Christmas and Halloween: More Similar than We May Think? When I was the administrator of a Christian Pre-school through grade six, my son, who was in the Kindergarten class, waved his hand anxiously to get his teacher's attention when the class was asked if anyone knew what Halloween was all about... The teacher pulled me aside that afternoon, and shared with me that Paul [my son] stood up next to his desk and proudly told the her and his classmates that Halloween was the birthday of Satan! Of course, the classroom broke out in laughter, and after she calmed the giggling four and five years old back down, she asked him to explain how he came up with that theory. Paul looked at her and calmly stated, "If Christmas was the birthday of the Jesus, then Halloween had to be the devil's birthday!" I never forgot that, even though it was nearly forty years ago. For a five-year-old, I felt his response, and personal observation were quite in depth, and it always causes me to think of him when we get close to October 31st. * It should be noted that Paul ended his life in April 1999 after a long battle with drugs, alcohol and severe depression. He is truly missed!