Here's some interesting articles from Yahoo! News, which I check compulsively:
This one talks about "evangelicals" handing out tracts with their candy, one man has an interesting observation:
"It's the only time of the year when people come to your door and ask to interact with you"
Here's another, introducing a new term, at least to me: "Christmas creep".
In an un-related story, after a horrific "secret santa" gift exchange I was called a Christmas creep. Anyways...
Tommarow is Halloween. I remember in 9th grade being very very upset that my Dad wouldn't let me go trick or treating. I can actually pinpoint that night as when I started to know I was growing up. No more pillow cases full of candy to barter with my sister.
So now as an adult, I still grapple with the issues Halloween raises. Plus, my Dad sent me candy. Maybe I haven't changed that much. I've got some musings about these church "alternatives" that I might post later. Until then, enjoy this: