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I’m Not A Fan Of Halloween

Okay so I’m a bit of a Scrooge (or whatever the equivalent is) where Halloween is concerned. I’ve always thought I was the only one as it seems everyone else loves it, but thanks to Twitter I now know that there are a few other people out there that agree with me. Not many, but at least I’m not on my own.

I just don’t do horror. At all.

I have a seriously over active imagination and in all honesty I just don’t understand the concept of frightening yourself for “fun”. I always see people statuses on my Facebook after watching a scary movie, saying they’ll not sleep tonight because they’re so terrified and all I can think is, why would you do that to yourself then?

Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks like this?

I'm not a fan of halloween

I guess part of the problem is that my parents never did anything for Halloween when I was a kid: I never went to a party, I was never taken out Trick or Treating (they say it’s nothing more than glorified begging) and we’ve never put decorations up or carved pumpkins. Dad begrudges putting up christmas decorations and I’m pretty sure the only reason they go up is that he knows I would throw a huge tantrum otherwise.

Oh and I have a hatred of anything in a mask. Its not a phobia as such, it doesn’t scare me but if someone comes near me wearing one I will become instantly defensive and want to attack it.

Especially if its a clown!

Got to love my brain.

I sometimes wish I hadn’t missed out on all of this stuff as a kid. I see pictures of peoples kids getting all dressed up for parties and then the people without kids getting dressed up themselves, going on nights out and having loads of fun, and it makes me wish I wanted to do that too.

Going out is something I find really difficult at the best of times though, so going when there are a lot of people wearing masks and trying to frighten each other really doesn’t sound like a smart plan. I’d probably end up spending the night in a police cell.

If you do love Halloween then great, I’m not writing this to judge or say that it’s shit and shouldn’t be done. I will always say do whatever makes you happy and screw what other people think. I guess I just wanted to show the other side of the coin, that not everyone likes the holiday and thats okay too!

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16 Comments

  1. Courtney

    October 31, 2016 at 9:36 am

    so glad ive found another person who doesn’t like it, i did a post about how Halloween effects my mental health and had someone say to me i make everything negative. so im glad to see somebody who doesn’t like it just because they dont like it .

  2. goingearthstyle

    October 31, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I won’t say that I don’t like Halloween it’s just that this Halloween thing isn’t really “celebrated” here in this country. it’s not as big as elsewhere in the world, we don’t spend time or even market Halloween here. I didn’t grow up with this so I don’t even know what the story of Halloween is lol. I could understand that it’s fun for kids of a young age to collect candy at doors xD but I don’t understand the adults hihi

  3. Jade Marie

    October 31, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Send me the link Hun I’d love to read that 🙂 I can’t say it’s every had much of an effect on my mental health but I go out of my way to avoid it and put loud music on so I don’t freak out at all the people knocking at my door. I can’t believe that someone would say that to you though!! Comments like that make me so mad!

  4. Jade Marie

    October 31, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Lol in all honest I’m not even sure how Halloween started…I’m going to have to go research it now! Lol and yeah I suppose for normal kids it would be fun but I’ve never been normal- mum jokes I was born already 35 xD

  5. Courtney

    October 31, 2016 at 9:55 am

    https://tryingtoleavethehouse.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/halloween-a-time-of-heighten-anxiety-for-me/ The knocking at the door making you anxious is still an effect though which is still not taken into consideration. I get anxious when people are at the door but luckily i have my parents to answer it .

  6. Jade Marie

    October 31, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Thank you, I’ll give it a read 😊 and very true, never really thought of it that way before…and my parents don’t open the door, like I said we’re scrooges 🙈 I’m glad you have your parents there though 😊

  7. Courtney

    October 31, 2016 at 10:01 am

    thanks 🙂 and nothing wrong with that its not like it a holiday with any moral meaning behind it!

  8. Jade Marie

    October 31, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Very true! It’s just a social thing that you’re expected to do.
    I’ve just read your post and I think it’s brilliant! I’m glad someone else thinks the same way about trick or treating! 🙂

  9. Courtney

    October 31, 2016 at 10:07 am

    aw thanks very much for the compliment! and yer i know what you mean as it was a relief for me that you felt the same when i read yours too

  10. goingearthstyle

    October 31, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Come live here, halloween isn’t that big of an event here lol

  11. Jade Marie

    October 31, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Haha I like England too much to leave but it’s a thought lol

  12. goingearthstyle

    October 31, 2016 at 11:47 am

    hihi, I don’t think I could live in England, I already hate the weather here (and its already slightly better than English weather) xD

  13. Jade Marie

    October 31, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Haha I’m allergic to the sun and prefer cooler weather so it suits me fine xD

  14. goingearthstyle

    October 31, 2016 at 11:52 am

    xD it is the perfect place then lol

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