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Chosen One of the Day: Karen Strode's Christmas sweater in Halloween

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Nov 6, 2018

It might be hard to imagine, but there are some people who are just not into Halloween. In some cases, it's understandable, such as the people whose mothers were targeted by a brutal murderer the night of Halloween and were since raised to hate anything and everything having to do with that spoopiest of holidays.

In the new Halloween movie, Karen Strode, as played by Judy Greer, is kind of a stealth badass. I mean, she has to be, considering she was raised by Laurie Strode on what was essentially a survivalist compound, prepping for the day when Michael Myers would escape from prison and finish what he started on Halloween 40 years ago. But at some point, Karen chose to say f*ck that and pursued an attempt at a normal life, separate from how she'd grown up.

She got married. She had a daughter of her own. And while she definitely acknowledged Halloween every year, she decided she did not have to celebrate it the same way everyone else would.

So on Halloween, Karen puts on her damn Christmas sweater as if she can will the day to fast-forward to November already, a month decisively free of her wackadoo mom and the memory of those Babysitter Murders. She's going to drink hot cocoa and unpack the Christmas tree and put the Elf on that Shelf, because she CAN.

We stan a queen who doesn't give a f*ck about your holiday conventions.

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