The US definitely goes in for all of the holidays way more than the UK – I kind of like this although I can also see why some people complain about the commercialization of this time of year. It basically goes from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas (then to Valentine’s Day) without a let up in the shop displays. I personally think it’s pretty fun to see all the windows in Union Square done up though 🙂

My friend came over for dinner the other night and brought me this Halloween cookie – pretty awesome right? Other celebrations for the occasion include a vampire-themed party I’m attending next weekend, where apparently dressing as any character from Twilight will result in refusal of entry, although True Blood homages are encouraged 🙂