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    I think it kind of makes sense for me not to be all down with trick-or-treating. Even for Easter, DD gets a small bit of chocolate, and mostly other non-food items. SO yeah, collecting a bunch of lollies for a sugar-binge isn't really something I'd encourage.

    Halloween PARTIES would be awesome though. Mostly because I love dressing up myself, and don't really have any opportunity to these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Really, of all the things we could take from American culture, this seems positively benign.
    It's not really a big thing where we live, no one seems to do it. But the kids often get invited to parties etc- just not the whole trick or treat thing. I think it's fine. We celebrate Christmas, why not Halloween?
    I love Halloween. Not sure why you quoted me as being against it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I love Halloween. Not sure why you quoted me as being against it??
    I didnt, I was agreeing with you! You mentioned mcdonalds etc as examples of American culture, I was saying at of all the things we could appropriate Halloween was quite appositive thing. Sorry if I was unclear.

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    I only like halloween for the cute little costumes they bring out for kids lol And all the lollies and chocolates that are on special after hahaha!

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    I have no problem with others getting into it but I resent having children knocking at my door asking for treats. I also resent the fact supermarkets are actively pushing this so we spend money on their junk.

    By all means have fun but leave me alone!!!

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    A lot of people don't celebrate Christmas or easter, I wonder if they resent it when all the shops start getting all the decorations and presents and trees in?

    Does anyone on here not celebrate those things? Does it make you feel resentful, annoyed, angry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    A lot of people don't celebrate Christmas or easter, I wonder if they resent it when all the shops start getting all the decorations and presents and trees in?

    Does anyone on here not celebrate those things? Does it make you feel resentful, annoyed, angry?
    I think Halloween is very different from Christmas and Easter. Halloween in Australia is a recent thing, unlike Christmas and Easter. Also there is a strong religious connection.
    I don't think a lot of people don't celebrate Christmas and Easter, it is a very small minority. Not sure on how many celebrate Halloween, but I have a feeling it's mainly those with kids and it's a small percentage.
    But most importantly, Christmas and Easter are public holidays.... yes!!!!!!
    Who doesn't agree with that?

    Edit: I do confess to being a little annoyed when the Christmas stuff is on display in October and they are flogging Easter eggs in February lol
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    I don't care for it. We had an American exchange student one year and she was amazed how little there was for Halloween in the shops, but that was in 1997 and she would be very surprised how much that has changed. I have never had any children knock on my door, and I wont be expecting any this year. We were in LA last month and already tourist places had heaps of decorations, and boxes of pumpkins everywhere. The Christmas decorations are already in the shops, alongside the Halloween stuff. I have no interest in Halloween, but if others want to waste their money, no problem. Marie.

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    People will always get their knickers in a twist over crap that in the grand scheme of things hurt no one. Just for the sake of being a grinch.

    Meh live and let live

    *gets on witches broom and flys off to the halloween appreciation thread*


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    I agree with you, it gets earlier every year and it is getting quite ridiculous how early they bring the Christmas stuff out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daptoamy View Post
    Edit: I do confess to being a little annoyed when the Christmas stuff is on display in October and they are flogging Easter eggs in February lol


 

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