Why Halloween is the Best Holiday

I don’t know when Halloween suddenly became my favorite holiday because of course as a kid I grew up loving Christmas, because who doesn’t love presents. I think when I started having to worry about buying presents for my friends and family on a broke college college girl budget, Christmas became more stressful and less fun. So here’s a few reasons why you should stan Halloween over Christmas, or any other holiday for that matter.


I mean, this one was a given. Pumpkin carving, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candles, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin chocolate, pumpkin pancakes, and pumpkin patches. Pumpkins just make everything better.

The excessive amount of candy

I don’t know who came up with the AMAZING tradition of receiving enough candy to last an entire year from perfect strangers, but I’m not complaining. And you can’t forget about the day-after-Halloween candy sales at the grocery store. Halloween blows the competition out of the water for the title of best holiday ever, if you ask me.

The "Halloween" episodes

All of your favorite shows have one, and they're usually one of the best episodes of the season. My all time faves? "Halloween Part 2" (American Horror Story), "How to Succeed in Bassness" (Gossip Girl), “The Rocky Horror Glee Show” (Glee), “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle” (Glee), “An Attempt to Tip the Scales” (One Tree Hill), and “Trick or Treat, Freak” (Stranger Things) . Look 'em up, you won't be disappointed.

Halloween movies

Halloweentown, Halloweentown 2, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Twitches, Ghostbusters - these movies should be played year round in my opinion.

Scary movies

I LOVE scary movies, and I actually do watch them year round, but they’re just so much better to watch when its ~spooky~ season. Something about the cold fall air and the fact that it’s dark out 16 hours a day makes these movies that much creepier.

Costume parties

These are the best kind of parties, I mean in college most girls still try to look cute, but at least you can have fun with it and expose your inner witch. Or, if you’re feeling brave you can look absolutely ridiculous and no one can judge you, because it’s Halloween. Plus, Halloween parties are always the most fun, don’t ask me why, they just are.

The Decorations

I firmly believe that the best kinds of people are the ones who decorate their houses with fake cobwebs and rubber spiders and assortments of pumpkins and scary backyard props and GO ALL OUT for Halloween. Halloween decorations over Christmas decorations all day, I will stand by that until I die.

Halloween Music

Okay, you’re probably thinking - um, what? But, yes there’s Halloween music. I don’t know about you guys but all fall I’m blasting The Rocky Horror Picture Show album. Stayed tuned for my next article revealing my GO TO Halloween playlist.

No presents to buy

Nope, your wallet is staying closed for this holiday, THANK GOD. I mean, except for the splurging on candy, over-the-top costumes, and decorations. Whoops!

No annoying family gatherings

Sorry fam, but I know you feel me on this one. This is one of the few holidays where Aunt Sally isn’t pestering you about your love life or what you're doing in school.

It's in October

Best month of the year, so obviously Halloween has to be the best holiday. Simple fact.