Halloween: More popular than Christmas? Here’s why that may be true
I’ve noticed an interesting trend the last few years, especially amongst the twenty-somethings that I know. They love Halloween but Christmas is just blah. I find this to be quite surprising and wondered why this would be so. After thinking about it a bit though, it did start to make sense in a lot of ways. Yes, I do think I understand it now. Allow me to elucidate.
23 reasons why Halloween may be more popular than Christmas
1. No pressure to have “the best time of the year.”
2. No bad feelings derived from not having the perfect family/life.
3. Awesome Halloween movies, in varrying degrees of scariness/spookiness/grossness.
Beloved movie that, on a scale of 1 to 10, is about a 3 on the scary/spooky/gross scale.
4. You can dress up and play around with make-up.
5. Edgar Allen Poe.
6. Stephen King is more popular on Twitter than Christmas.
Christmas Coutdown followers: 280K
Santa Claus followers: 380K
Stephen King followers: 6 million
7. No pressure to visit or be in the same room as family/relatives.
8. You can indulge in your dark side a bit.
9. It fuels the immagination and helps us believe in magic.
10. Lots of free candy. Hello? Coronavirus free of course!
11. Not to mention, all those wonderful Halloween spirits.
12. No need to buy a bunch of crap you can’t afford for people that you’re not even sure they’ll like.
13. No need to pretend to be happy and joyous.
14. You can step into the role of your favorite character for a day.
15. You can dress up your babies.
16. You can dress up your pets as well.
17. You can be grumpy and antisocial.
18. Some people choose to dress sexy.
19. Black is sleek and slimming.
20. Halloween trees. Confused? Check out this Christmas Tree board on Pinterest.