These little battery-operated tea lights are possibly The Best Invention Ever, at least where Halloween is concerned. First of all, they flicker. Secondly, they're not very expensive (about a buck each) and you can set them up all over the house - inside and out - without fear of burning the place down. This is particularly helpful with little kids, who like to knock things over.
That is not to say you can't use real candles on Halloween - on a party food table or up high on a mantelpiece, for example. But isn't it nice to know the curtains in the living room aren't on fire?
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