It’s a little late, but there have been several rather good blog-articles about Halloween not being evil and nasty and a thing unsuited for polite company this year.
SuburbanBanshee did a Christian Halloween FAQ that I found very amusing, focusing on variations on the pagan issue.
Father Augustine Thompson did one with a really nice focus on the early years called The Catholic Origins of Halloween, which is more history-aimed. (names, dates, that kind of thing)
Mrs. Hull did a more heavy, serious one on the Catholic Origins of Halloween, which is more tradition-aimed.
Bridget Jones did a nice, light one called Don’t Be Spooked, it’s Catholic.
I did a rather scattershot one that includes debunking claims about black cats being killed on the Pope’s orders.
And now I need to go finish my kids’ costumes. They’re all embodying virtues… in the form of pop culture characters they love.
(Kindness, generosity and bravery.)