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Old 10-28-18, 06:13 PM
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Happy Halloween Everybody

So I stumble across this backstreet boys parody that I thought I would post in honor of Halloween.

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Old 10-28-18, 08:46 PM
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Question: Why does Halloween now last a month instead of a day? Granted, it is my favorite "Holiday" by far, but it seems to be dragged out, like Christmas to last a month. Probably strictly for commercial reasons (greed), but I digress.

When I was a kid, Halloween was a day, perhaps two, at most, and everyone moved on.
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Old 10-28-18, 08:51 PM
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I find that video a little too funny.

Happy Halloween!
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Question: Why does Halloween now last a month instead of a day? Granted, it is my favorite "Holiday" by far, but it seems to be dragged out, like Christmas to last a month. Probably strictly for commercial reasons (greed), but I digress.

When I was a kid, Halloween was a day, perhaps two, at most, and everyone moved on.
How far back are you going? As far back when I was a kid in the 70's there were things all month long. Haunted houses, corn mazes, hay rides, costume contests, pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, Halloween parties... There wasn't as much commercialized "stuff", but there certainly were a lot of Halloween related activities throughout the month.
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Question: Why does Halloween now last a month instead of a day? Granted, it is my favorite "Holiday" by far, but it seems to be dragged out, like Christmas to last a month. Probably strictly for commercial reasons (greed), but I digress.

When I was a kid, Halloween was a day, perhaps two, at most, and everyone moved on.
I remember haunted houses running most, of not all, the month of October.

Here’s where I’ll take umbrage ... when was Christmas only a month?! My wife has been watching Christmas movies for two days already.
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I carved a pumpkin. Yeah!
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My workplace goes big for Halloween. There are the usual costumes and office party. Each division also does a Halloween video skit and we compete against each other (just for bragging rights).

So my coworker friend and I worked on the producing and editing the skit all month. Other coworkers were the actors. Definitely a lot of work and I learned a lot about video editing during this whole process. The end result is a hilarious skit that I hope everyone likes when it premieres on Halloween!
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Halloween?!?!?!?!?!? Hell, I'm late putting up my Christmas decorations.
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Great pumpkin Mabuse! I can always visualize great jack-o-lanterns, but my skills are lacking when it comes to execution.
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Old 10-29-18, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Question: Why does Halloween now last a month instead of a day? Granted, it is my favorite "Holiday" by far, but it seems to be dragged out, like Christmas to last a month. Probably strictly for commercial reasons (greed), but I digress.

When I was a kid, Halloween was a day, perhaps two, at most, and everyone moved on.
My guess is that most people want to avoid getting a visit from this little guy.


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I don't mind as there are plenty of movies and TV show episodes I like to watch over the course of the month leading up to Halloween.
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Question: Why does Halloween now last a month instead of a day? Granted, it is my favorite "Holiday" by far, but it seems to be dragged out, like Christmas to last a month. Probably strictly for commercial reasons (greed), but I digress.

When I was a kid, Halloween was a day, perhaps two, at most, and everyone moved on.
Halloween is one of the most profitable retail holidays of the year. Ask yourself another question. Why does almost zero attention get paid to Thanksgiving as opposed to Christmas and Halloween? $$$$
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Oh and kudos to the OP. Less than 100 posts in 13 years. Accomplishment.

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Thanksgiving doesn’t have the “fun” angle attached to it the way Halloween and Christmas do. There’s no thanksgiving songs, not much opportunity to dress amusingly, etc.

That and broken families and a population that doesn’t know how to cook.
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Thanksgiving doesn’t have the “fun” angle attached to it the way Halloween and Christmas do. There’s no thanksgiving songs, not much opportunity to dress amusingly, etc.

That and broken families and a population that doesn’t know how to cook.
And being right after election season, people are generally either pissed off about the results, or trolling their family members about the results.
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My workplace goes big for Halloween. There are the usual costumes and office party. Each division also does a Halloween video skit and we compete against each other (just for bragging rights).

So my coworker friend and I worked on the producing and editing the skit all month. Other coworkers were the actors. Definitely a lot of work and I learned a lot about video editing during this whole process. The end result is a hilarious skit that I hope everyone likes when it premieres on Halloween!
that sounds like a fun place to work. Do we get to see the end result ?
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Oh and kudos to the OP. Less than 100 posts in 13 years. Accomplishment.

It's all about quality, not quantity my friend.
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Originally Posted by zyzzle View Post
Question: Why does Halloween now last a month instead of a day? Granted, it is my favorite "Holiday" by far, but it seems to be dragged out, like Christmas to last a month. Probably strictly for commercial reasons (greed), but I digress.

When I was a kid, Halloween was a day, perhaps two, at most, and everyone moved on.
Well, everyday is Halloween if you visit Portland or Seattle. So, I'm used to Halloween year round, buddy.
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Halloween?!?!?!?!?!? Hell, I'm late putting up my Christmas decorations.
Christmas has been up in the stores since Labor Day.

I am planning my Spring Break vacation now. No idea why anyone would even be talking about Halloween. Thanksgiving no longer is even a holiday as it is totally lost.
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The Halloween lights and decorations go up on our house on Oct. 1. We have nearly as many decorations for the holiday as we do for Christmas.
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Christmas has been up in the stores since Labor Day.

I am planning my Spring Break vacation now. No idea why anyone would even be talking about Halloween. Thanksgiving no longer is even a holiday as it is totally lost.
Thanksgiving? Oh you mean the day before Black Friday.
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I remember haunted houses running most, of not all, the month of October.

Here’s where I’ll take umbrage ... when was Christmas only a month?! My wife has been watching Christmas movies for two days already.
Good for her. I've been listening to Christmas music and have gotten the look from my husband. I'm working on the stocking stuffers, too. You can never start too early . . .

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Thanksgiving doesn’t have the “fun” angle attached to it the way Halloween and Christmas do. There’s no thanksgiving songs, not much opportunity to dress amusingly, etc.

That and broken families and a population that doesn’t know how to cook.
Thanksgiving is my favorite by many orders of magnitude. Having family together and being the one in charge of all the cooking is my dream come true.
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it's tomorrow.
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