I'm sure we'll get some responses that brand me a killjoy - that's fine, I probably am - but can they please be accompanied by some reasoned argument.
Times change, but only a killjoy would grudge Scots a bit of nostalgic wishful thinking at a time of year ripe for reflection.
Must I then be a killjoy , a frustrated prude, secretly longing to write articles on porn so that I can sneak a look while publicly tutting?
And, that great corrupter, the fear that if you don't laugh you will be seen as a prig and a killjoy .
We're not trying to be killjoys but we do not want anyone to be injured or killed whilst celebrating Hallowe'en.
As if the velvety voices were not enough, the choir members also double as drummers, clappers and high-kicking dancers to ensure that not even the most resolute killjoys could resist the magnificent vocal beauty and power of this choir.
Let the killjoys rant to their hearts' content.
Customs officers may remain unpopular among smokers and drinkers who see them as killjoys ready to seize over-the-limit alcohol and cigarettes brought back from holidays.
It's meant to be a fun for all occasion to take our mind off the advent of Winter, so let's have no killjoys of any description spoiling it for others.
We routinely portray them as grim, doctrinaire, religious killjoys who lived in a didactic world of the Saved and the Unregenerate.