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NJ governor reschedules Halloween (can you do that?!)

It’s official, Jersey girls: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has signed an executive order postponing Halloween—and trick-or-treating—to Monday, Nov. 5.  With much of the Garden State still underwater or digging out from piles of tree limbs, leaves and debris, Christie’s number-one goal in signing the order was to keep kids who planned to hit the streets (and the parents who’d be setting out with them) safe.

While we’re pleased the postponement will no doubt save lives tonight, we’ve gotta admit, we’re a teensy bit skeptical. There’s just something thoroughly odd about dressing up in costume and going door to door on any day other than Oct. 31. Poor Halloween—first a snow storm, now a monster hurricane? Jack-o-lanterns just can’t catch a break!

(But seriously though—stay safe, no matter what your plans are this evening, and Happy Halloween, hunnies!)

What do you think? Does rescheduling Halloween make it less legit, or is this idea perfect, given the circumstances? Tell us in the comments!

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/31/2012 4:45:00 PM

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