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 found 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 need to buy a bunch of crap you can’t afford for people that you’re not even sure they’ll like.
3. Stephen King is more popular on Twitter than Christmas.
Christmas Coutdown followers: 280K
Santa Claus followers: 380K
Stephen King followers: 6 million
4. You can indulge in your dark side a bit.
5. No pressure to visit or be in the same room as family/relatives.
6. No need to pretend to be happy and joyous.
7. Lots of free candy. Hello? Coronavirus free of course!
8. Not to mention, all those wonderful Halloween spirits.
9. You can be grumpy and antisocial.
10. You can play dress up and play around with make-up.
11. You can pretend to be your favorite character.
12. Halloween trees. Confused? Check out this Christmas Tree board on Pinterest.
My journey as a sexual assault survivor, alcohol & drug addiction survivor, cancer survivor and liver transplant recipient who has been diagnosed Depressive Schizoaffective Disorder, PTSD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.