Book Promotes Goodwill at Halloween
When it comes to Halloween, there are three types of people:
- Halloween Humbugs – These folks, usually adults, are real Halloween Grinches. Their attitude, in the words of the legendary Decimus Croome, are “Pish Posh & Poppycock.” When it comes to trick-or-treaters, they turn off all the lights in their house/apartment and ignore the Halloween Carol pleas and knocks at their door. Or as Deimus Croome would say, “People have just grown so crotchety.”
- Halloween Revelers – These are the people who really get into Halloween. They dress in costumes, hand out treats and truly celebrate Halloween for the fun holiday it is. Or as we learn in A Halloween Carol, “It is our costumes that reveal who we really are.”
- Halloween Spirits – Halloween spirits go one step further than Halloween revelers. They remember the real reason for the season. They remember that, just like Christmas, Halloween is a time for giving, for celebrating and for coming together to enjoy each other, if only for a day.
Well over a century ago, Charles Dickens realized that people were forgetting the importance of celebrating Christmas as a time of goodwill toward fellow living beings. So he wrote A Christmas Carol
as a way of reminding people to be kind, compassionate and giving during the holiday season. Author Kevin Purdy felt the same way about the Halloween season. He was seeing too many people (mostly adults) forgetting how important it was to enjoy special holidays for what they are: A time for giving and celebrating. Just like Ebenezer Scrooge learned the lessons of Christmas, Decimus Croome learned the lessons of Halloween. If you haven’t had a chance to read The Legend of Decimus Croome: A Halloween Carol, you should order a copy today and read it during the holiday season. We all need occasional reminders about joy, celebration and humanity. Then, when you finish reading the book, please pass it on. Guaranteed, if everyone read A Halloween Carol at Halloween and A Christmas Carol at Christmas, the holiday season would be much more pleasant for everyone.