We're doing this thing at the shop, and on Saturday we went on a cheesy Halloween-themed Tivoli date!
And much to our surprise, we liked it.
The decorations in the old amusement park were generally cute and fun, and the mood was full of autumnal goodness.
And that place always smells of sugar and popcorn, so you know, bonus right there!
While we were walking around, we got to talking about why we rarely go to Tivoli around Christmas time where they have a similar thing going on, and we decided that the difference is guilt. Halloween is guilt free for us.
It's not even a real holiday, no one is expecting you to do anything or buy anything, and it doesn't lead up to anything bigger than a party, at the most.
Whereas Christmas is the mother of all holidays, and therefor, basically fueled by guilt.
Christmas is several months of hype and consumer madness, of stressing over buying friends and family juuust the right piece of whatever junk they probably don't want or need, and of doing things exactly the way your supposed to because "that's tradition".
And it all starts so very soon, always sooner than you'd like it to.
So it was nice to enjoy something holiday like, but way less... pressure-y.
Uuuuhh, scary (but not really)
So much like Christmas, only... not
Almost like on a real date.*
*Another concept i personally can't stand, but that's a rant for another day.