I'm not sure if I stepped into something regional or if the whole country's gone mad. I've only lived in the S.F. Bay Area for three years but every Halloween, people put up Halloween lights and elaborate decorations like you usually see at Christmas. I understand carving pumpkins or putting up a few pictures your kids made at school - but I'm talking putting big blow-up characters all over your front yard. And most of the time - this is the weirdest part to me - it's not scary decorations, it's jolly pumpkins and smiling black cats, cute witches instead of gnarled ones. Some people barely keep to Halloween at all, but put up "harvest" decorations (these are probably the religious fundies). This year my neighbor across the street has the front window lined with orange lights already.
I'm not giving into the Halloween lights trend. Am I crazy?