It’s now an official Christian blogging rule that you have to write a post about Halloween. There are really only 3 options:
1. I hate Halloween.
This approach needs little explanation and is actually on the decline. In years gone by, a phrase I say to sound fancy and a smidge British, I got a few emails every fall about how horrible this pseudo holiday is. Now, not a peep.
2. We love Halloween!
Take that first one and reverse. Now add Good n’ Fruity, which is like the delicious version of Good n’ Plenty. (Worst candy ever. It’s like the reverse of candy. It’s candy punishment.) In these posts you basically just talk about how awesome candy and Halloween and costumes are.
3. Christian hybrid Halloween.
It’s not Halloween, it’s not. Is it held in October? Yes. Do kids get candy? Yes. Do kids dress up? Yes. Are there pumpkins involved? Yes. But it’s not Halloween, it’s a “Fall Festival.”
I’m not sure where I fall in that mix. I was in Mexico this whole week teaching business leaders about social media. Maybe if I was back home I would have written a longer series of candy corn flavored posts. (How great are those candy corn style pumpkins? I love those.)
I don’t know how I feel about Halloween, but I have two little mermaids at home waiting for me and I’ll be happy we get to walk around our neighborhood and ask people for candy that is not a Good n’ Plenty.
What do you think about Halloween?