Reasons Why Halloween is Better than Christmas

Reasons Why Halloween is Better than Christmas

Brady Longwell, Holiday Expert

The most wonderful time of the year has come once again, ladies and gentlemen. No, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about the month of October and the Halloween season. I must confess, dear readers, that I truly love this month. Both October and it’s signature holiday Halloween hold special places in my heart. This is my favorite time of the year. While everyone believes Christmas to be the best holiday, I disagree. So today, I shall argue my case and recount to you all of the reasons why I believe Halloween is better than Christmas. And without further ado, let’s begin with:


The Weather:

One matter I believe most people would agree with me on is that the weather at this time of year is much better than during Christmas. While it begins to get colder in the fall, the temperature is still rather bearable and even somewhat comfortable. I know several people, myself included, who actually really enjoy the fall weather as opposed to winter. Christmas being a winter holiday means that it’s very closely associated with the cold and snow of the season, something I’m sure very many people dislike. The cold freezes roads, has us up to our ankles in snow, and has us trying our best to stay warm for months. All in all, I would say that the fall weather during Halloween is so much better and easier to handle than the snowy winter of Christmas.


It’s Less Stressful:

While both Halloween and Christmas can essentially take over their respective months, Halloween always seems to be far less stressful than Christmas. Christmas can definitely be rather stressful for most, especially if you’re hosting family. You usually spend weeks planning and setting up a nice party at your home, getting decorations and a traditional dinner ready for the family you might have coming over, and you need to spend more time and money on buying the right gifts for friends and family. Halloween, on the other hand, tends to be a far more relaxed holiday as it’s really just one night of fun trick or treating, going to a Halloween party, or even just staying home and watching scary movies. Even the decorations for Halloween tend to be more fun and creative than for Christmas, making Halloween less stressful than Christmas in pretty much every way.


The Movies:

Since both Halloween and Christmas are so popular, it’s no wonder that both holidays have movies dedicated to them; however, I would argue that Halloween movies are much better than Christmas movies. Although Christmas does have some very good movies and stories about it, Halloween movies seem to be more creative due to the nature of the holiday. A movie about Halloween can be about things like an entire town full of monsters, ghosts, and other fun spooky things. Not to mention that because Halloween is supposed to be the time of spooky and scary things, most horror movies would be appropriate to watch for Halloween, giving you a very large trove of scary movies to enjoy during the season.


The Costumes and Candy:

Saving the best for last, it’s time to talk about the main appeal of Halloween in the first place. Starting off is the costumes you get to wear and show off to everyone. Halloween allows you to create and wear whatever kind of costume you might want and show it off to everyone else for a night. This kind of tradition is fun, and the kind of costumes people can create can be incredibly detailed and creative. Dressing up as a scary monster or your favorite superhero for a night can be really fun and memorable. And let’s not forget the most important part of Halloween: the candy. While the tradition of giving and receiving gifts on Christmas is nice, going door to door dressed up in a costume on Halloween and getting a ton of candy, or just buying a ton of candy to eat at home, is a wonderful holiday tradition that’s likely been a memorable part of all of our childhoods and lives even up to today. 



While I certainly could write more about the reasons why I love Halloween and prefer it to Christmas, I really need to stop this article at some point. I believe that everything shown above has hopefully gotten my point across clear enough, and I hope all of you who took the time to read this article can share my appreciation of this holiday. I hope that all of you have a very happy Halloween.