The Candor

ABCs of Halloween

By Nimeh Abualleil
STAFF WRITER
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 

A is for Autumn. It’s finally that time of the year when the leaves on the trees turn into magnificent shades of red, orange, and yellow. Unfortunately for you, those leaves eventually fall into your yard and you have to rake them. Look on the bright side, you can always make a huge pile and jump into them!

B is for Bats. These creatures have an amazing ability called echolocation. Bats emit a call out to the environment and then listen to the echoes of the sounds that come from the various objects in their surroundings

C is for Candy Corn. Who doesn’t love these triangular candies? Well, I’m not going to lie…I don’t exactly like them, but they are the most festive candies at this time of year!

D is for Dark. Are you afraid of the dark?? If you are, then you should probably stay at home and keep your lights on at all times. The days are getting shorter, and you know what that means: less sunshine!

E is for Eerie sounds. The month before Halloween always seems a lot spookier than any other time of the year. Sometimes you start to hear really weird noises like the wind howling, rats scurrying, and even nails on a chalk board.

F is for Fear Factor. Is fear a factor for you? If it is, than October is definitely not the month for you!

G is for Ghost. This is one of the simplest costumes! Just take a white sheet and poke a few holes in it so you can see and breathe.

H is for Haunted Houses. Going to a haunted house with some friends could be one of the most terrifying and fun activities to do for Halloween.

I is for In the bag. Got candy? Well, just throw it in the bag!

J is for Jack-O’-Lantern. Taking a pumpkin and carving a funny or scary face into it, now doesn’t that sound like an exciting activity?

K is for Kids in costumes. Super heroes, princesses, cartoon characters, and random animals are going to be running around from door to door asking for candy.

L is for Laughter. Other than screaming, why don’t you try laughing? Might ease the fear a bit!

M is for Mummies. Well if you were a ghost for Halloween last year, why don’t you cut up that white sheet and be a mummy this year? Good idea, huh?!

N is for No more candy! Don’t you hate it when you go trick or treating around the neighborhood and all you see are, “Sorry, no more candy!” signs? I can’t help but think, “I bet you didn’t have any candy to begin with!”

O is for October. If you haven’t already noticed it’s October!!

P is for Pumpkins. There are a lot of things you can do with a pumpkin: make a Jack-o’-Lantern, make pumpkin pie, or even smash it on the ground. Hey, don’t pretend like you haven’t done that before!

Q is for Quantity over Quality. Hey, you always want to collect more candy than that kid that lives across the street and thinks he’s so cool. What now, loser?

R is for Running door to door. Well, you have to make sure you get all the good candy before they start passing out celery or even worse, putting up “sorry, no more candy signs!” After all, early bird catches the worm.

S is for Skeletons. I love the month of October because as Halloween approaches, all of these friendly skeletons begin to appear and fill the air with warmth and happiness. Just kidding!

T is for Trick or Treat. This reminds me of a childhood song I used to chant during Halloween: “Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. If you don’t, I don’t care! I’ll pull down my underwear!”

U is for Unicorns. I am in no way suggesting you dress up as a unicorn for Halloween. I just couldn’t come up with anything better for the letter ‘U’! Trust me no one wants to see unicorns running around…

V is for Vampire. Dracula is greater than Edward Cullen. Enough said!

W is for Wild. Halloween is the only time of the year when you can act wild and you have a legitimate excuse as to why you are so crazy.

X is for X-Men. Get your X-Men costume ready boys (or girls).

Y is for Yummy! Hey, what else are you supposed to say after eating all that candy?

Z is for Zebra. Again, I couldn’t think of anything better for the letter ‘Z’, but hey animal print is in style so maybe you should wear a more fashionably sensible Halloween costume this year!