Happy Nightmare Before Christmas

Happy Nightmare Before Christmas. Or Happy Halloween, whichever you prefer. 

This Tuesday, October 31st, is Halloween. Let’s discuss how you should navigate this ‘nightmare’ safely. 

First, a good suggestion is to wear reflective gear. It’s that time of the year when it gets darker earlier in the evening and being visible is important! 

Speaking of the time of the year, we had a warm October here in Colorado. That is changing rapidly. The forecast for Halloween as of now shows, in Fort Collins, we will have a low of 18° and a high of 44°. Those temperatures stay the same for Loveland, while Westminster has a low of 21° and a high of 46°. Boulder sits between all three at 20° and 43°. 

The moral of the story is to dress scary and warm. These cold temperatures tend to creep up on us fast, and it is easy to get caught up in the fun of the spookiest night of the year! 

It goes without saying that if you choose to celebrate with a fun Halloween party, do so responsibly! 

Not sure what to do yet? I have some chilling recommendations! 

Unfortunately, because of the timing of Halloween this year, a decent amount of the haunts close the weekend before the holiday. This leaves space for Halloween festivities. 

A perfect way to fill that space is America’s favorite pastime, which doesn’t require feeling the cold. Movies! 

I could write an essay on my favorite Halloween movies, but if I were to narrow it down to one recommendation, it would be “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” It is the perfect transition movie where we can celebrate the spooky season and get into the holiday spirit! 

The film is available on the streaming platform Disney+ however, if you want to still get out of the house on the spooky day it is in select theaters! 

On the day of Halloween, it’s shown in theaters in Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, Greeley, Boulder, and Westminster! These give options for most Front Range students, but it’s also shown in theaters throughout Colorado! 

I hope everyone has a ghoulish Halloween! Have fun and most importantly, stay safe and dress warm! 

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