am at college I will get hammered and rage out on the holiday.

That just isn't who I am. I will make a note that any extra candy can be sent my way at least.

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9 Halloween Costumes We Hope To Never See After 2018

C'mon people. Lets get more original here!


C'mon people lets get more original here! It's 2018, and people are still recycling the same costumes with no real creativity.

Here are 9 Halloween costumes that should be retired after this year's spooky season:

1. Army Girl

The oh so basic "you don't wanna fight with me" captions are officially old and camo is SO out!

2. Playboy/Hugh Hefner

We have officially paid our respects long enough, may he rest in peace. And may we invest in a piece of clothing that covers our entire body!

3. Boxers

We've definitely seen enough "you should see the other guy" captions, and it's just a waste of perfectly good drawing bruises around our eyes!

4. Nerds

C'mon. If you really were a nerd, you would not be wearing those suspenders with a crop top, that simply isn't practical!

5. School girls

Sister Mary would never approve of the length of that skirt or the height of those heels!

6. Fire fighters, policemen, nurses.. lets just keep the uniforms to the people that belong in uniforms yikes!

We've seen enough skin tight spandex costumes to last us a life time!!

7. Angels and devils and the corny captions that come with it

"Yes, it hurt when I fell from heaven.""Didn't even dress up this year"...blah blah blah, move on. You look adorable, but can def be more creative c'mon.

8. Cat..or any form of animal with ears

I don't think our beloved household pets would want to be represented in little tiny lingerie!

9. Holes

While always a nice comfortable classing, and I mean c'mon orange IS the new black. This is so painfully over-done now too!

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