What do readers think of Halloween? Do you love it or loathe it?

What do readers think of Halloween? Do you love it or loathe it?

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I don't love it but neither do I loathe it, to be honest. I think it can be fun for young children (supervised), but not so keen to see the older ones knocking on doors. More organised functions better for these youngsters. 

Homes of older people should be avoided and that's where the difficulties and, possibly, the problems start. Frightening for some older people and could be dangerous. 

Like all celebrations fine when a friendly eye watches over the young and the old. 

It's become a lot more commercialised today than it was when I was a kid, our treats were ducking for apples in a bath or bowl of water or trying to bite them on the end of a piece of string pinned to a door frame.

I think it's good fun for young kids dressing up and going out trick or treating with their mums and dads, my son in law and daughter dress the house up every year and give out loads of treats to the local kids. This year it was my grandsons first Halloween and his dad dressed him up for the occasion 

Love it when someone makes the effort! Also love the expression on the little one's face.

Not sure if I would care to encounter Dracula in a dark alley!!

Yes Oliver was taking everything in and loving every minute :)

 Made all your hard work worth-while. He's a lovely little fella.

Have always loved Halloween......

As a child I used to love having a pumpkin that my dad carved out and lit up with a candle. My mum would make some toffee apples which were delicious. Simple things like that were enough for us when we were children but these days, like so many other celebrations, it's become very commercialised and people seem to be in fierce competition with each other. 

We used to get children knocking on our door each year where we live now and we enjoyed giving them some sweets and a bit of money as a treat. It seems to have stopped now - the children have all grown up!



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