Saying "Halloween Eve" is like saying "Christmas Eve Eve", and the fact that I have to point this out fills me with a despair for which there are no words.
"Turnips!" to the whole thing, say I. Pumpkins? Pumpkins? We'll be keeping Thanksgiving next.
As well we should, to give thanks for the fact that the Puritans left England. Have the kiddies carve little Puritans' heads and make little hats for them.
But do not carve those heads out of pumpkins. Carve them out of turnips.