When did it become required to decorate your house with orange lights for Halloween starting at the end of September?
I mean, sure, I can see going with a Fall theme -- a few pumpkins, a gourd or two, maybe a sheaf of wheat. It's time to celebrate the harvest, after all.
But when half the neighborhood puts up orange Christmas lights (or red, or purple, or in one particularly nightmarish scenario, red and orange and purple) on ever exposed surface of the house along with the odd outline of a group of bats, I cry foul. Not fowl, because that would mean turkeys are involved and that's back to the harvest festival idea.
Anyhow, that's today's rant. Harrumph.