Halloween is officially the best Holiday. Here’s a few reasons why:
It’s all-inclusive. No prerequisite religious affiliation required. No class, race, gender or sexual-orientatiuon bias. Everyone can participate. Even if you don’t dress up you can participate (you’re going as a no-fun slug this year).
It’s cheap. No need to mortgage the house to afford expensive Holiday presents. Cheap candy, cheap costumes, and cheap fake spider webs, make for cheap thrills and rich memories. No gift receipt needed.
It’s never too early to start decorating for Halloween. Whereas tasteful Christmas decorating will forever be bottled-in by Thanksgiving (basically a decoration-aftershock of Halloween anyway) you can theoretically begin decorating for Halloween on July 5th.
It’s personally freeing. The other 364 days, perhaps “Sexy Jedi” is the perfect description of your secret, idealized (dashing, sword wielding, warrior monk) Self. Thankfully, for one day, you can remove the mask and show the world the real you.
Community-building. Speaking of one day, admit it, Halloween is the only day you actually interact with the majority of your neighbors. With everyone (manifested as their true self) forced to walk around, look at and verbally speak words to one another, Halloween is an expression of community as if from a bygone era. In that sense, Halloween may actually be the last, best string holding American society itself together.