aaronl: When I used to trick-or-treat, what determined us going to houses or not was if they had some sort of halloween-looking stuff out in front - pumpkin, ghosts, cobwebs, whatever. We generally knew who did not celebrate halloween and did not 'threaten' people to give us candy. Certainly things may be different where you are, but there's more to halloween than a bunch of kids going around demanding candy... it's fun to just let loose, use your imagination, and relax every now and then. If you don't want people coming to your door, make it plain to the parents of said children that you do not celebrate halloween and wish to be left alone...or put a sign on your door saying 'No candy, go elsewhere' or whatnot. If you're in any kind of a decent neighborhood, they should respect your wishes.