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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

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A belated Happy Halloween to everyone from the Windy City. I’ve just arrived in Chicago for a couple of days. But before my plane took off this afternoon, I found myself swarmed with trick-or-treaters on Austin St. And I mean, swarmed! In case you missed it, there were tons of Harry Potters, Freddy Kreugers and a whole lot of characters I didn’t even recognize going from store to store today on Austin. I could barely move at one point there was such a crowd.

It seems this tradition of the retailers handing out candy to the kids keeps growing by leaps and bounds every year. It’s a really great event that is something to behold.

And now, with Halloween quickly fading into the past, the holiday season officially (or unofficially?) kicks off.

I find it kind of funny how these dates seem to keep moving earlier and earlier each year. Remember when the Christmas season didn’t begin until after Thanksgiving? That seems like ancient history.

  1. Anonymous
    November 3, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    I thought the same thing when holiday commercials started appearing on TV the day after Halloween. At first I was upset with hearing Christmas tunes this early and thought about boycotting each and every store that played these commercials. Really, I don’t shop at most of them anyway so boycott would not work!
    But then all of a sudden I found myself thinking about what a festive time of year the holidays are. This could actually be a good thing because everyone is usually in a better mood. The tree at Radio City has been up for about one week.
    The longer the season – the better!
    Happy Holidays everyone! Ho Ho Ho

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