Some people bristle when I tell them my favorite holiday is Halloween, but I have my reasons.
In theory, there’s no doubt that Christmas is the King of all Holidays. It’s all encompassing, magical– verdant with lore and deep cultural undercurrents. In practice, though, Christmas is often, sadly, a big ball of stress.
I think of Halloween as Christmas-lite. That’s not to equate the macabre with the sacred– I’m speaking in practical terms. It’s all the fun without the steep expectations, much of the magic but with much less stress.
Plus, how often does civilized society get to dress its kids up as vampires and skeletons and send them into the streets to beg for candy?
So in honor of this enchanted holiday, I’ll be dedicating most of my posts for the rest of the month to the eerie, the mysterious, and the spooky. From now until November, consider this blog your online Halloweentime fix!