Here is an idea that I haven’t fully thought out, but I’m putting it out there.

Let’s say you are the kind of person who, when eating in a restaurant, doesn’t like the presence of families with noisy kids nearby. Why not try going out for dinner on Halloween? In theory, parents with children are going door-to-door getting treats, so restaurants should be less busy.

I’ve never tried it myself, but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. It’s just an idea, so don’t call me a Grinch — that’s for someone who doesn’t like Christmas.