Since everything is going to hell this year, we’re adopting some new traditions. But hey, at least the atmosphere has a very Halloween like feel to it.
First, the kid got into her Halloween costume and we started a movie marathon. First movie on the list was the The Addams Family (1991), which just happens to be one of my wife’s favourite movies.
Next we watched a couple of shorts on Disney+. Lonesome Ghosts is one of my favourites from when I was a kid. Possibly the reason I loved Ghostbusters as much as I did.
After Lonesome Ghosts we watched a Donald Duck cartoon called Trick or Treat. Donald Duck is always at his best when he’s written as an asshole.
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown was next on the list. I don’t recall watching this one a lot as a kid, but the child enjoys Snoopy so this ended up being a fun one to watch.
We then took a quick break for dinner. We opted to order pizza and chicken wings. It’s nice not having to worry about making dinner and just hanging out with the kid and watching movies.
My daughter REALLY wanted to see the 2016 Ghostbusters. It’s really not as bad as others have let on, but their opinions really don’t matter. All of this is for the kid, so as long as she’s happy, that’s all that matters to me.
She did end up with a pretty good haul. The candy I bough for the trick or treaters we didn’t get. This will keep her going until the end of the year. Minus the “Dad Tax.”
I’m not opposed to her going trick or treating next year, but this is preferable to freezing outside going door to door with a jacket over her costume, or the insanity of the safe Halloween at the mall. It’s past time to start looking at new traditions to celebrate October 31st. Especially for those of us who have to celebrate in the snow.