I don't care what people say about Halloween being pagan, I enjoy seeing the little kids in their costumes, and am happy to give a little gift for the pleasure. I only wish that the interest in demons and devils and other unwholesome aspects would go away. I'm glad more parents come to the door with the children. Safety is a huge problem, with all the crazies and their fireworks out there. Someone said on TV last night that Halloween was the best and most important holiday. Poor soul! Never heard of Easter? (No bunnies, thanks. Eggs okay.) No, I don't count Christmas as my favourite, either. It doesn't even make the list, IMHO.
BTW, Hallowe'en is a Christian holiday, when you drop all the kidstuff like witches and ghosts, etc. It's All Hallows' Eve: All Hallows Day (November 1) being the day when we celebrate all the saints. But you knew that, didn't you!